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Clay native Dial will play in BCS title game

By Gary Lloyd Alabama senior defensive end Quinton Dial will not miss Monday’s Discover BCS National Championship game when No. 2 Alabama meets No. 1 Notre Dame, according to ESPN. Dial, a Clay native, leveled Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the SEC Championship Game after Murray threw an interception. The SEC reviewed the play and decided against suspending Dial. Alabama handled the matter “internally, ...

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Huskies fall to Spain Park in OT, take 4th in Jaguar Classic

By Gary Lloyd Spain Park outscored Hewitt-Trussville 10-5 in overtime and won 55-50 to take third place in this week’s 11th annual Jaguar Classic at Spain Park High School. Junior guard Jarvis Calhoun led all scorers with 24 points for Hewitt-Trussville. Junior William McCullough added nine points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Huskies (8-11). Senior forward Matt Duffett chipped in with eight point ...

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Cougar boys win Springville Christmas Classic

By John William Gallagher The Clay-Chalkville boys’ basketball team won the Springville Christmas Classic tournament last weekend in Springville. The Cougars (13-2) defeated Weaver 65-37 last Saturday to claim the championship. Senior guard Marcus Baldwin led Clay-Chalkville with 13 points. Sophomore forward Sean Burrell scored 12 points and senior guard Cory Judkins added 10. The Cougars beat Vincent 66-50 ...

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4 from Clay, 4 from Pinson make all-state football teams

By Gary Lloyd Four Clay-Chalkville football players and four from Pinson Valley have been named to Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State football teams. Clay-Chalkville junior wide receiver Brian Clark, senior kicker Robert Greene and senior defensive lineman Daniel Clayton made the Class 6A All-State team. Senior linebacker Brandon Fuller, a UAB verbal commitment, made the Honorable Mention team. [c ...

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Two Pinson Valley football stars in Friday showcase games

By Gary Lloyd Pinson Valley High School senior wide receiver Earnest Robinson and head football coach Matt Glover will participate in Friday’s Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be televised by ESPN at 4 p.m. Robinson, a four-star prospect by ESPN, will wear No. 15 for the White team. He is committed to Auburn University. Glover will coach the linebackers for the White team. ...

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Huskies takes first at Fayette County Tournament

By Phil Gibson The Hewitt-Trussville High School wrestling team took first place Saturday at the Fayette County Christmas Classic tournament at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga. The Huskies entered the second day of competition with eight wrestlers in the semi-finals and four in the consolation bracket. Eight-grader Heath Williamson, senior Marcus Elkins and junior Arnoree Sanders all won thei ...

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Huskies finish second at Tuscaloosa County Duals

By Phil Gibson The Hewitt-Trussville High School wrestling team made another strong showing Saturday at the Tuscaloosa County Duals. The team finished second in the tournament, which was a team-versus-team format event. The Huskies defeated the Arab High School “B” team (59-21), American Christian (59-7), and Tuscaloosa County High School (39-34) before losing to the Arab High School “A” team in the finals ...

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Cougar boys, girls beat Pinson Valley

By John William Gallagher The Clay-Chalkville Cougars Varsity boys and girls basketball teams beat the Pinson Valley Indians Friday night. The Cougar boys won in an overtime thriller 81-76. The Cougar girls won big, 66-30. Senior Marcus Merriweather lead the Pinson Valley boys with 31 points. For the Cougars, senior Marchus Baldwin had 17 points, sophomore Hasan Abdullah had 13 points and 7 assists, senior ...

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PVHS basketball off to a promising start

By Alex Headley   The Pinson Valley High School Indians basketball team is off to a promising start this season thanks in large part to senior Marcuc Merriweather. According to Head Coach Clint Argo, Merriweather is averaging 21 points a game. “We haven’t had anyone average that high since Cody Clark,” Argo said. Clark has since gone to play for Arkansas University and is a standout on the team. Merriw ...

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Cougar boys, girls rout Huskies

By John William Gallagher On Tuesday, the Clay-Chalkville Cougars Varsity boys and girls basketball teams defeated their rivals, Hewitt-Trussville, at Bryant Arena on the campus of Hewitt-Trussville High School. The Cougar girls won their game 45-27. The Cougar boys won their game 58-46. Sophomore Kristian Hudson lead the Cougar girls with 24 points. Senior Marcus Baldwin lead the Cougar boys with 22 points ...

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