With the world screeched to a halt by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many of us are coping with these unsettling times in different ways. In the sports realm, it’s fun to look back. It’s fun to reminisce about old games and great athletes.
Friday night will be the 15th Battle of the Valley that I’ve covered for the Sentinel. Seeing how this is 32nd meeting between archrivals Scottsboro and North Jackson, my math skills tell me I’ve covered nearly half of those meetings.
The North Jackson softball team surprised with a third-place finish in the 2018 Class 4A state softball tournament, then followed it up with another third-place finish in 2019.
SEC Media Days were held in Hoover — for the final time perhaps — and they were light on news and heavy on speculation, predictions and perceptions. Alabama was the media’s pick to win the SEC Championship, predicted to defeat Georgia in championship game.
In today’s Sentinel I started the annual high school football schedule analysis series. For the next six weeks we’ll look at each local team’s 2019 schedule and all the facts, factors, history and possibilities that lie within.
Woodville varsity boys basketball head coach Bubba Smith tried to block out who his team was playing against and focus solely on his team’s performance.
When I worked at The Weekly Post years ago, a former weekly in Rainsville, anonymous football columnist Bum Pickens used to call the North Sand Mountain area around Higdon the “Big Woods.” Next week, the Jackson County Basketball Tournament comes to the “Big Woods” starting Monday and ending…
With SEC Media Days going down this past week in Atlanta, reporters did their best to get coaches to reveal as much information as possible and talk about storylines for the coming season.
The sun had cleared the small mountains surrounding Frazier Field, and the tempertures at the Woodville High School football stadium was already at a sweltering level.
Just a few days before what was to be her senior season of softball, Paint Rock Valley's Laurel McBride learned the Pirates would not be fielding a team after a couple of players would not able to play.
While writing the game story in the press room last week after Pisgah defeated Lauderdale County 62-59 in the Class 3A Girls Basketball state championship game, I remember thinking how close the Eagles were to perfection when I typed their final record in the story: 31-1.
The game was only minutes old last February when Scottsboro varsity girls basketball coach Derek Wynn emerged from a sadness-filled locker room following the Wildcats’ season-ending sub-regional loss to Boaz.
Within minutes of one another on opposite ends of the court Monday night, Rosalie head basketball coach Rickey Ragsdale and Macedonia head basketball coach Johnny Green climbed ladders and made the final cut to the net after their teams —Ragsdale's Lady Tigers and Green's Warriors — won Jack…
Glen Hicks' Fort Payne boys basketball team had just posted a 26-point win, but you wouldn't have known it from the look on his face. That's because his team had just defeated his son Cole's North Jackson team.
DeKarlos “DK” Billingsley took the handoff on the first play of Scottsboro’s preseason jamboree and put together an impressive, tackle-breaking 27-yard run, displaying a mixture of power, speed and quickness in the process.