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Clay-Chalkville lineman named Scholar-Athlete of Week

From staff reports CLAY -- This week’s Tribune Sports Live Hunt Brothers Pizza/Deerfoot Shell Scholar-Athlete of the Week was Clay-Chalkville junior Cole Garrison. An offensive lineman, Garrison carries a 4.25 grade-point average and has scored a 32 on the ACT. [caption id="attachment_16776" align="alignleft" width="194"] Cole Garrisonsubmitted photo[/caption] In April, Garrison was named a 2014 Superintend ...

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HTHS volleyball player Scholar-Athlete of the Week

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Last week’s Tribune Sports Live “Scholar-Athlete of the Week” sponsored by Hunt Brothers Pizza/Deerfoot Parkway Shell was Meagan Edwards. [caption id="attachment_16637" align="alignleft" width="243"] Meagan Edwardssubmitted photo[/caption] Edwards is a junior setter and co-captain of the Hewitt-Trussville volleyball team. She is a National Honor Society member with a 3.8 GPA ...

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Harris named Tribune sports editor

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Erik Harris has been named sports editor at The Trussville Tribune. A 2007 Gardendale High School graduate, Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in May 2012. Harris has worked as a freelance writer around Birmingham since he graduated from college, spending much of his time covering high school sports for The Trussville Tribune. [c ...

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Clay-Chalkville PG makes college commitment

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Hasan Abdullah will get to wear the Clay-Chalkville colors at the next level -- navy. The senior point guard on Monday verbally committed to play his college basketball at Navy, choosing the Midshipmen over scholarship offers from Samford, Alabama A&M and Texas-Pan American. Abdullah took an official visit to Navy last weekend with his parents. He then weighed out the pros and cons ...

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Former Cougar stars against Alabama A&M for UAB

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Former Clay-Chalkville standout running back D.J. Vinson rushed for 106 yards and five touchdowns in UAB’s 41-14 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday. The 5-foot-10, 202-pound senior is in his fifth season at UAB, but this is only the second season he's been on the field. Vinson, who was a wide receiver until this season, injured his knee in 2010 and missed the season, caught 12 ...

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2 former area offensive linemen play against Michigan State Friday

By Gary Lloyd JACKSONVILLE -- Two former standout high school offensive linemen will be playing together against one of the premier Big Ten teams Friday when Jacksonville State travels to take on Michigan State. Adam Wright, a Clay-Chalkville product, is a redshirt junior right guard for Jacksonville State. Casey Dunn, a Hewitt-Trussville product, is a sophomore left guard for the Gamecocks. [caption id="at ...

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Clay golfer commits to Wallace State

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville senior golfer Dalton O’Rear recently committed to Wallace State Community College. A first-team all-county selection as a junior, O’Rear has played golf all three years of high school and will again in the spring as a senior. Last season, O’Rear carded a 74 in the Class 6A, Section 4 tournament and placed third individually in the Jefferson County Tournament. O’Rear car ...

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5 former Pinson athletes now at Faulkner

For The Tribune PINSON -- Five former Pinson Valley High School athletes are now at Faulkner University in Montgomery. Elijah Bibbs will be playing football for Faulkner. [caption id="attachment_15422" align="alignleft" width="300"] The five former Pinson Valley High School athletes at Faulkner Universitysubmitted photo[/caption] Zac Ray, Robert St. John, Levi Miller and Cody Doughtery will be playing baseb ...

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Volleyball, cross country seasons begin next week

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The volleyball and cross country seasons begin next week for Hewitt-Trussville. The Hewitt-Trussville varsity volleyball team opens its 2014 season on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Springville at 6 p.m. The Lady Huskies play their first home match Wednesday, Sept. 3 against Walker at 6 p.m. The girls host Clay-Chalkville on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. [caption id="attachment_4667" align= ...

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Former Clay-Chalkville standout Quinton Dial starts foundation

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Former Clay-Chalkville and University of Alabama football player Quinton Dial has started a foundation for kids. QD’s Kids’ mission is “to show love and support to underprivileged kids today so they will have the best opportunity to be our leaders of tomorrow,” according to www.qdkids.org. [caption id="attachment_6915" align="alignleft" width="300"] Quinton Dialphoto courtesy of www.49 ...

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