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It was just four years ago when University of Alabama trainer Jeff Allen introduced the pop-up medical tent on the Crimson Tide’s sideline. The latest feature in sports medicine quickly swept the nation, showing up on college and professional football sidelines, and now you can find one with…

The end of the 2018 season was one to forget for the Stanhope Elmore volleyball team and the Mustangs seem eager to move on from it. With only six players returning from last year’s roster, it may not be too difficult to leave those struggles in the past and SEHS coach Virginia Barber said s…

High school programs are forced to deal with replacing graduated athletes every year but some years are tougher than others. The Holtville volleyball team had one of its most successful seasons the program has ever seen last year but after losing five players from that roster, the Bulldogs h…

Tribe Elite Athletics had 10 Elmore County athletes recently qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships across 16 individual and relay events. Over the past two months, these athletes accomplished this by competing through a circuit of qualifying track meets …

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As you know, the football season is just around the corner with high school and college regular season games beginning next week. However, for one final time this summer, I’m here to talk about what to pay attention to across the pond with the football season underway.

Inside the Lines Podcast co-hosts Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast dive into the recent success for Holtivlle and what they expect the Bulldogs to do in 2019. Coach Jason Franklin joins the show to talk about his team's strengths on offense and how they can improve on the road this season.

The heat of summer has not left Elmore County yet but the first sign of fall arrived when high school football teams hit the field for the first official practice of the 2019 season. The players didn’t get into even shells until Wednesday’s practices due to AHSAA’s heat acclimation rules but…

Last week I wrote about how student-athletes are putting in work year-round for just a few short months of actual play. I wrote about how important that offseason work was for building team chemistry, getting bigger, stronger and faster and bonding as one unit.

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With the 2019 high school football season rapidly approaching, sports editor Lizi Arbogast and sports writer Caleb Turrentine join in for a series of 13 episodes to preview local teams. Each weekday leading up to the first game, a new episode will be released featuring interviews from coache…

For the third consecutive summer, Wetumpka made some noise during a trip to UAB for the final 7-on-7 camp of the offseason. The Indians have not been happy with their results at camps for most of the summer but that changed when they ran through pool play with an undefeated record before fal…

The summer football period provides plenty of opportunities for improvement but Holtville coach Jason Franklin knows the preparation for the 2019 season started long before the summer began. After losing in the first round of the playoffs last November, the Bulldogs immediately got back to w…

From award-winning alumni to new jerseys to future college stars, there has been plenty of excitement around the Stanhope Elmore football program this summer. Mustang coach Brian Bradford said the energy has carried over from the weight room in the spring to the practices in the summer and h…

Three individual state championships and a second-place team finish capped off the most successful season in the history of Wetumpka’s wrestling program. The Indians will have a good chance to build off that success with the talent they have returning but the team is now under new leadership…

When the new school year starts in August, the first competition for Wetumpka will not be held on the football field. The Wetumpka volleyball team starts its season at home Aug. 22 and the Indians hit the court exactly one month before the opener for a play date at Prattville Christian on Thursday.

OK, so if you have stepped outside at all recently, I could see why this headline could be a little misleading. But for me, the beginning of August has always marked the end of summer.

The theme surrounding Burt-Haynie Field in Eclectic has not shifted at all during the offseason. Panther coach Jordan Cantrell is preparing the Elmore County football team for what could be a tough season with a young group by getting his players to focus on the weight room over the last sev…

There were just two seniors on the 2018 roster for Edgewood and while their leadership might be tough to replace, the Wildcats are primed to take another step forward with the number of players returning to the field this season. After snapping a 20-game losing streak to start the season, Ed…

This is where the fun really begins. In just over a week, local teams will hit the fields for their first fall practices, and in just under a month, it’s officially game time.

Basketball is always the first thing on Bruce Pearl’s mind. As the head coach of Auburn’s men’s basketball team, which advanced to its first Final Four in history this past season, Pearl has a lot of expectations to live up to.

With just one week to go until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, there are plenty of teams in both leagues with eyes on a spot in the postseason this October. Executives and coaching staffs will be working together to find the right piece to help their team get over the hump.

Football is season is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up for a full slate of both digital and print content. Our latest project, Inside the Lines Podcast, has been taking off as sportswriter Caleb Turrentine and I have been diving into topics from softball pitch count a…

As the first week of fall practice approaches, the Edgewood football team got to work at its first 7-on-7 camps of the summer last week. The Wildcats grabbed two wins at Crenshaw on Monday before wrapping up the week with three more wins at a camp hosted by Macon-East.

The Stanhope Elmore football team has participated in multiple 7-on-7 camps throughout the summer but coach Brian Bradford admitted those events do not help his team prepare for the style of play it will use during the season. The Mustangs turned their focus to more football-focused activiti…

Troy running back and Stanhope Elmore graduate B.J. Smith was one of 80 college football players to be named to the annual Maxwell Award Watch List earlier this month. The award is handed out in December honoring the best all-around player of the season in college football and Smith has his …

After spending two seasons at the helm of the JV volleyball team at Wetumpka, DeAnna Smith will move into the role as head coach of the varsity program for the Indians. It will be Smith’s first job as a head coach since 2011 when she was at Satsuma.