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Trussville 6U softball places 2nd

For The Tribune The Trussville 6U All-Star softball team placed second in the Pre-Area One Tournament at Hoover Central June 6-8. The team played in the Pre-Area Two tournament in Hueytown last weekend. Team members are, back row from left, coaches Steve Erwin, Brian Payne, Scott Hicks, Lee Benton and John Daniel. [caption id="attachment_6857" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville 6U All-Star softba ...

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Milkovich Wrestling Camp at HT next week

By Gary Lloyd The 2013 Milkovich Wrestling Camp will be next Monday through Thursday at Hewitt-Trussville High School. Sponsored by the Trussville Takedown Club, the camp will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day. The cost is $1,200 per team or $100 per individual. Those participating should wear shorts and a T-shirt, and bring a towel. Participants may wear their singlet and bring their wrestling shoes to cha ...

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1 from area on all-state baseball team

By Gary Lloyd The postseason honors keep coming for a former Pinson Valley pitcher. Colby Wingard, a senior who graduated last month, was named a Class 5A all-state honorable mention pitcher by the Alabama Sports Writers Association earlier this month. Wingard last month was named the Jefferson County Pitcher of the Year by the Jefferson County Baseball Coaches Association. [caption id="attachment_6484" ali ...

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Clay-Chalkville softball coach resigns, bound for Hueytown

By Gary Lloyd Clay-Chalkville softball coach Paige Jones has resigned from her position to take on the same role at Hueytown, according to Clay-Chalkville High School officials. Jones resigned Thursday. Her hire at Hueytown will need approval from the Jefferson County Board of Education. Hueytown was one of the top 10 teams in Class 6A this season. Clay-Chalkville is now in a search for a new softball coach ...

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2 Hewitt-Trussville baseball players commit

By Gary Lloyd Two former Hewitt-Trussville baseball players have committed to play at the college level. Senior third baseman Connor Cox committed to Snead State Community College and senior pitcher Matt Gatewood committed to Huntingdon College. [caption id="attachment_6205" align="alignleft" width="150"] Senior third baseman Connor Coxfile photo by Scott Buttram[/caption] Cox hit a solo home run in the fir ...

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Recruiting heating up for Clay-Chalkville guard

By Gary Lloyd The recruitment of Clay-Chalkville rising point guard Hasan Abdullah is heating up. Abdullah, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound guard, said he has garnered “strong interest” from 18 universities and will visit Cornell University for an Elite Camp later this month. Abdullah has already attended an Elite Camp at Georgia State on June 1. Abdullah said he has been on an unofficial visit to Murray State in Ke ...

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Former PV golfer community college athlete of year

By Gary Lloyd Former Pinson Valley golfer John Michael O’Toole has been selected as the Alabama Sports Writers Community College Athlete of the Year for his year at Central Alabama Community College. Central Alabama head golf coach Dave Jennings nominated O’Toole for the award. “John Michael is one of the finest young men I have coached since coming to CACC,” Jennings said. O’Toole competed in each tourname ...

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Clay 12U All-Stars win classic

For The Tribune The Clay 12U All-Star team recently won the 12-year-old Trussville All-Star Classic Baseball Tournament held the week of May 29 through June 2. The Clay team went undefeated through the tournament. The team played in the 12-year-old Pinson Invitational Tournament held June 3-11. [caption id="attachment_6746" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay 12U All-Star teamsubmitted photo[/caption] T ...

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New HT hoops coach speaks to Rotary

By Gary Lloyd Newly hired Hewitt-Trussville head basketball coach Mike Dutton was the featured speaker at the Trussville Rotary Club’s meeting last week. Dutton said at the meeting that he enjoys going to work every day and has a passion for coaching. He said he tries to bring in people with knowledge of the sport to assist in teaching athletes as much as possible about the sport. Dutton was approved by the ...

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Trussville Nationals take 2nd

For The Tribune Trussville’s 11U National League baseball team placed second in the 12-year-old Trussville All-Star Classic Baseball Tournament the week of May 29-June 2. The team played four games Sunday to advance to the championship game, where it lost to the eventual tournament champion, a 12-year-old team from Clay. [caption id="attachment_6528" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row from left are Lu ...

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