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Former Pinson pitcher named Melbourne Aces Pitcher of Year

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Former Pinson Valley pitcher Joe Burns was named the Melbourne Aces 2013-2014 Pitcher of the Year today. Burns, a 2008 Pinson Valley High School graduate who played at Samford University, spent the season in the Australian Baseball League. [caption id="attachment_12393" align="alignleft" width="209"] Joe Burns with his awardphoto courtesy of the Melbourne Aces Twitter page[/caption] ...

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Former Clay RB Reaves works out for 28 NFL teams at UAB Pro Day

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Former Clay-Chalkville and UAB running back Darrin Reaves worked out for 28 NFL teams and one Canadian Football League scout at UAB’s Pro Day on Thursday. The 28 represented teams is believed to be the most to ever attend a UAB Pro Day. “From what I heard I had a pretty good day,” Reaves said afterward. Reaves ran the 40-yard dash twice, went through agility drills and caught pas ...

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Hewitt, Pinson ranked in first baseball poll; Lady Huskies 10th

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville is ranked No. 8 in Class 6A in the first Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball rankings, released Thursday. Hewitt-Trussville (15-4) sits behind, in order, Sparkman, Huntsville, Thompson, Hoover, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, Opelika and Oxford. Defending state champion Pelham is No. 9. Buckhorn is No. 10. Hewitt-Trussville has played one of the toughest schedules ...

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Pinson Valley soccer player nets 7 goals against Clay-Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley junior forward Tori Gann didn’t feel any different heading into Tuesday’s game against Clay-Chalkville. She had, after all, never competed in a game against the crosstown rival. “I didn’t know what to expect but we wanted to beat them because they’re our rival in other sports at Pinson,” Gann said. [caption id="attachment_12368" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tori Gannp ...

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Hewitt-Trussville soccer team wants to make history again

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Last season, the Hewitt-Trussville boys and girls soccer teams both made the Class 6A state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. The boys team was ranked No. 10 in Class 6A, finishing with a 15-7-3 record, losing in the quarterfinals to No. 2 Vestavia Hills. The girls team was also No. 10, finishing with a 17-4-1 record after losing to No. 4 Mountain Brook. This se ...

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6 Hewitt-Trussville baseball players sign

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Six Hewitt-Trussville senior baseball players on Sunday signed scholarships to play at the next level. Blake Bailey and Chandler DeRieux will play at Huntingdon College, Will Baumgartner will play at Berry College in Rome, Ga., Michael Busby will play at Calhoun Community College, DeMarcus Kelly signed with Lawson State Community College, and Riley Stokes is headed to Jefferson D ...

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Cougars rally for 3 runs in 4th to beat Pinson Valley for JeffCo title

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville scored three runs in the fourth inning and held on to beat visiting Pinson Valley 5-3 to win the Jefferson County Baseball Tournament on Saturday night. Clay-Chalkville sophomore Thomas Johns pitched a complete game, earning the win by allowing just two earned runs on three hits. He didn’t allow a hit after the second inning. Senior left fielder Braxton Parvin was 3-for ...

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Pelham blanks Hewitt-Trussville in pitchers’ duel

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It felt like it was May 2013 in Montgomery again. Hewitt-Trussville and Pelham, who faced off for last year’s Class 6A state championship, battled through scoreless innings until the very end today at Phil English Field. A Tyler White two-run home run to left field with two outs in the top of the sixth inning was the difference, and Pelham won 2-0. Freshman Cameron Moore pitched ...

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Pinson Valley wrestler wins Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Achievement Award

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson Valley senior wrestler is the Class 5A, Region 6 winner of the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Achievement Award. Barrett Crossley was named the winner Friday. He is one of 96 regional winners for 2014. Each student selected was nominated by their respective high schools. A committee of school principals chose the area winners and a committee of school administrators in each r ...

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Clay-Chalkville WR makes commitment

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A Clay-Chalkville High School senior wide receiver made his college commitment Monday night. Cordell Scott committed to play at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Ky. “It means a lot to play and I just wanted to get back in pads one more time,” Scott said. “It feels great to be a college athlete.” [caption id="attachment_8897" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalkville recei ...

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