Friday turned out to be a landmark night for the Holtville football program as the Bulldogs secured the right to host the first round of the postseason for the first time since 1986. Holtville will have to wait a week before that game gets played and there is no looking ahead as the team sti…

After starting the football season off with a victory in Week 0, things began to go downhill for Elmore County and it quickly started an avalanche the Panthers are still trying to stop. With the postseason already out of reach, Elmore County is still hoping to find one more silver lining on …

Postseason play in AISA starts next week and Edgewood’s first-round matchup is already set as the Wildcats are preparing to travel to play against No. 5 Patrician. While Edgewood hopes this week can set the tone for a strong playoff run, it is not looking ahead to that game and is staying fo…

For the fifth straight season, Wetumpka has a scheduled bye week on the final week of the regular season as it looks to gear up for postseason play. However, after losing its regular season finale, Wetumpka may have some regrets with its off week coming in Week 10 before the team has a chanc…

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Holtville football, over the past few seasons, has not been one to handle adversity well. Friday night it got a heavy dose of it and didn’t shy away. In fact the Bulldogs brought the fight to a prolific Sylacauga squad on the way to picking up a 31-27 victory and securing the first playoff g…

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The Stanhope Elmore defense saved its best performance of the season for the region finale and it came at the expense of county rival Wetumpka. The Mustangs limited the high-flying Wetumpka offense to just 198 yards and two scores while getting some big plays from the defensive line on their…

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Edgewood had its hopes of a perfect season wiped away after Monday's loss to Glenwood but the Wildcats did not let that feeling linger around with postseason play starting Thursday. Edgewood had already secured a spot in next week's AISA-AA Elite 8 but the Wildcats hosted the seeding rounds …

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Elmore County entered Thursday's super regional action needing just one victory at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery to earn a berth to the Class 5A State Tournament. The Panthers seemed to be on their way after dominating the back half of the opening set to take the lead but it was not enough …

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It may have taken a while for Wetumpka to get started during Wednesday's regional match against John Carroll but it turned things on to provide some drama as the two teams battled for a spot in the Class 6A State Tournament. After losing the first two sets, Wetumpka came all the way back to …

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Stanhope Elmore was one of 14 schools competing in the annual Trinity CoEd Championships at Gateway Park in Montgomery on Saturday but the Mustangs were less concerned about beating those other teams as they were about beating their own times. Those improvements cam across the board as sever…

It took a little bit of time for Wetumpka to get things going on the volleyball court Friday during the Class 6A sub-regional match against Saint James. It had already been a long homecoming week and a football game was just a couple hours away so there were plenty of distractions working ag…

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After having to shut down all football activities two weeks ago due to COVID-19, Elmore County is finally set to get back to competition as it continues its search to end the team’s six-game losing streak. The Panthers will dive right back into region play this week as they are set to host B…

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Usually when teams hit the three-win mark in region play, they can start to feel pretty good about making plans for the first round of the postseason. While Wetumpka feels like its riding some momentum from last week’s win over Chilton County, it still realizes that third region win did not …

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For the first time this season, Wetumpka was not the first team to reach 20 points in a set during a match against rival Stanhope Elmore. The Mustangs brought the fight to Wetumpka to start Tuesday night’s Class 6A Area 5 tournament and were not backing down in the opening set of the champio…

Next week’s home game against Wetumpka has been circled on the calendar for Stanhope Elmore fans since this season’s schedule was released. The rivalry is slated for the final region game of the year for both teams and there is expected to be a lot on the line when it comes to region implications.

Cross country runners from around the state braved the rain and the mud during Saturday’s Helena Invitational. Wetumpka, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore all had athletes compete in the 5K races.

It took a little bit of time for Wetumpka to get things going on the volleyball court Friday during the Class 6A sub-regional match against Saint James. It had already been a long homecoming week and a football game was just a couple hours away so there were plenty of distractions working ag…

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After having to shut down all football activities two weeks ago due to COVID-19, Elmore County is finally set to get back to competition as it continues its search to end the team’s six-game losing streak. The Panthers will dive right back into region play this week as they are set to host B…

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Usually when teams hit the three-win mark in region play, they can start to feel pretty good about making plans for the first round of the postseason. While Wetumpka feels like its riding some momentum from last week’s win over Chilton County, it still realizes that third region win did not …

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For the first time this season, Wetumpka was not the first team to reach 20 points in a set during a match against rival Stanhope Elmore. The Mustangs brought the fight to Wetumpka to start Tuesday night’s Class 6A Area 5 tournament and were not backing down in the opening set of the champio…

Next week’s home game against Wetumpka has been circled on the calendar for Stanhope Elmore fans since this season’s schedule was released. The rivalry is slated for the final region game of the year for both teams and there is expected to be a lot on the line when it comes to region implications.

Cross country runners from around the state braved the rain and the mud during Saturday’s Helena Invitational. Wetumpka, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore all had athletes compete in the 5K races.

The first seven minutes of Friday’s game against Clay Central could not have gone much worse for Holtville. With the rain pouring down, the Class 5A No. 4 Volunteers scored the first two touchdowns of the game, threatening to put the Bulldogs away early on their own home field.

Every team sets a list of goals for itself before a season begins and a common goal is playing at home in the first round of the playoffs. Edgewood was no different entering the season with hopes of a region title and hosting a first-round game but now with its back against the wall, the Wil…

For the first time this season, Wetumpka has seen two consecutive losses recorded on its schedule. After losing control of its own destiny in the region title race with last week’s loss to Pelham, Wetumpka hopes to get back to .500 as it travels to Chilton County this week in search of a win…

It was a tale of two halves on a chilly Friday night at Ricky Cairns Memorial Stadium, as Calera (3-3, 1-2) jumped out to a 27-13 halftime lead, but crumbled in the second half as injuries and botched punts let Stanhope Elmore (3-4, 3-1) put up 22 unanswered points for the win.

It was a near-perfect start for Wetumpka in Friday night’s showdown between the only remaining teams who were unbeaten in Class 6A Region 3 play entering the game. But it only took bad fortunes on three consecutive plays to turn the tide in favor of Pelham as the Panthers grabbed a hold of t…

With more than four weeks passing since its last win, Edgewood was a little bit excited to get back on the field and it showed during its trip to Eufaula on Friday night. The Wildcats wasted no time jumping out to an early lead and scored all of their points in the first half on the way to a…

After seeing its best six-game start in nearly three decades, Holtville wants to make sure to keep some momentum rolling into the back half of the season. However, with a big region matchup against No. 4 Clay Central looming next week, the Bulldogs are welcoming this year’s bye week to use a…

Edgewood will welcome this week’s turn of the calendar from September to October as the Wildcats are hoping to put a tough month behind them. It included the first loss of the season in a blowout defeat on the road which was followed by a group of players being forced to quarantine due to CO…

Stanhope Elmore’s roller coaster of a season continued last week with a blowout loss at Eufaula but if there was ever a silver lining to come from a defeat, it is seeing how the Mustangs have responded to other defeats this season. After its previous two losses, Stanhope Elmore rebounded by …