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UAB Bandwagon Tour coming to Trussville

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- UAB wants Trussville on the bandwagon. UAB Athletics on Friday announced its Green and Gold Bandwagon Tour, in which the Blazers’ marketing staff will blanket the Birmingham area next week, and Trussville is on the schedule. [caption id="attachment_12170" align="alignleft" width="300"] UAB head football coach Bill Clarkphoto courtesy of UAB Athletics[/caption] On Thursday, Aug. 7 ...

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Former Clay hoops coach to teach at North Jefferson Middle

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Former Clay-Chalkville High School varsity boys basketball coach Daniel Foy is now a social studies teacher. The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday approved Foy as a social studies teacher at North Jefferson Middle School in Kimberly. Foy was also an English teacher at Clay-Chalkville High School. Foy resigned from the basketball coach position in March. He t ...

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Trussville native in FOX Sports’ list of OCs most likely to become college football head coach

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville native has made a FOX Sports Top 10 list of offensive coordinators who are most likely to get a long look for a head coaching job later this year when the coaching carousel cranks up. Bruce Feldman, a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FOX Sports 1, lists Central Florida assistant head coach of offense Brent Key, a Trussville native, ...

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Familiar face to lead Hewitt-Trussville softball team

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A familiar face will lead the Hewitt-Trussville varsity softball team for the 2015 season. Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Karen Johns was approved as the coach at a Trussville City Board of Education meeting last week. Johns will still maintain all her duties as athletics director. [caption id="attachment_14900" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen Johnsphoto courtesy ...

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Hewitt-Trussville has new boys soccer coach

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education last week approved a new varsity boys soccer coach. Hewitt-Trussville High School’s new coach is Pete Dakis, who comes to Trussville from Oak Mountain High School, where he was the girls soccer coach. [caption id="attachment_4667" align="alignleft" width="154"] A Hewitt-Trussville Huskies logo[/caption] Oak Mountain’s girls beat Mountain Bro ...

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Trussville tennis team wins junior title

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Triple T’s 12 beginner tennis team from Trussville won the Alabama USTA junior tennis championship in Auburn on July 20. The team beat nine teams from across the state and had to win a 10-point tiebreak for the championship. [caption id="attachment_14805" align="alignleft" width="225"] Tennis players from left are Lilley Sartwell, Austin Hill, Ellen Sartwell, Ethan Wilso ...

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Pharis, Calvert perform well at North-South series

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Hewitt-Trussville rising senior shortstop Carter Pharis and Clay-Chalkville rising senior pitcher Matthew Calvert performed well in the North-South All-Star baseball series last week. The North won 9-8 in one game and lost 2-1 in the other. [caption id="attachment_14800" align="alignleft" width="225"] Carter Pharis, left, and Matthew Calvertsubmitted photo[/caption] In the 9-8 wi ...

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Ball Up streetball tour coming to Birmingham Saturday

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Ball Up is giving local basketball players throughout the Birmingham area a chance to go pro during the 2014 Ball Up Summer Tour. Players are invited to bring out their best skills as they compete for a contract worth $100,000 and a spot on the Ball Up All-Star roster, awarded at the conclusion of the tour. While cheering on the local basketball players as they go head to head ag ...

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Clay-Chalkville PG picks up scholarship offer

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville rising senior point guard Hasan Abdullah has picked up his second scholarship offer. Abdullah was offered earlier this week by Alabama A&M. He already holds a scholarship offer from Samford. [caption id="attachment_10300" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalkville rising senior point guard Hasan Abdullahfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Abdullah last year atte ...

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AHSAA launches mobile app

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association now has its own free mobile app, which was made available for download Friday morning in the Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play Stores online. The AHSAA has partnered with American-owned-and-operated School Apps Fast, a division of FastAPPZ, which specializes in developing mobile apps for schools and educational organizations ac ...

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