Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 1/23/2018
Area Champs! Girls Basketball Set to Host Area Tournament
The #4 Hewitt-Trussville Huskies Girls Basketball team improved to 5-0 in 7A Area 7 as they went on the road and picked up a 50-40 win over Grissom. Hewitt is now 20-2 overall on the season. With Huntsville's loss on Monday night, the Huskies have clinched the regular season Area title and will host the 7A Area 7 Tournament. Dates and times for the Area Tournament will be announced soon.
Coach Tonya Hunter’s team needed a big final quarter to secure the win. The first two quarters were dominated by defense. The Huskies led 10-9 after the first quarter and led 22-19 at halftime. Grissom stormed back in the third quarter and took a 32-30 lead into the final quarter of action.
The Huskies offense finally got rolling in the final quarter. The team scored a total of 20 points to pick up the win. Morgan Kirk hit two big three-pointers to give the team momentum. Erica Jones hit five free throws in the quarter as well. Jones led the team with 18 points. Kirk added 11 points for the Huskies.
After traveling to Pinson Valley on Tuesday, Hewitt will host Huntsville on Friday January 26. Stay up to date with all the Girls Basketball news by accessing www.hthuskies.com.
Boys Basketball Falls at Grissom
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Basketball team traveled to Grissom on Friday night and fell to the Tigers by a score of 68-60. With the loss, the Huskies dropped to 13-5 overall and 3-2 in 7A Area 7.
The Tigers controlled the game throughout the night to avenge a loss at Bryant Bank Arena earlier this season. The Huskies will travel to Pinson Valley on January 23 to take on the Indians. Hewitt will be back at home Friday night as they host Huntsville in the final Area game of the season.
Boys Basketball Area Standings
7A Area 7
As of 1/23/2018
1. Grissom 4-1
2. Hewitt-Trussville 3-2
3. Huntsville 2-3
4. Gadsden City 1-4
Girls Basketball Area Standings
As of 1/23/2018
1. Hewitt-Trussville 5-0
2. Huntsville 3-2
3. Grissom 2-3
4. Gadsden City 0-5
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Wrestling Falls in Duals Quarterfinal
Coach Dave Barden's Wrestling team fell to Bob Jones on Saturday by the score of 53-13. The Huskies were one of the final eight teams left competing for the 7A title. Hewitt will be back in action on Saturday January 27 as they travel to the Mountain Brook Invitational. This will be the final regular season event of the season. The Huskies will compete in the AHSAA Sectional on February 9th and 10th.
Bowling Season Ends at AHSAA Regional
Hewitt-Trussville Bowling had a successful 2017-2018 season, but it came to an end on Friday at the AHSAA North Regional Tournament. Both Hewitt teams advanced to regionals as only 32 teams across all classifications qualified. The North Regional was held at Leland Lanes in Tuscaloosa.
The Boys team finished qualifying as the #9 seed in the event. In the opening round, the Huskies faced off with Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. The Patriots picked up the win by a score of 1,311-1,271. It marked the end of a fantastic season for the Boys. The team put together a 9-1 record to win the area.
The Girls team finished qualifying as the #12 seed in the event. In the first round the Huskies matched up against the #5 seed Hartselle. Hewitt dropped the match by a score of 1,147-847. The Girls team also had a great year as they finished second in the area with a record of 8-2.
Head Bowling Coach Tommy Abney said, “We had a fantastic season. With only one returning player from the Boys and no returning players on the Girls side, the Boys won the area and the Girls finished second. Our Senior leadership played a large role in our success. The players were an absolute joy to work with and we had great parental support. Unfortunately, we fell short in regional play. I am looking forward to next season."
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 Jim Pressler Duals
The Middle School Wrestling team continued their undefeated season this past weekend as they won the Jim Pressler Duals. The event was held at Spain Park High School.
In pool play, the Huskies started the event by defeating Spain Park 49-23. Next, Hewitt topped Berry in a close match by the score of 39-32. In match #3, Coach Bill Strickland's team beat Columbiana 61-6. Hewitt finished pool play by defeating Oak Mountain 60-21 and Pizitz 48-36.
In the quarterfinals, the Huskies advanced by defeating Pizitz 48-36. In the semi-finals Hewitt beat Berry 37-27. That set up an epic championship match vs Thompson. The match went back and forth and the Huskies came out on top by the score of 40-39.
The team will host a tri-match at Hewitt-Trussville High School on January 23.
8th Grade Girls Basketball Remains Unbeaten
On January 18, the Huskies beat Homewood 32-21. April Hooks led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points. Kenleigh Cahallan scored five points in the opening quarter to spark the team.
On January 22, Coach Todd Carlile's team defeated Mountain Brook 53-29. Four Huskies scored in double figures: Kenleigh Cahallan 17 points, April Hooks 11 points, Katie Flannery 11 points, D'Yona Jones 10 points.
7th Grade Girls Basketball Gets Road Win
Hewitt will host Irondale at HTMS on Tuesday January 23 at 4:30pm.
8th Grade Boys Basketball Defeats Homewood
Coach Shane Clay's team will travel to Irondale on January 23. The team is also preparing for the Metro South Conference Tournament which will be played the week of January 29.
7th Grade Boys Basketball Prevails in Close Game
Coach Doug Benton's team will travel to Irondale on January 23. This year's 7th Grade Boys Metro South Tournament will be played at Mountain Brook.
Middle School Indoor Track Meet Recap
Notes from the Crossplex:
Girls 60M Dash: Brianna Beckham (5th) Korea Blackburn (10th)
Girls 800M Run: Maci Mills (2nd) Sophia Knox (10th)
Girls 1600M Run: Maci Mills (4th) Sophia Knox (8th) Mia Cane (10th)
Girls 4x200 Relay: HTMS 3rd
Boys 400M Dash: Brandon Towers (4th) Ethan Womack (5th)
Boys 800M Run: Mitchell Phillips (6th) Wil Edwards (7th) Peyton Jackson (9th)
Boys 1600M Run: Mitchell Phillips (3rd) Weston Lovelady (10th)
Boys 60M Hurdles: Ethan Womack (3rd)
Boys 4x200 Relay: HTMS 10th
Boys Pole Vault: Barrett Willingham (T10th) Daniel James (T10th)
Boys Shot Put: Syed Raza (8th) Maverick McIntyre (10th)