A former Scottsboro and current Martin Methodist catcher has received weekly honors from the Southern State Athletic Conference.

Tanner Potterfield, a 2017 Scottsboro High School graduate, was named the SSAC Baseball Player of the Week after going 6-for-8 at the plate over four games during play from Feb. 3-9.

Potterfield’s six hits included his first collegiate home run, and the junior also totaled seven RBIs, two extra-base hits and three walks.

Skyline alum coaches New Hope to regionals — Skyline alum Craig McGill directed the New Hope girls basketball program to the Class 3A Northwest Regional with a 41-24 sub-regional win over Carbon Hill on Monday.

New Hope (22-9) plays No. 10-ranked Phil Campbell (19-6) at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville Saturday at 6 p.m.

McGill, who picked up his 300th career coaching win earlier this season, is in his second season at New Hope after a successful coaching career in Tennessee.

The regional appearance is New Hope’s first since it played in the Northeast Regional during the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons, the first two seasons that the AHSAA used the current postseason format.

Former Scottsboro track and field athlete ranked first in conference — Evans Wright, a 2017 Scottsboro graduate and current Queens University thrower, is ranked No. 1 in the weight throw event in the South Atlanta Conference.

The junior has broken the school record in the weight throw during his past two events. 

Latimer drives in winning run for Montevallo baseball team — Former Scottsboro shortstop and freshman Montevallo infielder Reed Latimer followed up a strong college baseball debut by driving in the winning run of the Falcons’ final game of a series with Trevecca Nazarene University.

Latimer, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the game, drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning. He is batting .471 (8-of-17)  with nine RBIs through six games.

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