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Pinson native part of Daytona 500 winner’s pit crew

By Gary Lloyd A Pinson Valley High School graduate was part of Jimmie Johnson’s Dayton 500-winning pit crew Sunday in the most popular stock car race in the country. R.J. Barnette is the front tire carrier for Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet car. “Thank you everyone for the support. I read them all. Y’all are awesome! So blessed to be a part of such an amazing organization,” Barnette Tweeted after ...

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Clay volleyball standout signs with Faulkner State

By Gary Lloyd Clay-Chalkville senior Shannon Blanchard has signed to play volleyball at Faulkner State Community College in Mobile. Blanchard had a signing party Thursday. Clay-Chalkville volleyball coach Jeannine Hannah said Blanchard also drew interest from Wallace State, Arkansas State and Montevallo. Blanchard was a libero on the volleyball court, a team’s defensive specialist. “She’s exceptional,” Hann ...

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Class 6A Northeast Regional semifinals: Mountain Brook 47, Clay-Chalkville 44

By Gary Lloyd JACKSONVILLE -- Too little, too late. Clay-Chalkville shot just 28 percent and turned the ball over 21 times and fell 47-44 to Mountain Brook in the Class 6A Northeast Regional semifinals at Jacksonville State on Wednesday. Trailing 43-40 with a minute to play, sophomore point guard Hasan Abdullah converted a lay-up to cut the deficit to 43-42. The Cougars then stole the inbounds and senior Ma ...

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Hewitt, Clay basketball standouts on Future150 Camp All-American Team

By Gary Lloyd A Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville guard have been named to the first Future150 Camp All-American Team for 2013. Hewitt-Trussville junior Jarvis Calhoun and Clay-Chalkville sophomore Hasan Abdullah were named to the team. Calhoun was one of 10 players named to the 2014 team. Abdullah was named one of two honorable mention players for the class of 2015 team. [caption id="attachment_4033" a ...

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Team focus, maturity mindsets for Huskies in 2013

By Phil Gibson For the Hewitt-Trussville baseball and softball teams, 2013 promises to be an intriguing season. First-year baseball coach Jeff Mauldin is trying to mold his players into a championship-caliber team. “Our first goal is we want to be area champion,” Mauldin said. “That's something that hasn't happened here in a long time. That's our first step.” To get there, the Huskies will have to continue ...

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HT senior wrestler completes perfect season

By Gary Lloyd Marcus Elkins and Hewitt-Trussville wrestling coach Mark Snider talked about it last February. Elkins had just finished second in Class 6A for the second consecutive year. He finished second in the 160-pound weight class in 2011 and the same place in 2012 in the 170-pound division. This year, the 182-pound weight class was his. Elkins, a senior, talked with Snider last February about what he h ...

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Area football schedules released

By Gary Lloyd Football schedules for the 2013 season have been released. Check them out below. Hewitt-Trussville Aug. 23     Pinson Valley     Jamboree Aug. 30     Clay-Chalkville   Away Sept. 6      Vestavia Hills      Away Sept. 13    Woodlawn           Home Sept. 20    Carver                  Away Sept. 27    Minor                  Home Oct. 4       Shades Valley    Away Oct. 11     Mountain Brook   Home ...

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Trussville, Pinson best friends head to MLB spring training

By Gary Lloyd A similar path is continuing for a pair of best friends. Pinson native Joe Burns left for spring training Monday, and Trussville native Michael Gunter leaves March 3. Burns is a left-handed relief pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization. Gunter is a right-handed reliever in the Chicago White Sox organization. Their paths to pro baseball have been similar. [caption id="attachment_4940" align= ...

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Hewitt-Trussville 3rd in state wrestling tournament

By Gary Lloyd Hewitt-Trussville finished third in Saturday’s AHSAA state wrestling tournament at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Hewitt-Trussville finished with 107 team points in Class 6A. Thompson won the tournament with 196 team points. Vestavia Hills finished with 189. Eighth-grader Heath Williamson won the 106-pound weight class and senior Marcus Elkins won the 182-pound division. Elkins was named ...

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Clay-Chalkville beats Grissom, advances to regionals at JSU

By Gary Lloyd How sweet it is. Clay-Chalkville cruised to a 54-37 win over Grissom on Friday night in a Class 6A Northeast sub-regional state playoff game, earning a trip to Jacksonville State University on Wednesday. Only 16 Class 6A teams remain in the state playoffs. Clay-Chalkville (24-6) will face No. 8 Mountain Brook (26-6) at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the semifinals of the Northeast regional. Mountain B ...

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