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Noah Igbinoghene is national champion in triple jump

By David Knox Sports Editor Hewitt-Trussville junior track star Noah Igbinoghene captured the triple jump championship at the New Balance National Indoor meet in New York on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_19578" align="alignleft" width="182"] Noah Igbinoghenephoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville Athletics[/caption] Igbinoghene jumped 49 feet, 7 inches to win the national championship, the first ever track na ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Kristian Hudson stars before hometown fans

By David Knox Sports Editor Kristian Hudson decided to play her college basketball a long way from home. The Clay-Chalkville graduate, who scored more than 2,000 points in her Lady Cougar career, chose to play basketball at Florida International University in Miami. That’s been a good choice, as the true freshman has had an outstanding season. [caption id="attachment_29325" align="alignleft" width="154"] Kr ...

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Pinson Valley’s Coty Clarke’s work ethic pays off with NBA call

By David Knox Sports Editor   How far will your dreams get you? Till the 5 a.m. alarm clock blares. That’s when you lace up your basketball shoes and head to the gym or the weight room and put your work ethic to those NBA dreams. That’s the story of Coty Clarke, the former Pinson Valley Indian star who today finds himself a member of the Boston Celtics. Clarke signed a 10-day contract with the Celtics on Mo ...

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Hunting season changes being considered by the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources   The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board has a great deal to ponder after the board’s first meeting of the year. Before the board convenes again on March 26, there will be several options to consider concerning the hunting seasons and bag limits. A presentation by Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fishe ...

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Trussville Lacrosse opens season this weekend

By David Knox The spring season of Trussville Lacrosse begins play this weekend. The Trussville high school girls open with Spain Park on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Trussville Sports Complex football field. [caption id="attachment_29043" align="alignleft" width="106"] Trussville Lacrosse 2016-File photo[/caption] The boys high school team faces off against Prattville on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the same site. Adm ...

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Lady Huskies’ great season ends a game short of Birmingham

By David Knox Sports Editor JACKSONVILLE – The trail had to end somewhere. The Hewitt-Trussville girls basketball team and coach Tonya Hunter had hoped for one more stop on the way to the State Final 56. But Buckhorn had a little more gas in the tank. [caption id="attachment_28954" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville’s Gabby Hill shoots a free throw in the Class 7A Northeast Regional final at J ...

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Hewitt’s Perry, Clay’s Weldon, Pinson’s Hamby pin down state wrestling championships

From Tribune staff reports It was Championship Saturday at the high school state wrestling tournament in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center. Hewitt-Trussville senior Davis Perry won the 182-pound championship in Class 7A, winning by major decision over James Clemons’ Seth Bruder. Perry finished the season 25-0. [caption id="attachment_28866" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Huskies' Davis Perry claimed th ...

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Cougars fight Vikings to finish, fall short in sub-regional

From Tribune staff reports The Clay-Chalkville Cougar boys gave it everything they had against heavily favored Huffman on Tuesday night. But the host Vikings made plays down the stretch when they needed to, claiming a 62-59 win on their home floor to with the sub-regional battle and advance to the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State. The Cougars (11-15) clawed their way to an early six-point lead after ...

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Lady Huskies beat Huntsville, advance to first regional final in school history

By David Knox JACKSONVILLE -- Bailey Berry didn't hit a 3-pointer in the first half. But the Lady Huskies' sharpshooter made up for it in the second half. Berry hit a key 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in the third quarter and drilled another early in the fourth quarter as Hewitt-Trussville defeated Huntsville 52-40 in the Northeast Regional semifinal inside Pete Mathews Coliseum on the Jacksonville State ca ...

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To a night that came so close to magic for the Lady Cougars

By Kyle Parmley At 5:40 p.m., Justin Haynie and his wife were the only people in the gymnasium. In 80 minutes, the sub-regional round of the state playoffs would begin with a matchup of incredibly talented, No. 9 Shades Valley and Clay-Chalkville, an undermanned but scrappy bunch. Haynie quietly prepared the gym for the night ahead. The sound system needed to be hooked up. The water coolers required filling ...

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