Hackleburg High School

Hudson marks 100th win

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

Hackleburg – With the Panthers’ 40-8 win over the Cherokee Chiefs on Friday, Sept. 17, Hackleburg head football coach Rod Hudson has marked his 100th career win.
Hudson, 50, has coached for the last 28 years. He said he began as an assistant coach at Parrish High School in Walker County and then later as an assistant at Winfield City High School. He coached as an offensive coordinator for the Hackleburg Panthers under former head coach Johnny Hardin (1989-2008) and was named head football coach in 2009.

Lady Panthers punch ticket to regionals after runner-up finish in area, She Bears fail to advance

BELGREEN - The Hackleburg Lady Panthers secured their spot in the regional tournament after finishing as the runners-up of the Class 1A, Area 14 tournament.
The Lady Panthers started the tournament with a 12-2 win over the Lady Red Devils of Vina High School on Monday, May 3, before falling to Belgreen 6-4 later that day in the final game of the winner’s bracket.

Hackleburg principal set to retire


Hackleburg High School Principal John Hardin is shown in front of Hackleburg High School. Hardin is set to retire after 38 years in education as a teacher, coach and high school principal.

HACKLEBURG-  Hackleburg High School Principal John Hardin will be retiring at the end of the school year after 38 years in education.
“I honestly had no intention of ever being a principal, but as time went on, I got my administration degree,” said Hardin.
“I did apply and was fortunate enough to get hired.”
In 2011, one year after he was appointed as principal of Hackleburg High, Hardin was faced with the challenge of keeping students and staff members organized and united after the 2011 Hackleburg tornado.