WCHS homecoming moves to Oct. 16

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The annual homecoming event at Winston County High School is anticipated by many throughout the fall. Unfortunately, this year is also the year of the pandemic and changes have been underway. The homecoming parade has been canceled this year, and plans are still not concrete on Spirit Night. However, events on homecoming night are still scheduled, albeit on a different day than originally planned.

Haleyville plans for homecoming parade and pep rally despite pandemic

HALEYVILLE - It will be difficult to keep Lions caged this week, as excitement and anticipation are building each day along with activities, as homecoming festivities for Haleyville High School draw closer on Friday, Sept. 25, and school officials assure all events will be done according to safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dodd crowned 2020 Phillips High Homecoming Queen

The Phillips High School 2020 Homecoming Court. From l-r: Kayden McGarity, seventh grade representative; Morgan Lauderdale, eighth grade representative; Madison Smith, ninth grade representative; Jada Hulsey, twelfth grade representative; Queen Julie Dodd; Morgan Wilson, twelfth grade representative; Katelyn Frazier, eleventh grade representative and Shelby Dodd, tenth grade representative.
BEAR CREEK - Julie Dodd was crowned the Phillips High School Homecoming Queen for 2020 during a halftime ceremony Friday, Sept. 11.

PHS loses to Hackleburg in homecoming

Phillips’ Hayden Kelley is on the run after an interception.

BEAR CREEK - Phillips High School's homecoming was not only dampened by the light rain in the area, but also the Hackleburg Panthers, who pulled away in the second half to beat the Bears 38-22.
The mood between the two teams was friendlier and emotional prior to the start of the game when Hackleburg offensive lineman Kade Holcomb and wide receivers Gavin Pyburn and Ethan Heggy presented flowers to homecoming court contestant Emma Taylor in memory of her brother, Kiah, who lost his life in a two-vehicle accident in July.  

Winston County High School homecoming court

The WCHS princess, queen and alternates are shown with their escorts at the homecoming game. From left are Bailey Kelley, freshman princess, along with her father Jason Kelly; Makayla Lindsey, sophomore princess and her father Steven Lindsey; Cheyenne Suggs, junior princess and her father Bobby Suggs; homecoming queen Mackenzie Blackwood and father Rodney Blackwood; first alternate Kayla Stromatt and brother Jaden Stromatt and second alternate Mackenzie Heatherly and father Craig Morgan.