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.

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.

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After one academic year of coverage in Elmore County, I was treated to watching the best athletes this county has to offer. You could not go more than a few days without seeing me at a different sporting event and I promise it was more fun than it was work.

After new regulations were put in place at Edgewood, the softball program was in search of a new head coach despite winning two consecutive state championships. Athletic director Darryl Free, who is also the head coach of the football team and boys basketball team, will add softball to his d…

Edgewood softball coach Mark Segrest expected the AISA-AA state tournament to be a challenge for his Wildcats, especially the pitching that was awaiting the reigning state champions. After falling to Autauga in the regional championship, the path looked even more difficult for Edgewood and S…

After finishing first in its area, the Edgewood softball team received a bye in the regional tournament and clinched a spot in this week’s state tournament in Montgomery. However, the Wildcats still needed to play two games at the regional tournament to determine seeding.

After running through AISA No. 8 Hooper for a sweep on the road in the first round of the playoffs, the Edgewood baseball team will travel to face Monroe on Thursday in the quarterfinals. The Wildcats appear to be playing their best baseball at the right time and they hope to ride that momen…

After a strong regular season, the Edgewood softball team has primed itself for another run at the state championship. The Wildcats won the title last season in AISA-AAA but have moved down a classification and will have a new group of teams to go through this season but coach Mark Segrest b…

Edgewood needed to find some special performances to pull off its first-round upset of Hooper last week. The Wildcats looked to Cade Bazzell on the mound and at the plate and he delivered to send the Wildcats into the quarterfinals. He is the Elmore County Player of the Week.

Track teams from 23 different high schools around the state met at Jordan Memorial Stadium for the Water Under the Bridge III meet in Selma. Six different Wetumpka athletes walked away with first-place finishes along with four top-three finishes in team events.

The Stanhope Elmore softball team took a huge step in preparing for the postseason with its win over Wetumpka on Tuesday. However, the Mustangs struggled to build off that victory throughout the week including an early exit in their own tournament over the weekend.

After last week’s series win over No. 8 Elmore County, the Holtville baseball team pushed into the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s top 10 in Class 4A this week. The Bulldogs are 17-7 and just clinched a playoff spot with a win over Handley on Tuesday. They can clinch the area title and …

Edgewood saw its baseball playoff hopes come to an end last week when it settled for a split on the road against area opponent Coosa Valley. The Wildcats (10-17) could not erase an early two-run deficit in the first game but responded with a 4-1 win as a consolation prize in the second game …

The Wetumpka softball team finished off a regular season sweep of Selma last week with an 18-3 win at home. The Indians extended their winning streak to four games and were 3-0 entering Tuesday night’s meeting with Stanhope Elmore.

Morgan Academy entered Friday’s baseball game at Edgewood with the No. 1 ranking in AISA and an undefeated record. The Senators quickly showed how that ranking was earned, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning before running away with a 13-4 victory against the Wildcats.

While Holtville and Tallassee are preparing for Thursday’s big showdown on the softball field, the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its new rankings for baseball and softball. The Bulldogs (26-8) fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in Class 4A while the Tigers (26-4) stayed put at No. 3 in 5A.

The Edgewood baseball team ended a three-game losing streak Saturday with a pair of road victories against Northside Methodist. The Wildcats had four players hit home runs across the two games and improved to 7-11 on the season.

Despite being in the No. 9 hole, Kaylyn Richardson went to work for Wetumpka’s softball team Thursday in an 11-1 win over Sylacauga. She racked up three hits, including a double and a triple, and had four RBIs to lead her team to victory.

A quartet of locals were recognized this weekend as they were named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state teams. The county had a pair of second-team selections and two third-team selections.

When football season ended, Edgewood coach Darryl Free had a quick turnaround to get the boys basketball team ready for the season ahead. However, after winning a total of 11 games during the previous two seasons, the Wildcats entered 2019 with a new sense of confidence and they rode that to…

The Edgewood softball team stormed into the championship game of its own tournament on Saturday night but fell short, losing to Bessemer Academy, 7-3. The Wildcats finished the weekend with three wins and are now 7-2 on the season.

JC Bush was becoming too familiar with the feeling of being on the losing end of the scoreboard. Edgewood won a total of just 11 games during his sophomore and junior seasons but Bush, now a senior, believed there was something bigger coming before his high school career ended.

Not many playoffs teams get to finish their seasons with a win but Edgewood did just that Friday night with a nice bonus. The Wildcats defeated Autauga for the third time this season, knocking off the Generals 38-21 at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery to claim the school’s third s…

The Edgewood-Autauga rivalry is going to have one more chapter on the basketball court this season. The Wildcats defeated Lowndes for the third time this season on Thursday night, using a 22-2 run to pull away for the 45-29 victory in the AISA-AA semifinals.

Edgewood basketball had a busy day at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery on Tuesday. The boys opened the morning with a 54-48 win against South Choctaw to improve to 20-5 on the season and advance to Thursday’s AISA-AA semifinals round.

The Edgewood boys basketball team was crowned as area champions last week after its dramatic win over Autauga. The Wildcats were rewarded with a bye into the quarterfinals of the AISA state tournament and the team has 10 days between games to prepare for its next opponent.

The Edgewood baseball team began its preparation for the new season last week when it returned to the practice field. The Wildcats are looking to build off last year’s success under first-year head coach Joey Potts.

Edgewood turned the ball over 29 times Friday night as it fell to Lowndes Academy 36-26 in the area opener. The Wildcats fell to 6-11 on the season and extended their season-long losing streak to five games.

Edgewood outscored Lowndes Academy by 16 points in the second quarter and rode its defense to a 55-39 victory in its are opener Friday night. JC Bush led the offense with 13 points and four assists as the Wildcats improved to 13-4 on the season.