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Pinson softball remains perfect in area with win over Springville

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Valley softball team made the most of its seven hits and beat Class 5A, Area 11 foe Springville 4-3 on Tuesday. Springville got 11 hits compared with just seven for Pinson Valley, but Springville stranded 13 on base. Pinson Valley, now 3-0 in the area, scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning. Springville scored two runs in the seventh inning, but the Lady Indians h ...

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Huskies soccer team beats top-ranked Vestavia Hills

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville boys soccer team earned its biggest win of the season Tuesday, dropping top-ranked Vestavia Hills 3-2. Vestavia Hills is ranked No. 1 in Class 6A and is the defending state champion. Hewitt-Trussville got out to a 3-0 lead and held on after Vestavia Hills scored two goals in the final 29 minutes. [caption id="attachment_12485" align="alignleft" width="300"] ...

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Lyle earns All-American status

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville senior Veronica Lyle finished in fifth place in the 800-meter run over the weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City. Lyle’s finish, in 2:10.52, earned her All-American status. [caption id="attachment_11499" align="alignleft" width="242"] Veronica Lylephoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville Athletics[/caption] Lyle last month signed her national l ...

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Pinson RB earns MVP award at football camp

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley junior running back Nick Gibson earned top running back honors over the weekend at the Rivals Camp at Hoover High School. Gibson was named the running back MVP. Gibson, the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Back of the Year, rushed 293 times for 2,205 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior last season. Gibson also caught 25 passes for 266 yards and three scores. ...

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Guards from Hewitt-Trussville, Clay-Chalkville make All-State teams

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A senior guard from Hewitt-Trussville and a junior guard from Clay-Chalkville made this year’s Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State high school basketball teams. Hewitt-Trussville’s Jarvis Calhoun, a 6-foot UAB signee, made the First Team in Class 6A. [caption id="attachment_10200" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hewitt-Trussville senior guard Jarvis Calhounfile photo by R ...

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Clay-Chalkville center fielder makes college commitment

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville senior center fielder Darius Baldwin made his college commitment Friday. Baldwin committed to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia. “It’s been a dream of mine since I started playing baseball to play in college, so it means a lot,” Baldwin said. “I felt really comfortable today on my visit and knew LBW was a good place for me. I knew I was in a good program ...

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Former Pinson pitcher named Melbourne Aces Pitcher of Year

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Former Pinson Valley pitcher Joe Burns was named the Melbourne Aces 2013-2014 Pitcher of the Year today. Burns, a 2008 Pinson Valley High School graduate who played at Samford University, spent the season in the Australian Baseball League. [caption id="attachment_12393" align="alignleft" width="209"] Joe Burns with his awardphoto courtesy of the Melbourne Aces Twitter page[/caption] ...

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Former Clay RB Reaves works out for 28 NFL teams at UAB Pro Day

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Former Clay-Chalkville and UAB running back Darrin Reaves worked out for 28 NFL teams and one Canadian Football League scout at UAB’s Pro Day on Thursday. The 28 represented teams is believed to be the most to ever attend a UAB Pro Day. “From what I heard I had a pretty good day,” Reaves said afterward. Reaves ran the 40-yard dash twice, went through agility drills and caught pas ...

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Hewitt, Pinson ranked in first baseball poll; Lady Huskies 10th

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville is ranked No. 8 in Class 6A in the first Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball rankings, released Thursday. Hewitt-Trussville (15-4) sits behind, in order, Sparkman, Huntsville, Thompson, Hoover, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Opelika and Oxford. Defending state champion Pelham is No. 9. Buckhorn is No. 10. Hewitt-Trussville has played one of the toughest schedules ...

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Pinson Valley soccer player nets 7 goals against Clay-Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley junior forward Tori Gann didn’t feel any different heading into Tuesday’s game against Clay-Chalkville. She had, after all, never competed in a game against the crosstown rival. “I didn’t know what to expect but we wanted to beat them because they’re our rival in other sports at Pinson,” Gann said. [caption id="attachment_12368" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tori Gannp ...

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