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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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Prep Softball: Hewitt-Trussville places 3 on All-State roster

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – The Alabama Sport Writers Association has named its All-State Softball Teams, and one Hewitt-Trussville senior found herself on Class 7A’s first team, followed by a pair of teammates on the succeeding rosters. Following a great campaign playing under first-year head coach Karen Johns, Taylor Beshears landed on the first team as a utility player. The departing senior feels “pretty ...

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Chappell awarded ASWA Coach of the Year, 2 Indians named All-State

By Erik Harris PINSON – Following a red-hot ending to the 2015 season, the Pinson Valley baseball program is being rewarded for its 32-15 campaign that ended one step shy of a state championship series birth. Over the weekend, the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its annual All-State Baseball Teams, and two Indians were voted on to the Class 6A second team roster. Third-year head coach Shane Chap ...

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Former Hewitt star named UCF offensive coordinator

By Erik Harris ORLANDO, Fla. – Brent Key, a former football standout at Hewitt-Trussville in the mid 90’s, has been named the University of Central Florida’s next offensive coordinator. [caption id="attachment_14953" align="alignleft" width="105"] Brent Keyphoto courtesy of www.ucfknights.com[/caption] Following a high school career on the Huskies’ offensive line, Key went on to star at the next level. He p ...

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Trussville 6U Nationals go 5-0, win Trussville All-Star Classic

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville 6U Nationals took the top prize last weekend. Trussville, coached by Clay Wingard, got the best of a 16-team field, claiming the championship contest with a 15-4 win over Moody on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_22425" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured Left to RightBack Row: Pat Pontarelli, Kyler O'Neill, ClayWingard, Shea Mitchell, David MillerMiddle Row ...

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Former Clay basketball player signs with Murray State

By Erik Harris MURRAY KY – A former Clay-Chalkville girls basketball player has signed an athletics scholarship with Murray State University. After playing one season at Southeastern Illinois Community College, Bria Bethea joined two other junior college prospects in the Racers’ 2015 signing class. [caption id="attachment_22396" align="alignleft" width="300"] Former Clay-Chalkville 1,000-point scorrer Bria ...

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9U Huskies capture World Series birth

From staff reports LINCOLN – Head coach Scott Johnson and the 9U Husky Baseball Club team brought home the top prize of the Grand Slam Alabama State Tournament over the weekend in Lincoln. [caption id="attachment_22325" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 9U Huskies holding their state championship trophy. submitted photo[/caption] The Husky Baseball Club, which was developed in October of 2014, presents an ...

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Hewitt-Trussville track star makes All-State Team

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – The Alabama high school Super All-State Track and Field Team was announced over the weekend, and one area athlete made the list. Hewitt-Trussville junior Jaison Williams was one of 15 honorees to land on the boys’ team. The girls’ team also featured 15 athletes, none of which are from the Tribune coverage area. [caption id="attachment_22312" align="alignleft" width="220"] Hewitt- ...

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Trussville baseball team wins All-Star Classic

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – A Trussville baseball team won this year’s 12U Trussville All-Star Classic over the weekend. The Huskies navigated the 12-team bracket by going a perfect 5-0, including an 8-7 win over Huffman in the championship contest on Sunday. The tournament’s 12U division featured all Metro Birmingham teams. [caption id="attachment_22308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville’s U12 ...

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