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HT’s Mauldin named region, state baseball coach of the year

The National Federation of State High School Associations has named Hewitt-Trussville baseball coach Jeff Mauldin both the Alabama Coach of the Year and the South Sectional Coach of the Year for 2016 after leading the Huskies to their first state baseball championship in March. [caption id="attachment_21078" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville head coach Jeff Mauldin.File photo Ron Burkett/The ...

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Cougars’ star WR won’t announce until signing day, Igbinoghene lands interesting offer

From Trussville Tribune staff reports With National Signing Date arriving on Feb. 1, just two scant weeks away, the phones are picking up for recruits of all stars, all shapes and all sizes. [caption id="attachment_35056" align="alignleft" width="300"] CCHS WR Nico Collins had 6 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown against Gardendale Friday night. File photo[/caption] Clay-Chalkville wide receiver Nico Col ...

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Clay-Chalkville, Hewitt-Trussville, Pinson Valley wrestling will compete in first ever duals tournament

By Ron Ingram AHSAA MONTGOMERY – The first-ever AHSAA Wrestling Duals tournament gets underway this Friday and Saturday with 20 first-round and quarter-final matches in Class 6A and 1A/5A and the quarterfinals only in Class 7A. Class 7A qualified the winner and runner-up in regular-season play from four regions while Classes 6A and 1A/5A qualified the winner and runner-up from eight regions. Teams will meet ...

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Pinson Valley wins JeffCo wrestling tourney, HTHS fares well in Dick Clem tourney

[caption id="attachment_37767" align="aligncenter" width="524"] The Pinson Valley Wrestling team poses with their county title trophy. Photo by Danny Joiner[/caption]   Fron Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Pinson Valley had winners in six weight classes to win the team title at the Jefferson County Wrestling Tournament last weekend  for the sixth straight year. [caption id="attachm ...

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University of Alabama names Greg Byrne as new AD

TUSCALOOSA --Greg Byrne, Vice President for Athletics at the University of Arizona, will become the new Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama effective March 1, pending approval of The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. The 45-year-old Byrne, who is highly respected in his field, will be formally introduced to the media later this week. "We knew Bill was considering a change, and w ...

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Alabama AD Bill Battle to step down in March, replacement already chosen

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA --University of Alabama director of athletics Bill Battle will step down from his post in March, according to multiple media reports. Battle has been diagnosed with multiple melanoma and took a short leave of absence last summer to battle the disease. "I want everyone to know that my health was not a factor in this decision as, at this time, I am in full ...

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Three local teams ranked in latest ASWA basketball polls

From Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The ASWA released its post-holiday basketball polls Wednesday, and three area teams found their way into the top 10. Hewit-Trussville's girls are ranked No. 7 in Class 7A, while both Clay-Chalkville boys and girls teams were in the rankings. Clay-Chalkville's boys are ranked No. 8 in the state, while the girls come in at No. 7 in Class 6A. Center Point's b ...

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Auburn’s Lashlee leaves for UConn OC spot

By Jeff Shearer AuburnTigers.com AUBURN, Ala. - After four seasons as Auburn’s offensive coordinator, Rhett Lashlee is leaving the Plains to become the play-caller at the University of Connecticut. Lashlee, a Broyles Award finalist in 2013 as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches, coordinated some of the most explosive offenses in Auburn history. In 2016, the Tigers averaged 31.2 points per game. “It’s ...

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Pair of CCHS students earn inaugural Pioneer Awards

By David Knox Sports Editor The Tribune Sports staff this year inaugurates a new achievement award for our high school students who contribute to their school’s football program – the Pioneer Award. Two Clay-Chalkville students are so recognized this season. Calvin Cullen has been referred to as the “director of football operations” at Clay-Chalkville High School. That’s not a job a student normally has. Bu ...

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Christian Smith earns Defensive Player of the Year honor

By David Knox Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Two former Hewitt-Trussville athletes who transferred back ended up being huge difference-makers for the Huskies in 2016. One, Connor Adair, is the Tribune’s Offensive Player of the Year. The other is Christian Smith, our selection as Defensive Player of the Year. Smith returned from Leeds when Josh Floyd was hired, and Huskies fans are happy he did. From his tackle ...

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