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There are plenty of high school coaches who know the effect distractions of homecoming week can have on a football team. Fortunately for Elmore County, the team is looking for some added energy as its season fate has already been decided and only three games remain.

The front row of Elmore County’s volleyball team is starting to come alive at the right moment as the Panthers look to take some momentum into the postseason. The Panthers knew what they would be getting out of top hitters Mirriam Foster, Katie Pollard and Kelley Green but they’ve has seen a…

The final volleyball matches of the regular season are being played this week and while some teams are still on the court, many teams have already turned their focus to postseason. Several schools have already punched their tickets to the super regionals by earning a bye to their area champi…

A team’s win-loss record does not always directly reflect the amount of work put into a season and Elmore County’s football team is finding that out the hard way this year. The Panthers put plenty of focus on the weight room since they fell just shy of the postseason in 2018 but with limited…

After going more than a month without losing a match, Horseshoe Bend found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard Wednesday night in Eclectic. The Generals had their 23-game winning streak snapped by Elmore County as the Panthers jumped out to a quick start and never looked back, winning …

With last week’s loss to Handley, Elmore County was officially eliminated from the postseason and now the Panthers are forced to try to find some positives in the last four weeks. While there may not be anything more than bragging rights to play for in the remaining games, ECHS coach Jordan …

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The high school volleyball teams around Elmore County made up nearly half the field at the annual ECHS Block Party on Saturday but the local teams could get past the semifinals as they ran into stiff competition and beat up on each other along the way. Elmore County got the closest and added…

There were plenty of goals the Elmore County volleyball team wanted to accomplish during last week’s busy stretch but the Panthers fell short in all of them. After falling to Benjamin Russell in a five-set thriller Wednesday, Elmore County turned around and lost to area rival Holtville for t…

Elmore County’s streak of nine consecutive area titles on the volleyball court is still alive but Thursday’s match at Holtville made it clear the Bulldogs will not be going away easily this season. For the first time since 2007, the Bulldogs recorded a victory over the Panthers and the hosts…

For the first time since 2007, the Holtville volleyball team knocked off Elmore County and the Bulldogs did it in style. After sneaking out with a win in the first set, Holtville dominated and took advantage of several errors from the Panthers to win 25-23, 25-16, 25-22.

Getting in the win column was important for Elmore County’s football team but now the Panthers want to take the momentum from its first victory back into Class 4A Region 4 play as they host Handley on Friday night. The Panthers will likely need to win their final three region games to secure…

There is not a spot on the floor Elmore County’s Kelley Green cannot play and she proved that during last Tuesday’s area match against rival Holtville. With Alexis Esco out, the Panthers needed other players to step up as a setter. Green did that and then some to lead Elmore County to a 25-1…

The Eclectic Youth Football and Cheerleading League hosted its annual homecoming day on Saturday to recognize all of the players and cheerleaders for each age group. The Panthers celebrate between the sophomores and juniors games but they could not get much going on the field as Dadeville wo…

With Elmore County winless on the season and Dadeville sitting at a disappointing 1-4, Friday night was destined to be a scene of agony and ecstasy at Tiger Stadium. It was in only the final minute of the Panthers and Tigers’ tilt the two roles were assigned. 

Elmore County jumped out to a 16-3 lead over Holtville in the first set of Tuesday's match and was seemingly on its way to an easy 2-0 start in area play. The Bulldogs responded though, cutting the deficit all the way to just four points but it was not enough as the Panthers pulled away in a…

After just four plays, Elmore County held a 7-0 lead at Holtville on Friday night as the Panthers eyed their ninth consecutive victory over their region rivals. Elmore County even held a 14-13 lead at the break but the Bulldogs stormed out of the locker room in the second half, holding the P…

After 70 meetings on the football field between Holtville and Elmore County, no team has ever defeated the other in nine consecutive seasons. The Panthers have a chance to do just that when they travel to Boykin-Chapman Field on Friday night for the next chapter in the rivalry series but ECH…

After knocking off Wetumpka and Tallassee in three sets each, Elmore County received a bye to the semifinals of Saturday’s Stanhope Elmore Invitational. However, in a rematch with Wetumpka, the Panthers could not find the same success they had in the first meeting and fell in straight sets, …

On a sweaty September night in Eclectic, the Elmore County Panthers kept shooting themselves in the foot, and the Talladega Tigers kept making them pay. 

Leeds High School Greenwave pulled out its first win of the season Friday night over Elmore County with a score of 33-27 in a tight game at Leeds’ Homer Smiles stadium. The game was the first in Class 4A Region 4 action for both teams.

Caleb and Lizi are back with a quick recap on the biggest moments of Week 1 (5:20) before moving on to this week's Game of the Week between Stanhope Elmore and Benjamin Russell (16:10).

Elmore County’s first ever win over Leeds was thrilling from beginning to end as DJ Patrick’s 305 rushing yards led the Panthers to a 35-28 win at home last season. Unfortunately for the Panthers, there are plenty of changes to both sides entering this year’s matchup including no Patrick to …

Elmore County’s football team came up short in its season opener against the Class 5A Marbury Bulldogs, 35-18, but nonetheless ECHS coach Jordan Cantrell said he saw some “tough dudes” among his Panthers.

Elmore County’s football team has not played in its first competition this fall yet but this week’s season opener continues to look more difficult as it nears kickoff. Things were never going to be easy for the Panthers but there are still plenty of questions entering Week 1 while their oppo…

This is usually the time of year where I would put out all my picks for the high school football season. I would tell you all about why there is no reason to watch Class 7A this season as one team will take away any chance of climactic postseason football. Or you would be reading up on my pr…

Actual football games have finally arrived this week so Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast are here to preview some of the top games in the area (3:15) while making their predictions for Week 0.

Elmore County is losing more than three-fourths of its scoring production and returns only 17 percent of its total offense from last season but the Panthers are entering the 2019 season with confidence. ECHS coach Jordan Cantrell saw 17 seniors graduate from his first team in Eclectic and no…

Tribe Elite Athletics had 10 Elmore County athletes recently qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships across 16 individual and relay events. Over the past two months, these athletes accomplished this by competing through a circuit of qualifying track meets …