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Cougars fall in Steel City opener

By Erik Harris HOMEWOOD – Offense was hard to come by for No. 6 Clay-Chalkville in the opening round game of the Steel City Invitational on Friday night. The top-ranked team in Class 5A had a lot to do with the offensive woes. Ramsay coach Kelly Cheatham denied Cougar point guard Hasan Abdullah the ball on every inbound on his way to a 56-42 win. “We’re suppose to be on this stage, (Abdullah) is a big-time ...

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Former Hewitt player transferring from UAB

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A former Hewitt-Trussville football standout is transferring from UAB. Redshirt freshman linebacker Joseph Roberts said he will transfer to Jacksonville State. Roberts signed with UAB in February, the only high school player from the state of Alabama to sign as part of head coach Bill Clark’s first class. [caption id="attachment_11680" align="alignleft" width="139"] Joseph Robert ...

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Pinson council recognizes 2 football teams

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday recognized two Pinson Valley Youth Association championship football teams. The council officially recognized the 2014 Pinson Valley Youth Association 115-pound and 95-pound football teams. Both teams were winners of the Mid-State Youth Football Championship in their divisions. [caption id="attachment_18493" align="alignleft" width="300"] Some of ...

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Clay girls ascend in rankings, boys hold at No. 6

By Erik Harris CLAY -- The second addition of the Alabama Sports Writers Association top 10 basketball poll is out, and Clay-Chalkville is represented on the girls’ and boys’ side. After beating previous No. 2 Center Point on Friday and handling Pinson Valley on Tuesday, the Lady Cougars (12-2) jumped one spot up to No. 2 this week. The Lady Eagles slipped two spots to No. 4. [caption id="attachment_18469" ...

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Clay-Chalkville boys get back on track against Pinson Valley

By Erik Harris CLAY – After suffering an overtime loss in Class 6A, Area 12 play Friday at Center Point, sixth-ranked Clay-Chalkville rebounded nicely Tuesday night by downing Pinson Valley 73-54 at home. “We talked about bringing your own energy, not having to have a crazy crowd or a big environment to just go play and I thought we did a good job tonight,” said Clay-Chalkville head coach Jeremy Monceaux. [ ...

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Lady Cougars take control of Area 12

By Erik Harris CLAY – It’s only mid-December, but there’s no question that Class 6A, Area 12 is Clay-Chalkville’s to lose. The No. 3 Lady Cougars handled Pinson Valley, 48-36, at home Tuesday night to secure a 2-0 area record. With the loss, the Lady Indians drop to 0-2 in league action. Head coach Justin Haynie’s team had to find the win without their top player Kristian Hudson, who was ejected after a que ...

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Clay-Chalkville boys hoops team looks to ‘steel’ the show

By Erik Harris HOMEWOOD – It’s hard to steal the show after only one time around. Not even Nick Saban or Gus Malzahn could reign supreme in Year 2. Nevertheless, it’s hard to argue against the Steel City Invitational being the proverbial king of the hill when it comes to Alabama high school basketball tournaments, and it’s only on its second lap. Sixth-ranked Clay-Chalkville will partake in the second addit ...

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Hewitt-Trussville catcher makes college commitment

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville senior catcher has made his college commitment. Catcher Cyle Moore verbally committed to Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa on Sunday. Moore played in all 41 games for a Hewitt-Trussville team that posted a 31-10 record in 2014 and reached the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. [caption id="attachment_18409" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt ...

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Clay-Chalkville loses heartbreaker

By Erik Harris CENTER POINT – Sixth-ranked Clay-Chalkville struggled on the offensive end and lost an overtime heartbreaker to Area 12 rival Center Point, 51-46, on Friday night. Coach Jeremy Monceaux’s guys couldn’t find the bottom of the net early on the road and found themselves trailing 10-0 with 4:39 remaining in the first quarter. Guard Edward Leggett connected from behind the arc to knot the game at ...

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Lady Cougars hit the road, win area opener

By Erik Harris CENTER POINT – A fast start to the game resulted in a fast start to the Class 6A, Area 12 season for No. 3 Clay-Chalkville (11-2) on Friday night. The Lady Cougars let the Center Point (6-3) crowd back in the game after watching a large portion of the 21-point halftime lead disappear, but regrouped to take the game 48-37. The home team couldn’t have been colder through the first half of play, ...

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