Sentinel "Sports Figures" is a combination of people, numbers and dates in regards to sports and sports history in Jackson County.
Bergman got his start in athletics as a football player as was eventually a three-year starter at Scottsboro High School from 1977-79. He declined a scholarship offer from Jacksonville State to accept an invited walk-on spot at Auburn. He later became an accomplished competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, winning or placing high in numerous state, regional, national and world competitions. Bergman had owned Kramer’s Gym in Scottsboro since 1982, working with numerous high school athletes as a personal trainer. He has trained competitive bodybuilders and powerlifters for state, regional, national and world competitions. Bergman was inducted in the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame in 2019 and the World Powerlifting Association/American Powerlifting Association International Powerlifting Hall of Fame.
Number of undefeated regular seasons (1960, 1965, 1995, 1996, 2016) in Scottsboro football history.
Times the former Stevenson High School football team shut out an opponent in 642 games over 66 seasons.
The Woodville varsity boys basketball edged Springville 67-63 in double overtime to advance to the Class 1A Area 16 Tournament championship game against Holy Family at Paint Rock Valley High School in Princeton. The game was tied 8-all after one quarter before Springville led 24-22 at halftime and 40-38 after three quarters. Woodville rallied from a five-point deficit late in regulation and in the second overtime period salted the game away on Marty Pritchet’s four free throws. Joe Kennamer (18 points and 12 rebounds) and Mark Vernon (17 points and 12 rebounds both had double-doubles for Woodville while Pratchett scored 12 points.
The Scottsboro volleyball team posted wins over Crossville and DAR during a tri-match at Carter Gymnasium. Scottsboro defeated Crossville 25-22, 25-18 with Laura Beth Thompson posted four service points and eight kills and Savannah Nolan had seven points, all on aces, and two kills while Laura Freeman had 12 points, Lauren Whitaker two points and Leslie Tittle with five digs. The Wildcats then defeated DAR 25-18, 25-17 with Thompson recording 12 points and two kills. Nolan totaled three blocks, one kill and two digs.