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Cougars, Indians stage spring football games Friday

By David Knox, Sports Editor Football is never far from anyone’s mind in these parts, and it’s definitely on the minds of Clay-Chalkville’s Jerry Hood and Pinson Valley’s Matt Glover. The Cougars host Gadsden City’s Titans at 6 p.m. Friday while the Indians host Pell City at 7 p.m. as spring practices come to an end. Cougars fans will be anxious to see if Hood has come up with a replacement for quarterback ...

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HTHS lacrosse players sign to play at collegiate level

TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville lacrosse player Campbell Holley signed a scholarship to Tusculum College, teammate Will Altman signed with UAH, and Skylar DeFrank will sign with Point University. [caption id="attachment_31135" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured are Campbell Holley and Will Altman.[/caption] Coach Jamey Curlee said he hopes they are just the first of many more. “There will be at least five oth ...

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Smith, Acfalle pick up offers from Illinois

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – A Big Ten Conference school has made recent football scholarship offers to a couple of Hewitt-Trussville Huskies. Defensive lineman Christian Smith and cornerback David Acfalle each were offered scholarships by the University of Illinois this week. Both players already have a handful of offers. Acfalle has been offered by Southern Miss, East Tennessee a ...

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Huskies nipped at state track meet, finish third

By David Knox, Sports Editor The Hewitt-Trussville boys track and field team made a terrific showing at the Alabama High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships, finishing third last weekend at Gulf Shores. [caption id="attachment_31122" align="alignleft" width="225"] Benjamin Knox took home two golds and two state records, plus a bronze. Photo Trussville Athletics.[/caption] Auburn ran aw ...

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Pinson Valley, Clay-Chalkville open play in softball regionals

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports PINSON — Pinson Valley captured the Class 6A, Area 12 softball championship by beating Clay-Chalkville 8-1 in the tournament final. [caption id="attachment_31118" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley’s Gracie Graves gets ready to bat during the Class 6A, Area 12 tournament. Photo by Kyle Parmley[/caption] It’s the second straight area title for the Lady Indi ...

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Lady Huskies eliminated from softball playoffs

By Kyle Parmley, For The Tribune HOOVER -- It’s a shame that one team had to lose, but Vestavia Hills came out the victor in a de facto playoff game on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Rebels took an extra inning to do so, but came away with a 12-11 win over Hewitt-Trussville in an elimination game of the Class 7A, Area 6 softball tournament, sealing their spot in Regionals. [caption id="attachment_31061" align ...

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Hewitt’s Beshears blasting batting records at Wallace State

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HANCEVILLE – Wallace State softball freshman Taylor Beshears zipped past the program’s single-season RBI record in early April. Then in May, she powered the Lady Lions to the Alabama Community College/Region 22 Championship. [caption id="attachment_31058" align="alignleft" width="200"] Taylor Beshears and Amber Hammonds helped the Lions to the ACCC championship and ...

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Huskies advance to state baseball semifinals

By Kyle Parmley For The Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM – The Huskies staved off elimination by a thread. Down a run in the seventh inning, Tyler Tolbert scored the tying run after a throwing error, and Hewitt-Trussville tacked on three in the ninth to take home a 7-5 win over Oak Mountain in a deciding Game 3 of the second round of the Class 7A playoffs. “We told them when we went into extras innings, ‘This ...

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Huskies, Eagles in deciding game Saturday

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM -- The season comes down to one game. After splitting the first two games of a Class 7A second round playoff series with Oak Mountain, Hewitt-Trussville will find itself in the same position on Saturday as it did when Friday began. “We were even when we started today,” head coach Jeff Mauldin said following the Friday doubleheader. “We’re even when we start tomorrow.” [caption id= ...

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Clay-Chalkville, Pinson Valley advance in area tournament

By Kyle Parmley PINSON -- Three games were scheduled for the first day of the Class 6A, Area 12 softball tournament. Only two were played before Mother Nature struck. Clay-Chalkville got the afternoon started with a 17-2 win over Shades Valley in four innings. The Lady Cougars scored eight in the first and added on until the run rule came into play. [caption id="attachment_30960" align="alignleft" width="30 ...

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