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Trussville Mets win Shamrock Showdown

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville 11- and 12-year-old Mets won the Shamrock Showdown in Oneonta last month. Players on the back row from left are Austin Hicks, Tanner Dodd, Trevor Brown, Carter Wates and Keith Lanum. Players on the front row from left are Hadden Kurtz, Edward Bowlin, Alex Kosmus and Drake Wingard. [caption id="attachment_12853" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Metssu ...

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Clay-Chalkville senior a wrestling All-American

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville senior wrestler Nick Weldon earned All-American status last month at the National High School Coaches Association High School Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va. Weldon finished sixth overall in the 182-pound senior division. The top eight finishers in each weight class were named All-Americans. Weldon won six matches and lost three, dropping the fifth-place ...

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Hewitt-Trussville locks up second straight area title

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Senior right fielder Riley Stokes hit a walk-off single to lift No. 6 Hewitt-Trussville past Gardendale 5-4 in 10 innings Thursday at Phil English Field. With the win, Hewitt-Trussville wins the Class 6A, Area 12 championship for the second consecutive season. The Huskies (23-6, 6-0) won the area championship last season for the first time since the late 1990s. Stokes’ single in ...

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Former Hewitt outfielder plays against Barons

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Former Hewitt-Trussville baseball and football player Jimmy Brown, now playing baseball at Miles College, had the opportunity to play an exhibition game against the Birmingham Barons on Monday night at Regions Field. Miles lost the game 5-0. [caption id="attachment_12759" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jimmy Brownsubmitted photo[/caption] Brown is an outfielder for Miles College, ...

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Throwback Thursday: Pinson Valley to don jerseys from early 2000s today

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- It truly is a Throwback Thursday for the Pinson Valley baseball team today. The Indians (16-11) will wear red jerseys from circa 2002 today when they host Class 5A, Area 11 foe Springville for a doubleheader that begins at 4:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_12752" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley senior Brent Stephensfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] The players decided ...

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Huskies ascend 3 spots in baseball rankings

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity baseball team ascended three spots in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A rankings. The Huskies (22-6) were No. 9 last week and are now No. 6 in Class 6A. Pelham, last year’s state champion, jumped from No. 5 last week to No. 1 this week. Sparkman is No. 2, followed by Thompson, Opelika and Hoover. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa is No. 7, f ...

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Mauldin gets win No. 450

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Class 6A No. 9 Hewitt-Trussville beat Area 12 opponent Gardendale 8-2 on Tuesday, earning head coach Jeff Mauldin his 450th career win. Mauldin, in his second season at Hewitt-Trussville, is now 56-19 as the Huskies head coach. In the game, senior Blake Bailey earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing just two runs on two hits. He struck out five. Senior Michael Busby al ...

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Hewitt girls track 12th in state rankings

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville girls outdoor track team was ranked No. 12 out of all classifications in the state, according to last week’s rankings. The girls were ranked as the No. 9 team in Class 6A. In all classifications, the top 11 teams were Hoover, Auburn, St. Paul’s, Baker, Opelika, Mountain Brook, Pelham, Vestavia Hills, James Clemens, Homewood and Beauregard.  There were 76 tot ...

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Hewitt-Trussville soccer teams ranked this week

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Both the Hewitt-Trussville varsity soccer teams are ranked in this week’s Alabama High School Soccer Coaches Association rankings. For the week of March 31 through April 5, the Hewitt-Trussville girls are ranked No. 9 in Class 6A. The top eight teams, in order, are Oak Mountain, Huntsville, Auburn, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Grissom, Thompson and McGill-Toolen. Sparkman is N ...

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Clay-Chalkville Middle names new football coach

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Coaches have been shuffled at Clay-Chalkville high and middle schools. Clay-Chalkville Middle School head football coach Chris Mills is now the wide receivers coach at Clay-Chalkville High School. Mills will remain in his role as athletics director at the middle school. “I’m very excited,” Mills said. “I’m excited to work with (offensive coordinator Stuart) Floyd. He and I have a lot o ...

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