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Hewitt-Trussville basketball coach Mike Dutton resigns

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools is searching for a new varsity boys head basketball coach. Mike Dutton submitted his resignation today and he informed his team of the coaching change during fourth period. [caption id="attachment_10522" align="alignleft" width="200"] Mike Duttonfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] In a meeting with Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill, Dutto ...

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Hall of Famer retires from Hewitt-Trussville 

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville varsity boys basketball assistant coach Bobby Johns, who is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, has retired from Hewitt-Trussville. Johns served as an assistant under current head coach Mike Dutton for two years. His coaching career got started in 1968. Dutton’s first high school job came as an assistant under Johns at Banks High School in 1969. Johns ...

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Second ASWA poll keeps Huskies No. 1

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – The second installment of the 2015 Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball and softball rankings have been released, and Hewitt-Trussville remains on top of both Class 7A polls. For the baseball team, a 4-0 work week was good enough to keep the Huskies atop the ladder. The Lady Huskies posted a 1-1 mark for the week, losing to Class 6A Chelsea and beating Class 4A No. 3 Cordo ...

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Austin Brewster’s complete game leads Huskies to win

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville baseball notched a victory at home Tuesday night. The Huskies (11-1), the top-ranked team in Class 7A, defeated Homewood 6-2. [caption id="attachment_20498" align="alignright" width="200"] Hewitt-Trussville pitcher Austin Brewsterfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Austin Brewster hurled a complete game for the Huskies, only allowing three hits and two unearne ...

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Pinson Valley opens area play with close win over Clay-Chalkville

By Kyle Parmley PINSON – Errors were the undoing of Clay-Chalkville in the final inning. Pinson Valley’s Jacob Brown reached on an errant throw to begin the bottom half of the seventh. Gage Farley replaced him on the base paths, setting up the game’s final sequence. With the game deadlocked at 1 and the potential winning run at second base, Baker Hodge slapped a grounder to third. The ball found its way und ...

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Former Hewitt-Trussville great Whaley Hall dies 

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Whaley Hall, a native of Trussville and member of the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame, died in Hampton, Va., on Saturday, March 7. He was 73. After fighting an extended illness, the former Hewitt-Trussville sports star leaves behind a wife, two kids and a granddaughter. [caption id="attachment_20485" align="alignleft" width="150"] Whaley Hallphoto courtesy of www.olemisssports.com[ ...

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Hewitt-Trussville hosts first track meet in decade

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Head coach David Dobbs and the Hewitt-Trussville track and field team hosted the program’s first home meet in more than a decade last Thursday at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. “That facility up there was dated, we all know that,” Dobbs said of Jack Wood Stadium. “It was past its prime and to be able to come in here and have them build this facility for our kids was a phenomenal opp ...

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Hewitt-Trussville’s Inman celebrates birthday in walk-off fashion 

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – It was Hewitt-Trussville’s first time taking the field as the No. 1 Class 7A team in the state, and the Lady Huskies lived up to the billing at home Monday night. A no-hitter by pitcher Bailey Murphy coupled with an opportunistic swing by Abigail Inman was enough to run-rule Class 4A No. 2 Cordova 11-0 in six innings. With Murphy denying the visitors any offensive hope, the Lady ...

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UAB advances to NCAA Tournament

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM -- UAB basketball is going dancing. The Blazers ran off three victories in three days to capture the Conference USA Tournament title and seal an automatic bid to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It is UAB’s first trip to the Big Dance since 2011. [caption id="attachment_10804" align="alignright" width="150"] UAB head basketball coach Jerod Haasephoto courtesy of www.uabsports.com[/ ...

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Lady Huskies achieve highest ranking in school history

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville girls’ soccer team is off to a great start this season. EurosportScoreboard.com, one of the main websites and tools associated with high school soccer, has released its initial polls of 2015, and the result is a good one for the Lady Huskies. Hewitt-Trussville (12-2) comes in at No. 3 in the rankings, the program’s highest spot in school history. “Being ra ...

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