Former Section basketball standout Caleb Haynes’ impact in the first season at Berry College did not go unnoticed throughout the NACC Division III Southern Athletic Association conference.

Haynes was named All-SSA honorable mention this season after two all-conference seasons at NAIA Convent College. Haynes averaged 10.8 points per game and was second in the conference in rebounds with 7.7 per game. 

The junior made 69.3 percent of his shot attempts (113-of-163) this season, which led the SSA in shooting percentage and was second nationally in the NCAA Division III.

Haynes, the son of longtime former Section head coach Glenn Haynes, played his senior season at Section following his father’s retirement from coaching at Sylvania the previous season. 

Haynes helped Section win the 2016 Class 2A Northeast Regional championship and was an All-State Tournament Team selection.


Perfect Game Baseball organization honors Scottsboro baseball players — Scottsboro baseball players have been honored by the Perfect Game Baseball organization.

Senior Christian Herberholz was tabbed a 2019 Rawlings Perfect Game Senior Preseason All-American Honorable Mention while Herberholz and Reed Latimer were named 2019 Rawlings Perfect Game Senior Southeast Regional Preseason Team honorable mentions.

Herberholz is a Tennessee Tech signee, was picked as a pitcher. Latimer, a Montevallo signee, was picked as a shortstop.


Harding takes over North Jackson athletic director position — North Jackson assistant principal and NJHS alum Josh Harding is now the school’s athletic director.

He assumed the role on March 1 after former athletic director and head football coach Mark Rose left for Russell County.

Harding played three sports at North Jackson during his high school career and has coached the Chiefs golf team for 11 years.

“It is exciting to be the Athletic Director at the place I grew up and played,” Harding said. “North Jackson is a special place to me. I am looking forward to the challenge and realize the responsibility that comes with being the AD at North Jackson. We will always expect to compete at a high level, while doing it the right way and keep the student-athlete first.”  

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