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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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Lady Cougars run out of gas against Shades Valley

By David Knox CLAY – Clay-Chalkville girls basketball coach Justin Haynie was disappointed, but not by his Lady Cougars’ efforts in a 61-58 loss to Shades Valley in the Class 6A sub-regional Monday night. “We played a great game against a great team,” Haynie said. “We’ve been a little short-handed all year personnel-wise and we ran into foul trouble … and sort of just ran out of gas there at the end. “But i ...

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Husky girls upset Mountain Brook, advance to state regionals

From Staff Reports At Mountain Brook, Morgan Kirk scored 18 points and London Coleman added 13 as the Hewitt-Trussville Lady Huskies advanced to the Class 7A regionals with a 56-51 over Mountain Brook. The win not only sends Hewitt to the regionals, it claimed the Huskies the Class 7A, Area 6 crown. [caption id="attachment_27090" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville Lady Huskies pull upset to wi ...

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Eagles too much for Cougars in area final

By David Knox CLAY – The Center Point Eagles made it difficult for the host Clay-Chalkville Cougars to score Friday night in the Class 6A, Area 12 championship. The Eagles used size and defense to pull out a 44-34 win. The Eagles will host a subregional game. Clay will travel to play the subregional opener on Tuesday night against an opponent not yet known Friday night. The Cougars couldn’t manage a field g ...

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Raven Omar’s jumper wins area title for Lady Cougars

By David Knox CLAY – Raven Omar’s 15-footer from the right wing with 1.9 seconds left lifted the Clay-Chalkville Cougars girls over Center Point 30-29 to give CCHS the Class 6A, Area 12 championship. The Cougars will host Shades Valley in a state subregional game on Monday at 7 p.m. It was a defensive struggle throughout, but the bigger Eagles held the advantage for most of the game. Both teams played a lot ...

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Huskies lose offensive coordinator Austin Tucker to Auburn

By David Knox Austin Tucker, who has served as Hewitt-Trussville High’s offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, is leaving to become a graduate assistant at Auburn University. [caption id="attachment_3382" align="alignleft" width="227"] Hewitt-Trussville offensive coordinator Austin Tucker headed to Auburn Universtiy[/caption] HTHS head football coach Josh Floyd announced the news via his Twitter ac ...

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