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Brad Keselowski wins GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Special to The Trussville Tribune TALLADEGA – In a GEICO 500 that was one for the books, Brad Keselowski held off the field in dramatic fashion in the final laps Sunday to claim his fourth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway as a part of Aspen Dental Weekend. [caption id="attachment_30806" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brad Keselowski celebrates his GEICO 500 win in Gatorade ...

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Cougar tennis wins county tournament

From staff reports GARDENDALE -- The Clay-Chalkville girls tennis team put together a strong day of tennis on April 20, winning the Jefferson County Tournament in a close battle with reigning champion Gardendale. The tournament was essentially a home match for Gardendale, as it was played at Noble Park, but the Cougars put together a team effort to pull the upset. [caption id="attachment_30793" align="align ...

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HTHS grad Jimmy “Boom Boom” Brown continuing his legacy at Miles College

By Bethany Adams, The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Mention Jimmy “Boom Boom” Brown around Trussville, and chances are you will see someone smile. A former baseball and football player at Hewitt-Trussville High School, Jimmy Brown Jr. made a reputation for himself in his home town as a skilled athlete, a selfless leader and an overall “nice guy.” Now, that reputation has followed him to the baseball fiel ...

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VIDEO: Hewitt-Trussville tops Hoover to advance

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOOVER --After completing the delayed Game 1 with 18-2 win over Hoover, Hewitt-Trussville took Game 2 in thrilling fashion to complete the sweep. The Huskies had a two run lead over the Bucs going into the seventh and final inning, but a sacrifice fly tied the game at 7-7 and sent the game into extra innings. Hoover loaded the bases in the eighth inning, but the Hus ...

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Clay-Chalkville splits with Walker in round 2 of playoffs; deciding game Monday

By David Knox Sports Editor JASPER – Clay-Chalkville rebounded from a tough 1-0 loss in 10 innings in the opener to grab Game 2 by a 5-0 score as the Cougars split Saturday’s doubleheader with Walker in the second round of the Class 6A state baseball playoffs. The deciding game of the series will be Monday at 5 p.m., also in Jasper, to see who will advance to the third round to face Scottsboro. In the opene ...

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Hewitt-Trussville vs Hoover start time moved up to 12:30 p.m. Saturday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOOVER --The Huskies and Bucs will resume Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.  The game was scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. before school officials made the decision to move the starting time up by a half hour. When the game was suspended, Hewitt-Trussville held an 18-2 lead 4½ innings over the Bucs, and forced the home team to burn through four p ...

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Hewitt-Trussville vs Hoover game suspended with Huskies leading 18-2

By Chris Yow HOOVER --Game 1 of Hewitt-Trussville's first round playoff series at Hoover was suspended following a lightning delay on Friday. The Huskies and Bucs will finish the 7A baseball opener on Saturday at 1 p.m.  When the game was suspended, Hewitt-Trussville held an 18-2 lead 4½ innings over the Bucs, and forced the home team to burn through four pitchers in the contest. The Huskies were just three ...

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Clay-Chalkville girls golf team reaches sub-state again

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CLAY – For the second straight season and the second time in school history, the Clay-Chalkville girls golf team has reached the sub-state level of the Class 6A girls golf championship. The Lady Cougars nipped the Lady Huskies of Hewitt-Trussville by four strokes to advance. Jaycy Nail led the way with a 76. Baleigh Nelson had a 137. Teammates Regan Patterson and Ry ...

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Indians season ends with losses to Walker

By David Knox, Sports Editor PINSON – The Pinson Valley Indians were faced with a familiar first-round foe in the Class 6A state playoffs. The Indians swept Walker’s Vikings last year on their way to a semifinal berth. But this time the Indians were on the wrong end of the broom. Walker took a 3-1 decision in game one on Friday and rallied from a two-run deficit in the sixth inning to grab a 9-4 win in the ...

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Huskies head to Hoover to open 7A baseball playoffs on Friday

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – The Hewitt-Trussville baseball team took care of business after being nosed out of the playoffs last season. Now, the Huskies will get a chance to make some noise in the Class 7A postseason. The Huskies of Jeff Mauldin, Area 6 runners-up to Vestavia Hills, will hit the road to Hoover to face the Buccaneers on Friday as the playoffs get underway. Since Class 7A has b ...

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