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Trussville sweeps all-star tournaments

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Baseball Association’s all-star teams recorded a clean sweep last weekend, claiming championships in five age classifications. At Trussville’s All Star Classic, 44 teams participated in four separate brackets, with Trussville winning all four.  Winners included 6U American (head coach Butch Cole), 8U National (head coach Bobby Wright), 11U National (head coach Pat Sm ...

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Clay-Chalkville baseball player praised by summer teammates

By Gary Lloyd EMERSON, Ga. -- A Clay-Chalkville High School baseball player is being praised by teammates on the East Cobb Astros 18 summer baseball team. According to an article at www.perfectgame.org, rising junior Thomas Johns, 16, is the youngest player on the East Cobb team, but teammates and coaches are excited about his future. Read the full article here. [caption id="attachment_13964" align="alignle ...

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Steel City Invitational to be televised

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Clay-Chalkville could be getting some more TV time. The Steel City Invitational in just its second year has reached an agreement with WABM My68 to televise the basketball tournament’s semifinals and finals live. The hoops tournament is scheduled for Dec. 19-22 at Samford University. [caption id="attachment_10300" align="alignright" width="200"] Clay-Chalkville rising senior point ...

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Trussville’s Sam Love to play in U.S. Open

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Former Hewitt-Trussville and UAB golfer Same Love will play in the 2014 U.S. Open, according to Golf Week. Love replaces Jason Millard of Murfreesboro, Tenn., after Millard self-reported that he grounded his club on the 18th hole at Colonial Country Club’s North Course while playing in a qualifier for the Open, the website reports. Millard reported the infraction five days aft ...

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Former Hewitt-Trussville player taken in MLB Draft

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Former Hewitt-Trussville baseball standout Grayson Jones was selected Saturday in the MLB Draft. Grayson Jones, a freshman pitcher at Shelton State Community College, was drafted in the 14th round by the Cleveland Indians. Jones was the 428th overall selection. [caption id="attachment_5494" align="alignleft" width="170"] Grayson Jonesphoto courtesy of Jo Gatewood[/caption] As a f ...

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Clay-Chalkville DE commits to Mississippi State

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville rising senior defensive end Kendell Jones has committed to Mississippi State. Jones posted this message on his Twitter account Thursday night: “Instead of waiting till the Openingi decided that i will take my Talents to Mississippi State #HailState.” [caption id="attachment_13869" align="alignleft" width="200"] Kendell Jonesfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] The 6-foot ...

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Clay limits city football to those in school district

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay City Council on Monday motioned to limit city football to people who live in the Clay-Chalkville High School district and those whose family had played in the city before. The move only applies to football at this time, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said Tuesday. Dixon said the school’s coaches will be working with the recreational program to develop players who will eventually pl ...

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Clay-Chalkville DE now with double digit offers

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A Clay-Chalkville rising senior defensive end collected a couple new scholarship offers last week. Kendell Jones was offered by Memphis and Arkansas State. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Jones has other scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Troy and Western Kentucky. Jones said last ...

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Gibson No. 109 in recent Rivals 250

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley rising senior running back Nick Gibson is one of the top 110 college football prospects in the country, according to Rivals.com. Gibson was ranked No. 109 in the most recent edition of the Rivals 250, released last month. Gibson last month was announced as one of 11 Alabama high school football players as a candidate to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 3, ...

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Trussville Cherry Bombs win tournament

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Cherry Bombs won its first tournament of the spring season Saturday, May 31 with a championship in the USSSA Summer Showdown Liberty tournament. The tournament was held at Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills. The Cherry Bombs finished the day 5-0 with wins against Fury, Eliminators, Venom, and two victories against Chaos. [caption id="attachment_13831" align="alignlef ...

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