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Huskies score 9 in final 2 innings to down Clay-Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Hewitt-Trussville scored nine runs in the final two innings to win at rival Clay-Chalkville 9-5 on Monday night. The Huskies scored four runs in the sixth inning and five more in the top of the seventh to erase a 2-0 deficit. “They had all the energy and all the momentum,” said second-year Hewitt-Trussville head coach Jeff Mauldin. “To me, the biggest thing we did was remain calm and j ...

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Hewitt softball wins Green Wave Classic

By Gary Lloyd LEEDS -- The Hewitt-Trussville softball team rode a wave of solid offense and strong pitching to win the Green Wave Classic at Leeds last week. Hewitt-Trussville beat Spain Park 3-0 to win the championship game. Freshman Camryn Thrasher’s pinch-hit, two-run single was the deciding hit in the game. [caption id="attachment_12055" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt-Trussville softball team ...

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Young Pinson Valley staying process oriented

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Shane Chappell says it’s going to be a fun season because it will be a challenge. Last season, Chappell’s first as the Pinson Valley head baseball coach, the roster featured 14 seniors. Players’ roles were known, their strengths pretty much defined. This year, though, there are just seven seniors. There are seven juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. Roles are still being figured o ...

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2014 football schedules finalized

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Area high school football schedules for the 2014 season have been finalized, and the season will start with a bang. Two-time defending state champion Hoover puts its 30-game winning streak on the line Aug. 21 when it hosts Clay-Chalkville at Hoover High School to open the season. Hoover will be a Class 7A team. Clay-Chalkville remains in Class 6A. Neither team will play a jamboree a we ...

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Hewitt-Trussville wins softball opener

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville held on to defeat Moody 3-2 on Tuesday in the team’s season opener. Tate Mosely went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Lady Huskies. Callie Shields pitched a complete game four-hitter, allowing just one earned run. Hewitt-Trussville (1-0) travels to Cordova on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. game. The next home game for the Lady Huskies is Feb. 26 against Carver-Birmin ...

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Keplinger leads Pinson Valley past Leeds in softball opener

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Lauren Keplinger struck out eight Leeds batters to earn the win and also went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run to lead Pinson Valley to a 9-7 season opening win over Leeds on Tuesday. Keplinger hit a triple and single, and finished with four runs batted in. Emmie Waldrop was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Destinee Cole was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Dallas Payton was 2-for-3 with a stolen base. ...

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Huskies knock off Grissom, Hartselle on Opening Day

By Erik Harris For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- After all the long, grueling practices under the order of second-year head coach Jeff Mauldin, Hewitt-Trussville finally suited up to play someone in a different color uniform Monday. Mauldin didn’t give his team the courtesy of a nice tune-up game. Instead, he fielded his team against two of the toughest programs in northern Alabama. Hewitt-Trussville defeated G ...

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Clay-Chalkville sweeps Pinson Valley on Opening Day

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville used timely hitting to earn a couple one-run wins over Pinson Valley on Opening Day on Monday. Clay-Chalkville won 5-4 in eight innings and held on to win 10-9 in Game 2. “It’s good to get two wins,” said first-year Clay-Chalkville head coach Bubba Roberts. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.” In the first game, three straight Cougars were hit by pitches in the bottom of th ...

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Hewitt linebacker commits to Faulkner

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville senior linebacker made his college commitment Monday. Hunter Reid tweeted that he had committed to Faulkner University in Montgomery. [caption id="attachment_11940" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville senior linebacker Hunter Reid (47) attempts to tackle a Woodlawn runner last season.file photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] “Proud to be committed to pl ...

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Pinson Valley pitcher signs scholarship

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson Valley senior baseball pitcher signed his scholarship Friday. Brent Stephens signed to play at Calhoun Community College in Tanner. Stephens verbally committed to Calhoun Community College last month. “It feels good to know that what I’ve worked hard for paid off,” Stephens said last month. [caption id="attachment_11923" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brent Stephens signs.su ...

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