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Trussville 13U team wins 14U tournament

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – A 10-0 thumping of the Birmingham Blazers did it for the Husky 13U club team. The victory marked the end of the season with a USA Playmakers 14U Tournament championship last weekend at Phil English Field. [caption id="attachment_22959" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row: Evan Kirk, Luke Aaron, Kerrigan Edmondson, Kahlin Drake and Keith Lanum.Back row: Coach Michael Bore ...

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Small wager sparks championship run

From staff reports All it took was some motivational words from head coach Jonathan Smith to awaken Trussville’s 6U American League roster. [caption id="attachment_22919" align="alignleft" width="224"] Trussville 6U American League coach Jonathan Smith. submitted photo[/caption] With a 15-8 score shining from the scoreboard, Smith spoke to his team prior to its third plate appearance. His speech ended with ...

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City parts ways with Pinson Valley Youth Association

By Lee Weyhrich Two new committees have been formed to provide oversight of two programs that benefit Pinson residents. The Pinson City Council voted to take over the management of Pinson youth sports and to form a farmer's market steering committee. The steering committee would be in charge of seeing that all state and local rules are enforces, and would also recommend and oversee the market manager. [capt ...

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Trussville 6U swings ‘hot’ bats in Metro Tourney

  From staff reports An offensive night ended with a sure glove for the Trussville 6U Nationals. Trussville pitcher Kent Wingard stabbed a line drive for the third out of the final frame, sending the Huskies home with a 16-15 win over the Helena 6U Nationals in the championship game of the Metro 6U Tournament. However, Tuesday night’s win was about offense; lots and lots of offense. 13 runs crossed in ...

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Trussville 7U wins ‘most watched game in Metro history’

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – The Trussville 7U American All-Star team overcame a slow start and a No. 7 seed in pool play to win the 7U Metro Baseball Championship on Monday at Oak Mountain Baseball’s Heardmont Park. The Huskies downed Hoover’s Shades Mountain All-Stars in the title game by a count of 15-5, sending the 7U Metro crown back down I-459. Trussville was propelled by an 11-run lead that was bu ...

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Pinson Valley coach expects big things from upcoming junior

By Erik Harris PINSON – With the 2015 baseball season falling farther into the past, Pinson Valley head coach Shane Chappell says goodbye to departing seniors and looks at what will be returning next year. Although Chappell says farewell to the first three bats in his 2015 order – Baker Hodge, Destin Davidson and Hunter Davidson – he’s optimistic about what could become of one particular underclassman. Blak ...

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Jefferson County coaches could see pay raises

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – According to a source, over 40 coaches will be on hand at an upcoming JefCoEd board meeting. These Jefferson County coaches find particular interest in the topic of pay raises. It’s believed that the board will be voting on whether or not to extend salary increases to its coaches. If passed, the upgrade in pay would be a first for Jefferson County coaches in 12 years, said ...

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Area coach speaks out about ‘Tim Tebow’ bill

By Erik Harris MONTGOMERY – The Alabama House of Representatives has recently voted to pass a bill that will allow home-school student to participate in public school extracurricular activities such as sports. After the 'Tim Tebow' bill passed by way of a 52-43 vote last month, it now moves to the Alabama Senate. The bill has been unsuccessfully pushed for several years. [caption id="attachment_22665" align ...

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NBA legend shares advice with local student-athletes

By Erik Harris In the midst of his former team – Golden State Warriors – chasing its first NBA championship in 40 years, Jamaal Wilkes offers up advice to student-athletes across the Tribune coverage area. Wilkes, a four-time NBA champion and former NBA Rookie of the Year, touched on topics such as recruiting, transitioning from one playing level to the next, and much more. As a highly recruited high school ...

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Wilder’s big right lands for Alabama

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM – A vicious right glove did it. It landed on the left ear of the challenger, Eric Molina, and told a perfect ending to a historic night in Birmingham. In front of 9,347 fans in a packed-out Bartow Arena, Deontay Wilder successfully defended his WBC world heavyweight championship for the first time. The Tuscaloosa native provided entertainment never before seen in the Yellowhammer s ...

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