Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 1/30/2018
Girls and Boys Basketball to Host Area Tournament
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls and Boys Basketball teams are set to make history this year. For the first time in school history, both teams will host the Area Tournament. The Girls finished 6-0 in Area play to secure a first place finish. The Boys finished Area play with a 4-2 record and tied for first place with Grissom. Hewitt won a coin toss to secure home court advantage. Winners of the first round games will advance to Jacksonville State University for AHSAA Regionals.
Admission is $6 a session. Because this is an AHSAA event, TCS badges, student passes, and basketball season passes WILL NOT be valid. Fans must have a ticket or an AHSAA Coaching Card for entrance.
Area Tournament Schedule: All Games Played at Bryant Bank Arena on the HTHS Campus:
Tuesday February 6
5:30 pm Hewitt-Trussville vs Gadsden City (Girls)
7:00pm Huntsville vs Grissom (Girls)
Thursday February 8
5:30pm Huntsville vs Grissom (Boys)
7:00pm Hewitt-Trussville vs Gadsden City (Boys)
Saturday February 10
5:30pm Girls Championship Game
7:00pm Boys Championship Game
Girls Basketball Finishes 6-0 in Area Play
Coach Tonya Hunter’s Girls Basketball team defeated Huntsville 61-33 on Friday night. The win put an exclamation point on an exciting Senior Night inside Bryant Bank Arena. With the win, the Huskies improved to 22-2 on the year and finished regular season area play with a 6-0 record.
Hewitt got off to a slow start on Friday night as the Panthers jumped ahead 6-0. The Huskies battled back behind a big opening quarter by Erica Jones to take an 18-8 lead into the second period. Hewitt’s defense continued to play well and they extended the lead to 31-16 as the teams went into the locker rooms.
Christina Till got hot in the third quarter from the three point line. She hit two long balls in the quarter to extend the lead. Erica Jones led a balanced scoring attack as she netted 15 points on the night. Morgan Kirk also scored in double figures as she added 12 points.
Comeback Kids! Boys Basketball defeats Huntsville
Friday night’s Boys Basketball game vs Huntsville did not look promising for the home team for most of the night. In the end, the Huskies put together a huge 4th quarter comeback resulting in a 57-54 win. Hewitt improved to 14-6 overall on the year and finished with a 4-2 record in Area play. Grissom lost to Gadsden City Friday night, so the Huskies and Grissom finished tied for first place. A coin flip on Monday will determine which team hosts the area tournament.
The first quarter was fast paced with both teams performing well on the offensive end. Hewitt hit a late basket to take a 16-14 lead. The second quarter was dominated by Huntsville. The Huskies only scored four points in the quarter and the Panthers took a 28-20 lead into halftime.
The third quarter didn’t go well for Hewitt either. Huntsville led the game by 14 points late in the third quarter. That is when the comeback began. The Huskies finally were able to hit some key three pointers. Senior Damon Harper hit two free throws to give the Huskies the lead with under a minute left. Huntsville trailed by three points in the final seconds, and were unable to connect on a long shot to tie the game. Harper led Hewitt in scoring as he scored 20 points in his last regular season home game.
Boys Basketball Area Standings
Final 7A Area 7 Boys Area Standings
1. Hewitt-Trussville 4-2
2. Grissom 4-2
3. Huntsville 2-4
4. Gadsden City 2-4
Girls Basketball Area Standings
1. Hewitt-Trussville 6-0
2. Huntsville 3-3
3. Grissom 2-4
4. Gadsden City 1-5
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Wrestling: Mountain Brook Invitational Recap
Hewitt-Trussville Wrestling traveled to Mountain Brook on January 27 to compete in the Mountain Brook Invitational. The event was the final regular season event of the 2017-2018 season. Hewitt finished 4th out of 10 teams. The Huskies will next compete in the AHSAA Sectional on February 9-10. The wrestlers that qualify will advance to the AHSAA State Meet which will be held February 16-17.
Notes from the Mountain Brook Invitational:
*Logan Dees placed 6th in his weight class and scored 11.5 team points
*Gabe Hodge placed 3rd in his weight class and scored 12.5 team points
*Caleb Hammond won his weight class and scored 17.5 team points
*Trevor Mastro placed 4th in his weight class and scored 10 team points
*Stone Barden won his weight class and scored 21 team points
*Conner Smith won his weight class and scored 21.5 team points
*Cale Land won his weight class and scored 21.5 team points
*Robert Powell placed 5th in his weight class and scored 12 team points
Indoor Track: Last Chance Invitational Recap
Indoor Track: Last Chance Invitational Recap
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys and Girls Indoor Track teams traveled to the Birmingham Crossplex on January 26-27 to compete in the Last Chance Invitational. The Boys team finished 27th out of 93 teams and the Girls team finished 35th out of 96 teams. HT athletes broke 29 personal records during the event. This was the final regular season event of the 2017-2018 season. The teams will be back at the Crossplex February 2-3 to compete in the AHSAA Indoor State Championship.
Notes from the Crossplex:
*Stone Shelnutt finished 2nd in Pentathlon setting a new school record of 3118 points and broke the school record in 60H with a new record of 8.93 sec.
*Sydney White finished 5th in Pentathlon setting a new school record of 2804 points and in the process broke the school record for indoor long jump at 15’10.25”
*Hope Igbinoghene finished 6th in the 60 dash setting a new school record of 7.74 sec.
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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
Coach Josh Floyd Speaks at National Conference
Hewitt-Trussville Football Coach Josh Floyd was in Orlando, FL this past weekend where he spoke at the USA Football National Conference. Coaches from all over the country attended the event. Coach Floyd also spoke to many Alabama High School coaches in Montgomery last week.
Students Honored on Elementary Schools Academic Achievement Night
Hewitt-Trussville Athletics hosted all three TCS Elementary Schools Friday night for Academic Achievement Night. The event was held during the basketball games vs Huntsville. All three Principals addressed the crowd and honol roll students were able to stand on the court and be recognized. Thanks to everyone that came out!
Quick Wins 7A Lineman of the Year
On Tuesday January 30 Pierce Quick was named 2017 7A Lineman of the year. The event was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.
Middle School Wrestling Impressive at Metro Qualifier
The Middle School Wrestling team hosted the 2018 North Metro Qualifier on January 26-27. The Huskies currently have a perfect 24-0 record on the year. The following students finished in the top four in their weight class to qualify for the Metro Championships that will be held in Hoover this weekend.
- Dalton Zimmerman/ Tristan Odom
- Chris Weaver/ Max Medero
- Thomas Shaffer/ Sawyer White
- Derrick Davis
- Logan Reaves/ Coda Cooper
- Lucas Reaves/ Hiram Griffin
- Andrew Shelton/ Bradley Coffman
- Hunter Jones
- Luke Golden
- Justice Finkley
8th Grade Girls Finish Perfect Regular Season
The 8th Grade Girls Basketball team finished an undefeated regular season as they defeated Clay 40-8. The team earned the #1 seed for the upcoming Metro Tournament. The Huskies will play on Tuesday at 3:45 against eight Bumpus or Irondale. This year's tournament is being held at Clay-Chalkville Middle School.
7th Grade Girls Basketball Preps for Metro Tournament
8th Grade Boys Basketball Defeats Clay
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team traveled to Clay on January 25 and came away with a 34-29 win. The team will now travel to Bumpus for the Metro Tournament. The Huskies open play on January 30 as they face Simmons. The winner will get the top seed Bumpus on January 31.
7th Grade Boys Basketball Wins on the Road
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team prepped for the Metro Tournament by defeating Clay 48-36 on Thursday night. The team will now travel to Mountain brook for the Metro Tournament. The Huskies will begin play on January 30 as they face Simmons. The winner of that game will get the top seed Mountain Brook in the next round.
Middle School Indoor Track Meet Recap
Notes from the Crossplex:
Maci Mills, 4th, 5:48
Sophia Knox, 7th, 5:58
Mia Cane, 10th, 6:02
Mitchell Phillips, 6th, 5:08
Bri Beckham, 7th, 1:06
Ethan Womack, 4th, 57.99
Brandon Towers, 5th, 58.27
Ethan Womack, 8th, 10.19
Bri Beckham, 2nd, 8.51
Maci Mills, 3rd, 2:34
Sophia Knox, 9th, 2:45
Wil Edwards, 10th, 2:24
Girls (Bri Beckham, Korea Blackburn, Savannah Walker, Jazmine Hawkins), 3rd, 2:01
Boys (Brandon Towers, Ethan Womack, Wil Edwards, Mathew Helms), 9th, 1:48