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New pitch count rule adopted for high school baseball

By David Knox, Sports Editor MONTGOMERY – The National Federation of State High School Associations is following Alabama’s lead in trying to keep young pitchers’s arms healthy. The NFHS baseball rules committee approved a “pitch count” limitation based on number of pitches thrown in a game this summer. The Alabama High School Athletic Association had already adopted such a policy last fall. Its old rule was ...

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Former Husky Dunn picks up preseason All-American honors

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Former Hewitt-Trussville lineman Casey Dunn led four Jacksonville State players were on the 2016 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, which was released Monday. [caption id="attachment_33133" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo courtesy Jacksonville State sports information[/caption] Dunn, a senior center who was a first-team All-American a year ago, was picked al ...

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Igbinoghene narrows list to five, names co-leaders

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville senior four-star athlete Noah Igbinoghene narrowed his list of college choices to five, and named his co-leaders over the weekend via Twitter. “First off, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the ability to play this game,” he said. “I am also very thankful for all the coaches that have been recruiting me through this process.” The footba ...

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AHSAA reduces penalties for John Carroll, 3 others

By David Knox, Sports Editor MONTGOMERY -- John Carroll Catholic was one of four schools that had their postseason bans lifted in favor of a year’s probation by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The AHSAA Central Board of Control heard appeals from John Carroll, Muscle Shoals, Murphy and Daphne high schools. In each case, the board upheld the sanctions administered by the Executive Director Stev ...

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Huskies’ Acfalle commits to UAB, teammate Cash will join him

By David Knox Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE --Hewitt-Trussville defensive back David Acfalle said he comes from a UAB family, His mom is a nurse practioner at UAB Hospital, his stepdad is a genetics researcher at UAB and his older sister is a UAB student. [caption id="attachment_32869" align="alignleft" width="245"] via Twitter[/caption] In the end, that, plus the family atmosphere Bill Clark has created on the ...

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UAB Golden Girls, Cheerleaders host cheer camp for Clay youth league

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune CLAY -- The Golden Girls and the UAB Cheerleaders hosted a cheerleading camp for the Clay Youth cheerleading squads from July 14 to July 16 at Clay-Chalkville High School. “This is our first time to have UAB come, and this is the first year that UAB has done a youth camp,” Clay Youth Cheerleading director Candi McEvoy said. [caption id="attachment_33313" align="alignleft ...

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Hood looking forward to watching Cougars grow

By David Knox, Sports Editor GARDENDALE – As much fun as it was having a team loaded with known quantities the past two seasons, Clay-Chalkville football coach Jerry Hood sounds pretty excited to be coaching a team that looks to be fun in a different way. “I know we’ve gotten very much better from the day we started spring football practice,” Hood said. “I did not expect us to play as well as we did in the ...

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Cougars go 5-2 at final 7on7 competition

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TUSCALOOSA – Clay-Chalkville closed out 7on7 play for the summer at Tuscaloosa on Saturday, going 5-2. The Cougars went 3-1 in pool play, earning a bye in the winners bracket. They beat Stanhope Elmore, Carver of Montgomery, Selma and Bob Jones before losing in the semifinals to Thompson in overtime. Central of Phenix City won the 28-team competition. Cougars coach ...

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Great expectations for Huskies as season nears

By David Knox, Sports Editor GARDENDALE – Josh Floyd’s process reaches Year 3. Thirty-four seniors return. A four-star wide receiver in Noah Igbinoghene, bolstered by some improving complementary receiving pieces. And a new quarterback in Mountain Brook transfer Connor Adair, who seems to have grasped the offense quickly. All this, and more, adds up to excitement around Trussville. Floyd, linebacker Nick Ja ...

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Indians schedule tough to be tough

By David Knox, Sports Editor GARDENDALE – Pinson Valley athletic director Matt Glover ponders if he should fire the guy who made out the Indians’ 2016 football schedule. Of course, that would mean firing head football coach Matt Glover. But seriously, Glover likes to challenge his football team and his staff. He and Clay-Chalkville coach Jerry Hood had agreed before the new regions were set that the Indians ...

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