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Hudson reaches scoring milestone in Clay-Chalkville loss

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – No. 2 Clay-Chalkville led Gadsden City for six seconds in the semifinals of the New Year’s Shootout at Bryant Bank Arena on Monday. Senior Kristian Hudson went to the foul line for a pair that gave the Lady Cougars their first lead of the game at 44-43 with only six ticks remaining. Haley Troup took the ensuing inbound up the floor, planted her feet five paces behind the arc and ...

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Lady Huskies fall in New Year’s Shootout semifinals

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – After a strong performance Saturday, Hewitt-Trussville brought a sluggish performance on Day 2 of the New Year’s Shootout at Bryant Bank Arena on Monday. The Lady Huskies were one step behind Fort Payne for much of the day that ended in a 58-36 loss. Points were hard to come by for Hewitt-Trussville as the Lady Wildcats packed into a zone defense early and held the hosts to only ...

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Young Huskies improving, gaining experience

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville head coach Mike Dutton knew his team would be younger than most several months ago. Now, midway through the season, he’s seen far more turnovers than he would like. His starting five includes a sophomore and a freshman alongside two juniors and a senior. That inexperience has made it difficult to navigate a tough schedule. The Huskies were 5-9 through their fir ...

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ACE of Trussville wins regionals

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- ACE of Trussville Mustangs Senior 2 recently won UCA Regionals with the highest score of the competition and a Summit WildCard bid to Orlando, Fla. ACE of Trussville has a state champion, Caitlyn Clemons, in gymnastics level 2. She swept the competition, taking first place on all four Olympic rotations plus All-Around in Mobile. She is from Trussville. ...

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Clay-Chalkville, Hewitt-Trussville win first games of New Year’s Shootout

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Clay-Chalkville senior guard Kristian Hudson didn’t start the Lady Cougars’ opening round game of the New Year’s Shootout against Oxford, Miss., but she darn well finished it. Hudson, a typical stalwart in head coach Justin Haynie’s starting five, found herself on the bench at tipoff before checking in three minutes later to score 20 in her team’s 50-29 win Saturday. [caption id ...

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Clay-Chalkville shortstop makes college decision

By Erik Harris CLAY -- Tyler Duke, a senior shortstop on the Clay-Chalkville baseball team, has made his college decision. Duke recently decided on Lawson State Community College, where he expects to continue his play as a shortstop and possibly contribute on the hill. [caption id="attachment_18606" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville shortstop Tyler Duke swings at a pitch in a game at Hewitt-Tru ...

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Hewitt-Trussville hosts New Year’s Shootout

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville girls basketball team is set to host the New Year’s Shootout tournament starting on Saturday, Dec. 27 at Bryant Bank Arena. No. 2 Clay-Chalkville is one in an eight-team field that will play all first round games on Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m. Pell City and Fort Payne are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. for the nightcap. [caption id="attachment_18570" align ...

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Hewitt-Trussville senior tennis player makes commitment

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Noah Tippen, now in his fifth year as a member of the Hewitt-Trussville varsity tennis team, recently committed to play at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. According to head coach Mike Higginbotham, Tippen has played No. 1 doubles along with either No. 1 or No. 2 in singles since his freshman season. He’s expected to anchor down those positions again as a senior. [capti ...

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Former Hewitt QB among Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Board of Directors of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2015 for induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. The newly elected inductees are Jay Barker, Chris Gray, Evander Holyfield, Bobby Hunt, Derrick McKey, Tommy Neville, Tony Richardson and Ennis Whatley. The induction banquet and ceremony will be May 16, 2015 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel ...

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Clay beats Bessemer City, falls to Bibb County in Steel City Invitational

By Erik Harris HOMEWOOD -- Clinging to a four-point lead, Clay-Chalkville’s first-year head coach Jeremy Monceaux looked at his starting five and told them, “(Bessemer City) isn’t going to give it to you,” moments before the clock started its fourth quarter countdown. He was right, but his players listened and grinded out 27 points over the next eight minutes of play to secure a 70-63 win over Class 6A No. ...

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