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Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 1/16/2018
Girls Basketball Wins Three Games Over the Weekend
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Basketball team won all three games over the weekend to improve to 19-2 Overall and 4-0 in 7A Area 7.
HT 55 Madison Academy 42
On Monday, the Huskies avenged a loss from earlier in the season as they went on the road to defeat Madison Academy. It was a match up between teams ranked in the top five in their respective classifications.
Erica Jones was efficient on the offensive end as she made seven of eight shots for the game on her way to scoring 16 points. Leah Harrison made five shots from the foul line and scored 11 points on the day. London Coleman also played a solid game as she added 10 points.
HT 68 Huffman 46
The fourth-ranked Hewitt-Trussville Girls Basketball team defeated Huffman 68-46 on Saturday night at Huffman. The game was played as a part of the 2018 Viking Classic.
Hewitt once again needed a third quarter rally to get past a talented Huffman team. The Vikings led for much of the first half and took a 29-25 lead into the locker room. That is when the Huskies offense caught fire as they outscored Huffman 20-6 in the third quarter. Amiya Payne hit two three-pointers in the quarter including a long triple at the buzzer.
Leah Harrison led Hewitt in scoring as she totaled 23 points for the game. Amiya Payne scored 18 points and Erica Jones scored 16 points.
HT 56 Gadsden City 39
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Basketball team improved to 4-0 in 7A Area 7 on Friday night as they defeated Gadsden City 56-39. The Huskies won against the Titans at home earlier in the year and were able to pick up the sweep with the win in Gadsden.
The first quarter was dominated by defense. Both teams had trouble scoring and the game was tied at eight after the first period of action. The Huskies offense picked up a bit in the second quarter and Hewitt took a small lead into the locker room. Coach Tonya Hunter’s team took charge of the game in the third quarter. Erica Jones scored nine points in the quarter as the Huskies increased their lead.
Jones led the offensive attack as she scored 19 points on the night. Amiya Payne added 11 points and Morgan Kirk scored 10 points.
Boys Basketball Falls to Gadsden City
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Basketball team traveled to Gadsden on Friday night and fell to the Gadsden City Titans 60-42. The Huskies were not able to get their offense going as they trailed most of the night. With the loss the Huskies fell to 13-4 Overall on the year and 3-1 in 7A Area 7.
The Area game between Huntsville and Grissom was postponed due to weather on Friday night. The Huskies remain in first place in the Area. Hewitt will be back in action on January 19 as they travel to Grissom. The Huskies defeated the Tigers earlier this season at Bryant Bank Arena.
Boys Basketball Area Standings
7A Area 7
As of 1/16/2018
1. Hewitt-Trussville 3-1
2. Grissom 2-1
3. Huntsville 1-2
4. Gadsden City 1-3
Girls Basketball Area Standings
As of 1/16/2018
1. Hewitt-Trussville 4-0
2. Huntsville 2-1
3. Grissom 1-2
4. Gadsden City 0-4
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Wrestling Defeats Mountain Brook; Qualifies for State Duals
Coach Dave Barden’s Wrestling team defeated Mountain Brook 50-18 on January 11. With the win, the Huskies finished in second place in 7A Region 3 and qualified for the State Duals Championship. Vestavia won the Region and Hewitt finished ahead of Mountain Brook, Tuscaloosa County, Gadsden City, and Huffman.
Only eight teams qualified for the 2018 State Duals Championship. The Huskies will travel to Bob Jones on Saturday January 20 for the quarterfinal match up. The winner of that match will advance to the semi-finals which will be held January 23.
Indoor Track Competes in MLK Indoor Track Classic
Notes from MLK Track Classic:
*Sydney White finished 7th in Girls 60M Hurdles
*HTHS 3rd in Girls 4x800M Relay
*Hope Igbinoghene 7th in Girls 400M Dash
*Jake Diggs 2nd in Boys 400M Dash
*Thomas Wolfe 8th in Boys 1600M Run
*Amelia Brady 8th in Girls 3200M Run
*Aaron Himes 7th in Boys 3200M Run
*HTHS 4th in Girls 4x400 Relay
*HTHS 8th in Boys 4x400 Relay
*Zach McManus 8th in Boys Long Jump
Bowling Preps for AHSAA Regionals
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys and Girls Bowling teams both qualified for AHSAA Regionals and they will compete this week. The event will be held at Leland Lanes in Tuscaloosa Thursday and Friday.
The Huskies compete in Area 12 and only the top two teams qualified to move on after the regular season. The Boys team won the Area with a 9-1 record. Gardendale was the other qualifier on the Boys side. The Girls team finished 8-2 in the Area for a second place finish.
There will be 16 teams at the AHSAA Regional in Tuscaloosa. Teams will compete over the two day period. the top eight teams will advance to the AHSAA State Championship which will be held January 25-26.
Elementary School Academic Achievement Night January 26
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Important Cheer Tryout Information
HTHS Cheer Tryout Meeting
Tuesday, February 27th
6:00 - 7:00pm
HTHS Lecture Hall
This meeting is mandatory for parents of anyone wishing to tryout for cheerleader at HTHS. Cheer candidates may attend but it is not mandatory.
HTHS Cheerleader Tryout Clinic
HTHS Cheerleader Tryouts
Friday, March 16
Middle School Wrestling Wins Hoover Invitational
The Middle School Wrestling team continued their outstanding season as they won the Hoover Invitational on Saturday January 13. Coach Bill Strickland's team remains undefeated on the season as they won the 15 team event.
Notes from Hoover:
*Stephen Grigsby placed 2nd in his weight class
*Dalton Zimmerman placed 3rd in his weight class
*Max Medero placed 4th is his weight class
*Jacob Moore placed 3rd in his weight class
*Sawyer White placed 3rd in his weight class
*Thomas Shaffer placed 2nd in his weight class
*Derrick Davis placed 1st in his weight class
*Dalton Grace placed 4th in his weight class
*Logan Reaves placed 1st in his weight class
*Coda Cooper placed 4th in his weight class
*Lucas Reaves placed 1st in his weight class
*Ben Pendergrass placed 2nd in his weight class
*Sawyer Till placed 1st in his weight class
*Andrew Shelton placed 1st in his weight class
*Gavin Armstrong placed 4th in his weight class
*Hunter Jones placed 1st in his weight class
*Luke Golden placed 2nd in his weight class
*Josh Blake placed 3rd in his weight class
8th Grade Girls Basketball Win Two More
On January 9, the Huskies beat Liberty Park 48-10. Katie Flannery scored 16 points and D'yona Jones scored 10 points to lead the team.
On January 12, Coach Todd Carlile's team defeated Pizitz 37-20. Katie Flannery led the team in scoring with 13 points. April Hooks added eight points for the victorious Huskies.
7th Grade Girls Basketball on a Winning Streak
On January 10, Hewitt defeated Pizitz 30-17. The team will next be in action on January 18 as they travel to Homewood.
Middle School Indoor Track Meet Recap
Notes from the Crossplex:
*Reese Willoughby (9th) and Jazmine Hawkins (10th) in 400 Meter Dash
*Maci MIlls (2nd), Mia Cane (6th), and Olivia Browning (8th) in 800 Meter Run
*Maci Mills (4th) and Sophia Knox (9th) in 1600 Meter Run
*HTMS 3rd in Girls 4x200 Relay
*Brandon Towers 8th in 400 Meter Run
*Mitchell Phillips 9th in 800 Meter Run
*Mitchell Phillips 4th in 1600 Meter Run
*Ethan Womack 4th in 60 Meter Hurdles
*Andrew Colburn 8th in High Jump
*Syed Raza 10th in Shot Put
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Jan. 18 Varsity Boys Bowling AHSAA Regional Tuscaloosa TBA
Jan. 18 Varsity Girls Bowling AHSAA Regional Tuscaloosa TBA
Jan. 18 Middle School Wrestling at Pizitz Away 4:00pm
Jan. 18 Middle School Boys Indoor Track Meet #3 B'ham Crossplex 4:00pm
Jan. 18 Middle School Girls Indoor Track Meet #3 B'ham Crossplex 4:00pm
Jan. 18 8th Grade Girls Basketball at Homewood Away 4:30pm
Jan. 18 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Homewood Home 4:30pm
Jan. 18 7th Grade Girls Basketball at Homewood Away 5:45pm
Jan. 18 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Homewood Home 5:45pm
Jan. 19 Varsity Boys Bowling AHSAA Regional Tuscaloosa TBA
Jan. 19 Varsity Girls Bowling AHSAA Regional Tuscaloosa TBA
Jan. 19 Middle School Wrestling Jim Pressler Duals Spain Park 4:00pm
Jan. 19 JV Boys Basketball at Grissom Away 4:30pm
Jan. 19 JV Girls Basketball at Grissom Away 4:30pm
Jan. 19 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Mountain Brook Home 4:30pm
Jan. 19 7th Grade Boys Basketball at Mountain Brook Away 4:30pm
Jan. 19 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs Mountain Brook Home 5:45pm
Jan. 19 8th Grade Boys Basketball at Mountain Brook Away 5:45pm
Jan. 19 Varsity Girls Basketball at Grissom Away 6:00pm
Jan. 19 Varsity Boys Basketball at Grissom Away 7:30pm
Jan. 20 Middle School Wrestling Jasper Invitational Jasper TBA
Jan. 20 Middle School Wrestling Jim Pressler Duals Spain Park TBA
Jan. 20 Varsity Wrestling State Dual at Bob Jones Away TBA