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Big changes come for Pinson youth sports

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON – Pinson Valley Youth Association is no more, and in its place is the Pinson Youth Sports Complex. The council voted to terminate the lease of the ball fields to PVYA and run the program directly. The Council assumed roughly $10,000 worth of unpaid debt from the organization, but they also gained assets of a similar or greater value, mayor Hoyt Sanders said. These assets include bleac ...

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Trussville 12U ends season as Metro champions

From staff reports Trussville Baseball continued to gather more hardware over the summer, as the 12U Huskies finished off an impressive season (44-7) with a Metro Championship. The Huskies won the Metro Championship on Father’s Day by defeating the Trussville Big Dawgs 14-2.   [caption id="attachment_23017" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kneeling: Edward Bowlin, Stone Owens, Tanner Sisson, Noah Jones a ...

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Hewitt baseball player selected to represent state

TRUSSVILLE -- It starts the same way most things start – with a step.   Hewitt-Trussville’s Keegan Morrow can be a nightmare for opposing teams. Huskies’ varsity baseball coach Jeff Mauldin said Morrow will do anything to get on base. Once on base, it doesn’t take him long to score with his speed – Morrow runs a 6.7 60-yard dash.   “He will force teams to make errors and when he gets on base, he’s ...

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Trussville 13U team wins 14U tournament

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – A 10-0 thumping of the Birmingham Blazers did it for the Husky 13U club team. The victory marked the end of the season with a USA Playmakers 14U Tournament championship last weekend at Phil English Field. [caption id="attachment_22959" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row: Evan Kirk, Luke Aaron, Kerrigan Edmondson, Kahlin Drake and Keith Lanum.Back row: Coach Michael Bore ...

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Small wager sparks championship run

From staff reports All it took was some motivational words from head coach Jonathan Smith to awaken Trussville’s 6U American League roster. [caption id="attachment_22919" align="alignleft" width="224"] Trussville 6U American League coach Jonathan Smith. submitted photo[/caption] With a 15-8 score shining from the scoreboard, Smith spoke to his team prior to its third plate appearance. His speech ended with ...

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City parts ways with Pinson Valley Youth Association

By Lee Weyhrich Two new committees have been formed to provide oversight of two programs that benefit Pinson residents. The Pinson City Council voted to take over the management of Pinson youth sports and to form a farmer's market steering committee. The steering committee would be in charge of seeing that all state and local rules are enforces, and would also recommend and oversee the market manager. [capt ...

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Trussville 6U swings ‘hot’ bats in Metro Tourney

  From staff reports An offensive night ended with a sure glove for the Trussville 6U Nationals. Trussville pitcher Kent Wingard stabbed a line drive for the third out of the final frame, sending the Huskies home with a 16-15 win over the Helena 6U Nationals in the championship game of the Metro 6U Tournament. However, Tuesday night’s win was about offense; lots and lots of offense. 13 runs crossed in ...

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Trussville 7U wins ‘most watched game in Metro history’

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – The Trussville 7U American All-Star team overcame a slow start and a No. 7 seed in pool play to win the 7U Metro Baseball Championship on Monday at Oak Mountain Baseball’s Heardmont Park. The Huskies downed Hoover’s Shades Mountain All-Stars in the title game by a count of 15-5, sending the 7U Metro crown back down I-459. Trussville was propelled by an 11-run lead that was bu ...

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Pinson Valley coach expects big things from upcoming junior

By Erik Harris PINSON – With the 2015 baseball season falling farther into the past, Pinson Valley head coach Shane Chappell says goodbye to departing seniors and looks at what will be returning next year. Although Chappell says farewell to the first three bats in his 2015 order – Baker Hodge, Destin Davidson and Hunter Davidson – he’s optimistic about what could become of one particular underclassman. Blak ...

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Jefferson County coaches could see pay raises

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – According to a source, over 40 coaches will be on hand at an upcoming JefCoEd board meeting. These Jefferson County coaches find particular interest in the topic of pay raises. It’s believed that the board will be voting on whether or not to extend salary increases to its coaches. If passed, the upgrade in pay would be a first for Jefferson County coaches in 12 years, said ...

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