By Gary Lloyd I don’t have the answers. I’m not a doctor. I’m not an epidemiologist. I’m also not a pontificator. Does anyone right now know, unequivocally, that we should start the high school fall sports season on time? Should we delay it a week? A month? Cancel it altogether? I don’t know that. And … Continue reading To Play Or Not To Play?
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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?
By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville coach David Dobbs is retiring as head varsity track and field coach after 30 years with the program. Dobbs will remain with the program as an assistant coach and will continue to lead the cross country program. Dobbs began his career in 1990, teaching physical education at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. … Continue reading Dobbs retires as Hewitt-Trussville track and field coach
By Gary Lloyd Like a walk-off home run in the final inning, the game is over. Except the game never made it to the decisive seventh inning. On Thursday, Alabama K-12 public schools were dismissed for the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning students will finish the 2019-2020 school year at home beginning April … Continue reading Spring sports canceled: What could have been
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
By Gary Lloyd If you follow me on Twitter for high school football updates, you may notice a weekly trend. I often capture a fuzzy iPhone photo before, during, or after the game I’m covering, and Tweet it out with the lone word, “Sports.” I do this purposely. High school sports, in many ways, have … Continue reading Sports
By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It is nice to type that ten-letter dateline again. I covered the city of Trussville, my hometown, full time for a handful of years before moving on. I wrote about sweltering nights on the Jack Wood Stadium sidelines, a tornado that tore up the terrain, snow that canceled more school … Continue reading Trussville Tales
By Gary Lloyd This Friday, I’m taking a night off from the high school sidelines. I’m going to the Trussville Public Library to hear Sean Dietrich, an author and storyteller from Florida. Sean and I have communicated a little over the past couple years, and he even provided a blurb for my book, Valley Road: … Continue reading Scenes from three weeks of high school football
‘It’s really going to happen,’ mayor says By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE – Trussville City Councilman Zack Steele said that the downtown entertainment district project that began recently should be complete by spring 2020. Steele is an eye doctor, so the news coming from him is fitting, because the vision of what Trussville will soon look … Continue reading In Trussville, downtown will change city’s footprint ‘forever’