Our opinion

By Staff
Congratulations, Coach Booth
What else can you say but "congratulations" to a coach who has won more games in his sport than any other coach in Alabama, past or present.
Hartselle High School baseball coach William Booth is very deserving of the plaudits he is receiving for leading his teams to a record-setting 648 wins in 19 years…and the count is continuing. There's more… 19 consecutive wining seasons, 14 consecutive area championships, six state championships, four teams with 40 or more wins and 88 players receiving college baseball scholarships. Wow!
What makes Booth's record on the baseball diamond even more remarkable is the fact that he's never backed away from an opponent regardless of its record or reputation. His belief is that you can't measure how good you are until you've competed against the best. That's why his schedules over the years have been sprinkled with names such as Mosely, Fla., McGlovock High of Nashville, Dacula, Ga. and Boone County, Ky. He even took one of his teams to a premier invitational tournament on the West Coast to let his players see how well they matched up against some of the highest-ranked teams in the nation.
His dedication, strong work ethic and attention to detail are personal attributes that have contributed greatly to his coaching success. He also has relied on these same qualities to excel as a classroom teacher and central office administrator. Still Booth shakes off questions about his personal achievements when he is interviewed. He'd rather talk about the players and how they have used the lessons they've learned in baseball to become good citizens.
Thanks, Coach Booth, for all of the wonderful memories and best wishes for your continued success.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

HU adjusts rates for water, sewer and natural gas services

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Town Council helps Priceville Elementary furnish school 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle City Schools hires three math coaches for 2024-25 school year 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Crestline students rock Alabama Stock Market Games, poster contest

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

New EMA director worries and plans for a living

Falkville

Jonna’s journey: Local woman battles Glioblastoma with unyielding faith 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

MCS Technology Park to host STEAM summer camp for middle school students 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Bridging the gap: Hartselle Historical Society launches guided walk downtown bringing history to life

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

Editor's picks

Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

Editor's picks

Hartselle baseball legend dies

x