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Nine Pinson Valley athletes sign scholarships

By David Knox, Sports Editor PINSON – Nine Pinson Valley students signed college scholarships on Tuesday to continue their athletic and academic careers. All nine are spring sport athletes: five baseball players, three softball players and one golfer. The signing was held in the Fine Arts Center at the high school and parents, classmates, current coaches and the athletes’ future coaches were on hand for the ...

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Omar makes it official: She’s Samford bound

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – Clay-Chalkville standout point guard Raven Omar made it official Wednesday, signing to play at Samford University in a ceremony in the school gymnasium. Family, friends, fellow students and teammates were on hand for the celebration. Girls basketball coach Justin Haynie expressed how proud he was of her, and added that she is more than just a star athlete. “Everyone knows ...

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Local players honored by Birmingham QB Club

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports Clay-Chalkville offensive lineman Xavier Wright, Hewitt-Trussville linebacker Nicholas Jackson and Pinson Valley running back Khymel Chaverst were honored by the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club with Leadership Awards on Monday. They were among players honored as leaders of their respective football teams for the 2016 season. Jackson, a senior, was a leadi ...

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Local girls varsity basketball teams gearing up for season

By David Knox, Sports Editor Clay-Chalkville The Lady Cougars of Justin Haynie are optimistic for a Class 6A, Area 12 repeat. Three starters are back from a 14-11 squad that lost in the substate of the playoffs by three points to Shades Valley. Raven Omar, a Samford signee, returns to run the point for her senior season. The 5-foot-3 Omar is the straw that stirs the drink for the Lady Cougars. “She’s playin ...

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Hurts’ Record Day Drives No. 1 Alabama to 51-3 Win over Mississippi State

Via rolltide.com TUSCALOOSA - The No. 1-ranked University of Alabama football team used a record-setting day by freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts to beat Mississippi State, 51-3, in front of a sellout crowd of 101,821 Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide improved to 10-0 on the season and 7-0 in Southeastern Conference play while the Bulldogs fell to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the SEC. Hu ...

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Auburn stumbles at Georgia

By Charles Goldberg AuburnTigers.com ATHENS - Auburn's offense got sidetracked without SEC leading rusher Kamryn Pettway as old rival Georgia knocked off the No. 9 Tigers 13-7 Saturday in Sanford Stadium. Pettway, who has 1,106 yards rushing this season, didn't dress for the game because of a leg injury. The Tigers stumbled without him, especially in the second half. The Tigers finished with 164 yards as Ge ...

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Ngaruiya nipped at tape in state cross country championship

By David Knox, Sports Editor MOULTON – Hewitt-Trussville’s John Ngaruiya came up one-tenth of a second short in his bid to win the Class 7A state title at the AHSAA State Cross Country Championships at Oakville Indian Mounds course on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_34638" align="alignleft" width="213"] via Facebook[/caption] Hoover’s Tommy McDonough took the honors, running the 5K course in 15:39.70 to N ...

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Indians fall short in four overtime periods

By Joshua Perkins For The Tribune PINSON -- What a game. Austin and Pinson Valley traded blows all night, finally coming to end when Antonio Robinson pushed the ball into the end zone in the fourth overtime, giving Austin the win 44-38. “That’s great high school football,” said Pinson Valley coach Matt Glover. Pinson Valley started the game with a 70-yard drive capped off by a 24-yard TD pass from Jackie Ma ...

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Huskies stunned by Gadsden City 29-28

By David Knox Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Bitter. Heartbreaking. Gut-wrenching. You pick the adjective. It still wouldn’t be enough to describe the quarterfinal loss the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies suffered Friday night to Gadsden City at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. [caption id="attachment_36058" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gadsden City ends Hewitt-Trussville season.Photo by Ron Burkett/The Trussville Tribun ...

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