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Former Clay-Chalkville baseball players sign

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Two former Clay-Chalkville baseball players recently signed to play at the major college level. J.D. Perry, a 2011 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate, is leaving Chattahoochee Valley Community College for Louisiana Tech. Perry and CVCC played in the National Junior College Association World Series in Colorado earlier this year. “It's a great accomplishment for me,” Perry said. “When ...

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2 area baseball players heading to Auburn-Montgomery

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Two former area high school baseball standouts are signing to play at Auburn University in Montgomery. Second baseman Cody Rush, who played at Clay-Chalkville, and Kaleb Harris, a former Pinson Valley catcher, are heading to Auburn University in Montgomery.  Rush played at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa for two seasons. He started at second base in 48 of 53 g ...

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Clay-Chalkville baseball player commits to SEC school

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville junior baseball player Thomas Johns has made his college commitment. Johns on Monday night verbally committed to Auburn. [caption id="attachment_13964" align="alignleft" width="199"] Clay-Chalkville junior Thomas Johns hits a home run at Hewitt-Trussville last season.file photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] As a sophomore last season, Johns played in 34 games. He had 120 pla ...

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Abdullah offered by Navy, to visit school

By Gary Lloyd CLAY --Clay-Chalkville senior point guard Hasan Abdullah was offered a scholarship this week by Navy. Abdullah is set to take an official visit to Navy next week. Abdullah also holds scholarship offers from Alabama A&M and Samford. [caption id="attachment_4311" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville senior point guard Hasan Abdullahfile photo by Anna Malone[/caption] Abdullah last ...

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Cougars pitcher commits to UAB

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A Clay-Chalkville senior pitcher has committed to UAB. Matthew Calvert pledged to the Blazers on Sunday night. Calvert said UAB offered him about three weeks ago. “I love everything about UAB,” Calvert said. “I became so close to the coaches (that) it just felt like home.” Calvert said a key reason for choosing UAB was his son, Easton. [caption id="attachment_5863" align="alignleft" wi ...

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Trussville 8U tennis team wins first place

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Triple T's 8U tennis team recently won first place at the 2014 Alabama Team-Tennis State Championships. [caption id="attachment_15002" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left are Emerson Elliott, Flavius Henderson, John Creed IV, Braxton Strickland, Jewel Allen, Seth Bollinger, Diego Harris and Lilly Elliott. Coach John Creed III is on the top left and progra ...

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UAB Bandwagon Tour coming to Trussville

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- UAB wants Trussville on the bandwagon. UAB Athletics on Friday announced its Green and Gold Bandwagon Tour, in which the Blazers’ marketing staff will blanket the Birmingham area next week, and Trussville is on the schedule. [caption id="attachment_12170" align="alignleft" width="300"] UAB head football coach Bill Clarkphoto courtesy of UAB Athletics[/caption] On Thursday, Aug. 7 ...

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Former Clay hoops coach to teach at North Jefferson Middle

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Former Clay-Chalkville High School varsity boys basketball coach Daniel Foy is now a social studies teacher. The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday approved Foy as a social studies teacher at North Jefferson Middle School in Kimberly. Foy was also an English teacher at Clay-Chalkville High School. Foy resigned from the basketball coach position in March. He t ...

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Trussville native in FOX Sports’ list of OCs most likely to become college football head coach

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville native has made a FOX Sports Top 10 list of offensive coordinators who are most likely to get a long look for a head coaching job later this year when the coaching carousel cranks up. Bruce Feldman, a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FOX Sports 1, lists Central Florida assistant head coach of offense Brent Key, a Trussville native, ...

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Familiar face to lead Hewitt-Trussville softball team

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A familiar face will lead the Hewitt-Trussville varsity softball team for the 2015 season. Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Karen Johns was approved as the coach at a Trussville City Board of Education meeting last week. Johns will still maintain all her duties as athletics director. [caption id="attachment_14900" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen Johnsphoto courtesy ...

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