Devin Berry

Scottsboro alum Devin Berry runs cross country for UNA.

Scottsboro alum Devin Berry is gearing up for his sophomore cross country season at the University of North Alabama.

The former all-state runner for the Wildcats was part of the program’s schedule promotion this week.

Berry’s best finish last season was a 31st-place finish (28.51) in the UAH Invitational’s men’s 8K (4.98 miles) race. The computer science major ran in all six races for UNA, which made its debut in NCAA Division I last fall. Berry also finished 63rd (29:11) in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships

UNA’s 2019 season opener is Aug. 30 at the Jacksonville State Strut’s Season Opener at Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

Berry was part of two Class 5A boys state championships teams in Scottsboro and was an all-state runner in 2017.

Scottsboro anglers 38th after Day 1 of Bassmaster High School National Championship — The team of Scottsboro High School sophomores Barclay Butler and Conner McLaughlin were in 38th place out of 300 teams after the first day of the Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.

The duo caught three fish weighing nine pounds, three ounces. 

Butler and McLaughlin fished in Round 2 on Friday. The field was to be cut down to the Top 12 teams after Friday’s weigh-in is complete.

The Day 1 leaders were Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith of Briarwood Christian in Birmingham. They caught five fish weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces.

A total of $22,000 in scholarship awards will be split among the Top 12-teams in the championship. The winning duo will earn a $4,500 gift that will help fund each angler’s college education.

Copenhaver playing in AGA’s Alabama State Match Play Championship — Robson Copenhaver of Scottsboro was part of a four-way tie for 23rd-place at 1-over par 73 after Round 1 of stroke-play qualifying at the Alabama Golf Association’s Alabama State Match Play Championship. 

The tournament is being played at the Canebrake Club in Athens.

He started his round with a bogey in hole No. 1 and then made nine straight pars. After a double bogey on No. 11, Copenhaver bounced back with five straight pars before posting birdies on the final two holes.

Copenhaver played his second round on Friday and needed to be in the Top 16 in order to play in the 16-player match play bracket starting today. The quarterfinal round is set to be played later today with the semifinals and finals set for Sunday.

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