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Rain postpones first round baseball games

By Kyle Parmley PINSON -- Due to persistent rains throughout the area, baseball playoff plans have been put on hold. Class 6A, Area 12 champion Pinson Valley was scheduled to begin its playoff series at home against Area 11 runner-up Walker with a pair of games Thursday starting at 5 p.m. [caption id="attachment_20494" align="alignright" width="200"] Clay-Chalkville pitcher Blake Pettyphoto by Ron Burkett[/ ...

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Pinson Valley’s Lowery signs basketball scholarship 

By Erik Harris PINSON -- Pinson Valley senior guard Alex Lowery officially made plans to take her game to the next level last Thursday. In front of family, coaches and peers, Lowery signed on the dotted line, finalizing her basketball scholarship acceptance to Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. From a young age, the gritty guard has aspired to play college basketball, and Lady Lions head coach R ...

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Weather tampers with baseball playoffs

By Erik Harris PINSON -- The weather completely shut down the early portion of this baseball season for area teams, and now it’s spilling over into playoff action. Pinson Valley (26-12) and Clay-Chalkville (13-17) were originally scheduled to open the Class 6A state playoffs with Friday night doubleheaders, but with a rainy week likely, those doubleheaders have been moved up to Thursday. [caption id="attach ...

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Hewitt-Trussville golf wins Pelham Panther Classic

By Erik Harris CALERA -- The Hewitt-Trussville boys’ golf team notched a first-place finish last Monday. The Huskies came away on top of the Pelham Panther Classic field with a team shot total of 298. The Huskies, coached by Chad Dahlke, beat tournament runner-up Bob Jones by 15 strokes. Hewitt-Trussville was led by Logan Archer, who took a low round of 70 into the clubhouse. His 1-under work was good enoug ...

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Hewitt-Trussville Middle competes in metro tennis tournament

By Kyle Parmley HOOVER -- The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School tennis team recently competed in the Metro Tournament, held at Hoover High School, Berry Middle School and Bumpus Middle School. Amanda Hayes, Barbara Snider and Anthony Blake guided the boys team to a third place overall finish and the girls team to a sixth place finish over the weekend. For the boys team, all players advanced to at least the qu ...

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Cougars, Lady Indians win Pinson Invitational

By Kyle Parmley PINSON -- The second annual Pinson Invitational would be considered a success on many fronts for the Pinson Valley soccer program. For starters, the event, which brought in Gardendale, Carver-Birmingham, Huffman and Clay-Chalkville, is a way to bring some attention to the area. “The event helps bring some notoriety to our school,” said Jeff Mills, a coach on the Indians’ boys’ and girls’ squ ...

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Rifle team members to compete in junior Olympics

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Four members of the Magic City Gun Club Junior Rifle Team have earned invitations to compete in the 2015 National Rifle and Pistol Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Magic City Gun Club is the sponsoring organization for the Jefferson County Shooting Sports Club. The team competes under the name “MCGC Kats” and practices air rifle in Trussville ...

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Hewitt-Trussville, Pinson Valley split weekend series 

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Class 6A No. 10 Pinson Valley visited Class 7A No. 4 Hewitt-Trussville for a double dip Saturday that ended with a split decision. The 11 a.m. game went to the Indians by a count of 6-3. Game 2 went back and forth late, but was eventually won by the hosts in walk-off fashion. Game 1: Pinson Valley 6, Hewitt-Trussville 3 Junior right-hander Raul Tafoya got the nod for the visitors ...

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Clay-Chalkville tennis finishes second at county tournament

By Kyle Parmley GARDENDALE – Clay-Chalkville’s girls’ tennis team competed in the Jefferson County Tournament on Thursday. The Lady Cougars battled against the best in the county, and came home with a second-place finish overall. “What an incredible finish with all of the challenging weather that we have had to deal with this year,” head coach Pam Kohlenberg said. [caption id="attachment_21081" align="align ...

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Hewitt baseball will miss playoffs; coach wants consistency across state

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- There might be something wrong with this picture. Hewitt-Trussville, who occupied the top spot of the Class 7A state rankings for three consecutive weeks, is 16-7. All but one of the Huskies’ losses came against teams currently ranked in the top three of the state in either the Class 6A or Class 7A Alabama Sports Writers Association polls. To this point, the Huskies have notched ...

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