Sports and Recreation


Sports and Recreation


Local sports activities as well as recreational activites such as swimming and boating. Also included are buildings related to these activities such as stadiums, and parks.

See the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Collection for materials related to sports and recreation at that institution.

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Collection Items

American Legion Baseball Players, circa 1940
Cousins Sammy Hayes and James Carl Hayes pose in front of H&W Drug Store located in the Alston Building on Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. The boys are wearing their American Legion baseball uniforms. The boys played for the Farley W. Moody Post of…

Holt Baseball Team, 1962
The 1962 Holt High School baseball team won the 1962 Warrior Athletic Conference. Pictured are, front row from left, Danny Turner, Carl Archibald, Willis Reynolds, Jack Clary, Ray Hendrix, Jimmy McKay, Roy Johnson, Larry Carson, and Mike Hickman;…

1934 Etteca School Basketball Team
The basketball team from Ettecca Junior High School won in their first Tuscaloosa County Junior High School Tournament in 1934. Members of the team are Troy Long, Dewrel Williamson, Paul Dyer, Cego Spencer, Wymon Oswalt, Dutch Dyer, Robert Kemp,…

Tuscaloosa County High School Wildcats Varsity Basketball Team, 1950-51
The 1950-51 Tuscaloosa County High School basketball team.

Front Row: Jimmy Simpson, Doyle Fleenor, Douglas Hale, Herman Boyd, Buddy Bush, Fred Jones.
Back Row: #10 Unknown, Tom Mason, Gene Lary, Owen White, Gene Thrasher, and unknown manager.

1951 Tuscaloosa County Junior High School Basketball Team
This photo was published in The Tuscaloosa News on Jan 8, 1951. The Tuscaloosa County Junior High team was seeking to even its season record in league play when they met Alberta on Jan. 10 in Northport. The County High Juniors had won 1 and lost 2 in…

Tuscaloosa YMCA Basketball Champions of 1957
The Tuscaloosa YMCA Basketball Champions of 1957
Front row: Wilbur Manderson, Robert Shamblin, Tommy Kendall and Mike Ward. Back row: Bill Patton, Gaius Whitfield, Al Kincaid and Skip Laney

Community Bike Ride, circa 1970
Officials warm up for Tuscaloosa County's first Community Bike Ride, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. Left to right are Northport Councilman Sam Faucett; Jerry Belk, director of the Tuscaloosa County Park and…

A Skiff on the Black Warrior River
A party of 15 enjoys a ride on the skiff Annabella on the Black Warrior River.

Gorgas High School Generals Football Team, 1947
Photo shows the starting offense for the Gorgas High School Generals football team in 1947. It was the first football team for the school located in the Samantha area of Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) that opened in 1918. The school was closed in 1959 when…

First Northport High School Football Team, 1923
Northport High School, built in 1921 in Northport, Alabama, fielded its first football team in 1923 under Coach John Curry. The photo is of that team.

Front row, L-R, Clyde Utley, James Smith, Pearson White, Julius Atchison, Houston Montgomery,…
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