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Clay-Chalkville mourns death of football player; vigil tonight

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Teachers at Clay-Chalkville High School sometimes email head football coach Jerry Hood, to tell him what a great job certain players are doing in class. Hood during the last football season got one of those emails, praising junior Mekail Evans, the teacher explaining that the 5-foot-9, 195-pound inside linebacker who wore No. 30 on his jersey was a pleasure to teach. Hood said Evans pr ...

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Hudson named to North-South All-Star team

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville junior guard Kristian Hudson has been named to the 2014 North-South Basketball All-Star squad for the 18th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week competition, scheduled for July 21-25 in Montgomery. Hudson is the only area player to make the North girls team. No area boys players made the North team. [caption id="attachment_10059" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalkv ...

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Huskies climb to No. 5 in final baseball poll

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity baseball team is ranked the highest it has been all season as the playoffs begin Friday. The Huskies are ranked No. 5 in Class 6A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings. The top four teams, in order, are Pelham, Thompson, Hoover and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. The rest of the top 10 includes Huntsville, Spain Park, Alma Bryant, Oxford a ...

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Hewitt-Trussville begins playoffs with Vestavia Hills

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It’s playoff time again. The Hewitt-Trussville baseball team will host Class 6A, Area 11 runner-up Vestavia Hills on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Phil English Field for the first round of the state playoffs. A third game, if necessary, will be Saturday. [caption id="attachment_12951" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville senior pitcher throws a pitch against Vesta ...

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Hewitt-Trussville posts 3-1 weekend record at Shelby County Showdown

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity softball team posted a 3-1 record over the weekend at the Shelby County Showdown. The Lady Huskies lost 5-2 on Friday to Class 6A No. 1 Sparkman 5-2. Hewitt-Trussville then beat Robertsdale 6-5, defeated Class 5A No. 10 Athens 10-1 and trounced Class 4A No. 6 West Blocton 15-0. [caption id="attachment_12055" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt- ...

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HTMS softball wins Metro Championship

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School softball team last week beat Thompson 8-1 to win the Metro Championship. Hayden Neugent was named the most valuable player. Hannah Borden and Kaitlyn McDaniel were named to the all-tournament team. [caption id="attachment_12928" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School softball teamphoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville A ...

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Hewitt track teams 3rd, 5th in Mountain Brook Invitational

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- The Hewitt-Trussville boys and girls track teams performed well at the Mountain Brook Invitational over the weekend. The boys finished third out of 32 teams, while the girls placed fifth out of 28 teams. [caption id="attachment_12925" align="alignleft" width="225"] Hewitt-Trussville's Austin Norwoodsubmitted photo[/caption] Austin Norwood won the 800-meter run with a time of ...

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Clay-Chalkville girls hoops coach resigns

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville varsity girls basketball coach Courtney Payne has resigned from the position after one season, she said Thursday. “I have grown as a teacher and a coach while at Clay-Chalkville,” Payne said. “I appreciate the opportunity and I am proud of what the team accomplished this season.” Clay-Chalkville posted a 25-7 record for the 2013-2014 season under Payne. [caption id="att ...

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Pinson Valley baseball clinches playoff berth

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley beat Moody 17-7 and 6-0 in Class 5A, Area 11 play to clinch the final playoff spot on Thursday. The Indians (20-14) will begin the Class 5A playoffs at Mortimer Jordan next Friday. Pinson Valley eliminated Mortimer Jordan in the second roundof the playoffs last season. [caption id="attachment_12880" align="alignleft" width="200"] Pinson Valley junior Hunter Davidsonfile ...

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Pinson Valley, Moody vie for playoff berth today

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- It’s win or stay home time for Pinson Valley. With its 5-2 loss at Moody on Wednesday night, the Pinson Valley baseball team must win both games of a doubleheader against the Blue Devils today to get into the Class 5A playoffs. First pitch from Pinson Valley is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_12752" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley senior Brent Stephensfil ...

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