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2 more Pinson Valley football players sign

By Gary Lloyd Two Pinson Valley football players signed scholarships last week. Outgoing seniors running back A.J. Freeman and defensive back Mondeno Gibson signed scholarships to play football in college. Freeman, a 5-foot-6, 148-pound back, signed with Faulkner University. Freeman was a Class 5A All-State player in 2012 as a senior. He was named a North All-Star team member for the July 18 North-South All ...

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7 from area on all-star football team

By Gary Lloyd Seven area football players have been named to the North All-Star football team, part of the 17th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week in Montgomery July 15-19. The game will be played July 18 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The teams were announced by Alvin Briggs, director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. [caption id="attachment_6385" align="alignlef ...

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HT baseball was ‘infectious’ for community

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Hewitt-Trussville head baseball coach Jeff Mauldin was asked about community support. The crowd answered for him. Mauldin has been to four state championship series now in Montgomery -- in 2003, 2005 and 2006 at Clay-Chalkville, and 2013 at Hewitt-Trussville -- and this year’s trip brought the most fans. [caption id="attachment_6378" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussvil ...

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5 from Pinson sign baseball scholarships

By Gary Lloyd A handful of Pinson Valley baseball seniors signed scholarships Tuesday to play at the next level. Pitcher Wyatt Burns, outfielder Scott Falkinburg, first baseman Tyler Evans, shortstop Josh Hines and pitcher Brad Eckmyre all signed Tuesday afternoon at Pinson Valley High School. Burns signed with Samford University, Falkinburg signed with Lawson State Community College, Evans signed with Wall ...

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Double the leadership, energy for Clay-Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd They instruct and encourage from the sidelines, and they lead weight room and on-field workouts. Stephone and Stephen Sheffield are twin brothers, both about 5-foot-4, who will be seniors on this year’s Clay-Chalkville football team. Stephone is a running back who rushed 43 times for 389 yards and four touchdowns last season. Stephen is a linebacker who recorded eight tackles and one tackle fo ...

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Name for Trussville football stadium approved

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved the name of the new football stadium and field. Once it’s constructed, the new high school football stadium will be called Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. The field will be called Husky Field. School board member Danny Garrett said Trussville City Council members, Athletics Director Karen Johns, students and parents were polled about a new n ...

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Hewitt-Trussville vs Pelham: Photo recap

Hewitt-Trussville finished the season as runner-up for the AHSAA Class 6A state championship Saturday, losing the best-of-3 series to Pelham. The Huskies posted the best record (34-13) and best finish in school history this season. To view additional photos or to purchase copies online, please go here.                               ...

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Video: Pelham dogpile, Pelham interviews, Hewitt-Trussville interviews

By Gary Lloyd Here are three videos from Saturday’s AHSAA Class 6A state championship series between Pelham and Hewitt-Trussville. Pelham won two games 3-2 and 1-0 to claim its second state championship in school history, the first coming in 2004. It was the first time Hewitt-Trussville reached the final series, making the semifinals one other time, in 1978. [caption id="attachment_6266" align="alignleft" w ...

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Hewitt-Trussville baseball coach hurt, happy at same time

By Gary Lloyd They both had a tinge of red in their eyes, the sparkle of a tear or two forming. First-year Pelham head baseball coach Sean Anderson told first-year Hewitt-Trussville head coach Jeff Mauldin congratulations on a great season. Mauldin told Anderson he was proud of him, happy for him. They’re both first-year coaches at their respective schools because Mauldin left Pelham a year ago to take the ...

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Pelham pitching too much for Hewitt-Trussville bats

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Hewitt-Trussville couldn’t get right against the lefties. No. 10 Hewitt-Trussville managed just five combined hits in the two losses against No. 5 Pelham in the AHSAA Class 6A state championship baseball series in Montgomery. In Game 1, Pelham senior Thomas Lowery, a UAB signee and series most valuable player, pitched a complete game three-hitter, allowing just one earned run whi ...

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