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Pair of aces gives Huskies the winning hand

By David Knox, Sports Editor MONTGOMERY – If you’re looking for the key factors in Hewitt-Trussville’s Class 7A state baseball championship, Jeff Mauldin can lay them on the table. “I can’t speak highly enough for two kids, at this level , in the state championship, to throw back-to-back shutouts,” Mauldin said. “We walked nobody in 14 innings – you can't say enough about those two guys and what they did." ...

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Monday parade to honor Trussville baseball, wrestling and track teams

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE –The new 7A state baseball champions, state wrestling champion and state track champions will be honored with a parade on Monday, according to Sandra Vernon with the Trussville Board of Education [caption id="attachment_31504" align="alignleft" width="300"] A parade is planned for Monday evening to celebrate the Huskies' state champions.Photo by Ron Burke ...

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Champs! Huskies blank Auburn for state baseball championship

By David Knox   MONTGOMERY -- No doubt about it -- Huskies rule! The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies rode their dominant pitching, daring baserunning, solid defense and clutch hitting to one final win -- a 2-0 victory over Auburn High Saturday at Riverwalk Stadium in the Class 7A baseball championship series. It is the Huskies' first state baseball championship. Cameron Furr picked up on the mound where seri ...

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Skipper pitches, Morrow hits Huskies to Game 1 win in state finals

By David Knox Sports Editor   MONTGOMERY -- Auburn High ace lefty Andrew Naismith hadn't allowed a hit through four innings against Hewitt-Trussville. But the Huskies had battled, working deep into counts, getting some walks -- but not breaking through for a hit or a run. But with the game tied 0-0 in the fifth, the Huskies scratched out an infield hit, worked a couple of walks and then Keegan Morrow d ...

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Hewitt-Trussville, Auburn open 7A finals Friday

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Are there two Cinderallas meeting in the Class 7A state baseball championship? That might be stretching it a little. Though Hewitt-Trussville is looking for its first title, coach Jeff Mauldin took the Huskies to the 6A finals in 2013. Auburn won back-to-back 6A titles in 2009 and 2010. But the Huskies missed the playoffs completely in 2015 and flew under the radar ...

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Huskies host Minor on Thursday in spring football game

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Josh Floyd’s Hewitt-Trussville Huskies will wrap up spring football drills with a game Thursday night against Minor at Hewitt-Trussville [caption id="attachment_17383" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville Stadiumfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The game was moved up from Friday night, since the Huskies baseb ...

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Cougars sharp in spring smackdown of Gadsden City

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – You might expect a veteran team to be sharp during spring football drills, a team with say, 18 starters back off a 14-1 season. Clay-Chalkville head coach Jerry Hood doesn’t have that luxury. But you would not have known that from Friday night’s spring game against Gadsden City at Cougar Stadium. It was simply next man up. A sharp, physical bunch of youngish Cougars – wit ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Battle, Barber named to North All-Star football team

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY -- The two 37-member teams comprised of 2016 seniors for the Alabama North-South All-Star Football Game were announced Monday, and a couple of Clay-Chalkville Cougars are on the North squad. Defensive back Nick Battle and defensive lineman Quatavius Barber will be representing Clay-Chalkville. No other players from our coverage area were selected. The North-South Game will ...

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Huskies stun top-ranked Sparkman, sweep into state finals

By David Knox Sports editor TRUSSVILLE – The Sparkman Senators entered Friday’s Class 7A state baseball semifinals as the state’s top-ranked team. They left Phil English Field with nothing but disappointment. The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies, behind gutty, clutch pitching and daring baserunning, swept past the Senators 6-3, 4-3 to advance to the state finals in Montgomery next week. “It was a matchup of two di ...

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Cougars, Indians eliminated from softball regionals

By Kyle Parmley TUSCALOOSA -- Pinson Valley and Clay-Chalkville arrived at Tuscaloosa's Sokol Park early Friday morning facing elimination, and neither was able to scratch across a run in shutout losses. [caption id="attachment_31283" align="alignleft" width="200"] Pinson Valley's Lauren Keplinger pitched six strong innings on Friday. Photo by Kyle Parmley[/caption] The Lady Indians had their chances agains ...

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