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Hewitt softball reaches playoffs with second-place finish

By Kyle Parmley HOOVER – Hewitt-Trussville softball won a pair of games Saturday in the Area 6 tournament, but was unable to secure a third consecutive win. However, the Huskies’ first win of the day, over Vestavia Hills, qualified them for the Class 7A AHSAA state playoffs. [caption id="attachment_20840" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt-Trussville softball teamphoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville S ...

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Pinson Valley marches on

By Erik Harris   PINSON – For the second time in three years, Pinson Valley is headed for the semifinals of the Class 6A baseball playoffs.   After splitting a Friday night doubleheader with visiting No. 5 Briarwood Christian, the Indians took control of Game 3 early and outlasted the Area 9 champions 7-4 to move on.   Junior Raul Tafoya threw a complete game for Pinson Valley head coach Shan ...

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Softball: Spain Park 5, Hewitt-Trussville 2

By Kyle Parmley HOOVER – In a top-three showdown in Class 7A, No. 2 Spain Park advanced to the finals of the Area 6 softball tournament with a 5-2 victory over No. 3 Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night. The Huskies struck first in the top of the first with a run, but the lead lasted only a few minutes. Spain Park scored all five of its runs in the contest in the bottom of the first inning to set the tone for ...

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Pinson Valley splits with No. 5 Briarwood Christian

By Erik Harris   PINSON – The quarterfinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs between host Pinson Valley and No. 5 Briarwood Christian got started with a split doubleheader on Friday night.   A timely two-out, two-run single by shortstop Destin Davidson helped keep the Indians’ season alive in a 7-4 win after dropping the opener by a count of 4-2.   The decisive third game will be played at ...

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Clay-Chalkville girls’ golf team makes history

By Erik Harris CLAY – For the first time in program history, the Clay-Chalkville girls’ golf team has qualified for sub-state play at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Muscle Shoals. The Cougars did so by finishing fourth out of nineteen at the Section 3 Tournament on Tuesday. Only the top four tournament teams reached sub-state play. [caption id="attachment_21526" align="alignleft" width="300"] The CCHS girls' ...

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Softball: Hewitt-Trussville starts area tourney with win

By Kyle Parmley HOOVER – No. 3 Hewitt-Trussville kicked off the Class 7A, Area 6 softball tournament with a big 6-5 win over Vestavia Hills on Thursday night. [caption id="attachment_20119" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hewitt-Trussville softball team after winning the Patriot Classic earlier this yearphoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville Athletics[/caption] The Huskies second-place finish in the area du ...

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Hewitt athlete honored by City Council

By Erik Harris   TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville City Council honored Hewitt-Trussville basketball standout Cayla Dillard at Tuesday night’s regular session. [caption id="attachment_21506" align="alignleft" width="300"] photo by Scott ButtramCayla Dillard[/caption]   The point guard became the fourth girls player in Alabama High School Athletic Association history to eclipse both 1,000 points scored a ...

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Pinson Valley wins area softball tourney, advances to Tuscaloosa with Cougars

By Erik Harris CLAY – The Pinson Valley softball team took two games from host Clay-Chalkville to win the Class 6A, Area 12 Tournament on Wednesday. A come-from-behind 8-7 victory was followed by a 6-2 decision to give the Indians its first area crown in some time. Both Pinson Valley and the Cougars will qualify for the regional tournament in Tuscaloosa starting next Thursday. [caption id="attachment_21483" ...

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Clay hosting area softball tourney

By Erik Harris   CLAY – Pinson Valley and Clay-Chalkville are set to begin the Class 6A, Area 12 double-elimination softball tournament next Tuesday.   The Cougars will serve as the host team despite tying Pinson Valley with a 6-1 regular season area record. A coin flip, which was won by Clay-Chalkville on Tuesday, broke the tie.   Coach Laurin Watts and the Indians controlled Area 12 until t ...

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Soccer: Pinson Valley’s season ends in shootout

By Erik Harris   GARDENDALE – The Pinson Valley boys soccer team came up just short in the opening round of the Class 6A state playoffs.   On a soggy field, the match went through regulation and two five minute halves of extra time knotted at 2-2. Gardendale eventually got through to the next round at the tail end of a shootout. [caption id="attachment_21423" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson ...

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