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Cougars host Florence in tough season-opener

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – The post-Piggy-T era begins and it starts with a visit from the Florence Falcons. Willie Miller gets his shot at quarterback, and the sophomore brings a lot of promise. But 18 starters are gone, including wide receiver T.J . Simmons and others now playing on Saturdays. Miller has had some good moments during the spring and summer, and hopes are high he will become another ...

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Huskies hunting for season-opening road win in Nashville

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Noah Igbinoghene, Hewitt-Trussville’s star jumper and sprinter, won’t be the only track athlete on the field Friday night at Tommy Owen Stadium in Nashville. Montgomery Bell Academy’s Ty Chandler runs for the Big Red track team. Chandler mostly runs relays, and he’s not the AAU champ that Igbinoghene is. But Chandler, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back, is also a f ...

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Girl just wants to get her kicks in

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – It’s not all that uncommon for a high school soccer player to ask the football coach for the chance to kick for the football team. So that’s what the Clay-Chalkville senior who will wear No. 59 this season did. “She just asked could she kick for the football team,” Cougars coach Jerry Hood said. Come again? She? “When I first told my mom,” Marjory Chacon Ottaviani said, “ ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Alex Johnson commits to Alabama A&M

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – Clay-Chalkville girls basketball player Alex Johnson committed to play her college ball at Alabama A&M University. [caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] The 6-1 senior also had an offer from North Alabama, but she went with the Division I Lady Bulldogs of the Southw ...

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Lady Huskies’ volleyball team hits court for practice

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Practice for high school volleyball officially began Aug. 1 for the Hewitt-Trussville Lady Huskies. Coach Katie Riggins welcomed back four seniors from a team that went 8-20 in the very difficult Class 7A, Region 4. State champion Mountain Brook, Spain Park and Vestavia Hills were the other schools in the region. This season, realignment has moved the Lady Huskies i ...

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Clay-Chalkville golfer signs with Jefferson State

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY -- Rylee Sue Beck, a 2016 graduate of Clay-Chalkville, has become one of the first members of the newly established golf program at Jefferson State Community College. “So excited for this next chapter in my life at Jefferson State,” Beck posted on her Twitter account. Jeff State is starting both a men’s and women’s team at the two-year school with play beginnin ...

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Huskies, Cougars and Indians offer sneak preview this weekend

By David Knox, Sports Editor The high school football season gets underway for real a week from Friday. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get a sneak peek at our local heroes – and some of the younger ones who’ll hopefully be making big plays, and mamas and daddies proud, a few hundred Friday nights down the road. [caption id="attachment_33674" align="alignleft" width="168"] Former Hewitt-Trussville standout J ...

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Clay-Chalkville graduate signs on to be Lady Tiger

By Amalia Kortright, For the Tribune CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville High School graduate Jasmine Battle has recently been recruited for the Lady Tigers Basketball Team at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa. Battle, who graduated last May, originally planned to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the fall and decided to attend Stillman after their assistant coach reached out to her. [caption id="attachmen ...

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Ivey picked to restart Southeastern Bible College basketball programs

By David Knox, Sports Editor Southeastern Bible College, the non-denominational private school now located in North Shelby County, will be bringing back intercollegiate basketball. SEBC President Alexander Granados has selected longtime coach Bill Ivey as director of athletics and head basketball coach for the Sabers, with the teams set to begin competition in 2017-18. SEBC had a program over the years sinc ...

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Fall softball registration continues until Saturday

From staff reports Registration for Trussville Red Storm Fall Softball for girls ages 3-15 sponsored by Trussville Park and Recreation continues through this Saturday, Aug. 13. Register online at TrussvilleSoftball.org or at Academy Sports on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $100 per player for ages 6U-15U and includes jersey. Cost is $50 for Tots (ages 3-4). For a second child ages 6U-15U only is $50. ...

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