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Cougars open baseball season with split at Oak Mountain

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM – The Cougars have finally played a game, despite things not looking promising early in the day. Clay-Chalkville was scheduled to host [caption id="attachment_18606" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville shortstop Tyler Duke swings at a pitch in a game at Hewitt-Trussville last season.file photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Oak Mountain in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon, bu ...

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Lady Huskies soccer wins big, boys fall

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE – The cold was not enough to deter the Hewitt-Trussville soccer teams, as they were back in action Tuesday night. The Lady Huskies (7-2) won convincingly, beating Shades Valley 10-0 at the Trussville Civic Center. They were led by goals from Lauren Smith, Addie Hanchey, Bri Davis, McKenzie Plyman and Lauren Townley. Hewitt-Trussville’s boys team (2-4-1) took to the road, as the Hu ...

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Defnall’s pinch hit lifts Hewitt-Trussville over Moody

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE – Ethan Defnall was out in the bullpen, catching the next potential relief pitcher with the game in extra innings, when he was called back to the dugout. “I was a little bit nervous, but I had to get ready for whatever was coming,” he said. Head coach Jeff Mauldin called on his backup catcher to pinch hit with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, the ga ...

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Lady Huskies reach finals of Island Cup

By Kyle Parmley ORANGE BEACH – The Hewitt-Trussville soccer teams escaped the wintry weather of central Alabama and headed to the beach over the weekend to take part in the Island Cup, hosted by Gulf Shores High School. The Lady Huskies (6-2) had a great deal of success, posting a 3-1 record during the tournament. On Friday, they defeated Daphne 7-1 in the morning session, before shutting out Austin 5-0 in ...

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Pinson Valley sweeps Pleasant Grove on diamond

By Kyle Parmley PINSON – The weather finally cooperated. For just long enough. A day after dealing with icy weather and treacherous travel, temperatures rose into the upper 50s on Saturday afternoon. Pinson Valley took advantage, sweeping Pleasant Grove in the Indians’ first home set of the baseball season. The second game concluded at an opportune time, because a heavy rain shower moved into the area fewer ...

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Local baseball players talk about weather delays

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – With Mother Nature having her way with the opening week of baseball season, area players try to stay focused. Despite opening day being a distant memory, Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville have yet to throw their first official pitch of the season. Pinson Valley managed to squeeze in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Corner, which they split, but it took three attempts to f ...

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Fourth-graders complete undefeated season

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The fourth grade Huskies finished their Over the Mountain season undefeated by beating Mountain Brook in the championship game 36-32. [caption id="attachment_19886" align="alignleft" width="300"] Top row from left are Rubie Katie Simon, Abby Kate Monski, Katherine Flannery, Brooklyn Allison and Reagan Humphries. Bottom row from left are Landry Watson, Hannah Dorsett and Kenl ...

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Hewitt-Trussville soccer sweeps on cold night

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE -- On a frigid Tuesday night, Hewitt-Trussville soccer teams battled the conditions and knocked off a pair of visiting schools at the Trussville Civic Center. The Lady Huskies (2-1) started the evening by taking on Chelsea. They scored a couple goals in each half and cruised to the easy 4-0 victory. [caption id="attachment_4667" align="alignleft" width="154"] A Hewitt-Trussville H ...

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White to be first lacrosse signee from Hewitt-Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville lacrosse is still in its infant stages, but sending a player to the next level is a big step toward maturity. Senior Alex White will be the program’s first lacrosse player to sign an athletic scholarship, according to head coach Jamey Curlee. White is expected to sign with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and if she stays true to her commitment, she will ...

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Trussville golf course owner elected to hall of fame

Chris Rigdon wants young players to focus on integrity By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Chris Rigdon was so proud to be wearing that shirt in 1975. The shirt included a Birmingham Country Club logo on the left side, and wearing it provided him a little more pep in his step. Rigdon was allowed to wear that shirt because Jon Gustin, the head golf professional at Birmingham Country Club, hired him that year. A year ...

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