Paws and Claws or Pause and Clause?

Former student-athletes weigh in on Hewitt, Clay rivalry I saw a post on Twitter last week that said, “Give me a horror story from your specialty in five words or less.”  I replied, “No more Hewitt vs. Clay.”  For the longest time, covering Trussville and Clay and their athletics teams was my specialty. I went … Continue reading Paws and Claws or Pause and Clause?

Hewitt-Trussville announces graduation ceremony

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- COVID-19 isn’t going to keep the Class of 2020 down. Hewitt-Trussville High School will hold a graduation ceremony June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. Four tickets per family will be allotted at a later date, and the ceremony will also be live-streamed. More details will follow on the … Continue reading Hewitt-Trussville announces graduation ceremony

Catching up on Cahaba Sun stories

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Phew. It’s been a whirlwind the last few months. There is now a two-month-old in our house, and I can’t believe that. What a fun time. Here are my recent stories in the Cahaba Sun. Stay tuned for more in the coming months. I wrote about the trees of Trussville, … Continue reading Catching up on Cahaba Sun stories

Second Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event this Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The second Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The event will include historical exhibits from local businesses, churches, the Trussville Historical Society and more. There will also be a historic fire truck on display. Additionally, … Continue reading Second Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event this Saturday

Trussville Girl Scout goes for Gold Award

This will be a short blog post, but an important one. Alex Rudick is a junior at Hewitt-Trussville High School closing in on her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor she can receive. You will read about her project at length in an upcoming issue of the Cahaba Sun, and I hope you take … Continue reading Trussville Girl Scout goes for Gold Award

More Trussville stories

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- I’ve had a few more stories published in the Cahaba Sun, a great monthly newspaper that covers the city of Trussville. Here’s a story on a five-hour barbecue cook-off, at which you can stuff your face for a great cause. Here’s a story on Cahaba Elementary School developing a project … Continue reading More Trussville stories

Alabama roster for AL-MS Classic released

MONTGOMERY – The stars will descend on the capital Dec. 17. Senior quarterbacks Taulia Tagovailoa of Thompson High School and Bo Nix of Pinson Valley headline the 2018 40-player All-Star roster for Alabama for the upcoming 32th annual Alabama-Mississippi Classic set to be played at Cramton Bowl on Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The … Continue reading Alabama roster for AL-MS Classic released

Tide recruiting rolling behind leadership of Hewitt-Trussville lineman

By Gary Lloyd Pierce Quick is living up to his last name. The Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) offensive lineman was the quickest Class of 2019 player to commit to the University of Alabama, making his pledge in April 2017. He remained the only Class of 2019 player committed to the Crimson Tide until December 2017. Now, the … Continue reading Tide recruiting rolling behind leadership of Hewitt-Trussville lineman

A bond beyond baseball

The following story appears in my book Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South. Get it here.The baseball coach felt as if the pastor was talking directly to him. Sure, there was a congregation full of people, but the message was so pointed, so personal, that it felt like a one-on-one conversation. The sermon was about … Continue reading A bond beyond baseball