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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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Wilder knocks Molina out in 9th round

From Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Tuscaloosa's Deontay Wilder defended his WBC crown Saturday when he KO'd Eric Molina in the ninth round at UAB's Bartow Arena. Wilder floored Molina four times in the bout, but the determined challenger kept getting back up. With just over a minute remaining in the ninth round, the champion landed a straight right that sent Molina to his back, ending the heavyweight c ...

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Metro: Birmingham set to host state’s first title fight

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM – For the first time in state history, a world boxing championship will be on the line this Saturday night in Birmingham. Hometown favorite Deontay Wilder, of Tuscaloosa, will make his first defense of the WBC Heavyweight Championship belt against Texan Eric Molina, who is considered a sizeable underdog. Molina, 33, will enter the ring with a record of 23-2; 17 of those victories c ...

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Braves draft former Hewitt pitcher

By Erik Harris   TRUSSVILLE – After spending his childhood doing the tomahawk chop for the Atlanta Braves, one former Hewitt-Trussville pitcher is expected to follow in the footsteps of his idols as a player for the Tribe. According to Grayson Jones, who led the Huskies to the 2013 Class 6A state finals, he will accept Atlanta’s invite and forgo his junior year of college. The Braves selected the right ...

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Trussville to host professional disc golf tournament

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – Disc Golf Birmingham has announced its next tournament, and Trussville’s Greg Carter Memorial Park will host one of the tournament’s three venues. The Magic City Mega Bowl, scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, is considered to be the state’s biggest disc golf tournament. Nearly 200 competitors have signed up to play in Trussville, Birmingham’s George Ward Park and Hoover’s ...

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