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Pinson Valley starts 1-1 in JeffCo Baseball Tournament

By Erik Harris GARDENDALE – Pinson Valley got the Jefferson County Baseball Tournament started by splitting a doubleheader at Gardendale on Saturday. The Indians came away on the wrong side of a 2-1 struggle with Gardendale in the morning, and edged out a 7-6 decision over McAdory in extra innings in the afternoon. “We’ve got some things we’ve got to fix,” said Pinson Valley head coach Shane Chappell. “We’v ...

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Gardendale pitching stops Clay-Chalkville

By Erik Harris GARDENDALE -- On the eve of the Jefferson County Tournament, Clay-Chalkville (1-3) struggled to find offense in a two-game sweep at Gardendale. The Cougars went down 7-1 in the opener and 10-2 in the nightcap. “They kept us off balance and we struggled to make adjustments and that’s just something we’re going to have to do as the season progresses,” said Clay-Chalkville head coach Bubba Rober ...

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JeffCo Baseball Tournament: Pinson Valley, Clay-Chalkville begin play Saturday

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – The 2015 Jefferson County Baseball Tournament is set to get under way Saturday, and two area programs are in the 12-team field. Clay-Chalkville (1-1) will serve as one of the four host sites in Saturday’s opening round games. The Cougars welcome Corner at 11 a.m. to kick things off in Pool B. The Cougars will then sit a game out before playing in the day’s final contest aga ...

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Hewitt baseball playing in ‘field of teal’ games for ovarian cancer research

From staff reports PELHAM -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity baseball team will compete Saturday, Feb. 28 in a three-way matchup to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Pelham, Oak Mountain and Hewitt-Trussville will play games starting at 11 a.m. at Pelham High School. The Huskies are tentatively scheduled to face Oak Mountain at 1:15 p.m. and Pelham at 3:30 p.m. Instead of traditional team colors, the field ...

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Cougars open baseball season with split at Oak Mountain

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM – The Cougars have finally played a game, despite things not looking promising early in the day. Clay-Chalkville was scheduled to host [caption id="attachment_18606" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville shortstop Tyler Duke swings at a pitch in a game at Hewitt-Trussville last season.file photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Oak Mountain in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon, bu ...

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Lady Huskies soccer wins big, boys fall

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE – The cold was not enough to deter the Hewitt-Trussville soccer teams, as they were back in action Tuesday night. The Lady Huskies (7-2) won convincingly, beating Shades Valley 10-0 at the Trussville Civic Center. They were led by goals from Lauren Smith, Addie Hanchey, Bri Davis, McKenzie Plyman and Lauren Townley. Hewitt-Trussville’s boys team (2-4-1) took to the road, as the Hu ...

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Defnall’s pinch hit lifts Hewitt-Trussville over Moody

By Kyle Parmley TRUSSVILLE – Ethan Defnall was out in the bullpen, catching the next potential relief pitcher with the game in extra innings, when he was called back to the dugout. “I was a little bit nervous, but I had to get ready for whatever was coming,” he said. Head coach Jeff Mauldin called on his backup catcher to pinch hit with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, the ga ...

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Lady Huskies reach finals of Island Cup

By Kyle Parmley ORANGE BEACH – The Hewitt-Trussville soccer teams escaped the wintry weather of central Alabama and headed to the beach over the weekend to take part in the Island Cup, hosted by Gulf Shores High School. The Lady Huskies (6-2) had a great deal of success, posting a 3-1 record during the tournament. On Friday, they defeated Daphne 7-1 in the morning session, before shutting out Austin 5-0 in ...

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Pinson Valley sweeps Pleasant Grove on diamond

By Kyle Parmley PINSON – The weather finally cooperated. For just long enough. A day after dealing with icy weather and treacherous travel, temperatures rose into the upper 50s on Saturday afternoon. Pinson Valley took advantage, sweeping Pleasant Grove in the Indians’ first home set of the baseball season. The second game concluded at an opportune time, because a heavy rain shower moved into the area fewer ...

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Local baseball players talk about weather delays

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – With Mother Nature having her way with the opening week of baseball season, area players try to stay focused. Despite opening day being a distant memory, Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville have yet to throw their first official pitch of the season. Pinson Valley managed to squeeze in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Corner, which they split, but it took three attempts to f ...

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