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Springville shuts out Center Point in first round of 5A Area 10 Tournament

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor The contest between Springville softball and Center Point turned into a route on Tuesday, April 30. In less than three full innings of play, the Tigers defeated the Indians by a score of 16-0. [caption id="attachment_78197" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of SHS Lady Tigers 2019[/caption] Springville put up seven runs in the first inning, followed by nine runs ...

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Former HT softball player named the Southern Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year

By Chris Megginson, assistant sports editor Former Hewitt-Trussville High School and Birmingham Thunderbolts softball player Bailey Murphy has been named the Southern Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year. Murphy, a junior transfer from the University of South Alabama, was a top contributor in her first season for the SAA regular season champion Birmingham-Southern College. She finished the regular seas ...

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Huskies Head Coach Jeff Mauldin has 601 career wins

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor TRUSSVILLE – Huskies baseball accomplished a major goal Saturday. They won the first round of the state playoff games. With their two game wins, in the best of three series, another major accomplishment happened. Huskies Baseball Head Coach Jeff Mauldin secured 600, and then 601 career wins. Mauldin used the occasion to bring attention to, and praise, the many student-athlet ...

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HT varsity softball defeats Hartselle 4-3

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor HARTSELLE – Hewitt-Trussville varsity softball took the victory on Saturday defeating Hartselle 4-3. The Huskies hit the ground running with Crystal Maze doubling on a 1-2 count and scoring a run. The Huskies kept the heat on with Hanna Borden putting up a homer in the third inning. Maze hit well on Saturday, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Maze led the Huskies in hits for the g ...

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Legion collects first home victory

By Chris Megginson, assistant sports editor After more than 360 minutes of scoreless action at home in BBVA Compass Field this spring, the Birmingham Legion struck iron Saturday night, defeating fellow USL expansion team Loudoun United, 1-0 for the franchise's first home victory. Prosper Kasim collected a ball in the center of the box and hammered it into the right side of the net with 40 seconds left in st ...

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Havoc sweeps Bulls to defend SPHL title

By Chris Megginson, assistant sports editor HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Three-straight goals, one in each period, helped Huntsville Havoc defend its Southern Professional Hockey League President's Cup title Saturday night. The Havoc defeated in-state rival Birmingham Bulls, 4-2, to win its second-straight SPHL title. The Havoc swept the Bulls in two games, using overtime Friday night to win Game 1 in overtime, 4-3. ...

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Springville varsity softball shuts out Plainview

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor SPRINGVILLE — The Tigers shut out Plainview varsity softball in a 1-0 victory on Friday. Both teams displayed strong pitching in the game, but Abby Swaney got the shut out for the Tigers by striking out eight, allowing zero runs on two hits and walking zero. Swaney had the mound for seven innings. [caption id="attachment_78009" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy o ...

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Legion FC hosts Loudoun United Saturday night

By Chris Megginson, assistant sports editor BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Legion FC makes its fourth home appearance of its inaugural season tonight when it hosts Loudoun United FC at BBVA Compass Field. Start time is 7 p.m. The Legion (2-2-1) is still looking for its first home victory of the season, coming off a scoreless draw against Swope Park Rangers last Saturday to earn its first home point of the season. ...

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After victory over Oak Mountain, Hewitt-Trussville advances to next round of playoffs

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor TRUSSVILLE — It was all on the line Saturday afternoon at Phil English Field where the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies took on Oak Mountain in Game 3/round 1 of the 7A State Championship playoffs. The series was split in a doubleheader the night before with Oak Mountain taking Game 1, 0-3, and Hewitt-Trussville keeping the dream alive with a a 3-2 win in Game 2. The Huskies got on ...

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Pinson, Clay, Springville advance in soccer playoffs

By Chris Megginson, assistant sports editor Chris Soto converted a PK in overtime Friday night to give the Pinson Valley Indians a 2-1 victory over Gardendale in the first round of the AHSAA Class 6A Boys’ Soccer Playoffs. With the win, Pinson Valley advances to meet cross-town rival Clay-Chalkville High School in the second round Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Clay-Chalkville defeated Carver-Birmingham, 7-1, ...

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