Four schools in Blount County were recently recognized by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) as Sportsmanship Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Appalachian, J.B. Pennington, Hayden, and Oneonta were recognized last week during a special luncheon presented by AHSAA.
A total of 131 AHSAA high schools received this honor for being ejection free and receiving no more than one non-sportsmanship school fine for the just completed school year. A total of 399 AHSAA member schools have earned a Sportsmanship Banner to hang in their schools over the last 14 years.
The 131 schools overall ranks second all-time behind last year’s 136 schools that accomplished the feat in 2019-2020. Also, a total of 271 middle and junior high schools went through the 2020- 2021 school year without a fine or ejection.