BIRMINGHAM – Hatton had made a living this postseason of coming back to win games. Unfortunately, their luck ran out.
BIRMINGHAM – It wasn’t pretty, but when the final buzzer sounded, Hatton found itself advancing to the finals of the 2A state tournament.
HANCEVILLE – In 1999 Justin Henley was the hero of Hatton, hitting the game winning free throws to defeat Pickens County and send them to the Final four.
As the final buzzer sounded Hatton head coach Justin Henley went sprinting to the locker room in excitement. And who could blame him?
It was a win three years in the making. Since the end of last season when the Hornets fell to Cold Springs in the finals of the Northwest Regional tournament 50-47, Hatton had been hoping, praying they would run into the Eagles once again.
R.A. Hubbard continued their strong trend of sending athletes to the next level Wednesday, on National when both Xavier Horton and Omar Napier signed letters of intent to play football at the next level.
Just five days ago, the Eagles were walking off their home court heartbroken. East Lawrence had watched a nine-point lead wither away in the final minutes of the Lawrence County finals.
When K.C. Orr took over the Lawrence County program three years ago, he knew he had a rebuild ahead of him. The Red Devils were dominated by youth, with barely any upperclassmen on the roster.
TOWN CREEK – For years the Tanner Rattlers have stood in the way of Hatton basketball’s return to success. However, Tuesday’s performance represented a changing of the guard.Hatton, who had already defeated Tanner 75-67 earlier in the year, delivered one of their best performances of the sea…
Garrett Lee led three Lawrence County players in double figures with 13 points as the Red Devils defeated Fairview 54-52 on Friday.
Coming into the season the defending county champions, the Lawrence County Red Devils, might not have been expected to be the top team in the county. After all they did lose four of five starters from a 27-win team.
Brody Sparks tossed three touchdown passes, but Lawrence County couldn't overcome four second-quarter turnovers in a 56-20 loss to Ramsay in the Class 5A playoffs.
Briley Kerby tossed a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to give Hatton an early lead, but the Hornets couldn't hold on in a 27-14 loss to Aliceville in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs on Friday.
East Lawrence got a rude awakening Friday night from its dream season as the Eagles fell to Saks, 22-15, in the first round of the state playoffs.