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4 baseball players named to All-Region list

By Kyle Parmley CLAY – Four local baseball players were honored by Perfect Game USA, as the organization announced its annual preseason All-American and All-Region teams Tuesday. Perfect Game USA released a national first-, second- and third-team list, each comprised of 50 players each, to go along with an extensive honorable mention selection. There are also 10 specific regions with a first and second team ...

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Hudson garners MVP honors in All-Star game 

By Erik Harris MONTGOMERY -- Clay-Chalkville senior point guard Kristian Hudson said on March 6 that she liked Alabama’s chances to take back the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game series. Two weeks later, she stood at half court on Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome floor holding the game’s MVP award. Her 23 points, five assists and three steals helped Alabama to a 93-87 win, which gave it a 13- ...

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Indians bat around in final inning to beat Gardendale

By Kyle Parmley PINSON – Nine batters. Five walks. Two hit batters. Two strikeouts. A balk. No balls put in play. Four runs. A walk-off victory. Those are the numbers from Pinson Valley’s half of the seventh inning Monday night. Trailing 3-0, the Indians batted around in the final frame and Rudd Mauldin walked to bring home the winning run in their 4-3 victory over visiting Gardendale. Jacob Hallmark silenc ...

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Local baseball teams put together perfect weekend

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE – The local high school baseball teams put together a perfect 6-0 record in weekend action. Class 7A top-ranked Hewitt-Trussville (14-1) increased its winning streak to 10 games with a sweep of visiting Briarwood Christian on Saturday. The Huskies got some walk-off magic in the first game of the day, scoring a run in the [caption id="attachment_12880" align="alignleft" width="200" ...

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Lady Huskies’ soccer team tops rankings for first time

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville continues to claim its spot at the top of the Class 7A rankings across multiple sports. This week, the girls’ soccer team threw its hat into the ring along with the top-ranked Husky baseball and softball teams, topping the polls for the first time in school history. Last week’s No. 3 ranking for the Lady Huskies was a program best. “This is simply a reward for ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Hudson, Abdullah earn All-State honors

By Erik Harris CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville basketball program has landed two players on the 2015 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State team. Representing the Lady Cougars as a first-team All-State selection is senior point guard Kristian Hudson. Boys’ point guard Hasan Abdullah was selected to the Class 6A second team. [caption id="attachment_10233" align="alignright" width="200"] Clay-Chalk ...

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Softball: Hewitt-Trussville 14, Gardendale 3

By Erik Harris GARDENDALE – A big offensive night led No. 1 Hewitt-Trussville to a 14-3 win at Class 6A Gardendale on Thursday night. “With coach (Karen) Johns coming in, we knew she would relax us and we’re doing really good being No. 1 in the state right now,” said Hewitt-Trussville senior catcher Taylor Beshears. The game was one pitch away from an early fifth inning conclusion, but Lady Rockets’ catcher ...

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Lacrosse: Hewitt-Trussville downs Vestavia Hills for first time

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Both Hewitt-Trussville lacrosse teams notched big wins over Vestavia Hills on Wednesday night. According to Hewitt-Trussville coach Kris Knisely, Vestavia Hills is the lacrosse mecca in Birmingham. The Lady Huskies finished things up with an 11-10 win over No. 3 Vestavia Hills in a game that came down to the final second. “This win is a monumental win for our program,” said Hewit ...

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Hewitt-Trussville basketball coach Mike Dutton resigns

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools is searching for a new varsity boys head basketball coach. Mike Dutton submitted his resignation today and he informed his team of the coaching change during fourth period. [caption id="attachment_10522" align="alignleft" width="200"] Mike Duttonfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] In a meeting with Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill, Dutto ...

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Hall of Famer retires from Hewitt-Trussville 

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville varsity boys basketball assistant coach Bobby Johns, who is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, has retired from Hewitt-Trussville. Johns served as an assistant under current head coach Mike Dutton for two years. His coaching career got started in 1968. Dutton’s first high school job came as an assistant under Johns at Banks High School in 1969. Johns ...

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