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Former Clay RB starts foundation

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Former Clay-Chalkville running back and current Carolina Panther Darrin Reaves has started a foundation. Reaves announced the Darrin Reaves Foundation on Twitter last Monday. The foundation can be followed on Twitter @TheDRFoundation. [caption id="attachment_11103" align="alignleft" width="300"] Darrin Reavesphoto courtesy of UAB Athletics Media Relations[/caption] “We aim to create op ...

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Trussville’s Andrew Rape taken in National Pro Grid League draft

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE — Trussville native Andrew Rape has been selected in the first-ever National Pro Grid League draft. Rape was selected 14th overall in the second round by the New York Rhinos. There are eight teams in the league. “It’s been a great ride already and I’ve already learned so much,” Rape said on his Facebook page before the draft began Thursday. Rape, 25, is 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds. Rap ...

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2 schools stand out for Pinson Valley RB Gibson

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley rising senior running back Nick Gibson says two schools are standing out to him in his recruitment. After practice Tuesday, Gibson said he’ll likely choose between Mississippi State and Alabama for his college destination. Gibson said he’ll likely make his college decision known this month. [caption id="attachment_9915" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley risin ...

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Trussville 10U places 3rd in state

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville 10U All-Star softball team placed third in the state tournament June 26-28. A total of 56 teams from all over the state competed. [caption id="attachment_14449" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville 10U All-Star softball teamsubmitted photo[/caption] Shown in the photo, top row from left, are Kennedy Maddox, Lindsey Stinson, Maddie Wallace, Maggie Hollier ...

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Trussville 6U team wins state championship

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The USSSA 6U state champions in the Peaches Division are the Trussville Huskies. The girls went 5-1 through the tournament, playing at Jemison Park last Friday, beating Hueytown and Prattville. [caption id="attachment_14446" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row from left are Victoria Romero, Ava Hyde, Ava Ellison, Evie Andrews, Mattie Adcock and Vada Posey. Second row from ...

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Trussville 12U 5th, 10U 3rd in state tournament

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville’s 12U All-Star softball team placed fifth in the state tournament last month in Thorsby. The Trussville 12U All-Stars on June 21 beat McCalla 13-0 to win the area championship. Team members are Katelyn Murphy, Kenley Gibson, Aleah Childress, Gracie Wallace, Haley McCormick, Emily Robinson, Mia Williams, Gracie Barrett, Kiera Gibbs, Ziah Bishop, Anna Tolbert and Shelb ...

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Hewitt DE invited to Oklahoma camp

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville rising junior defensive end has earned an invitation to an elite football camp. Bailey McElwain was chosen for the NUC Ultimate 100 Top Prospect Rising Stars Camp presented by NUCSports.com. The camp is July 27 at the University of Oklahoma. [caption id="attachment_13124" align="alignleft" width="209"] Hewitt-Trussville rising junior defensive lineman Bailey M ...

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Local soccer team wins gold

For The Tribune JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Several boys from Trussville, Clay and Springville came together and played soccer in the XXXII Alabama State Games on June 21-22. They played in the U14 age bracket and won the gold. [caption id="attachment_14413" align="alignleft" width="300"] The U14 soccer teamsubmitted photo[/caption] Shown in the photo, front row from left, are Drew Kinzer, John Leopard, Joseph Head ...

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Clay 8U wins state, advances to World Series

For The Tribune CLAY -- The Clay 8U All-Star softball team is the 8U Peaches Region and State champion. The team last weekend won the 2014 USSSA Peaches State Championship. The team now advances to the World Series in Orange Beach on July 14-20. [caption id="attachment_14410" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay 8U All-Star softball teamsubmitted photo[/caption] Shown in the photo, bottom row from left, ...

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Pinson native wins another golf tournament

By Gary Lloyd DECATUR -- Another summer weekend, another golf tournament title for Pinson native John Michael O’Toole. O’Toole, a rising senior at the University of Cincinnati, won the 47th annual Daikin Spirit of America Golf Classic at Burningtree Country Club in Decatur over the weekend. O’Toole, a 2011 Pinson Valley High School graduate, took a three-shot lead into the final round Sunday, and won the to ...

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