For the second consecutive season, Holtville will have an upcoming senior represent its softball program at the North-South All-Star Game in Montgomery. After having a career year during her junior season, Brooke Cooper was invited to participate in the AHSAA event and she is embracing the m…

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After not taking the field for five consecutive days, the Wetumpka football team returned from its holiday break by hosting its second 7-on-7 league of the summer Monday night. Despite having multiple teams back out, the Indians welcomed Jeff Davis and Trinity to Hohenberg Field as the teams…

Ever since the final whistle of Sunday’s World Cup final, I don’t think I have stopped being in a good mood. Despite the U.S. men’s soccer team losing to Mexico in the Gold Cup final that same night, the feeling of seeing the women’s national team win back-to-back world titles is something t…

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After a breakout freshman season, Tallassee outfielder Chloe Baynes started racking up the accolades. When all-county honors were followed up by an appearance on the first-team all-state, Baynes thought the awards were over for the season but there was a bigger surprise waiting.

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On the latest episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, Reeltown football coach Matt Johnson talked with the hosts about his thoughts on the best way for high school teams to spend their summers. With the debate around 7-on-7 camps against organized team activities (OTAs) continuing among high sc…

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Millbrook was well represented at its state tournaments Saturday on its home turf, but it was the 6U all-star softball team that really made the home crowd cheer. Teams from across the state came to Mill Creek Park to compete in four different age groups. Millbrook was represented in every d…

After a breakout season on the diamond, Wetumpka’s Seth Johnson immediately jumped into a summer full of extra work including participating in the Southeastern Underclassmen Shootout at Troy last week. The 4th annual SUS was put on by the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association and Johnson was …

After just one week of summer workouts, the Stanhope Elmore football team attended a 7-on-7 camp in Troy. Two weeks later, the Mustangs saw massive improvements at their second camp last Thursday when they traveled to Eufaula.

Less than six weeks after picking up an offer from Troy, Stanhope Elmore defensive lineman TJ Jackson announced via Twitter he was committing to extend his football career with the Trojans. Jackson, a rising senior, continued to get other Division I offers, including ones from Jacksonville S…

Despite a disappointing junior season which included just two victories and already looking on to the 2020 season, Stanhope Elmore’s Victoria Cortes received a surprising invitation. She accepted that invitation and will now represent Stanhope at the 2019 North-South All-Star girls soccer ga…

After being forced to wait three weeks since the original scheduled date due to storms, the 2019 Outdoor Women Unlimited Southern Classic was held at Bennett’s Archery Center in Wetumpka on Saturday. The OWU had eight different classes set up across the campus for women to attend, providing …

On the fourth episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA) director Jamie Lee came on to the show to discuss the first annual AHSAA Elite 100 showcase held in Hoover last week. Lee, who spent 16 years as a basketball head coach…

I want to preface this week’s column with making sure everyone knows I am no expert on this. I cannot imagine going through a situation like this and I am not one who can give advice on how to handle anything like this.

For the third consecutive season, the Stanhope Elmore boys soccer program will be represented at the AHSAA North-South All-Star Game in Montgomery. Stanhope defender Dylan Presciti is following in the footsteps of former teammates Marcos Cortes and Cristo Rocha as he was named one of 18 risi…

With veteran coach Daryl Otwell moving to Wetumpka, the Holtville softball program needed to quickly find a coach who could step in so the Bulldogs would not miss a beat after returning to the state tournament in 2019. Holtville believes it found that coach in Kaelin Dawson, who has had a ca…

With the high school football season less than two months away, Stanhope Elmore is already building excitement around the program as the Mustangs expect to have a big season on the field. After three weeks of summer workouts, SEHS coach Brian Bradford said there has been little downtime and …

The Wetumpka football team continued its busy summer with a pair of 7-on-7 camps over the last week. After attending a big camp in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, the Indians hosted Jeff Davis, Benjamin Russell and Trinity on Monday for a quick set of games and Wetumpka coach Tim Perry said he was p…

Last week, a video I have seen hundreds of times was making its way around social media again. Sunday marked the ninth anniversary of Landon Donovan’s 91st minute winner against Algeria during the 2010 World Cup, which I consider my favorite sports moment of all time.

After two straight seasons of making the postseason, the Stanhope Elmore football team is looking to take the next step in becoming a contender in Class 6A. The Mustangs took control of their own destiny in the Region 3 last season and were one win away from its first region championship sin…

The summer practice period has started for the Wetumpka football team and coach Tim Perry said he likes what he has seen from his team so far. While the hard work in the weight room has continued, the Indians prepare for a summer full of practices and camps to find any advantage they can to …

It is very rare for me to get excited about the end of a sports season. You have to start mentally preparing for how you will survive the entire offseason, whether that’s three months or eight months, without one of your daily activities.

Both the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs and the NBA Finals wrapped up this week, and with them brought a pair of new champions.

Last season, the Edgewood football team surpassed every expectation and ended a 20-game losing streak in the opening week of the year. The Wildcats finished the season with eight wins and a trip to the AISA-AA semifinals but there is still some room for improvement.

After the original rosters were announced for the 60th annual AHSAA North-South All-Star football game, it appeared Holtville was going to go another year without a representative at the game. However, after spots became available, Sam Jackson was one of the first calls to fill in and he did…

With two weeks of summer workouts in the books, Holtville coach Jason Franklin has been pleased with the progress he has seen from his team so far. After staying in the weight room to start the summer, the Bulldogs are moving to the practice field this week to begin working on improving thei…

The Elmore County football team has focused on its physical play since coach Jordan Cantrell took over the program last season. During his first full offseason at the helm, the Panthers are unsurprisingly putting a major emphasis on the team’s work inside the weight room.

After suffering a fifth consecutive losing season, Wetumpka decided to make a change at the top of its boys basketball program. Former junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant Byron Gaskin has taken charge and is already looking at a smooth transition into the new job.

The Alabama Sports Writers Association officially released its all-state teams for baseball and softball last week. There were 15 players from around Elmore County who made the cut with Holtville, Tallassee and Edgewood all having multiple players on the lists.