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Pool schedule set for Huskies, Cougars at 7on7 championship at Hoover

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville will participate for the national championship of 7on7 football beginning Thursday in Hoover. Forty-eight teams in all will shoot for the title in the three-day competition. USA Football’s 7on7 National Championship is an invitation-only tournament featuring pool and bracket play. Winning teams from 10 state and regional 7on7 to ...

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McElwain changes direction, heads to Vanderbilt

By David Knox Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Former Hewitt-Trussville star football player Bailey McElwain is now a former Stanford Cardinal recruit. The three-star linebacker/fullback will instead suit up this fall for the Vanderbilt Commodores. His decision was revealed Monday afternoon, reflected by his new bio on his Twitter account – “Vanderbilt Student-Athlete.” With the Vandy symbol of an anchor and a do ...

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Huskies, Cougars play in 7on7 National Championship at Hoover

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville will participate for the national championship of 7on7 football beginning Thursday in Hoover. Forty-eight teams in all will shoot for the title in the three-day competition sponsored by USA Football, which is the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Football’s 7on7 National Championship ...

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Clay hosts Deerfoot Invitational 7-on-7 next week

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – Clay-Chalkville will host the second annual Deerfoot Invitational 7-on-7 football tournament on Wednesday, July 13. Fifteen teams will be participating in the event, which Clay-Chalkville won last year by beating Pinson Valley in the final. Besides the host Cougars, Pinson Valley is back in the field, along with Jefferson County schools Shades Valley, McAdory and Hueytown ...

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SEC Media Days arrive next week

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports HOOVER – The Southeastern Conference will hold its SEC Football Media Days, Kickoff ’16, July 11-14, next Monday through Thursday, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel. Head coaches and players from each school will be in attendance to speak to the some 1,200 media members from across the region and nation. ESPN and the SEC Network will also televise the ev ...

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Former Pinson Valley star Cunningham on Bednarik watch list

By David Knox, Sports Editor PINSON -- Former Pinson Valley standout and current Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham was named Tuesday as a preseason contender for the Bednarik Award, presented to the college football’s Defensive Player of the Year. Cunningham, a junior, is one of 22 standouts from the Southeastern Conference included on the 88-player watch list. The Bednarik Award, named for former Unive ...

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Trussville 12U All Stars win GBBA Championship

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The 12U American League All-Star team from Trussville, led by head coach Pat Coyne and assistant coaches Brian Lachina and Josh Payne, won the GBBA American League Championship Saturday at Hoover East. Going undefeated in bracket play, the team captured the title with an exciting six-run inning that ended with a walk-off hit to eliminate Oak Mountain. The team ...

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Birmingham Barons fans go nuts over Peanut-Free Night

By Molly Vines, Alabama News Center From peanuts to Cracker Jacks, baseball games can be an unsafe place for someone with peanut allergies, but that was not the case at Regions Field Wednesday night. The Birmingham Barons hosted the ninth annual Peanut-Free Night for fans to enjoy a game without the scare of an allergic reaction. [caption id="attachment_32608" align="alignleft" width="300"] Children with nu ...

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Huskies handle Cougars in USA Football ALFCA 7on7 tournament

By David Knox, Sports Editor HOOVER – There won’t be a regular-season meeting between Clay-Chalkville and Hewitt-Trussville in the 2016 football season, but a handful of fans and media got a chance to see the two teams battle in a 7-on-7 match on Thursday. The Huskies did on the surface of the Hoover Met Soccer Fields what they haven’t been able to do in a full-fledged football game since 2008 – beat their ...

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Clay-Chalkville names head softball coach, picks up assistant football coach in bargain

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – The Cougar family has added the Andrews family to its household. Kristina Andrews has been named the new Clay-Chalkville head softball coach, replacing Scott Robertson. Robertson retired from the Jefferson County system and took a job as wrestling coach at O.D. Duran Junior High in Pell City. The new softball coach will know at least one person at Clay when she gets there ...

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