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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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Huskies’ Ed Johnson commits to Auburn

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville shortstop Ed Johnson committed to play his college baseball at Auburn University on Tuesday. Johnson, who was a key cog for Jeff Mauldin in the Huskies’ Class 7A state championship run as a sophomore, is 6-foot-1 and 160 pounds. [caption id="attachment_32503" align="alignleft" width="300"] via Twitter[/caption] “Playing for Auburn University has a ...

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Summertime no downtime for prep football programs

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Summer may be offseason for some high school football programs – but not for many that plan to have championship caliber seasons in 2016. From individual camps for super-prospects – such as Clay-Chalkville’s Nico Collins – to those for other prospects, to the 7-on-7 tournaments, the summertime is prime time to turn up the heat before prep practice begins the first ...

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Ex-Cougar running back headed for Kansas junior college

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY -- Former Clay-Chalkville running back A.J. Walker, who signed with Tulane in February, is now headed to Dodge City Community College in Kansas. [caption id="attachment_26674" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville running back A.J. Walker (5) carries the ball against Homewood in the Class 6A state playoffs in Cougar Stadium. Photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] The 5-foo ...

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Legendary coach Pat Summitt dies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports [caption id="attachment_32394" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pat Summitt dies at 64.Photo via utk.edu[/caption] KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --After a long battle with dementia, legendary coach Pat Summitt has died, her family announced on Tuesday morning. Summitt posted more college basketball wins than any coach in the history of the game.  She was 64. “It is with tremendo ...

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Former Hoover coach Propst suspended in Georgia

By David Knox, Sports Editor Former Hoover High football coach Rush Propst has been suspended for a year by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission after head-butting a player during last season’s state semifinals. The Moultrie (Ga.) Observer reported that Propst received a letter for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission that informed him of a one-year suspension for his conduct in the Class ...

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AHSAA announces Mark Jones as new Assistant Director

By Megan Miller, Editor MONTGOMERY – Jacksonville State University Director of Recreational Sports, Mark Jones, has been named Assistant Director of overseeing officials for the Alabama High School Athletic Association. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to accept this position with the AHSAA,” Jones said. “This is a dream job for me. Sports and officiating have been a substantial part of my entire ...

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UAB offers scholarships of Acfalle, Cash

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – A pair of Hewitt-Trussville football players picked up offers from UAB coach Bill Clark recently. Defensive back/athlete David Acfalle collected an offer from the Blazers and running back Grayson Cash also got an offer from UAB, each on Monday. The Blazers resume intercollegiate play in the fall of 2017 after the controversial decision to shut down the program after ...

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Hewitt-Trussville’s Igbinoghene earns All-American honors

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville track and football star Noah Igbinoghene finished second in the long jump at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., on June 19 to earn a silver medal and collect All-American honors. He jumped a 24-1 on his last jump to grab the silver. He finished 12th in the triple jump. Benjamin Knox also had a solid showing in the ...

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Jefferson State back in athletics with golf programs

By David Knox, Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM – After a five-year hiatus, Jefferson State Community College will get back in the swing of athletics with the resuming of men’s and women’s golf, beginning in the upcoming school year. The teams will begin this fall and compete in the Alabama Community College Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association. “We are very pleased to bring athletics back to ...

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