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BREAKING: Clay-Chalkville hires Shawn Sutton as OC; Hood rejoins staff as defensive analyst

By David Knox Sports Editor CLAY -- Shawn Sutton, formerly an assistant head coach to Rush Propst at Colquitt County (Ga.) and offensive coordinator at Clay-Chalkville during Jerry Hood’s first two seasons at Clay, was approved this morning as the Cougars new offensive coordinator by the Jefferson County Board of Education. In perhaps an even more surprising move, head coach Drew Gilmer has hired Hood, the ...

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Hewitt, Clay open with baseball, soccer wins

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports The high school baseball season caught a break from the rain and was presented a perfect day on Monday as the prep season got underway. [caption id="attachment_42711" align="alignleft" width="300"] Carson Skipper[/caption] Hewitt-Trussville opened with a sweep of Bob Jones, defeating the Patriots 7-2 and 2-0 in a doubleheader. Carson Skipper started the opener and p ...

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Jones leads CCHS wrestlers to No. 3 in state, 3 Huskies win championships

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Clay-Chalkville’s Jack Jones repeated as the Class 6A 220-pound state champion in the state wrestling championships in Huntsville. Jones led the Cougars to a third-place finish in the state. A.J. Talton was the 195-pound runner-up and Kevin Bryant was fourth in the 183-pound class. Jordyn Johnson, an eighth-grader, finished fourth in the 132-pound class. Pinson Vall ...

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Cougars will open football season in Cam Newton classic; host Niceville, Fla.

By David Knox Sports Editor CLAY — Clay-Chalkville will open the 2018 football season against Griffin, Ga., in an invitation tripleheader sponsored by former Auburn great and NFL Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. [caption id="attachment_46051" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cam Newton[/caption] The C1N High School Showcase will take place Aug. 25 at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta. It will be an Alabama ...

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Season over for area basketball teams

By David Knox Sports Editor The basketball season is now over for area teams. Pinson Valley’s boys made a strong run into the Northeast Regionals, but fell to Parker 66-46 in the semifinals after blowing out Cullman 109-59 in the opener. Orion Morris led the Indians with 14 points and Colby Jones and Geordon Pollard scored 10 each. Pinson Valley finished 23-11. Center Point was bounced in the opener by Albe ...

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HTHS tennis teams open with wins

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Hewitt-Trussville Boys and Girls Tennis teams began the 2018 season with victories over Oxford on Friday. The Girls team opened the season by sweeping all singles and doubles matches to post a 9-0 win. The Boys team was ahead 4-1 when weather cancelled the rest of the match The teams will be busy this week. On February 13, the Huskies hosted Mortime ...

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Boys basketball falls in area tournament

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE - The Boys basketball team ended the 2017-2018 season with a 58-41 loss to Gadsden City in the opening round of the AHSAA Area Tournament. The Huskies finished the season with a 15-9 overall record. Hewitt finished regular season Area play with a 4-2 record and were awarded home court advantage for the Area Tournament after winning a coin flip with Grisso ...

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Lady Huskies take on Huffman Thursday in Jacksonville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Regular season area champions. Check. Area tournament champions. Check. The Girls Basketball team claimed the 2018 Area Tournament championship with a 67-59 win over Grissom Saturday night at Bryant Bank Arena. The Huskies are now in the Sweet 16 and will meet Huffman Thursday at Jacksonville State University. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 a.m. Hewitt needed a strong 4t ...

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St. Clair County standout receiver leaves team, appears headed to Hewitt-Trussville

By David Knox Sports Editor St. Clair County rising senior wide receiver Ja’Varrius Johnson has left the Fighting Saints football team and appears set to play for Hewitt-Trussville next season. St. Clair County head football coach Matt Glover confirmed the information to The Trussville Tribune on Monday. Johnson withdrew from SCCHS on Monday. A trainer at HTHS called a trainer at St. Clair County that day i ...

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Led by Bob Jones’ sectional title, local wrestlers headed to state

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports/AHSAA MONTGOMERY -- Vestavia Hills, Gardendale and Arab captured the AHSAA North Super Sectional wrestling titles at the Birmingham CrossPlex Bill Harris Arena on Saturday. Winning championships at the South Super Sectional held at Montgomery’s Garrett Coliseum were Thompson, Oxford and Cleburne County, respectively. [caption id="attachment_38614" align="alignleft" ...

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