1974-76 2 ½ year Football starter at Cherokee County High School
All-Area Defensive Back
1974-76 3 year Basketball starter with overall record 58-20
1,228 Career points including 17.0 ppg avg. as a Jr. and 18.8 ppg avg. as a Sr.
1976 Cherokee County Invitational Most Valuable Player
1976 & 1977 All-Area Basketball
1977 2nd Team All-State Basketball Birmingham Post Herald
1977 Cherokee County Basketball Most Valuable Player
1976 Cherokee County HS team high batting average .525 and 5 home runs
1977 Cherokee County HS team high batting average .468 and 8 home runs
1977 All-state Baseball
1977 Senior Babe Ruth Tournament Team Runner-up and State Most Valuable Player
University of Alabama Baseball Scholarship
Ronnie Whorton was a gifted, three-sport star at Cherokee County High School playing for legendary coaches Bobby Joe Johnson, Bill Hooper and Bobby Beckett. An all-area performer on the gridiron Whorton had seven interceptions, including one for a touchdown, to go along with five scoring receptions as a wide receiver his senior season. A three year varsity starter on the court, Whorton would score 30-plus points in a single game four times in his career. As a senior, in 1976, Whorton was named the Most Valuable Player of the annual Christmas Invitational basketball tournament. As a senior, the sharp shooting Whorton led the Warriors to a record of 22-5. His 18.8 points per game average secured Whorton a 2nd team all-state berth from the Birmingham Post Herald. On the diamond Whorton had few peers. He was a member of the 1976 Warriors inaugural baseball team. Whorton led Cherokee County into the regional finals in back to back years while topping the team in batting average and home runs. After earning all-state accolades the highly recruited Whorton entered the University of Alabama where he redshirted his freshmaan year in baseball. As a two year letterman for the Crimson Tide Whorton played catcher, left field and served as designated hitter. In 1980, Whorton and fellow Hall of David Boatfield were co-founders of the Centre Athletics baseball team playing as part of the National Baseball Congress. Whorton earned all region honors, as well as, collecting the state M.V.P. award. That same year, while playing alongside other college stars on the USA Athletes in Action team in the Philippines, Whorton’s name reached legendary status. The former Warrior hit a historic home run that carried out of the stadium, a feat previously accomplished only by Yankee legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Whorton’s name was engraved on the staium wall next to the two Yankee sluggers.