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Mortimer Jordan sweeps Pinson Valley out of playoffs

By Erik Harris For The Tribune KIMBERLY -- For the second year in a row Pinson Valley found itself in Kimberly for a playoff series against Mortimer Jordan, and for the second year in a row there was a Friday-night sweep, but this time instead of celebrating his team’s survival down the first base line, coach Shane Chappell delivered his closing statements to this year’s senior class. The Indians dropped a ...

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AHSAA shakes up regional hoops playoffs

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control earlier this week approved a change in basketball championship play for the coming school year. The board voted to change the current regional basketball playoff schedule from a one-week tournament to one that would be played in parts of two weeks beginning with the 2014-15 season. The new format became necessa ...

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AHSAA adds bowling as championship sport

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control earlier this week voted to add bowling as a championship sport beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Bowling will be a winter sport. Bowling was approved as an emerging sport for the 2014-2015 school year. School officials at Hewitt-Trussville, Clay-Chalkville and Pinson Valley all said their schools have i ...

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Clay-Chalkville names new girls hoops coach

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville High School has named its next varsity girls basketball coach. Justin Haynie takes over for Courtney Payne, who resigned earlier this month after one season. Haynie has been the team’s assistant coach the last three seasons. Before that, he coached the Clay-Chalkville varsity boys two years, the junior varsity one year and the freshman boys one year. “I am really excite ...

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Clay-Chalkville mourns death of football player; vigil tonight

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Teachers at Clay-Chalkville High School sometimes email head football coach Jerry Hood, to tell him what a great job certain players are doing in class. Hood during the last football season got one of those emails, praising junior Mekail Evans, the teacher explaining that the 5-foot-9, 195-pound inside linebacker who wore No. 30 on his jersey was a pleasure to teach. Hood said Evans pr ...

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Hudson named to North-South All-Star team

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville junior guard Kristian Hudson has been named to the 2014 North-South Basketball All-Star squad for the 18th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week competition, scheduled for July 21-25 in Montgomery. Hudson is the only area player to make the North girls team. No area boys players made the North team. [caption id="attachment_10059" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalkv ...

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Huskies climb to No. 5 in final baseball poll

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity baseball team is ranked the highest it has been all season as the playoffs begin Friday. The Huskies are ranked No. 5 in Class 6A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings. The top four teams, in order, are Pelham, Thompson, Hoover and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. The rest of the top 10 includes Huntsville, Spain Park, Alma Bryant, Oxford a ...

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Hewitt-Trussville begins playoffs with Vestavia Hills

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It’s playoff time again. The Hewitt-Trussville baseball team will host Class 6A, Area 11 runner-up Vestavia Hills on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Phil English Field for the first round of the state playoffs. A third game, if necessary, will be Saturday. [caption id="attachment_12951" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville senior pitcher throws a pitch against Vesta ...

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Hewitt-Trussville posts 3-1 weekend record at Shelby County Showdown

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity softball team posted a 3-1 record over the weekend at the Shelby County Showdown. The Lady Huskies lost 5-2 on Friday to Class 6A No. 1 Sparkman 5-2. Hewitt-Trussville then beat Robertsdale 6-5, defeated Class 5A No. 10 Athens 10-1 and trounced Class 4A No. 6 West Blocton 15-0. [caption id="attachment_12055" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt- ...

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HTMS softball wins Metro Championship

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School softball team last week beat Thompson 8-1 to win the Metro Championship. Hayden Neugent was named the most valuable player. Hannah Borden and Kaitlyn McDaniel were named to the all-tournament team. [caption id="attachment_12928" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School softball teamphoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville A ...

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