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Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet to be held June 8

posted April 02, 2024

The 2024 Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held June at the Veterans Museum in Athens. The event will begin at 6:30 pm with dinner and the ceremony beginning afterwards.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the United Way of Athens-Limestone County. The phone number for United Way is (256) 233-2323. Cost for the tickets is $40 per person.

LCSHOF To Host Martha Joe Memorial Golf Tournament

posted April 02, 2024

The Martha Joe Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on June 6 at Cane Brake Country Club. The four-man scramble format is hosted by the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame with proceeds going to funding college scholarships for local high school students.

Tee time is scheduled for 1:00 pm with lunch being served prior to the tournament starting. Cost to enter the event is $600 per team.

Anyone interested in participating in the tournament, should contact Barry DeVine (256) 777-3810 or Jeff Hodges at (256) 497-6400.

LCSHOF Announces 2024 Class

posted April 02, 2024

The Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is honored to announce its class for the 2024 Hall of Fame. The 2024 class is comprised of seven former athletes and two coaches. The induction ceremony for this year’s class will be held June 8 at the Veterans Museum in Athens.

The 2024 inductees include the following:

Heidi Barnes – A two-sport star for Athens High School, Barnes helped the Lady Golden Eagles earn state championships in basketball and softball. Barnes scored over 1,000 points during her career in basketball and was named the 1999 Most Valuable Player in the state tournament. She was named 5A State Player of the Year in softball.

Hubert Chittam – The starting point guard on West Limestone High School’s basketball team, Chittam’s play was instrumental in leading the Wildcats to the 1956 state championship. Chitam lead WLHS in free throw percentage, assists and steals. He was named to the All-State Tournament team.

Garner Ezell – Ezell amassed an 119-51 overall coaching record during his 15 seasons coaching football at Lexington, Cherokee and Athens High Schools. He was named 3A State Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association in 1984. His 79-34 career record at Athens High School is the highest winning percentage of any head football coach in AHS history.

Harlow Fikes – A multi-sport athlete at Athens High School, Fikes exceled in basketball, football and golf for the Golden Eagles. He earned numerous letters in the three sports. Fikes would play football at the University of North Alabama and was a four-year starter as the Lions punter. He set numerous school records and was a three-time All-Conference selection.

Richard Hendrix – Hendrix was a four-year starter for Athens High School where he was coached by his father and 2022 LCSHOF inductee Venard Hendrix. The younger Hendrix was a consensus High School All-American and played collegiately at the University of Alabama. He averaged 14.0 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game during his career with the Crimson Tide. He would later be drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft.

Shea Moore – One of the most decorated athletes in Tanner High School history, Moore led the Lady Rattlers to the 2A State Championship in 1983. She was named MVP of the state tournament that season. While playing for the Lady Rattlers, Moore was named All-County, All- Area, All-State and was an honorable mention All-American selection by USA Today.

Jackie Moran – Moran was an All-State selection in basketball at West Limestone High School and helped lead the Wildcats to two Final Four appearances. He graduated from WLHS as the school’s all-time leader in scoring (2,069 points) averaging 17.8 points per game in 116 games. He played collegiately at Martin Methodist College and Athens State College. He was named to the NAIA Southeast Independent All-Regional Team while at Athens State.

Trevor Washington – One of the best basketball players in Trinity High School history, Washington is the school’s all-time leading scorer. He would average 32.6 points per game for Trinity High School. Washington took his prolific shooting talents to Alabama A&M University. He averaged 14.0 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game during his career with the Bulldogs.

Chris Whitt – Whitt would lead the Tanner High boys’ basketball program to unprecedented heights as head coach for the Rattlers. During his tenure, Tanner would claim two state championships, 13 Final Four appearances, 12 county championships and 21 area championships. His career record at Tanner High School was a remarkable 586-196.

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posted on March 23, 2010

Thank you for visiting our website. The Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame was organized in 2003 to recognize deserving individuals who have excelled in their accomplishments in the field of sports. Our mission is to honor and promote Limestone County’s outstanding athletic performers who have contributed as an athlete, coach, administrator, or in a support role.

Each individual member’s contribution has been a source of pride in Limestone County’s sports history and each member has impacted many lives in our community.

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