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While some teams kept the start of their summer workouts on their original schedule, Elmore County decided to take advantage of the reopening of schools across the state Monday. The Panthers started preparations for the 2020 season with a 90-minute practice session early Monday morning but c…

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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 culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which premiered Saturday. To view that video,…

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With tryouts and summer competitions called off for the time being, Elmore County volleyball coach Kim Moncrief has just been looking forward to getting her players back together even if the sport wasn’t returning. Fortunately for Moncrief and the Panthers, the AHSAA allowed summer workouts …

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Elmore County graduate Elissa Brown has always been a strong athlete and grown her softball skills exponentially at Alabama. But now, she’s also showing the kind of person she is.

The selection process for the annual North-South All-Star games was a little bit different for the spring sports rosters. Without having a full slate of games in 2020 to see stats from, it was clear some players’ sophomore seasons were used in the process and Elmore County’s Madison Britt ce…

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…

While most tryouts and evaluation periods have already been postponed, winter sports programs like basketball and wrestling are getting ready to face their next challenge. Elmore County boys basketball coach Rodney Taylor already had plans in place to take his team to Tuscaloosa and Auburn f…

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The entire AHSAA staff has been hard at work coming up with contingency plans for what high school sports will look like in Alabama moving forward in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While there is still a bit of waiting game, officials are getting closer to making some set plans.

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…

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past. 

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.

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…

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past.

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 AHSAA Central Board of Control approved a record 11 legislative proposals Thursday during its 2020 Spring Legislative Council meeting which was held via teleconferencing for the first time in AHSAA history. All legislative proposals that passed will go into effect June 1.

The AHSAA Central Board of Control approved a record 11 legislative proposals Thursday during its 2020 Spring Legislative Council meeting which was held via teleconferencing for the first time in AHSAA history. All legislative proposals that passed will go into effect June 1.

Many volleyball players can’t typically work with their teams until the summer due to competing in spring sports, so coaches have adjusted to that during the offseason. Teams work in small groups and get as much work done as they can in the weight room without having the full team before try…

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…

Coaches around the state gathered around their phones and laptops Thursday afternoon with the hopes of some good news regarding the spring sports season. Unfortunately, those hopes did not last long as State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey confirmed the end of the year for all at…

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…

When pitcher Aubrey Allen transferred from New Life Christian, the Elmore County softball team knew it was getting some extra talent for its pitching rotation. Allen said she was not sure how well she would do in her first few games but after a month of the season, she has proven herself in …

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its first softball rankings of the year last week and several local teams made an appearance near the top of their classifications. But it was Elmore County and Tallassee’s softball teams who took the cake, earning the No. 1 spot in Class 4A an…

In the olden days before panic-buying became part of the national lexicon and when news of various cancellations and social distancing were mere rumors, two rival soccer teams gathered on the Hot O’Brien pitch to battle for bragging rights.

With the possibility of a shutdown looming large, the Elmore County baseball team took the opportunity to get as many games in as possible last week. The Panthers split a home-and-home with Reeltown before taking one of two games at Montgomery Catholic on Saturday.

The annual Wetumpka Softball Tournament brought plenty of talent, including five teams from last year’s state tournament and two defending state champions, to the city fields over the weekend. All five AHSAA schools from Elmore County were represented with Tallassee finishing on top but the …

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.