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Hewitt adds 2 former college players as football coaches

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved two former Southeastern Conference football players as coaches on Josh Floyd’s staff. Rudy Griffin, a former University of Alabama defensive tackle, will coach Hewitt-Trussville’s defensive line. Caleb Perry, a former University of Arkansas offensive lineman, will coach Hewitt-Trussville’s offensive line and be the strengt ...

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Clay-Chalkville DL makes college commitment

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville rising senior defensive lineman LaDarius Harris has made his college decision. Harris on Monday committed to play at Southern Mississippi. [caption id="attachment_14691" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville rising senior defensive lineman LaDarius Harris (43) chases a Parker running back in May's spring game.file photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] He also held sch ...

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Pinson RB Nick Gibson makes his college choice

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley senior running back Nick Gibson has made his college choice. Gibson on Friday pledged to Mississippi State, choosing the Bulldogs over Alabama. After practice earlier this month, Gibson said he’d likely choose between Mississippi State and Alabama for his college destination. [caption id="attachment_14469" align="alignleft" width="200"] Pinson Valley rising senior runni ...

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Clay-Chalkville PG picks up scholarship offer

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville rising senior point guard Hasan Abdullah has picked up his second scholarship offer. Abdullah was offered earlier this week by Alabama A&M. He already holds a scholarship offer from Samford. [caption id="attachment_10300" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalkville rising senior point guard Hasan Abdullahfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Abdullah last year atte ...

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AHSAA launches mobile app

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association now has its own free mobile app, which was made available for download Friday morning in the Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play Stores online. The AHSAA has partnered with American-owned-and-operated School Apps Fast, a division of FastAPPZ, which specializes in developing mobile apps for schools and educational organizations ac ...

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6 area athletes head to Montgomery for All-Star Sports Week

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Six area athletes will head to Montgomery next week for the 18th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week. Two area baseball players were named to the North All-Star team. Clay-Chalkville rising senior pitcher Matthew Calvert and Hewitt-Trussville rising senior shortstop Carter Pharis were named to the team. The North-South All-Star game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 in Montgomery ...

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Flag football game to benefit Clay-Chalkville grad

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A flag football game scheduled for Saturday, July 19 will benefit a Clay-Chalkville High School graduate with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. The tournament will benefit the impending treatment and surgery for 2011 graduate Trey Belvin. [caption id="attachment_14012" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cougar Stadium at Clay-Chalkville High Schoolfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The ...

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Sarah Patterson steps down at Alabama

By Scott Buttram TUSCALOOSA -- The Crimson Tide's legendary gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson has resigned, citing health concerns. Patterson will undergo double knee replacement, she said in an open letter posted on the university website. [caption id="attachment_14541" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sarah Patterson, pictured with her husband and assistant coach David, resigns after winning six national cha ...

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Hewitt grad becomes youngest OC in Tennessee

By Gary Lloyd CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Hewitt-Trussville football player and coach has become the youngest high school offensive coordinator in Tennessee, according to Oak Mountain head football coach Cris Bell. Bell said J.J. Roupe, who coached football and baseball at Hewitt-Trussville and Oak Mountain, was recently named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Northwest High School in C ...

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Former Clay RB starts foundation

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Former Clay-Chalkville running back and current Carolina Panther Darrin Reaves has started a foundation. Reaves announced the Darrin Reaves Foundation on Twitter last Monday. The foundation can be followed on Twitter @TheDRFoundation. [caption id="attachment_11103" align="alignleft" width="300"] Darrin Reavesphoto courtesy of UAB Athletics Media Relations[/caption] “We aim to create op ...

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