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Former Pinson baseball coach to be inducted into college hall of fame

By Gary Lloyd MONTEVALLO -- Former Pinson Valley varsity baseball coach Josh Johnson will be inducted into the University of Montevallo Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Jan. 31, 2015. Johnson and seven other former Montevallo athletes will be inducted on the University of Montevallo campus at 6:30 p.m. at Anna Irvin Hall. “I will just say that it is truly an honor to be included in such a group,” Joh ...

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Hewitt-Trussville shortstop signs with Blazers

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- As Hewitt-Trussville head baseball coach Jeff Mauldin said, his senior shortstop Carter Pharis has “signed away the next four years of his life.” After a record-breaking junior season with the Huskies, Pharis has decided to stay close to home and play for coach Brian Shoop at UAB. The senior put pen to paper in Hewitt-Trussville High School at the Husky Café in front of his coac ...

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Huskies finish sixth at cross country state championships

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville boys cross country team came through with a sixth place finish at the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Championships on Saturday at Oakville Indian Mounds Park. Auburn High School took the first place crown in Class 7A, followed by Hoover, Mountain Brook, Smiths Station, Grissom, Hewitt-Trussville, Fairhope, Baker, Bob Jones and Huntsville. [c ...

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HT tailback is Scholar-Athlete of Week

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Last week’s Tribune Sports Live Scholar-Athlete of the Week was Hewitt-Trussville High School senior Trevian Jenkins. Jenkins is a tailback on the Hewitt-Trussville varsity football team. [caption id="attachment_17632" align="alignleft" width="200"] Trevian Jenkinsphoto courtesy of Principle Portrait Group[/caption] Jenkins is taking all Advanced Placement classes his senior ...

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Hewitt-Trussville alum nominated for Rhodes Scholarship

By Erik Harris AUBURN -- Former Hewitt-Trussville student-athlete and current member of the Auburn football team Patrick Young was nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship last Friday. The scholarship is awarded to 32 of the highest achieving scholars in the country. Those receiving the scholarship are given an opportunity to study at one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed academic institutes—the Universit ...

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Lady Cougars start strong, win 3 of 4

By Erik Harris CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville varsity girls basketball team got its season under way with a strong showing at Hoover High School for the Hoover Big Orange Classic over the weekend. After dropping the opening game of the tournament to Class 7A Jeff Davis, 62-58, the Lady Cougars rallied to finish the weekend 3-1 overall, and found a little revenge in the process. [caption id="attachment_10059" a ...

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Huskies boys hoops team young, inexperienced

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Hewitt-Trussville lost nine seniors off last year’s varsity boys basketball team. The Huskies’ leading returning scorer is sophomore Harrison Stanley, who averaged 7.8 points in eight games after being called up from the freshman team. He was called up because former guard Jarvis Calhoun was out with an injury, as was junior Carter Pharis, who won’t play basketball this seaso ...

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Hewitt-Trussville boys hoops coach likens area to SEC West

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Second-year Hewitt-Trussville varsity boys basketball coach Mike Dutton is a fan of sports metaphors. He displayed a couple of them Wednesday at Birmingham High School Basketball Media Day at Mountain Brook High School. Dutton had an interesting way of talking about the new Class 7A, Area 6, which Hewitt-Trussville is a part of with Mountain Brook, Spain Park and Vestavia Hil ...

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‘Take another step’ the goal for Hewitt-Trussville girls hoops

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity girls basketball team is looking to build this season. At Birmingham High School Basketball Media Day on Wednesday at Mountain Brook High School, first-year head coach Tonya Hunter said previous coach Stu Stuedeman did a great job over the past two seasons. Stuedeman, who led the Lady Huskies to a 26-33 record in that time, is now an assistant co ...

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Basketball season set for tipoff Thursday

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The opening week of high school basketball is here. Although some of the athletes are still competing on the gridiron, area teams are all set for tipoff of the upcoming season. Two local teams are scheduled to open up this Thursday night, while the others will wait for next week to get things started. [caption id="attachment_10294" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalk ...

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