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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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Lady Cougars’ post player picks up UNSA offer

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville girls basketball player Alex Johnson has picked up her first college offer. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound senior-to-be collected a scholarship offer from the University of North Alabama. The power forward/center helped lead coach Justin Haynie’s Lady Cougars to a third straight area title and a trip to the Northeast Subregional Tournament, where they lost a hea ...

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AHSAA hands down fines for 2015-16 sports seasons

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – As the cheer goes – or is more of a taunt? – “You can’t do that!” The Alabama High School Athletic Association released the list of schools fined for various violations during the 2015-16 athletics year in all sports. Local schools weren’t hit very hard. Hewitt-Trussville High was fined a total of $600 for four separate incidents. Player ejections in football games ...

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Husky sophomore-to-be picks up first offer

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville rising sophomore offensive lineman Pierce Quick has already picked up his first football scholarship offer, from Jacksonville State. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Quick is primarily a tackle but can play guard or center. The Gamecocks, an FCS school playing in the Ohio Valley Conference, clearly hope by getting in early they will have a shot at Quick, w ...

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