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. 

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…

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.

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 …

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 …

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, …

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…

Despite the spring sports season being in jeopardy, it was a busy weekend for the Edgewood softball team. The Wildcats earned four wins in six games before falling in the championship of the Macon-East Tournament.

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.