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Gaining the gold: 86-year-old wins gold at Senior Olympics

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – A few days a week Richard Lawson, 86, goes down to the Racquet Club at the Trussville Sports Complex and plays until he’s soaked to the bone in sweat and feeling more than a little tired. But that goes with the territory if you’ve been playing for as long as he has, especially if you’re a senior Olympic gold medalist. [caption id="attachment_41386" align="align ...

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All-State baseball: Skipper named to first team

From Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama Sports Writer's Association announced the selections for the All-State baseball team this week. Hewitt-Trussville ace pitcher Carson Skipper was named to the Class 7A first team. Clay-Chalkville had an honorable mention with Blake Petty. CLASS 7A Player of the year Bubba Thompson, McGill-Toolen Pitcher of the year Brock Guffey, Hoover Hitter of ...

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All-State softball: Springville’s Swaney is pitcher of the year

From Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama Sports Writer's Association announced the selections for the softball All-State teams this week. Springville, who won the Class 5A state championship had two players selected, including pitcher Abby Swaney. Moody added three players to the Class 5A team. No other local players were selected. Class 7A Player of the year Mary Katherine Tedder, Sp ...

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Charges against former Alabama player dropped in domestic abuse case

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Charges of domestic abuse against former Alabama football player Trent Richardson have been dropped according to a report by AL.com. [caption id="attachment_40980" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo from AL.com.[/caption] The former running back was arrested by Hoover Police on Feb. 16 following an argument between him and his ex-girlfriend Sevina Fatu. Although he wa ...

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Making sense of the NCAA’s new football early-signing period

By David Knox Sports Editor If college coaches and high school coaches have mixed feelings about the recently approved early-signing period for college recruits, you can guess fans are too. Of course, Alabama coach Nick Saban has an opinion, which he’s been sharing since the idea was first broached. He doesn’t like it much. [caption id="attachment_28357" align="alignleft" width="300"] Zac Thomas sporting hi ...

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Clay-Chalkville to hire PV assistant football, wrestling coach

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY -- Gene Richardson, a veteran football and head wrestling coach at Pinson Valley High, is set to be hired by Clay-Chalkville. Clay-Chalkville head football coach Drew Gilmer confirmed the news Monday. "Yep, we're going to hire him to coach our linebackers and as the head wrestling coach and we're lucky to get him," Gilmer said. Richardson won't be officially approv ...

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Hewitt-Trussville receiver hauls in first SEC offer

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville's dynamic Class of 2020 wide receiver Dazalin Worsham is collecting college offers by the day, it seems. Monday was no different when his first SEC offer came via Ole Miss. The Rebels join a host of Group of 5 conference schools, including UAB, Southern Miss and Troy. Jacksonville State extended their offer first. During the Huskies' spri ...

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4-star safety announces transfer to Hewitt-Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Yet another metro Birmingham football player is transferring to Hewitt-Trussville High School, according to a social media post from Pleasant Grove's Myles Mason. [caption id="attachment_40878" align="alignleft" width="300"] Myles Mason to transfer to Hewitt-Trussville. Photo via Twitter.[/caption] "I am humbled to announce that my senior year will be c ...

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Huskies reloading after solid spring practices

By David Knox Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE -- No Connor Adair dicing up defenses at quarterback, no Grayson Cash as a multi-threat receiver and rusher, no spectacular Noah Igbinoghene moments catching the ball and running away from defenders. Lots of holes to fill for Josh Floyd and the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies as spring football practice wrapped up. At least it seemed that way. [caption id="attachment_40502" ...

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Cougars Roll: CCHS impressive in spring game at Gadsden City

By David Knox Sports Editor GADSDEN – It was only a spring game, but Clay-Chalkville looked to be in midseason form Friday night. The Cougars dominated host Gadsden City in every way possible as coach Drew Gilmer’s first spring as Clay-Chalkville’s head coach wound up. The Cougars won a three-segmented first half by a count of 37-13 and then took care of business in a second half of more-recognizable live s ...

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