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Clay 10U qualifies for World Series

From staff reports CLAY – Following a comeback performance at the state tournament in Madison, the 10U Clay baseball team has been invited to the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Miss. [caption id="attachment_23430" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row: Caleb Medici, Braxton Cain, Cody Tucker, Deginal Spears, Ethan Hill, J.T. Crocker and Dylan Higgins.Middle row: Eli Kick, Shawn Welch, Kevin Hurley ...

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Local NFL RB tells kids to persevere

By Kyle Parmley CLAY – Every person deals with adversity in life. That was the message from Darrin Reaves, current running back for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and former local standout at Clay-Chalkville and UAB. Reaves hosted the first annual Darrin Reaves Elite Skills Academy on Friday and Saturday for kids between the ages of seven and 18. The idea was to use football and competition as a means of teach ...

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UPDATE: 2 former Huskies embrace new beginning

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Shades Valley head football coach David Partridge announced via social media that his son, Matt Partridge, will be taking the reins as defensive coordinator for the Mounties and Jeremiah Millington will serve as offensive coordinator. “Proud to announce Matt Partridge as defensive coordinator and Jeremiah Millington as offensive coordinator for the Shades Valley Mounties,” David ...

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Softball: Trussville 8U qualifies for World Series

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – One Trussville softball team is on its way to the World Series tournament in Panama City Beach, Fla. [caption id="attachment_23285" align="alignleft" width="258"] The Trussville 8U Red roster after earning a birth in the World Series. submitted photo[/caption] The 8U Huskies finished second in the state tournament to qualify for the World Series, which starts on July 19. Anyo ...

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Darrin Reaves football camp set for Friday, Saturday

By Kyle Parmley CLAY -- A former star on the gridiron is returning to his roots to put on a football camp. Darrin Reaves, former Clay-Chalkville and UAB standout at running back, will host the first annual Darrin Reaves Elite Skills Academy at Clay-Chalkville High School on July 10-11. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day, consisting of fundamental training throughout the first day, followed ...

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Trussville Athletic Director selected to join South Carolina Hall of Fame

By Tyler Waldrep COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina recently selected Trussville City Schools Athletics Director, Karen Johns, to join the 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame class. Johns played softball for the Gamecocks while attending the school in 1985-88. During her time in Columbia, Johns left her mark, leading the team in batting average, hits and slugging percentage for three years. [caption ...

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U.S. Women Win World Cup, 5-2

By Anne M. Peterson / Associated Press Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999. [caption id="attachment_23193" align="alignl ...

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Sneak peek inside Negro Southern League Museum in Birmingham

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr., AlabamaNewscenter   Negro League Baseball expert Layton Revel has been asked where he would build a museum to memorialize his passion for the sport. “In my opinion,” he said, “it’s Birmingham, Alabama.” The $2.8 million Negro Southern League Museum is nearing completion on Birmingham’s Southside, just beyond the leftfield fence of Regions Field. An official sneak preview is set ...

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Big changes come for Pinson youth sports

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON – Pinson Valley Youth Association is no more, and in its place is the Pinson Youth Sports Complex. The council voted to terminate the lease of the ball fields to PVYA and run the program directly. The Council assumed roughly $10,000 worth of unpaid debt from the organization, but they also gained assets of a similar or greater value, mayor Hoyt Sanders said. These assets include bleac ...

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Trussville 12U ends season as Metro champions

From staff reports Trussville Baseball continued to gather more hardware over the summer, as the 12U Huskies finished off an impressive season (44-7) with a Metro Championship. The Huskies won the Metro Championship on Father’s Day by defeating the Trussville Big Dawgs 14-2.   [caption id="attachment_23017" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kneeling: Edward Bowlin, Stone Owens, Tanner Sisson, Noah Jones a ...

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