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Springville finishes regular season strong: defeats Hayden 61-35

PHOTO CREDIT: Nannette Crocker Hill/contributed By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor HAYDEN — Springville boys' basketball finished their regular season with a 61-35 win over Hayden on Thursday. Senior Chase Isbell led the Tigers with 17 points and also did his part on the rebounding end by adding eight rebounds with five being offensive rebounds. Senior guard Cameron Bonner dropped 11 points along with seven r ...

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Huskies track performs well at indoor Last Chance Invitational

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM— Hewitt-Trussville boys and girls track finished in the top part of the overall team standings at the Last Chance Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex. The boys finished in fourth place out of the 81 high school teams that were represented, while the girls finished 13th out of 68 girls teams that competed. There were impressive individual performances that con ...

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AHSAA state bowling championships day one: Husky boys claim top spot heading to day two

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor PELHAM— Day one for the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies boys and girls team had exciting results in the Alabama High School Athletic Association bowling championships in Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham. The boys team finished as the number one seed with a total score of 2,855 points. Two of the top five individual leaders for all competitors came from the Huskies. Cole McCarty finish ...

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Huskies’ bowling headed to state championships

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE — Both boys and girls bowling teams for Hewitt-Trussville qualified for the state championship, which will be held  at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham on Jan. 24 and 25. On Thursday, all 16 teams will bowl to determine seeding, and the following day the teams will compete in head to head matches to advance through the bracket. At the AHSAA North Regionals,  the boys  ...

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Boys’ Basketball: Pinson Valley defense too much for the Cougars, Indians defeat Clay 74-56

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor CLAY — The Clay-Chalkville boys' basketball finished senior night on the losing side of the scoreboard as the Cougars fell short to Pinson Valley 74-56. The first quarter was tight and the Indians took a 16-12 lead into the start of the second quarter. Pinson Valley was just getting warmed up. The second quarter was all Indians as their full-court pressure intensified and st ...

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Springville boys’ basketball: Head Coach Jeff Smith on 500 wins and 2019 success

Photo credits: Tim Bromley/ Springville Damian Mitchell Sports Editor SPRINGVILLE— The 2019 Springville Tigers boys' basketball 57-36 victory over Pell City on Jan. 18 not only gave the 19-2 Tigers another win, but also gave Head Coach Jeff Smith his 500th career win. "I just feel so blessed to have reached that mark," he said. Smith did not take all the credit for this great accomplishment and recognized t ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Willie Miller and Brock Bethea announce college commitments

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor CLAY — Clay-Chalkville quarterback Willie Miller and offensive lineman Brock Bethea announced their college commitments to continue their football playing days. Miller, three-year starting quarterback  for the Cougars, announced that he has committed to Tennesee Tech University. He finished his career with a 30-9 record and helped the Cougars land a spot in back-to-back play ...

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Pinson Valley boys’ basketball takes number 1 ranking, defeats Center Point 80-59

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor CENTER POINT— The Pinson Valley boys' basketball team stands as the new number one team in class 6A, and in their first game at the top, they did not disappoint, with a dominant 80-59 win over Center Point. The Indians were the number two team in class 6A, but took the top spot in the Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings that were released on Jan. 17. Carver-Montgomer ...

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Huskies’ Coach Jeff Schrupp wins Assistant Coach of the Year

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE— Huskies' Assistant Baseball Coach Jeff Schrupp was selected as the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year. The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association selects Head Coach of the Year for each classification in the state,but the assistant coach selection covers all classifications. "It is a huge honor," Schrupp said. "Out of all of the great ...

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