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Hewitt-Trussville AD submits resignation

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – According to multiple sources, Trussville City Schools’ athletics director Karen Johns is expected to step away from her duties with the program. According to those sources, Johns sent her resignation letter via email. [caption id="attachment_14900" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen Johnsphoto courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/caption] Johns, who has directed athletics in T ...

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Volleyball: Clay-Chalkville launches season with road win

By Erik Harris PINSON – There was no time for a tune-up game. Both Clay-Chalkville and Pinson Valley awoke from a long offseason, rolled out of bed and dug straight into Class 6A, Area 12 play. The Cougars (1-0) had no problem handling the early start, as they swept their hosts three games to none in Mike Dutton Gymnasium. The defending Jefferson County champions beat Pinson Valley (0-1) 25-13, 25-7 and 25- ...

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Hewitt-Trussville opens volleyball season at home

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – The Hewitt-Trussville volleyball team begins its 2015 campaign with a non-area clash this evening in Bryant Bank Arena. [caption id="attachment_24479" align="alignleft" width="300"] Standing from left to right: Karen Riggins, Kaitlin McDaniel, Anna V. Fagan, Josie Lyster, Rhianna Tyldesley, Megan Edwards, Charyse Swann. Kneeling: Trinity Roper, Jordan Somers, Brianna Hampton, Kat ...

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Clay-Chalkville readies for 2015 volleyball season

By Erik Harris CLAY – Under the direction of head coach Natasha Brown, the Clay-Chalkville volleyball team has its sights set on defending the Class 6A, Area 12 championship this year, and it all starts tonight at Pinson Valley. Brown and her 11-girl roster will get the season started in Mike Dutton Gymnasium for a crucial area test with the Indians. The varsity match is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. "I am s ...

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Local sluggers honored at CCCM

By Erik Harris CLAY – The Clay City Council honored an area all-star team at this week’s council meeting. [caption id="attachment_24207" align="alignleft" width="300"] A local baseball team getting recognized for its efforts over the summer months. submitted photo[/caption] Clay’s eight-and-up baseball team made an appearance at Monday’s meeting following a strong summer that saw the guys finish on top of t ...

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Softball: Birmingham Blitz places 3rd in national tournament

From Trussville Tribune staff reports PIGEON FORGE, TENN. – The ’04 Birmingham Blitz softball team traveled to Tennessee for the SEAA World Series and came away with a third-place finish. The 22-team tournament was held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and featured teams from across the country. Despite the vast competition, the girls played well throughout to become one of the final two teams to go without a loss in ...

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Pinson fall baseball and softball registration underway

PINSON -- The Pinson Valley Youth Association will be available for fall baseball and softball sign ups each of the next three Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pinson Valley Ball Park, located at 7540 Faucett Cutoff Rd. Pinson. The registration fee is $70 for softball and $75 for baseball. For more information on softball, contact Selinda Newsom at 205-356-3073. For more information on baseball, c ...

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College Football: Alabama, Auburn rank in coaches poll

By Erik Harris Another mile marker has been passed on the road to college football kickoff. Coaches from across the country have spoken and revealed both Alabama and Auburn as top 10 teams heading into the 2015 season. On Thursday morning USA Today revealed its preseason coaches poll, which listed the Crimson Tide as the nation’s No. 3 team and the Tigers No. 7. [caption id="attachment_23755" align="alignle ...

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Husky infielder commits to UAB

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville infielder and rising senior Tyler Tolbert has committed to UAB. Tolbert visited with Blazers head coach Brian Shoop Monday morning and informed him of his intent to sign with the school following his final year on the prep level. [caption id="attachment_19767" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville junior second baseman Tyler Tolbert swings at a pitch ...

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NPF softball championship comes to Birmingham, represents hope for young athletes

By Erik Harris Hoover – For too many years great softball players had no stage to take, no spotlight to own, no crowd to dazzle. At least not after their college careers were over. But thanks to the NPF (National Pro Fastpitch), those college stars now have an opportunity to take their game to the professional level, and locals will have an opportunity to see them in action this summer. The National Pro Fas ...

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