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Sanderson dismissal sparks support, disappointment

By Chris Yow and Erik Harris   TRUSSVILLE -- News broke on Monday that Hewitt-Trussville head boys basketball coach Jim Sanderson was going to be relieved of his coaching duties just five months after accepting the position. Sanderson and a few players within the program have since spoken out about the untimely exit. “I would just like to say that I’m very disappointed and that’s probably all I need to say ...

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Middle school football: Cougars fight on road, come up short

By Erik Harris GARDENDALE – In a crucial league contest at Bragg (5-0, 3-0), the Clay-Chalkville eighth graders came up just short on Thursday night. “Between us and Bragg, I think we’re the top two in the area, so it’s tough loosing this one,” said Clay-Chalkville Middle School coach Matt Taylor. “But, our goal is still in hand. We’ve still got to go do our job and win the next two games, and who knows wha ...

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Sanderson out as Hewitt basketball coach, Marcus Thomas named interim head coach

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – According to a press release from Trussville City Schools, Hewitt-Trussville head boy’s basketball coach Jim Sanderson has been placed on leave before coaching his first game with the Huskies. Sanderson’s exit comes less than two months before the start of the 2015-16 season. The program has named former assistant basketball coach Marcus Thomas as the interim head coach leading u ...

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Volleyball: Thursday night roundup

By Erik Harris Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville were both in non-area action on Thursday night, and the results were split. Hewitt-Trussville 3, Gardendale 0 [caption id="attachment_25238" align="alignleft" width="203"] Hewitt-Trussville rebounded from a Tuesday loss with a Thursday win over Gardendale. photo by Erik Harris[/caption] For the Huskies, it was a strong 3-0 sweep of Gardendale. They starte ...

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Volleyball: Clay-Chalkville 3, Hewitt-Trussville 0

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Rivalry wins are always a little bit sweeter, and there was no exception on Tuesday night when Clay-Cahlkville (14-6, 3-0) captured a 3-0 victory at Hewitt-Trussville (3-8, 0-1). “It doesn’t even matter what sport, when we play Hewitt it’s always go, go, go,” said Clay-Chalkville libero Raven Omar. “It’s always a good feeling to come out and beat our rivals.” [caption id="attachm ...

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Clay-Chalkville will bring different look to hardwood this season

By Erik Harris CLAY – According to the CCHS Basketball Twitter page, the Clay-Chalkville boys basketball team will be sporting some new uniforms this season. The program took to Twitter on Monday to announce the news. "Check out the new Adidas custom uniforms the Cougars will be rolling out this season," posted the team's Twitter account. [caption id="attachment_25130" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Ch ...

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Volleyball: Thursday night roundup

By Erik Harris Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville were both in non-area action on Thursday night. Head coach Katie Riggins and the Huskies hit the road to take one of four sets from Class 6A Mortimer Jordan in a losing effort while the Cougars added another two wins to their resume in a tri-match at Minor High School. Hewitt-Trussville started the match on the wrong end of 25-13 set before rebounding wit ...

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Volleyball: Clay-Chalkville improves to 11-5

By Erik Harris CLAY – Clay-Chalkville worked its way to another non-area win on Tuesday night over visiting Briarwood Christian. Coach Natasha Brown and her Cougars took the contest 25-17, 25-12 and 25-9. [caption id="attachment_25030" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Cougars going for a win over Class 7A Spain Park earlier this season. photo via Clay-Chalkville volleyball's Twitter page[/caption] Senior ...

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Volleyball: Region play starts with heartbreak for Huskies

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – It was a long, hard-fought bought that Hewitt-Trussville took to the fifth set after falling behind Vestavia Hills two sets to none. The Huskies seemingly took all of the momentum with a 28-26 win followed by a 25-22 win in the fourth, but the visitors got back to form and rolled to a 15-2 win to claim the Class 7A, Area 6 opener. The game ended in slightly déjà vu-like fashion, ...

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