CLASS OF 2021 Photos of Huskies graduation ceremony. 10
Vol 6 | Issue 8 | July 2021 As Trussville As It Gets
CHAMPIONS 'Well worth it': Huskies battle back, finish off dominant season. 13 LIGHTING UP TRUSSVILLE
ALL-SOUTH METRO BASEBALL
The Murphys blend passion for faith, family and fragrance into Deep South Luxury Candles. 6
Hewitt-Trussville’s Riley Quick earns Pitcher of the Year honors. 14
Prosperity and Security
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close our businesses, our first concern was the impact that could have on the families and communities where we live and work. As a Tribe, we understand all too well that economic insecurity can make tough times even worse. So, we made the decision to continue to pay our employees throughout the closures. Today, our employees are working again. And while it may be a while before we are all back to “business as usual”, we remain committed to the health and economic security of our people, our employees, our fellow Alabamians, and our State.
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EDITOR’S NOTE | KYLE PARMLEY It is truly incredible what the Hewitt-Trussville High School softball team has accomplished over the past three years. Taylor Burt led the Huskies to the program’s first state championship in 2019, as the team rallied many times throughout the postseason, facing plenty of adversity along the way. That team had an admirable relentless spirit. In 2020, there’s no telling what Hewitt could have done had the season not been cut short. But the Huskies returned this past spring and completely dominated all season, finishing off a second championship in late May. Read this month’s cover story for a look inside the team’s journey. Also inside is a story from Tanna Friday on how one local family has turned a passion into a candle business, in the form of Deep South Luxury. It’s great to have Tanna’s byline back in the paper. There are also a few pieces from Gary Lloyd, as well as the All-South Metro baseball and softball teams. Thanks for reading!
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A full moon rises over Hewitt-Trussville High School’s commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 at HewittTrussville Stadium on May 25. Photo by Erin Nelson.
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ON THE COVER: The Huskies hoist high the Class 7A state championship trophy while celebrating their 16-4 win against Fairhope at Choccolocco Park in Oxford on May 21. Photo by Erin Nelson.
LIGHTING UP T R U S SV I L L E
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Alison Murphy and her children, Madison, 15, and Taylor, 24, stand behind a table set up on their back deck for Deep South Luxury Candles LLC, a fragrance inspired business, at their Trussville home. Photos by Erin Nelson.
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to their community. The Murphy family started their own business venture — Deep South Luxury Candles LLC — making, designing and customizing candles in the Trussville community four years ago. Each carefully made candle and wax melt are created by the loving hands of the Murphy family. Each consists of a unique recipe including the finest fragrance oils, cotton core wicks and luxurious paraffin blended wax. While all the Murphys help with the physical candle-making, each member has a specialty. Alison is the scent-maker with a real nose for what aromas customers will be drawn to. Her favorite to date
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JULY 2021 is the pomegranate candle — the best seller. “All of our candles and wax melts are triple scenting, allowing the fragrance to last from first to last burn,” said Alison, who added that candles and fragrances have been a longtime obsession. “This method allows fragrance through the entire candle, allowing excellent scent throughout and an even burn. “When I purchase something, I expect the best, no matter what I paid for it,” Alison said. “I feel like we are offering a luxury candle. Some candles are pricey, but don’t pack the punch. They may start off strong, but the reason is that some are topped off with fragrance.” Madison added: “This is why we decided on the name ‘luxury,’ because we want to offer our customers the best experience. We wanted to create a candle that is very fragrant, but affordable so people can enjoy them in their home.” This is how the family business began, with a little dabbling together of everything. In time, they perfected their Southern scents. The wonderful part of Deep South Luxury Candles, Alison said,
Alison Murphy places a wooden stick over the wick of a freshly poured candle as she and Madison make pomegranate candles.
is that the scents complement each other, especially the pomegranate. “It was actually a customer who brought it to our attention,” Alison said. “She used two different wax cubes to mix it up a bit and said the fragrance was amazing.”
Madison was just 11 years old when her family ventured into the business of candle-making, one that allows her to spend much quality time with her mother while homeschooling and promoting the business through social media.
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“Madison is very personable,” Alison said. “She loves to talk and be involved with the customers, which is why I really made her the face of Deep South Luxury Candles.” Madison said candle-making is very therapeutic, as someone who struggles with anxiety. “Through the years, I have learned how to handle it,” she said. “Another driving force in this venture is not only doing what we love, but something my mom and I can do together. God just opened that door for our family. I’ve learned to handle my anxiety and became a happier person just talking to people while coming out of my shell.” Madison said labeling and wicking the candles is also what she enjoys while promoting the fragrances on social media. “My son, Taylor, is part of the road crew and busy behind the scenes,” Alison said as Taylor was weaving the knots from his sister. “It’s just a great family dynamic and special how each of us take a role in this family business.” Jason, is the background manager, so to speak, while also managing the inventory. “He keeps us in line,” Alison
7 said. “He is very supportive, and I thank him every day. Sometimes I’ll sit back, watch and remember that this is my family. I’m very proud.” When asked about the family’s future plans, Alison said they plan to grow at their pace. “It’s just the four of us, and it works,” she said. “We love candles and want this venture to be enjoyable for everyone involved.” Seasonal and limited editions scents are offered each month online. Deep South Luxury Candles’ available scents include Alabama kudzu, clothes line clean, lemon poundcake, pomegranate, Southern gentleman, sugar cookie, sweet grace and volcano. Deep South Luxury Candles are available online at deepsouth luxury.com, as well as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok using @deepsouthluxury. Candles can also be purchased at stores in Trussville, Argo and Springville including Ace Hardware (Trussville), Argo Hardware, Bella 7 Salon (Trussville), Meals by Misty (Trussville), Deerfoot Piggly Wiggly, Ace Hardware, Hair Studio (Argo) and Studio 514 (Springville).
Trussville couple opens Snapper Grabbers Land and Sea market in Liberty Park By NEAL EMBRY Seafood is a family business for the Scotts. Dusty Scott’s grandfather, Ed Scott, owned a fish market in Birmingham in the early 1950s called River Fish Market on Vanderbilt Road in north Birmingham. Dusty’s father, Kent, worked there and eventually took over at the store when Ed retired in the 1980s. At 8 years old, Dusty also began working there on Saturdays and in the summer. Working there taught him a work ethic, something he carried with him as he got into the wholesale auto parts business, a job he held for 30 years. Kent and Pam Scott eventually opened Snapper Grabbers Land and Sea on U.S. 31 in Vestavia Hills and have enjoyed success over the years. Now, Dusty and his wife, Karen, are opening their own Snapper Grabbers market in Liberty Park. “Land and Sea will be a full-service seafood and meat market with a unique wine selection,”
Dusty Scott said. “We want it to be one-stop shopping to prepare a gourmet meal.” The market specializes in Gulf seafood and locally sourced meats. It also will have the ability to steam shrimp and smoke meat in-house, and there will also be a grab-and-go selection with salads, dips and condiments, all made in house. “Of course, we will have my father’s ‘almost famous’ gumbo,” Scott said. Unlike the restaurant on U.S. 31, the Liberty Park location will not have a café, Scott said. While he had a successful career in auto parts, Scott said following in his family’s footsteps was something he knew he had to do. “Seafood has been the family business my whole life,” Scott said. “When the opportunity arose to have my own store, I couldn’t pass that up.” What makes Snapper Grabbers so special is that it is a multigenerational, family-owned and
operated market, Scott said. Dusty’s wife, Karen, has been supportive throughout the process of opening the market, he said. High school sweethearts, the couple have been married for 30 years, have two daughters and are excited for the future together, he said. The couple reside in Trussville, where they’ve been for the past 20 years. Opening a store in the middle of the pandemic hasn’t been easy, causing delays and a change to the original plan, Scott said. “COVID-19 was really starting to take hold of the country when we started down this adventure,” Scott said. “It’s the main reason we couldn’t pull off the café part. COVID-19 affected everything we were trying to do and caused development and construction to take much longer than we expected. I really thought we would be open before Christmas.” The store will be at 8021 Liberty Parkway and can be found on Facebook at Snapper Grabbers Land and Sea Liberty Park.
Karen and Dusty Scott, owners of the new Snapper Grabbers Land and Sea fish market location in Liberty Park. Photo by Erin Nelson.
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Above: Graduates make their way onto the field, waving to family and friends in the stands, at the start of Hewitt-Trussville High School’s commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium on May 25. Hewitt-Trussville awarded 369 diplomas and recognized the graduates for the more than $14 million in scholarships. Right: Tori Hyde carries the Class 7A state championship softball trophy with her onto the field. Photos by Erin Nelson.
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Home on the (driving) range I have stood inside the County line and headed for ropes at Augusta National the covered hitting area at Golf Club in Georgia, this driving range. among the pink azaleas and I remember cows grazing tall dogwoods, and played more than 300 yards away for free at the Country from where we swung as hard as we could with Club of Birmingham, yet, inexplicably, I can’t get a Cleveland drivers, and thinking — not callously long-shuttered driving range out of my mind. — how cool it would be to It always seemed to be smash a ball all the way to on the cusp of going out their hooves. I remember of business even when its dogs chasing after bouncLloyd hitting area was lined with ing Top Flite balls, and my dozens of wannabe golfers, friends and I drilling low but I suppose that’s just the nature of a 4-iron shots at the range picker cart. driving range. A driving range is something I remember the creak of the wooden connected to a real golf course, meant for steps outside the main building, and digging warming up before 18 expensive holes. It through my $10 large bucket of range balls does not stand alone. It is always an appe- for Titleist Pro V1s. I remember the fear tizer, never the main course. of slicing a ball over the black netting and Maybe I think about it because I often sending it directly toward a nearby home. pass its rusted sign and faded white gate on I remember taking my wife to that range the way to my parents’ house, to take my when we moved to a house about two miles dogs to the veterinarian, to pick up six bags from it, and seeing her smile after sending of deer corn at Tractor Supply. Or maybe a ball airborne. it’s for other reasons. I’m not sure how long that driving range I was introduced to golf here. When my has had a steel chain blockading the gravdad traded in his Zebcos for a set of Mizu- eled entrance, but the rust suggests it’s been nos, this driving range is where he learned a while. I suppose every golfer’s — and to swing them. I tagged along with a junior hacker’s — desire is to tee it up at the lushset of clubs, including a driver thats shaft est, prettiest, best-manicured golf courses wagged like the tail of a happy Labrador. they can find. I think that’s great. I guess When I played for the Hewitt-Trussville I’m just more at home on the range. High School golf team, on the days that it rained and we couldn’t practice at TrussGary Lloyd is the author of six books and ville Country Club, we crossed the St. Clair is a contributing writer for the Cahaba Sun.
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New foundation promoting Cahaba Project history A historical marker at the entrance to “Slagheap Village,” part of the Cahaba Project under former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, details the history of the project that allowed for the construction of new homes in Trussville during the 1930s. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation.
STAFF REPORT A new nonprofit organization formed earlier this year is aiming to promote the history of the Cahaba Project neighborhood in Trussville. The mission of Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation Inc., is to support things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the value of the community as a historic district designated on the National Register of Historic Places through education, outreach and civic involvement. The nonprofit organization is comprised of President Amy Peterson O’Brien, Vice President Kathy Prince, Secretary Cathy Freeman, Treasurer Meg Ward and Historian Gary Lloyd. The Cahaba Project, a Resettlement Administration housing project consisting of 244 single-family homes and 43 duplexes, was constructed between 1936-38 at a cost of $2,661,981. The total cost included work on public utilities, streets, curbs, gutters and public buildings comprising the high school, community building and co-operative store. The acreage cost was not included.
Skirting the housing development was a green stretch of properties designated as park areas to protect the encroachment of any development that may detract from the beauty of the community. The properties took two years to construct and were opened in April 1938. A waterworks, sewage disposal plant, paved and lighted streets, and some sidewalks were provided. The neighborhood was listed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation held public meetings on The Mall in the Cahaba Project in May and June, discussing its mission and plans for the future with Trussville residents. In recent months, heritage tourists from Greendale, Wisconsin, a Resettlement Administration “sister city,” visited the Cahaba Project to tour Heritage Hall and an original home, meet
the foundation’s officers and Mayor Buddy Choat, and discuss their visit in an interview. Dozens of Cahaba Project residents have been interviewed about the history and heritage of the historic neighborhood. “This is a ‘Hey from the mailbox,’ ‘Hey from the front porch [neighborhood],’” Peterson O’Brien said in a recorded Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation video. “That changes everything. That changes everything about the way the neighborhood feels. That may be the thing I love most about it.” Prince agreed, saying that the sense of pride in the community is important. “Since we’ve come together as an organization, we have opportunities now to talk about the history,” Prince said. “We also have an opportunity to talk about how we carry that history and that appreciation of history into the future of the Cahaba Project. This awareness is going to really be helpful in getting people to slow down and think a little bit about what we have here. That’s what I think is great about it.” For more information on the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, visit cahabaheritage.org.
Alabama sandstone oak acorns collected at Oak Mountain State Park may be used to grow more trees in an effort to conserve the species, found in only a few Alabama counties. Photo courtesy of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
2 rare plant species discovered at Oak Mountain State Park
The Trussville Civic Center has been added as a voting precinct by Jefferson County officials. Photo by Erin Nelson.
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When Noah Yawn headed out for Oak Mountain State Park in October, he was planning to take part in a survey for a tree found only in Alabama. What he didn’t expect was to also stumble upon a sizable population of another rare plant species: the Georgia aster. The survey was part of an ongoing effort of the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance to better understand the range and natural history of the Alabama sandstone oak, a tree found only in six north-central Alabama
counties. Yawn, an undergraduate student assistant in conservation and botany studies at Auburn University, was looking for the rare oak when he first spotted the asters through what he calls “drive-by botany.” Often considered the Southeast’s largest, prettiest and most purple aster species, this distinctive plant can grow to more than 3 feet tall and features a large flower head encircled with deep purple to lavender petals. Once found in woodlands and Piedmont prairies throughout the Southeast, the Georgia aster is currently found only in a few counties in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Trussville adds 2 voting precincts Jefferson County officials have added two more voting precincts in Trussville. In addition to Trussville City Hall, First Baptist Church Trussville and NorthPark Baptist Church, added are the Trussville Civic Center and Faith Community Fellowship. “This will help the voting process in our city and alleviate the long lines and wait times,” Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said in a Facebook announcement. Trussville residents should receive a mailed postcard informing them of their new precinct for voting.
“Some will continue to vote in the same place, and others will vote at a different box,” Knight said. “Trussville has grown exponentially over the past 20 years, and that has necessitated making these changes.” During the 2020 presidential election, many Trussville residents waited to vote for several hours at Trussville City Hall. The wait line at times extended from City Hall down Railroad Avenue to the South Chalkville Road intersection. For more information, contact the Jefferson County Board of Registrars at 205-3255554 or Knight’s office at 205-325-5070.
COVER STORY: 'Well worth it': Huskies battle back, finish off dominant season.
CHAMPIONS By KYLE PARMLEY
little adversity was not going to stand in the Huskies’ way. After falling in the first game May 21, the Hewitt-Trussville High School softball team turned the tide and ran to a 16-4 victory over Fairhope in the Class 7A state championship game at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Fairhope beat Hewitt-Trussville 4-2 in the opener of the championship series, but the Pirates needed to beat the Huskies twice in the double elimination tournament. Fairhope even jumped on the Huskies 3-0 after two innings of the decisive contest. That’s when head coach Taylor Burt gathered her starting nine outside the dugout and challenged them. “I told them to close their eyes, and I told them to imagine how they used to be at 5 years old,” she said. “I said, ‘Hey, go back to being that little girl.’ Let’s go dance, let’s go have fun, let’s go play this game and love and appreciate every single second of it.” Perhaps it was merely circumstance, but the mental exercise paid immediate dividends. The Hewitt-Trussville bats came to life in the third inning. Anyce Harvey belted a tworun home run to left field to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Huskies piled up four more runs in the inning and sent 10 to the plate. That Harvey homer set the tone for the rest of the contest. Tournament MVP Jenna Lord called it “an absolute momentum booster.” “It lit a fire for everybody in that dugout,” Burt said. The floodgates opened and never shut. Hewitt-Trussville added another run in the fifth, exploded for six more in the sixth and three in the seventh. “I think we really kind of had to lose that first ball game for us to understand and really appreciate the year that we’ve had and really go through a little bit of adversity here at the end to have some fight. To end like that, you can’t ask for anything better,” Burt said. Lord finished the championship game with four runs driven in, while Crystal Maze, Katelyn Murphy and Harvey all knocked in three. Maze capped off her illustrious Huskies career with a home run off a charter bus beyond the right field fence in the seventh inning. Madi Mitchell drove in two runs and made the all-tournament team, along with
Clockwise, from above: The Huskies celebrate on the field after defeating Fairhope 16-4 in the Class 7A state championship game May 21 at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Teammates dunk Hewitt-Trussville head coach Taylor Burt with a cooler of ice water. Burt hugs Hannah Dorsett during the Huskies celebration. Photos by Erin Nelson.
Sara Phillips, who pitched a complete game, striking out eight and allowing four runs on six hits. Tori Hyde started the first game Friday for the Huskies and pitched well for four innings — including a pair of sliding catches from left fielder Rubie Simon — before running into trouble in the fifth. Phillips came on to throw the final 2 1/3 innings without surrendering a run. Those two and Sarah Hindman combined to pitch the majority of Hewitt’s innings all season and gave the Huskies a deep and effective pitching staff. Regarded as the favorite to repeat as Class 7A state champions, the team embraced the expectations and set out to match them. The team finished the mission on Friday afternoon. It is Hewitt’s second state title in program history and second in a row, since there was no postseason last spring. “I’ve never felt anything like it,” said Lord, who arrived at Hewitt-Trussville last season. “It’s amazing. I’ve been so blessed to be around such amazing girls. I couldn’t ask for a better senior season, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls to do it with.” Hewitt-Trussville (49-3-1) put together one of the most dominant seasons in recent
memory, rolling through the state’s highest classification with seeming ease throughout most of the season. The Huskies’ only losses were to Helena (in a tournament) and Spain Park in area play. At the state tournament, the Huskies picked up steam after a slow start. Hewitt-Trussville edged out a 5-4 win over Baker in its opening game of the tournament on a Lord walk-off single to plate Hannah Dorsett. Riley Tyree singled home a run in the second to tie the game, Kenleigh Cahalan hit a sacrifice fly to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead, Cahalan tripled in a run, and Lord scored another on a groundout to make it 4-1. Baker rallied in the sixth for three runs to tie it before the Huskies sealed the deal in the final frame. Hoover held off the Hewitt wave for a few innings in the next game, but the Huskies eventually busted it open in an 11-1 win. Lord had a huge game, homering and driving in five runs. Mitchell hit one out as well and knocked in three runs. Tyree also had two RBIs. Phillips was dominant in the circle, allowing just one run on two hits and striking out nine in a complete game effort. Hewitt-Trussville finished off the first day
of the tournament with an 8-2 win over Bob Jones, one of the top two or three teams in the state all season. The Huskies piled up 14 hits and scored in five of their six at-bats. In that contest, Mitchell knocked in three more runs, while Cahalan and Maze piled up three hits each as well. Hewitt-Trussville put together its impressive campaign despite being placed on arguably the toughest path to do so. The Huskies competed in Area 6 with the likes of Spain Park — which saddled the Huskies with one of their losses — Vestavia Hills and Oak Mountain. The Huskies finished in a tie for first in the area and went on to win the area tournament ahead of a stout regional tournament. Hewitt-Trussville competed against Vestavia Hills, Central-Phenix City and Auburn. They conquered that challenge in Montgomery as well, beating Central 12-2 and Auburn 11-4 to cruise to the first qualifier position. Burt has led the Huskies to heights not previously reached, winning a second state title in three years. But that night offered a first for her: getting showered by her team with ice from a cooler. “Well worth it. I’d take it a hundred million times over,” she said.
All-South Metro Baseball Huskies’ Quick earns Pitcher of the Year nod By KYLE PARMLEY The second annual Starnes Media AllSouth Metro baseball team has been released, recognizing the many standout performers throughout the high school season. Two teams and an honorable mention list were assembled from the 12 schools Starnes Media covers. Hoover coach Adam Moseley earns Coach of the Year honors after leading the Buccaneers to an impressive turnaround. Hoover was 3-9 and 12-17 at points during the season, but made it to the Class 7A state championship series. Lucas Steele, Hoover’s catcher, earns Player of the Year honors after leading the Bucs in a few offensive categories and playing arguably the most important position on the field. Hewitt-Trussville’s Riley Quick posted an 0.99 earned run average to earn Pitcher of the Year honors. Oak Mountain’s Davis Gillespie paced the area with 40 runs batted in to earn Hitter of the Year. ► Player of the Year: Lucas Steele, Hoover ► Hitter of the Year: Davis Gillespie, Oak Mountain ► Pitcher of the Year: Riley Quick, Hewitt-Trussville ► Coach of the Year: Adam Moseley, Hoover
► Pitcher: Riley Quick, Hewitt-Trussville; led the Huskies in most categories, posting a 9-2 record with a microscopic 0.99 ERA. ► Pitcher: Skyler Jones, Hewitt-Trussville; formed a dynamic 1-2 punch with Quick, going 8-2 with a 1.59 ERA and 101 strikeouts. ► Pitcher: Brock Hill, Chelsea; posted seven wins with a 1.62 ERA for the Hornets. ► Pitcher: Matthew Hawsey, Hoover; led a balanced Bucs team with a 7-2 record and 1.70 ERA in 57 2/3 innings. ► Catcher: Lucas Steele, Hoover; reached base nearly half of his at-bats, blasted eight home runs and drove in 32 runs for a strong Bucs team. ► First base: Maddox Macrory, Oak Mountain; hit at a .376 clip and drove in 30 runs for the Eagles. ► Second base: RJ Hamilton, Hoover; the dual-sport star helped lead the Bucs turnaround as one of the top middle infielders in the state.
Hewitt-Trussville’s Riley Quick (12), above, and Trey Burrell (26), left, during area game action this season. Photos by Erin Nelson.
► Third base: Davis Gillespie, Oak Mountain; led the area with 40 RBIs and hit .346 on the season. ► Shortstop: John Hall, Homewood; dubbed the captain by his team, hit .436 with a .500 on-base percentage, swiping 23 bases as well. ► Infield: JT Weisberg, John Carroll; the Birmingham-Southern signee hit .414 and drove in 21 runs to help the Cavaliers to their first playoff appearance in nine years. ► Infield: Braxton Wetzler, Mountain Brook; led the Spartans in a variety of ways, playing multiple positions, driving in 23 runs and posting four wins on the mound. ► Outfield: Sean Agsalud, Hoover; had a tremendous season, with an on-base percentage of .511, hitting five homers and driving in 33 runs. ► Outfield: Gabe Young, Mountain Brook; drove in 30 runs for the Spartans and finished with a .345 average. ► Outfield: Joseph Sullivan, Vestavia Hills; electric center fielder for the Rebels hit .402 and stole 22 bases, while driving in 30 runs as well. ► Utility: Matt Miller, Hewitt-Trussville; managed a .526 on-base percentage, driving in 28 runs. ► Utility: Jackson Webster, Chelsea; hit .315 with an on-base percentage of .464, swiping 12 bases and driving in 26.
► Pitcher: Eli Copenhaver, Spain Park;
notched 11 saves and finished with 1.26 ERA for the Jags. ► Pitcher: Carter Tyus, Vestavia Hills; led a deep Rebels pitching staff with six wins and a 1.37 ERA. ► Pitcher: Connor Adams, Oak Mountain; posted a 1.46 ERA for the Eagles to lead their rotation. ► Pitcher: Connor Ball, Chelsea; pitched over 80 innings and struck out 128 batters while posting six wins. ► Catcher: Trent Thompson, Spain Park; knocked in 23 runs and finished with an OBP of .402. ► First base: Jackson Holland, Hewitt-Trussville; hit .305, stole 25 bases and knocked in 21 runs. ► Second base: Andrew Hunt, Oak Mountain; finished with an impressive OBP of .469 as part of an impressive Eagles infield. ► Third base: Eli Steadman, Briarwood; hit .391 and finished with an OBP of .543 for the Lions. ► Shortstop: Braxton Russell, ClayChalkville; managed a .408 average, .500 OBP and 10 doubles on the year. ► Infield: Cade Carr, Hoover; knocked in 17 runs and got on base at a .419 clip for the Bucs. ► Infield: Kobe Lewis, Clay-Chalkville; put together an impressive year for the Cougars, hitting .362 and driving in 25 runs. ► Outfield: Luke Harris, John Carroll; hit .392 and drove in 23 runs for the
upstart Cavs. ► Outfield: Trey Burrell, Hewitt-Trussville; swiped 20 bases and got on base at a .519 clip. ► Outfield: Pierce Hanna, Vestavia Hills; hit .338 and drove in 17 runs for the Rebels. ► Utility: Seth Seidenfaden, John Carroll; drove in 21 runs and finished with an OBP of .481. ► Utility: Trent Wright, Mountain Brook; one of the most dangerous Spartans hitters, he posted an OBP of .537.
► Pitcher: Brewer Smith, Hoover; Harrison Holcomb, Spain Park; Stephen Moraski, Oak Mountain; Campbell McCluney, Chelsea; Will Tarpley, Pinson Valley; Baker Green, Hewitt-Trussville; Will Heisler, Homewood; Jacob Newman, Vestavia Hills; William Gignilliat, John Carroll; Brode Susce, Homewood; Parker Szush, Chelsea; Reid Gongwer, Chelsea ► Catcher: Hudson Walburn, Vestavia Hills ► First base: Carter Short, Hoover; Cole Edwards, Spain Park; Trent Wright, Mountain Brook; Jack Freind, Clay-Chalkville; Jackson Harris, Vestavia Hills ► Second base: Devin Kelly, Pinson Valley ► Shortstop: Conner Eberhardt, Spain Park; Mitchell Pierce, Oak Mountain ► Outfield: Ethan Duhon, Hewitt-Trussville; Chris Calma, Pinson Valley
All-South Metro Softball Harvey named HOY; 5 Huskies make 1st team By KYLE PARMLEY The 2021 high school softball season was a showcase for several of the area’s top teams and players. Many of those players were known commodities, such as Spain Park’s Annabelle Widra and Hewitt-Trussville’s Crystal Maze. They have played and excelled on the varsity level since their middle school days. But other players burst onto the scene for the first time and hope to become mainstays on the Starnes Media All-South Metro softball team over the next few years. On this year’s team, Widra earns both Player and Pitcher of the Year honors, while Hewitt-Trussville’s Anyce Harvey is Hitter of the Year after a spectacular year for the state champion Huskies. Lissa Walker of Vestavia Hills is Coach of the Year after taking the Rebels all the way to the state tournament. ► Player of the Year: Annabelle Widra, Spain Park ► Hitter of the Year: Anyce Harvey, Hewitt-Trussville ► Pitcher of the Year: Annabelle Widra, Spain Park ► Coach of the Year: Lissa Walker, Vestavia Hills
Above: HewittTrussville’s Anyce Harvey (44) swings at a pitch for a three-run homer in the Class 7A state tournament championship game against Fairhope on May 21 at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Left: Crystal Maze (55) reacts as a baserunner is called out at first in the championship game. The Huskies defeated Fairhope 16-4 to claim the Class 7A state title. Photos by Erin Nelson.
► Pitcher: Macey Ogle, John Carroll; led the Cavaliers at the plate and in the circle. She finished the year with a .523 batting average, 63 runs batted in and posted an 18-8 pitching record with a 2.54 earned run average. ► Pitcher: Annabelle Widra, Spain Park; capped off an incredible career by posting a 20-5 record with a 1.20 ERA. She also hit a career high 15 home runs and drove in 47 runs while hitting .490. ► Pitcher: Brookelyn Cannon, Hoover; led the Buccaneers to the state tournament, going 21-8 with a 2.48 ERA in the circle and driving in 43 runs at the dish. ► Catcher: Campbell Hecklinski, Hoover; led the Bucs with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs and produced many clutch hits. ► First base: Crystal Maze, Hewitt-Trussville; hit .445 with eight homers and 38 RBIs while battling injury all season, finishing off her Huskies career with a state title. ► Second base: Hannah Dorsett, Hewitt-Trussville; hit second for the dominant Huskies offense, hitting .435, driving in 38 runs and stealing 33 bases. ► Third base: Kenleigh Cahalan, Hewitt-Trussville; posted a monster season at the plate, hitting .523 with 17 home runs and 86 RBIs. ► Shortstop: Jenna Lord,
Hewitt-Trussville; the Alabama signee racked up an area-high 87 RBIs, finishing the year with a .475 average and 13 homers as well. ► Infield: Lydia Coleman, Spain Park; a stellar all-around player for the Jags, Coleman hit .523 with nine homers and 34 RBIs on the year. She also stole 33 bases. ► Infield: Sarah Katona, Oak Mountain; eclipsed the .400 mark at the plate and finished with six homers and 39 RBIs on the year. ► Outfield: Dawn Autry, Oak Mountain; set the table for the Eagles offense all year, hitting .444 with eight homers. ► Outfield: Anyce Harvey, Hewitt-Trussville; put together an outstanding year at the plate, posting a .566 average and .610 on-base percentage. She also hit 11 homers, drove in 70 runs and scored 85 runs, primarily from the leadoff spot.
► Outfield: Jakaria Byrd, Homewood; hit .505 for the Patriots and stole 31 bases. ► Utility: Charlotte Phillips, John Carroll; had a big year for the Cavs behind the plate, hitting .491 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs. ► Utility: Gwynnie Hornibrook, Vestavia Hills; hit six homers and drove in 34 runs for the Rebels. ► Utility: Charity Bibbs, Vestavia Hills; capped off her career by leading the Rebels at the plate and in the circle. She hit seven homers and drove in 33 runs, while posting a 3.53 ERA. ► Utility: Tyler Erwin, Chelsea; had a 2.40 ERA and hit eight home runs for the Hornets.
► Pitcher: Lacy Marty, Oak Mountain; pitched a whopping 188 innings, striking out
233 batters and posting a 19-14 mark. ► Pitcher: Sara Phillips, Hewitt-Trussville; went unbeaten as a freshman, going 16-0 with a 1.93 ERA for the state champs. ► Pitcher: Sarah Hindman, Hewitt-Trussville; went 15-1 with a 2.58 ERA in 89 2/3 innings. ► Catcher: Maggie Daniel, Spain Park; hit .386 and drove in 34 runs as a freshman. ► First base: Riley Tyree, Hewitt-Trussville; hit .420 and drove in 53 runs while splitting time between first and catcher. ► Second base: Olivia Bergert, Chelsea; capped off a strong career with five home runs and a .381 average. ► Third base: Katie Flannery, Spain Park; drove in 36 runs from the middle of the Jags lineup. ► Shortstop: Bella Foran, Hoover; hit .382, drove in 32 runs and stole 28 bases as a freshman. ► Infield: Gracie Mills, John Carroll; got on base over half the time and hit .433 for the Cavs. ► Infield: Kayla Franklin, Vestavia Hills; hit .388 and knocked in 20 runs for the Rebels. ► Outfield: Mallory Ogle, John Carroll; put together an impressive freshman season, hitting .510 and stealing 34 bases. ► Outfield: Gracie Hillman, Hoover; while battling injury, the sophomore hit .446 and stole 27 bases without being caught. ► Outfield: Hannah Christian, Hoover; hit .406 as a freshman, driving in 25 runs and stealing 30 bases. ► Utility: Abi Allarde, John Carroll; got on base at a .510 clip and drove in 42 runs for the Cavs in her senior campaign. ► Utility: Chloe Brittain, Spain Park; drove in 38 runs for the Jags. ► Utility: Madi Mitchell, Hewitt-Trussville; hit five homers and knocked in 29 runs. ► Utility: Edith Kaplan, Mountain Brook; led the Spartans with 34 RBIs.
► Pitcher: Ellie Pitts, Mountain Brook; Cameron Fountain, Briarwood; Ella Reed, Spain Park; Tait Davidson, Vestavia Hills; Tori Hyde, Hewitt-Trussville. ► Catcher: Maggie Reaves, Mountain Brook; Hannah Marler, Chelsea. ► First base: Susanna Sheehan, Homewood. ► Second base: Chloe Hontzas, Mountain Brook. ► Shortstop: Ella Walker, Homewood; Ryleigh Merritt, Briarwood. ► Third base: Hunter Dunn, Homewood; Natalie Romager, Chelsea. ► Outfield: Emma Hawkins, Spain Park; Zoe Couch, Homewood; Blakley Watts, Spain Park; Lucy Spisto, Spain Park; Jadyn Buff, Chelsea; Katelyn Murphy, Hewitt-Trussville; Bailee Tramell, Hoover.
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Running a business takes ambition, smarts and a lot of drive. The women who run businesses throughout Trussville have all three, plus a passion for what they do. From retail and food to health care and fitness, our annual Women In Business feature is a chance to get to know some of the faces behind the success of many of the businesses in our area.
The Women of Birmingham Orthodontics
Birmingham Orthodontics, a multidoctor practice with four locations in the Birmingham area, provides their patients with expert orthodontic care without breaking the bank. Their story began 27 years ago when Dr. Michael McCarthy, a soldier in the U.S. Army, struggled to find orthodontics care for his daughter. Because of the financial options available at the time, he was shocked to learn that affordable orthodontics care was virtually non-existent in the area. When he left the Army, he was determined to change that. Through their unique business model and financial options, Birmingham Orthodontics has been able to remove barriers to braces without compromising experience or quality, according to CEO Brian McCarthy, who is also Dr. McCarthy’s son. They’ve given access to affordable, quality orthodontics care to more than 40,000 patients in the Birmingham area while breaking down social barriers at the same time. Birmingham Orthodontics has also transitioned into a majority femaleowned company that has grown into one of the 10 largest female-owned companies in Birmingham.
► WHERE: 1110 Chalkville Road, Suite 168, Trussville ► CALL: 205-655-7716 ► WEBSITE: bhamsmile.com In addition to Dr. McCarthy, the partners of the organization now include Dr. Erika Hartman, Dr. Carey Beth Rivers, and Dr. Katelyn Feinberg. All three women are beyond exceptional in the field of orthodontic care. Dr. Hartman is a graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry and was recognized as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Rivers finished second in her class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received honors such as Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Leon H. Schneyer Award and the Hinman Scholar Award. Dr. Feinberg is a graduate of Duke University and has published her original research in the Journal of
From left: Dr. Erika Hartman, Dr. Carey Beth Rivers and Dr. Katelyn Feinberg.
Clinical Orthodontics. The practice is also joined by Dr. Alexis Pugh, an associate doctor who finished first in her class at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Birmingham Orthodontics is one of the few multi-doctor orthodontic practices in town. Although every patient has one primary orthodontist, they also have
the equivalent of multiple consultations because Birmingham Orthodontics’ doctors collaborate and work together. In addition to eliminating the need for an outside opinion, Birmingham Orthodontics keeps braces accessible by offering financial options such as no down payment, lower monthly payments and interest-free financing.
Donna O’Barr Robinson RED BARN REAL ESTATE
A few months ago, Donna O’Barr Robinson took a huge step in her career and opened the doors of Red Barn Real Estate. After the ups and downs of 2020, she noticed that the needs of her clients and her family had shifted. Both facets of her life needed a deeper focus on community and familial values. Opening Red Barn Real Estate addressed those needs. “Community is a big part of what makes a house a home,” Donna said. “When you’re walking through your community, you want to see smiling faces.” Although she works with clients throughout Alabama, Donna is based in the PinsonTrussville area where she calls home. Her new office is located on her property in the heart of Pinson. Being closer to home allows her to keep a pulse on
the communities that she serves. That may seem like a small matter, but as many of us learned this past year, home is more than the confines of the house we live in. Donna takes into consideration things that will have an impact on the day-today experience of her clients. She’s an avid listener, picking out the details of her clients’ dream home and aligning them with the neighborhoods suitable to their lifestyle. Her attentiveness doesn’t just apply to aspiring homeowners. With decades of experience, Donna’s knowledge and expertise are invaluable to both buyers and sellers. The same top-tier marketing services that Donna has provided through the years are available at Red Barn Real Estate. She offers photography, home-staging, MLS listing and
► CALL: 205-305-6998 ► EMAIL: donna@redbarnala. com ► WEBSITE: redbarnala.com social marketing, and strategic marketing expertise. She even offers transaction brokerage to homeowners wishing to list their homes themselves. If you are ever in need of any real estate services, Donna and her team offer clients a real estate experience guided by their core values: community, integrity, dedication, kindness and hospitality. Within the rustic red and white barn that gives the Positive Choices is a medical resource center with company its name, Donna many volunteer opportunities,offering personal practical and her team are “Serving emotional and spiritual support that helps women facing an Southern hospitality with real unplanned pregnancy, men and families seek help. results.”
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Sharon Stauffer, the executive 205-836-0550 director of 628 Gadsden Hwy. Positive Choices, Birmingham, AL 35235 took the first Choices women, men and families with information and ►Positive WHERE: 628helps Gadsden steps in giving guidance during a crisis pregnancy or difficult family situation. Highway, Suite 201 back to her ► CALL: 205-836-0564 community ► WEBSITE: pregnancy when she birmingham.com contacted the local pregnancy Choices as a counselor, and she was center in 2015. asked a few years later to step into the She wasn’t sure exactly how, but she position of executive director. knew that she had been called to be a Positive Choices provides free and light for women and girls in crisis. confidential pregnancy testing, limited As an adoptive mother with over 20 years of experience with the UAB Health ultrasounds, educational programs for men and women, and consultation on System as a manager/financial officer in the choices available to women and girls. areas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Since joining the center, Sharon has Preventive Medicine and Radiology worked to alleviate some of the social and Research, she was a perfect fit for economic barriers to safe and affordable the ministry. Her career has included teaching at two private Christian schools prenatal care and motherhood, while at the middle school level in subject areas providing a path forward for those in need. “My passion is to help the underserved of math and English, as well as working — those who are uninsured and just need as a case manager for a workforce our help to better their lives. Those who investment program sponsored by the have a dream for their life but just need state of Alabama for the Birmingham assistance or a mentor or a guide.” Career Center. She joined Positive
Our new location accommodates our expanding growth in the areas of Unplanned Pregnancy, Ultrasound, Parenting and Life Skills education, a Fatherhood Initiative and Sexual Risk Avoidance education and material resources.
Our Commitment to you: clients are served regardless of religion,REALTYSOUTH gender, sexual identity or orientation or any - TRUSSVILLE EAST other legally protected classification. Clients are treated Lee Marlow never turns herand in a caring manner. with kindness, compassion back on herAllclients. servicesShe are comes free and confidential. and goes from their lives when they walks Weneed inviteher you and to share ourwith vision and hope you can see, them through some of their we are a vital influence in our most community. Please feel free important financial decisions. to contact Sharon Stauffer, Executive Director, “Once a transaction is over, at 205-836-0550 with any questions. I tend to ‘mourn’ being in daily communication with my people,” said Marlow, a top producer with RealtySouth. “I have met so many amazing people and families doing what I do. I have been through the best and worst of times with them. It’s a privilege to me.” Marlow got into real estate about 17 years ago. Trussville is her niche market, and she and her husband, Tyler, have raised their three daughters there. She loves giving back, and for the past four years has given a portion of each commission check to the Trussville City Schools Foundation. “We have loved being residents ► WHERE: 428 Main St. of Trussville, attending church ► CALL: 205-913-9559 here and being active in our ► WEBSITE: leemarlowhomes.com community,” she said.
KELLER WILLIAMS TRUSSVILLE When asked about her motivation and the philosophy behind the way she works for her clients, Linda Burns of Keller Williams Trussville quoted one of the best known former American presidents. “I think Abraham Lincoln said it best: ‘Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.’” For homebuyers In a low inventory market, waiting is not an option. Linda Burns has 35 years of residential real estate experience that includes 32 years of experience as a certified relocation agent. The years she’s spent in the industry have helped her understand the nuanced needs of individuals in a myriad of situations throughout housing markets that have been on either end of the spectrum. “I have always been a top agent, and I have never had a
► CALL: 205-936-3644 ► EMAIL: lindaburnshomes@ aol.com ► WEBSITE: greateralabama mls.com/agentsearch/linda burns low production year,” Linda said. “Even during the foreclosure years, I reinvented myself to adjust to that market.” Linda has always been a proactive agent, but especially right now she stays abreast of the inventory, keeping track of for-sale-by-owner homes as well as those represented by agents. She makes sure her clients are prepared with pre-approvals and necessary documentation, and she guides them through the process of
making aggressive offers that get them to the closing table. Burns also works with homeowners interested in selling their home, who run into their own set of challenges. “Some agents are not keeping up with recent comps and may not do their sellers justice,” Linda said. “It’s important to make sure their home is priced right.” Burns takes the time to methodically break down the numbers, making sure her clients have priced their home in such a way that they are in a position to get multiple offers and close quickly. When asked if she felt there was any skill that has made her particularly suited for the real estate industry, she said: “My degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Alabama has served me well in this business of marketing homes.”
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CALENDAR TRUSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Trussville Public Library is offering its summer reading program through July 18. For more information, visit trussvillelibrary.com. ADULTS July 15: Adult Summer Reading Finale – “Short Tales & Ferus Ales.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live storytelling event at Ferus Artisan Ales aiming to build community through inspiring and heartwarming stories. This night will feature a fantastic lineup of many inspiring Alabama storytellers. Cosponsored by Ferus. For more information, visit trussvillelibrary.com.
TEENS July 1: Miniature Painting. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fanciful dragons, regal wizards or horrible zombie miniatures are all found here. We will be providing several miniatures and paint for everyone to decorate their own minis. You also get to keep your painted miniatures. Miniatures are used in various tabletop role-playing games, but people also collect them. Open to ages 11-18. July 6: Origami. 4 p.m. Ever wondered how people manage to create such elaborate works of art with paper? Well, this is a chance to learn how to make some of these origami creations. Join Yasu Ishida for an online origami workshop open to ages 11-18. Zoom program. Registration required. July 8: Shadowboxes. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join the
Trussville Public Library Teen Department as we construct summer-reading-themed shadowboxes. This program will be in person in the Pitt Pavilion behind the library. Open to ages 11-18. CHILDREN July 13. Children’s Summer Reading Finale. 3-6 p.m. Join us at the Trussville Mall Pavilion for the Children’s Summer Reading Finale, where each participant will be provided with materials to build and decorate their own kite. We will also have a frosty treat for each participant, too. Registration encouraged. The reading form opened June 14 and can be found the library website or Facebook page. Children may continue to log their reading until July 18. Grand prize winners will be announced on Facebook Live on July 19.
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*Some promotions may be limited to select sets. Not responsible for errors in ad copy. Quantities and selections may vary by location. Mattress images are for illustration purposes only Gifts with purchase (including gift cards and rebates) are not valid with any other promotions except special financing for 6 or 12 months. 0% APR for 60 months financing available with purchases of $1999 or over and does not include sales tax. **Monthly payment is based on purchase price alone excluding tax and delivery charges. Credit purchases subject to credit approval. Other transactions may affect the monthly payment. ***The Nationwide Marketing Group credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 6/20/2021 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921. Offer expires 7/12/2021. **** Free base offer applies to Queen set purchase of $699 and above or King set purchase $999 and above. King base applies to either one horizontal King Base or one of two TXL bases.***** Free Delivery on mattress sets $699 and up, Local area.