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After suffering its first loss of the season Friday to Macon-East, Edgewood was hoping to get back on the field as quickly as possible to get back on the winning track. However, that will not be possible for another two weeks as the Wildcats have canceled this week’s game at Pike Liberal Art…

Macon-East’s defense made sure it would not see a repeat of last year’s offensive shootout with Edgewood as the Knights locked in and limited the Wildcats for most of the night. Macon-East scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter and never looked back, handing Edgewood its first loss o…

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Edgewood will take a short trip to the other side of Montgomery this week as the Wildcats get set for a rematch that AISA football fans have been looking forward to for almost a year. After a 139-point offensive showdown that was decided by a single extra point in overtime during the 2019 se…

Some coaches like to say all games mean the same to make sure their players are focused and up to the task no matter what opponent is ahead of them. However, first-year Edgewood coach Chad Michael is not trying to shy away from upping the stakes prior to the Wildcats’ first region game of th…

There was a lot riding on the last meeting between Edgewood and Glenwood on the volleyball court. When the two teams met last October to determine a state champion, emotions were running high and they served up an instant classic as the Wildcats returned to the pinnacle of AISA-AA volleyball.

Just one week into the fall sports season, it was starting to feel a little bit like October as local athletic programs turned to honor their seniors for all the hard work they have put into the program over the years. While that usually means players are hitting their home fields or courts …

From the first kick to the final whistle, Edgewood’s defense put on a dominant performance on the road Friday night. The Wildcats limited Hooper to 183 yards and got the shutout they were searching for in a 27-0 victory over the Colts.

There were months to build up excitement and energy for last week’s season opener against a reigning state champion but after rising to the challenge in that game, Edgewood will have to try to match that same level of energy as it hits the road again to square off against Hooper. The Colts a…

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Friday night’s weather had an effect on several high school football games across the state including Edgewood’s trip to Southern. The two teams were forced into a delay due to lightning but the break could not have come at a better time for the Wildcats.

Most coaches enjoy putting their teams through tough challenges to start a new season but Edgewood is set to take that to the next level this week. The Wildcats will be making the two-hour drive to Greensboro to square off against Southern, the reigning AISA-A state champions.

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In one of the most memorable games of the 2019 AISA football season, Chad Michael was standing on the opposite sideline of Edgewood, going toe to toe with the Wildcats’ offense in a double overtime game. Michael was serving as the offensive coordinator for Macon-East at the time but now he’s…

After spending the last three years as the Edgewood athletic director, Darryl Free will be moving on to W.S. Neal to lead the boys basketball program and take on offensive coordinator duties for the football team, according to a press release. Free coached football, boys and girls basketball…

After having two evening practices to start the summer, Edgewood hit the field Thursday morning to wrap up the week. The Wildcats were still getting used to the new guidelines set out by the Alabama Department of Public Health but the coaching staff is continuing to put an emphasis on what n…

For the third time in as many seasons, Edgewood volleyball will be under new direction. The Wildcats recently announced the hiring of David DeLozier and the former college coach has already started to get things rolling with his new program.

This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information, visit www.thewetumpkaherald.com. 

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These are the Class of 2020 graduating seniors who have been selected as Joe Sewell Award finalists. This year’s banquet, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Tuesday, July 21.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

The Montgomery Quarterback Club announced it has canceled its 2020 season. The board of directors took this action after reviewing a number of factors, many of which deal with the potential loss of money to provide the weekly award dinners for local high school football players.

After facing some disappointment when no NFL team came calling after the NFL Draft two weeks ago, Nathan Rourke got to make a little bit more history as he is returning closer to home. Rourke was drafted 15th overall in the second round of the Canadian Football League Draft by the BC Lions l…

Winter sports may be the last high school season directly affect by the COVID-19 pandemic but that does not mean the offseason has been any easier for coaches. Many basketball programs have seen their tryouts and spring evaluation dates come and go without having the chance to see their play…

For the third time in as many seasons, Edgewood volleyball will be under new direction. The Wildcats recently announced the hiring of David DeLozier and the former college coach has already started to get things rolling with his new program.

This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information, visit www.thewetumpkaherald.com. 

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These are the Class of 2020 graduating seniors who have been selected as Joe Sewell Award finalists. This year’s banquet, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Tuesday, July 21.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

The Montgomery Quarterback Club announced it has canceled its 2020 season. The board of directors took this action after reviewing a number of factors, many of which deal with the potential loss of money to provide the weekly award dinners for local high school football players.

After facing some disappointment when no NFL team came calling after the NFL Draft two weeks ago, Nathan Rourke got to make a little bit more history as he is returning closer to home. Rourke was drafted 15th overall in the second round of the Canadian Football League Draft by the BC Lions l…

Winter sports may be the last high school season directly affect by the COVID-19 pandemic but that does not mean the offseason has been any easier for coaches. Many basketball programs have seen their tryouts and spring evaluation dates come and go without having the chance to see their play…

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The Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) released a statement Thursday morning officially announcing the end of the 2020 spring sports season. AISA executive director Michael McLendon penned a letter to student-athletes, parents and fans and released it on Facebook.

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The shock and disappointment from team activities being canceled is not be completely gone yet but high school athletes are not letting any of it show. Players have quickly gotten back to work with the limited resources they have as they try to stay in shape to be ready for their return to t…

The Edgewood softball team had only one chance to play with new upgrades to its softball field but the Wildcats made sure to make the most of it. In what turned out to be the final home game before the season was shut down, Edgewood defeated Lowndes, 11-3, while showing off a new windscreen …

Online education has taken over across the state as students are adapting to learning everything from math and science to history and literature from their own homes. One of the hardest classes to put into an online format is PE but Edgewood coach Hannah Josey is hoping to give her students …

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Krystle Lawson lives and breathes for the softball world and over the past few years, she has been putting that passion into practice at the Elite Pitching Academy. The 2020 season was set to be a big one for Lawson and her students as she had 12 seniors ready for their final year. But when …

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Editor’s Note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the spring sports season was cut short along with the cancellation of in-person schooling. In lieu of a traditional All-Elmore County All-Star team, Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. has decided to put together a list of superlatives for the baseb…

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, …

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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.

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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.