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Lady Cougars start strong, win 3 of 4

By Erik Harris CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville varsity girls basketball team got its season under way with a strong showing at Hoover High School for the Hoover Big Orange Classic over the weekend. After dropping the opening game of the tournament to Class 7A Jeff Davis, 62-58, the Lady Cougars rallied to finish the weekend 3-1 overall, and found a little revenge in the process. [caption id="attachment_10059" a ...

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Huskies boys hoops team young, inexperienced

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Hewitt-Trussville lost nine seniors off last year’s varsity boys basketball team. The Huskies’ leading returning scorer is sophomore Harrison Stanley, who averaged 7.8 points in eight games after being called up from the freshman team. He was called up because former guard Jarvis Calhoun was out with an injury, as was junior Carter Pharis, who won’t play basketball this seaso ...

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Hewitt-Trussville boys hoops coach likens area to SEC West

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Second-year Hewitt-Trussville varsity boys basketball coach Mike Dutton is a fan of sports metaphors. He displayed a couple of them Wednesday at Birmingham High School Basketball Media Day at Mountain Brook High School. Dutton had an interesting way of talking about the new Class 7A, Area 6, which Hewitt-Trussville is a part of with Mountain Brook, Spain Park and Vestavia Hil ...

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‘Take another step’ the goal for Hewitt-Trussville girls hoops

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity girls basketball team is looking to build this season. At Birmingham High School Basketball Media Day on Wednesday at Mountain Brook High School, first-year head coach Tonya Hunter said previous coach Stu Stuedeman did a great job over the past two seasons. Stuedeman, who led the Lady Huskies to a 26-33 record in that time, is now an assistant co ...

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Basketball season set for tipoff Thursday

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The opening week of high school basketball is here. Although some of the athletes are still competing on the gridiron, area teams are all set for tipoff of the upcoming season. Two local teams are scheduled to open up this Thursday night, while the others will wait for next week to get things started. [caption id="attachment_10294" align="alignleft" width="200"] Clay-Chalk ...

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MSYFA football playoffs this weekend

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Teams from Trussville and Pinson will compete in the Mid State Youth Football Association playoffs Saturday. The winners of Saturday’s second round games are scheduled to advance on to the MSYFA championship games at Pinson Valley High School on Saturday, Nov. 15. Area teams from each of the four weight classes are set to vie for a championship appearance this Saturday at ...

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Former Hewitt-Trussville pitcher commits to Auburn

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Former Hewitt-Trussville pitcher Grayson Jones has verbally committed to Auburn. Jones is expected to sign to be an Auburn Tiger next week, during the early signing period. Earlier this year, Jones, then a freshman pitcher at Shelton State Community College, was drafted in the 14th round of the MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Jones was the 428th overall selection. [caption id ...

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Scholar-Athlete of Week is Pinson senior

From staff reports PINSON -- Last week’s Tribune Sports Live Scholar-Athlete of the Week was Pinson Valley High School senior Kirbi Tuck. Tuck has a 4.21 grade-point average and plays volleyball and softball. [caption id="attachment_17440" align="alignleft" width="160"] Kirbi Tucksubmitted photo[/caption] She has been offered a softball scholarship to the University of Montevallo but is currently undecided. ...

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Clay hoops star Scholar-Athlete of Week

From staff reports CLAY -- This week’s Tribune Sports Live Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza and Clay Shell is Clay-Chalkville senior basketball player Hasan Abdullah. Abdullah has a 4.29 grade-point average and scored a 26 on the ACT. Abdullah has verbally committed to the United States Naval Academy for basketball. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="alignleft" width="225"] Ha ...

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Clay-Chalkville wins area volleyball tournament

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville varsity volleyball team is the Class 6A, Area 12 tournament champion. The Lady Cougars defeated Huffman 3-0 and then Shades Valley 3-0 in the championship at Clay-Chalkville on Tuesday. Pinson Valley lost in the semifinals round to Shades Valley. [caption id="attachment_16838" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay-Chalkville varsity volleyball teamsubmitted photo[ ...

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