Things seem to be heading in a good direction for Wetumpka’s girls basketball team, and it’s clear the latest roster addition has helped make the difference. After missing the first half of the season for undisclosed reasons, Wetumpka’s Ja’Nya Davis returned to the team and wasted no time ma…

The annual Blue-Grey All-American Bowl was held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Jan. 13 and Elmore County was well represented. Wetumpka and Stanhope Elmore each had a pair of players compete for the Grey team, helping it to a 27-20 victory as all four players made a big impact on the game.

It usually takes a lot of size to play in the post in Class 6A but Wetumpka’s Stone Minnifield is proving to himself and others it’s about more than that. Minnifield is listed at 6-foot-0 and eight other players on Wetumpka’s boys basketball roster stand taller than him.

Wetumpka made things look easy Friday night as it dominated its wrestling competition to advance to the semifinals of the AHSAA Class 6A Duals Championships. Wetumpka dropped just seven bouts across two matches while recording 15 pins as a team to set up a rematch of last year’s semifinal wi…

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Elmore County’s wrestling team was riding some momentum after winning the Class 1A/5A Region 3 title and the Panthers had their eyes set on hosting a semifinal match in the AHSAA Duals Championships but they ran into tough competition at Ranburne. Elmore County expected to have its hands ful…

In rare Wednesday high school basketball action, Wetumpka hosted Prattville for the final meeting between the two rivals this season. Wetumpka came out on top of both varsity games as the home team pulled away with the wins using big second halves.

The Wetumpka wrestling team lost just five bouts in four duals matches as it eased to the Class 6A Region 2 title last Thursday. Wetumpka racked up at least 70 points in all four matches to secure a spot in this week’s round of 16 of the state duals tournament.

The Wetumpka basketball teams hit the road Thursday to face off with Marbury. The Bulldogs came away with a sweep, running away with the girls game before using a big comeback to secure the victory in the boys game.

Throughout Holtville’s rivalry game against Elmore County last Tuesday, the Bulldog fans had plenty to cheer about as the hosts made a few big plays to bring the crowd to its feet. Richie Hicks found himself in the middle of most of those moments, bringing energy to his teammates as the Bull…

Last Monday marked the first official day for baseball and softball teams to participate in throwing drills with the full roster. There are still some limitations on practice time and what can be done before the first day of practice Jan. 27 but the new period has brought plenty of excitemen…

Stanhope Elmore knew things were not going to be easy when it hosted Park Crossing on Monday night. The Mustangs already had a 29-point loss to the Thunderbirds under their belt but they wanted to see a much different result in the second boys basketball meeting.

Exactly one month before Monday’s matchup with Park Crossing, the Stanhope Elmore girls basketball team suffered its biggest defeat of the season at the hands of the Thunderbirds. The Mustangs wanted to give a better showing in the second meeting and they showed up ready to play.

With the 2020 National Signing Day rapidly approaching, I have seen several high school athletes make last-ditch efforts on social media to get their clips in front of coaches and recruiters from across the country. I enjoy seeing that passion come out of young student-athletes who do not wa…

After falling behind by 13 points in the fourth quarter, Stanhope Elmore wasted very little time fighting back in the Class 6A Area 5 boys basketball opener on Saturday. The Mustangs cut the deficit to only one point with just over two minutes to go but it was an all-too familiar play that h…

After the Wetumpka girls basketball team lost to Stanhope Elmore in the county tournament last month, the team took two weeks off from games and turned its focus to itself to prepare for Class 6A Area 5 play. Despite the time off, Wetumpka had no signs of being sluggish as it jumped out to a…

Wins have come at a premium for the Wildcats through the first part of the girls basketball season. However, when Edgewood took the floor Friday night against Ezekiel, the Wildcats aggression proved to be the key to their 64-47 victory.

In the first half of the season, the Elmore County girls basketball team averaged 19.7 turnovers while assisting on just 2.5 shots per game. ECHS coach Amy Rachel hopes her team turned a corner in that area as the Panthers assisted on nine of their 10 field goals and turned the ball over jus…

More than two weeks had gone by since the Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team was on the court for a game and it showed Monday night in Eclectic. The Generals did not make a basket until the 1:23 mark of the second quarter and they could not dig out of the hole as Elmore County ran away from…

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After a two-week break from the court, Elmore County and Horseshoe Bend returned to action to face off for the second time this season before area play begins. The Panthers again swept the Generals, running away with both games behind stout defense.

The Wetumpka boys basketball team earned a spot in the Maplesville Christmas Tournament championship after Tyquan Rawls capped a 30-point performance with a free throw with 2.5 seconds left to give his team a 62-61 victory over Alabama Christian. The victory sent Wetumpka into the final to f…

There was plenty of competition surrounding the lowest weight class for Wetumpka’s varsity wrestling team entering this season. Chad Strickland was a part of that competition but he started the year with the JV squad at the Vestavia Hills JV Kickoff Classic.