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Coin flip declares girls’ area tournament location

By Erik Harris CENTER POINT – The teams couldn’t make up their minds on the floor so a coin was asked to decide if the Class 6A, Area 12 girls basketball tournament would be played at Clay-Chalkville or Center Point. It was flipped Monday morning and it chose Center Point. According to Lady Cougars’ head coach Justin Haynie, the tournament will tip next Wednesday night at 6 when his girls square off against ...

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HTMS charity basketball game Feb. 3

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The tenth annual charity basketball game at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School will be Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s gym. The event is a school-wide activity that includes all the school’s basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team, athletes from other sports, band, choir and ambassadors. [caption id="attachment_13054" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville ...

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Pinson hoops teams split with Pleasant Grove

By Kyle Parmley PINSON – Pinson Valley came out of the gates on fire, as the boys defeated Pleasant Grove 65-43 in a non-region matchup Saturday night at Mike Dutton Gymnasium. The Indians scored 19 points in the first 4:30 of the game and jumped out to a 21-8 lead after a quarter. The Indians cemented their strong first half with a big third quarter as well, outscoring the Spartans by 13 in the period. Cor ...

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Cougars dominate in JeffCo Tournament finals

By Erik Harris ADAMSVILLE – There was a trophy to be won Friday night at Minor High School, and Clay-Chalkville (18-8) made certain that everyone knew it was theirs from the opening tip. Defense fueled the Cougars to a 61-38 drubbing of Shades Valley in the championship game of the Jefferson County Large Schools Basketball Tournament. Clay-Chalkville got its hands on seven steals, three of them going to the ...

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Mountain Brook swarms Hewitt-Trussville with defense

By Kyle Parmley MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Hewitt-Trussville had no answer for Class 7A third-ranked Mountain Brook’s full-court press defense, as the Spartans downed the Huskies 71-34 on Friday at Spartan Arena, in the final Area 6 game of the regular season for both teams. The Spartans blitzed the Huskies with a 9-0 run and a swarming defense to start the game, and never allowed Hewitt-Trussville to get close in a ...

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Lady Huskies unable to break Mountain Brook’s press

By Kyle Parmley MOUNTAIN BROOK -- The Lady Huskies played a solid first half, but were unable to overcome a 19-point third quarter from Mountain Brook, as they fell 53-38 in their final Class 7A, Area 6 contest of the season on Friday night at Spartan Arena. Mountain Brook employed a press for the majority of the evening, one that wore Hewitt-Trussville down in the latter stages of the game. “We were tired. ...

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Moore, Jackson sign for Hewitt-Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Two Hewitt-Trussville senior baseball players signed baseball scholarships Thursday night in the school’s cafeteria. Catcher Cyle Moore signed with Shelton State Community College and outfielder Quin Jackson signed with Lawson State Community College. “I think both kids are right where they need to be,” said Hewitt-Trussville head coach Jeff Mauldin. “They’re going to programs th ...

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HTMS takes 3 of 4 from CCMS in final regular season games

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE -- The school bell usually means that class is dismissed for the day. On Thursday, it meant more than that. Beginning shortly after the conclusion of the school day, the Paws and Claws rivalry between Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville was renewed. This time, middle school basketball was the platform. All four middle school teams faced off during the day, with Hewitt-Trussville ...

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2 from Hewitt-Trussville sign softball scholarships

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- A pair of Hewitt-Trussville seniors recently signed softball scholarships to Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. Catcher Taylor Beshears and outfielder Amber Hammonds inked their names to the Lady Lions. Beshears was originally committed to the University of Arkansas, but eventually saw Wallace State as a better fit academically and athletically. [caption id="attachme ...

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Cougars slip in this week’s basketball poll

By Erik Harris CLAY – With an overall record of 16-8, Clay-Chalkville has fallen out of the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A boys’ basketball poll. The Lady Cougars (19-5) fell to No. 4 in this week’s rankings. A strong outing by Austin at the MLK Classic Tournament jumped the Lady Black Bears two spots over previously third-ranked Clay-Chalkville and second-ranked Center Point. No. 2 Austin (18- ...

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