As high school athletes wait to find out if they will return to the field this spring, it is easy to forget about some of the behind-the-scenes problems schools and athletic programs will face in the coming months. Whether the AHSAA’s suspension last another two weeks or another two months, …

Holtville senior Hunter Martin has worked tirelessly from one sport to the next during his high school career. His final season started off nicely as he helped lead the Bulldogs into the top 10 of Class 4A and they had goals to go even higher by the time the postseason arrived.

By the time the AHSAA made its decision to stop sporting events in the state, most schools had already accepted the news would be coming soon. However, that did not make it any easier for coaches and players to face the reality of the situation when the announcement was made Friday. 

Once the new coronavirus hit the sports world, the dominos quickly started falling as games and events across the country were canceled and postponed due to the pandemic. The professional level took drastic efforts first with the NCAA and other colleges following suit so it was just a matter…

After the AHSAA announced its suspension of the spring sports season effective Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak, teams were faced with the reality of their time together suddenly being limited. Several schools began canceling events immediately while others attempted to reschedule s…

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The top of the order provided plenty of action for both sides during Monday night’s county showdown between Stanhope Elmore and Holtville. The leadoff spots for the two teams combined for six hits, seven RBIs and three home runs.

Noah Jones had not seen a ball off his bat reach the outfield grass all day but he stepped up when Wetumpka needed him the most. Jones knocked a single to left field, allowing Zach Morgan to score the winning run in the seventh inning of Friday’s 2-1 victory over Marbury.

Wetumpka’s baseball team hit the road Saturday for a doubleheader at Millry and it made quick work of the competition. Wetumpka opened with a 15-4 win against Thomasville before taking it up another notch to defeat host Millry, 16-3.

There are a lot of key names from last year’s softball state championship run that will not be with Edgewood this season but the Wildcats are excited to get back on the field. Edgewood opened the season Tuesday night against Macon East as it looks to defend its title and first-year coach Dar…

Edgewood found its name in the final eight schools competing for both the boys and girls basketball AISA-AA state championships last week but the Wildcats could not claim a trophy in Montgomery. Despite the losses, coach Darryl Free said there were plenty of positives to take from both seasons.

Edgewood has had a strong history of success on the baseball field but it has gotten further removed from that over the last few years. The Wildcats have not won a state title since 2016 and they are coming off their third consecutive season with a losing record.

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.

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…

It may not be that rare to see an eighth-grader play on varsity in the AISA but Edgewood’s Lindsey Brown is going above and beyond just being on the court. Brown, an eighth-grader and the starting point guard, has been the leading scorer for the Wildcats’ girls basketball team and she contin…

Since Darryl Free took over as the Edgewood boys basketball coach, point guard Austin Patrick has played a key role as the offensive facilitator. However, when leading scorer Robert Stewart went down with an ankle injury, Patrick had to step out of his comfort zone but it did not take him lo…

Each year, Wetumpka’s Tyquan Rawls seemed to get better and better. After taking over the quarterback position during his junior season, Rawls flourished in his new role. He continued that this season as a senior and was awarded for his hard work by being named to the Alabama Sports Writers …

For the second straight season, Edgewood’s basketball teams traveled to Lanett to compete in the annual Springwood Thanksgiving Classic. Both teams came out with a 1-1 record before taking the rest of the week off and resuming play at home Monday against Lee-Scott.

Despite the same bitter end to the season, the Edgewood football team is focused on the fact it took another step by winning nine games for the first time since 2015. Edgewood battled through some key injuries and a difficult schedule to finish 9-3 behind an explosive offense.

There is a wide variety of expectations surrounding the two basketball programs at Edgewood but Wildcat coach Darryl Free is keeping both teams focused on the start of the season before worrying about making a postseason run. 

For more than a year, the Edgewood football team was waiting for its chance to get back on the field against Escambia with a spot in the state championship on the line. The Wildcats put themselves in position to get the opportunity but Escambia proved to be too much, holding Edgewood to 93 y…

A return trip to Atmore has been in the works since last November as Edgewood’s football team is back in the same spot it was last season. The Wildcats got past their first-round opponent to set up a rematch with Escambia in the AISA-AA semifinals and they now have a chance to get the reveng…