Tracking The Huskies

Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 7/27/2021

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Husky Night Information


Hewitt-Trussville Athletics will host its annual "Husky Night" event on Friday August 13. All Football teams (7th-12th) will scrimmage at set times. The HTMS and HTHS Cheer squads will also be performing. We are proud to announce that the HTHS Band will also be in attendance and will perform for the crowd.


Husky Night Schedule:

5:30pm-6:30pm: Varsity Football and Varsity Cheer will sign autographs under the home concourse

5:30pm: 7th Grade Football scrimmage

6:00pm: Middle School Cheer introductions and performance

6:15pm: 8th Grade Football scrimmage

6:45pm: 9th Grade Football scrimmage

7:15pm: High School Cheer introductions and performance

7:30pm: HTHS Band performance

8:00pm: Varsity Football scrimmage


TCS students can enter with their 2021-2022 Student Athletic Pass.


Tickets for Husky Night are $5 and can be purchased here:

https://gofan.co/app/events/330608?schoolId=AL1033

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Varsity Football Tickets Now Available


General admission home game tickets for Hewitt-Trussville Varsity Football are now available. The Huskies will play six games at home this season. Fans that plan to attend many games this fall are encouraged to purchase the "Varsity Football General Admission Season Tickets." This gives the fan one ticket to each game. General parking is included in the ticket cost. Link below to purchase "Varsity Football General Admission Season Tickets."

https://gofan.co/app/events/season/1441?schoolId=AL1033


Fans wishing to purchase tickets for individual games can do so at the link below. All ticket prices include general parking.

https://gofan.co/app/school/AL1033


2021 Varsity Football Schedule:

https://hthuskies.com/sports/football/schedule

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2021-2022 Student Athletic Passes Now Available


In an effort to increase our fan base and make game attendance more affordable, Student Athletic Passes will be available for the fourth consecutive year. With this pass, students will be able to enter ALL HTMS and HTHS home regular season sporting events. The pass is $25 and will be digital for the 2021-2022 school year. Passes can be purchased via the link at the bottom of the Q&A.


FAQ:


Q. What is the purpose of the Student Athletic Pass?

A. The Student Athletic Pass will be available to ALL students in the district (K-12). Our goal is to make it easier and more affordable for students to attend Hewitt-Trussville sporting events.


Q. What can I attend with this pass?

A. Students that have their pass can enter ALL HTMS and HTHS home regular season sporting events. Every sport! For the entire 2021-2022 school year!


Q. How much does this pass cost?

A. The Student Athletic Pass is $25


Q. How do I purchase a Student Athletic Pass?

A. Passes are digital and can be purchased through the schools' GoFan page. A link is provided at the bottom of this Q&A.


When purchasing your Student Athletic Pass, it is recommended that you use the “Students personal email” when setting up the account during the purchase process. To access the mobile pass for entry into events, you will need to go to gofan.co on your mobile device or download the GoFan app, and login with the email and password that you used during time of purchase. The pass will be in the “Tickets” section. The pass will be validated just like a mobile ticket is done on GoFan. If you have multiple students purchasing passes, we recommend that you purchase them one at a time, and create an account for each student so that they can access their pass with their own email and password (pass transfer functionality will be available closer to the season).


If you are a parent purchasing a pass for a student that does not have a mobile device, you can do so using your personal email address to setup the account and you may present your child’s pass on your own device for entry into events.


Q. Do students with a Student Athletic Pass still need to buy a ticket?

A. No. The Student Athletic Pass is good for admission to ALL HTMS and HTHS regular season home games. Tickets will need to be purchased for playoff games only.


Q, Are there any other perks to purchasing the Student Athletic Pass?

A. Yes! Our card sponsor Tula J Boutique offers 15% off regularly priced items. This is a great bonus to purchasing the card!


Link below to purchase a Student Athletic Pass:

https://gofan.co/app/events/327604?schoolId=AL1033

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Burt and Esslinger Honored at Champions Dinner


HT Softball Coach Taylor Burt and HT Track and Field Coach Tom Esslinger were honored Friday night at the AHSAA Champions Dinner in Montgomery. All coaches who won an AHSAA State Championship during the 2020-2021 school year were invited.


Coach Taylor Burt led the Softball team to the state title for the second consecutive year. The Huskies defeated Fairhope in the championship game to finish the season with a 49-3-1 overall record.


Coach Tom Esslinger led the HT Boys Indoor Track and Field team and the HT Girls Indoor Track and Field team to state titles on February 6. Both teams went undefeated throughout the entire Indoor season.


Photo Cred: Jason Gaston

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Riley Quick Plays in AHSAA Baseball All-Star Game


HT rising senior Riley Quick played for the North squad in the AHSAA North-South All-Star game in Montgomery last week. Quick and his HT teammates finished the 2021 season with a 28-6 overall record.


The South team won the opener 7-6 and the second game of the doubleheader ended in a 3-3 tie.

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Gracie Davidson Plays in Girls Golf All-Star Match


HT rising senior Gracie Davidson played in the AHSAA North-South All-Star match last week. Davidson and her HT teammates advanced to the 7A Sub-State event during the 2021 season.


Davidson and her teammates won the all-star event 19.5-16.5. Full report below:


AHSAA 2021 North-South Golf Results

Monday’s matches at Arrowhead Country Club
GIRLS’ MATCHES
(North) Bella Duesing, Randolph tied (South) Laura Burch, McGill-Toolen, 4-4. (South) South: Taylor Trible, Spain Park and Lily Johnston, Dadeville def. (North) Baylie Webb, White Plains and Lora Williams, Madison County, 4-2.
(North) Emmy Glover, Fairview and Abby Gattis, White Plains tied (South) Mary Grace Davidson, Hewitt-Trussville and Ella Hewes, Daphne, 2.5 to 2.5.
(North) Lauren Temples, Hartselle and Emma Ray, Alexandria def. (South) Kaitlyn Shields, John Carroll Catholic and Lucy Mileski, Hoover, 3.5 to 2.5.
(North) Lauren Sechrest, Alexandria and Alyssa Berry Hartselle tied (South) Elle Squires, Vestavia Hills and Eleanor Forbes, Oak Mountain, 3-3.
South) Jordyn Martin, McGill-Toolen and Aidan Haithcock, Homewood def. (North) Camryn Blackwell, Glencoe and Macie Henderson, Mars Hill Bible, 3.5 to 1.5.


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Josh Blake Competes in Tennis All-Star Event


HT rising senior Josh Blake competed for the North team in the AHSAA North-South All-Star game last week. Blake's team won the match 7-2. Blake and his partner won in doubles by the score of 6-0, 6-3.


See full results below:


BOYS
North 7, South 2

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
SINGLES
Match 1: (North) Parker Jacques (Madison Academy) def. Guy Hughes (Montgomery Academy), 6-0, 6-0.
Match 2: (North) Alex Barber (Jasper) def. Carter Chase (Auburn), 6-2, 6-3.
Match 3: (North) Santiago Castillo (James Clemens) def. Ahnaf Hossan (Auburn), 7-6, 6-3.
Match 4: (North) Drake Woodard (Muscle Shoals) def. Gabriel Perkins (Satsuma), 6-3, 6-2.
Match 5: (North) Masen Howard (Douglas) def. Calvin Hughes (Fairhope), 6-1, 6-4.
Match 6: (North) Jase Schwanke (Buckhorn) def. Bryce Lawrence (Northside Methodist), 6-1, 6-2.

DOUBLES
Match 1: (North) Parker Jacques (Madison Academy) / Joshua Blake (Hewitt-Trussville) def. Guy Hughes (Montgomery Academy) / Gaines Freeman (Montgomery Academy), 6-0, 6-3.
Match 2: (South) Nick Short (McGill-Toolen) / Lebo Mashego (Thompson) def. Drew Keeton (Brooks) / Drew Shankles (Albertville) def. 6-1, 6-4.
Match 3: (South) Rowland Cobb (Pike Road) / Evan Stewart (Enterprise) def. Grant Spivey (James Clemens) / Jeremiah Lowther (Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa), 6-4, 6-2.
North Best All-Around Award: Parker Jacques, Madison Academy.
South Best All-Around Award: Nick Short, McGill-Toolen Catholic.

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Mills and Phillips Compete in All-Star Cross Country Event


Rising seniors Maci Mills and Mitchell Phillips represented HT in the AHSAA North-South All-Star Cross Country event.


Link below for full report:

https://ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/south-boys-and-girls-capture-ahsaa-all-starcross-country-races-at-gateway-park-wednesday

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Riley Tyree Plays in Softball All-Star Game


HT rising senior Riley Tyree played in the AHSAA North-South All-Star Softball game last week. Tyree and her North teammates won both games of the doubleheader.


Select the link below for the full report:

https://ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/north-downs-south-11-8-in-8-innings-and-6-1-in-nightcap-to-complete-all-star-sweep

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Wooten and O'Kelley Represent at Soccer All-Star Game


Rising HT senior Hannah O'Kelley played in the AHSAA Girls Soccer North-South All-Star Game last week. HT Head Coach Lauren Wooten also served as the Head Coach for the North team which downed the South squad by a score of 6-1.


Select the link below for a full report:

https://ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/north-boys-win-3-0-north-girls-capture-6-1-victory-to-complete-all-star-soccer-sweep

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HS Volleyball Schedule/Ticket Information


Hewitt-Trussville Varsity Volleyball will open the season on August 19 when they travel to Helena. Select the link below for the HTHS Varsity Volleyball schedule:

https://hthuskies.com/sports/womens-volleyball/schedule


Tickets are now available for HTHS Volleyball. The "High School Volleyball Season Pass" grants entry into all High School (Varsity, JV, 9th) home games. The pass can be purchased here:

https://gofan.co/app/school/AL1033


Fans wishing to purchase tickets for particular HTHS Volleyball games can do so at the link below:

https://gofan.co/app/school/AL1033

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Sign up NOW for the HT Varsity Swim Team!


Looking for a Fall sport? Join the HTHS Swimming team! This AHSAA sanctioned sport will compete this Fall and will be led by Coach Carlie Ragusa.


If interested, fill out the google form below!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Df-8ZTY66ziml-5L2yruc2RRxkVLQ_mW/view?ts=60c7c0b8

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HTHS Cross Country Opens Season August 28


Hewitt-Trussville Varsity Cross Country will open the season August 28 when they travel to the Black and Gold Classic in Scottsboro. The Huskies will compete in six meets prior to the AHSAA Sectional event. HT will host the Husky Challenge on October 16.


Link to HT Varsity Girls Cross Country schedule:

https://hthuskies.com/sports/womens-cross-country/schedule


Link to HT Varsity Boys Cross Country schedule:

https://hthuskies.com/sports/mens-cross-country/schedule

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AHSAA Amateur Rule


TO: Principals, Athletic Directors, and Head Coaches

FROM: Alvin Briggs, Executive Director

DATE: July 7, 2021

REF: URGENT! Please read. AHSAA Amateur Rule

Because of Alabama’s NIL Legislation Act that went into effect July 1st and the NCAA’s recent changes that now allow college athletes to monetize their success and profit from their own Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), we felt the need to remind you of the AHSAA Amateur Rule (Rule I. Eligibility. Section 8) and encourage you to share this information with your student-athletes.

It should be understood that the Alabama Act or the NCAA’s change does NOT apply to current high school student-athletes. Current high school student-athletes CANNOT earn money as a result of their connection to their high school team.

It is the school’s responsibility to communicate and educate students and parents on the AHSAA Amateur Rule and the penalties if a student violates the rule. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office.

SECTION 8. AMATEUR RULE.

Only amateurs are eligible. An amateur is one who does not use his/her knowledge of athletics or athletic skill for gain. Amateur standing shall be further determined by the following standards:

(a) A student is ineligible if he/she has received money as a prize, or has sold a prize received in a contest, or has bet on a contest in which he/she is a participant.

(b) Professionalism is defined as accepting remuneration, directly or indirectly, for playing on athletic teams and in sports activities or for playing under an assumed name.

(c) A student who accepts material or financial inducement from any source is ineligible.

(d) No student shall receive more than actual expenses involved in travel to and from a contest or camp and necessary meals and lodging in the meantime. A student shall not at any time receive any portion of a livelihood for participation in athletics, other than actual expenses for any specific game or camp.

1. A student cannot accept payment for loss of time or wages while participating in athletics as part of expenses.

2. Reasonable meals, lodging and transportation may be accepted if such are accepted in service rather than money or some material form.

3. Students playing on a non-home team which requires boarding away from home by the week, etc., will be looked upon as violating the professional rule if board is not paid by his family.

4. A team which plans to divide among its members any surplus either during or at close of season shall be considered a professional team.

(e) No award of any kind having a monetary value of more than 250 dollars—other than medals, trophies, plaques or AHSAA championship rings—shall be made to students. Violation of this rule on the part of school officials shall subject the school to suspension for one year. Acceptance of awards exceeding these limitations shall disqualify a student. Cash

awards or gift cards for athletic performances or participation may not be given or received.

(f) A student who has lost his/her amateur standing may be reinstated after the lapse of one high school season, or until reinstated by the Central Board of Control, for the sport in which he/she has become professional provided he/she has not persisted in breaking the amateur rule.

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2021-2022 Student Athletic Paperwork Still Available


The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) requires all student-athletes to complete eligibility paperwork each year. For the fourth consecutive year, this process will be done online rather than in paper copy. Any student, wishing to participate in athletics, that will be in grades 7-12 for the 2021-2022 school year will be required to complete this process. Please follow the instructions below to complete these forms for the 2021-2022 school year. Students' forms must be 100% complete in order to participate in athletics this summer or during the 2021-2022 school year. This is for AHSAA sanctioned sports only.

*AHSAA recently announced that they will accept current physicals through August 1, 2021. Mass physicals will not be held this year.

*If you already set up a Dragonfly account, please DO NOT create another account. If you forgot your password, visit www.dragonflymax.com and select "Login/Sign-Up"
Then select "Forgot Password"

If you have never created a dragonfly account, please follow the steps below.

1. Visit the following site to get started: www.dragonflymax.com (Dragnonflymax will only work with modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Safari)
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Do My Forms"
3. Read the instructions then select "Create Your Account & Complete Forms"
4. Click "Sign up for Free"
5. Create a PARENT account and complete forms

**You will be asked for a school code. They are GBVYT7 for Hewitt Trussville High School and VUNAZY for Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

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Sign up Now for 2021-2022 HTHS Track and Field


Anyone interested in doing track and field for the 2021-22 school year at HTHS should sign up at the following link:

https://sites.google.com/trussvillecityschools.org/huskytrack/tf-info-sign-up

The indoor season starts in November, and the outdoor season starts in February. There will be summer and fall opportunities for training, and we make it a priority to work with other sports. Email Coach Esslinger at tom.esslinger@trussvillecityschools.org with questions. It was the most successful year in program history with two state championships, and there is something for everyone (sprinting, distance running, jumping, throwing).

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Girls Flag Football


The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) announced that Girls Flag Football will be a pilot program in the Fall of 2021. Hewitt-Trussville High School plans to field a Varsity Girls Flag Football team.


We will have an interest meeting on Monday August 16 and tryouts on Tuesday August 17 and Wednesday August 18. Times and locations will be announced next week.


If you are a female student in grades 7-12 and plan to tryout for the Varsity Girls Flag Football team, please complete the google form below.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKGuBuUqSuH26miYbAkjKtgKHN5g0kd5hLIe8O-dKDtT4nHg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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HTMS Football Schedule/Ticket Information


2021 HTMS Football Schedule (7th Grade Plays at 5pm, 8th Grade Plays at 6:45pm)


August 19 vs Simmons (Jamboree)

August 26 vs Thompson

September 2 @ Liberty Park

September 9 vs Clay-Chalkville

September 16 @ Bragg

September 23 vs Homewood

September 30 vs Pizitz

October 7 @ Mountain Brook

October 13 7th Grade Postseason Game

October 14 8th Grade Postseason Game


Tickets are now available for HTMS Football home games. Fans planning to attend many games are encouraged to purchase the "Middle School Football Season Pass." This pass grants access to all home games and includes general parking. The "Middle School Football Season Pass" can be purchased here:

https://gofan.co/app/events/326465?schoolId=AL73115


Fans wishing to purchase tickets for individual games can do so at the link below. All game tickets include general parking.

https://gofan.co/app/school/AL73115

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HTMS Volleyball Ticket Information


HTMS Volleyball will open the 2021 season on August 21. Tickets for the season are now available. Fans planning to attend many games are encouraged to purchase the "Middle School Volleyball Season Pass." This pass grants access to all home games. The "Middle School Volleyball Season Pass" can be purchased here:

https://gofan.co/app/events/326464?schoolId=AL73115


Fans wishing to purchase tickets for individual games can do so at the link below.

https://gofan.co/app/school/AL73115

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Sign Up Now for HTMS Cross Country


Rising 7th and 8th graders interested in Cross Country can sign up NOW! Please see the information below:


HTMS Cross Country Sign Up

Any rising 7th-8th graders interested in running cross country should sign up using the google form below.

XC Sign Up

Evaluations for MS runners will be May 24 from 3:30pm-5pm at the track. This will be an opportunity for new runners to learn about the sport prior to summer workouts.

All information about the season can be found here:

HT XC

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