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Bama, Clemson in Monday night title bout – but not Kiffin

By David Knox Sports Editor What does Nick Saban’s move to replace Lane Kiffin with just a week to get ready for the season’s biggest game mean? Was Saban finally fed up with Kiffin, so much so that he couldn’t stand him being around the team another week? [caption id="attachment_34690" align="alignleft" width="300"] AP Photo[/caption] Was the Washington game plan so abominable he didn’t think Kiffin could ...

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Abney named interim AD for Hewitt-Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools announced today that Jennifer Abney has been named the interim athletic director for Hewitt-Trussville High School. Abney is currently serving her fifth year as an assistant principal at Hewitt-Trussville High School. While finishing her master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Samford University, she taught physical education and served as th ...

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Former PVHS coach Matt Glover accepts St. Clair County head coaching position

[caption id="attachment_17367" align="alignnone" width="300"] Former Pinson Valley head coach Matt Gloverfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] PINSON – Former Pinson Valley football coach Matt Glover is headed to St. Clair County as head coach. He awaits approval by the St. Clair County School Board at its May meeting, but he has already been offered the job by Principal Mike Howard and he has accepted it. He ...

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What’s No 1? State title tops Tribune’s sports stories in 2016

By David Knox, Sports Editor It’s tough to top a state championship. That’s what we decided when it came time to pick the Trussville Tribune’s biggest sports story of 2016. The indomitable Hewitt-Trussville Huskies of Jeff Mauldin charged through the Class 7A playoffs and topped Auburn High in two straight games in Montgomery to claim the school’s first state baseball championship and the first 7A champions ...

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Dunn named to fifth All-American team

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JACKSONVILLE -- Casey Dunn and three of his Jacksonville State teammates were named to the HERO Sports FCS All-America Team, which was released last week. [caption id="attachment_33133" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo courtesy Jacksonville State sports information[/caption] Dunn, the former Hewitt-Trussville standout, was named as the second-team center. Quarterbac ...

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Trussville’s Ron Selesky named head coach of Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Ron Selesky’s career in football has been anything but ordinary. From his high school playing days to coaching at the professional ranks, Selesky has dealt with quite a bit of adversity. [caption id="attachment_37394" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Cleveland Gladiators[/caption] Selesky, who moved to Trussville with his family 11 years ago, was recently na ...

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Oklahoma tops Auburn in Sugar Bowl

By Charles Goldberg AuburnTigers.com NEW ORLEANS -- Injuries and Oklahoma were too much for Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night. Starting quarterback Sean White suffered a broken forearm on the first drive of the game and Oklahoma ran past the Tigers in the second half in a 35-19 victory in the Superdome. [caption id="attachment_37378" align="alignleft" width="300"] Auburn's Kamryn Pettway gained 101 y ...

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Kiffin out, Sarkisian in as Alabama OC for championship game

Steve Sarkisian will take over play calling duties a game earlier than expected after Alabama parted ways with Lane Kiffin on Monday. Alabama faces Clemson for the national championship on Jan. 8. "We appreciate all that Lane has done for our football program over the last three years," Saban said. "We sat down following the Washington game and talked about the time demands of managing both jobs, and we rec ...

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TCBOE accepts Johns’ resignation

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Schools Board of Education accepted the resignation of Hewitt-Trussville High School Athletics Director Karen Johns during a called board meeting on Monday morning. According to a release from the school board, a search for her replacement will begin immediately. [caption id="attachment_14900" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen Johnsphoto courtesy of T ...

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Auburn defense is ready for Sugar Bowl challenge

By Charles Goldberg AuburnTigers,com NEW ORLEANS — The improvement is noticeable. Auburn's defense has jumped from 71st in the nation last year to 21st in total defense this year, is fifth nationally in scoring defense, has held all 12 opponents below their scoring average. THe defense has been consistent enough this season, and looks to make one last stand against Oklahoma in Monday's Sugar Bowl in the Sup ...

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