Sentinel "Sports Figures" is a combination of people, numbers and dates in regards to sports and sports history in Jackson County.

PEOPLE

Woody Hamilton

The Macedonia native and Jackson County High School graduate changed course from pursuing journalism in college at the University of Alabama and eventually formed a hall of fame coaching career. Hamilton recorded more than 1,000 total wins across all levels of basketball during teaching/coaching stints at Bridgeport, Woodville, North Sand Mountain, Flat Rock, Skyline, Stevenson and Rossville (Ga.). He worked as a game scout for Ronnie McCarver’s Section and Skyline teams after retiring. Hamilton also served as the first head football coach at NSM (1965). In 2011, Hamilton finished second at the World Dominos Championships. He was inducted into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. Hamilton died in 2018 at the age of 83.

NUMBERS

4

Number of varsity boys coaching their alma mater:

› Cole Hicks, NSM

Lamar Hendricks, Pisgah

› Kenny Hill, Scottsboro

› Derek Wynn, Section

20

Number of interceptions by Ty Shrader during his North Jackson football career from 2004-2006. His total is 13th in AHSAA history.

DATES

10.15.1971

The Pisgah football team rolled to a 330- Homecoming victory over Geraldine. 

Eddie Kirby scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give Pisgah, which improved to 6-1 on the season (they finished 9-1), the lead, then added a second score that was set up by a Teddy Traylor to Steven Smith pass. Billy Bishop added a touchdown run to make it 20-0 Pisgah at halftime, and Charlie Allison had a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter before Billy Millican threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Ronnie Holman.

4.3.2008

The Scottsboro girls tennis team, coached by Shirley Warren, picked up its first sectional win in the program’s return season with a 5-4 win over Class 5A Section 4 foe Albertville. Scottsboro got wins from Jessalyn Traylor, Haley Smith and Megan Ferrell in singles competition matches while Traylor and Morgan Rogers and Elizabeth Holt and Regan Seymour teamed up for doubles match victories.

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