Hicks to join MCSHOF

The late Dennis Hicks, second from left, served as an assistant coach on the late Vernon Wells’ Aggie football staff during the 1970s. From left are Ronnie Little, Hicks, Wells, Bob Duke and Richard “Butch” Ferguson. Hicks will be inducted into the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 1. Wells and Ferguson are also members of the MCSHOF.

The Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet has been postponed from its original June 6 date. The banquet will now be Saturday, Aug. 1, at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge.

Any tickets that have already been purchased will transfer to that date and will be good for the Aug. 1 banquet.

The hall of fame board of directors apologizes if this causes any inconvenience. With COVID-19 spreading like it is, the board of directors felt like moving the banquet would be the most prudent action.

Members of the 2020 induction class are:

Alex Beason, Albertville, basketball

Ken Gillilan, Albertville, football

Dennis Hicks (deceased), Boaz/Albertville, football and administration

Drew Guess, Arab, football

Miranda Keller McCoy, DAR/Guntersville, basketball

Greg Bonds, Douglas, basketball and administration

Rick Moody, Guntersville, basketball

William Battle Jr. (deceased), Snead State, coaching and administration

Battle is the father of Bill Battle, the former Alabama athletics director.

This is the 19th induction class of the MCSHOF, which enshrined its first group of inductees in 2002. The eight new inductees increase membership in the hall of fame to 176.

Each high school in the county displays the plaques of its inductees.

Banquet tickets are $35 each and are available by calling Shannon Allen at 256-840-3000, Richard “Butch” Ferguson at 256-878-9510 or emailing shannon.allen@sandmountainreporter.com. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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