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…

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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.

As a part of the 2020-22 reclassification, the AHSAA released its new alignments for winter sports including new areas for basketball and sections for bowling in addition to its major wrestling change.

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.

Lily Gray reached on a fielder’s choice to third base, allowing Jules Thames to score the go-ahead run in Wetumpka’s 6-5 win over Central Phenix City on Saturday. The play capped a three-run inning for Wetumpka and Mya Holt recorded the final three outs as Wetumpka claimed the title at the A…

The squads for the 2020 AHSAA North-South All-Star Volleyball Games were announced Monday and for the first time, Elmore County coach Kim Moncrief will get to be on the sideline for it. Moncrief was named as one of three coaches on the South team for the July 20 competition.

The AHSAA released the list of their 2020 Bryant-Jordan region winners last week and Elmore County is represented by two student-athletes, one in each category. Wetumpka’s Isaac Stubbs earned the scholar athlete award for Class 6A Region 3 while Elmore County’s Hayden Holton was named the ho…

Every wrestler started with the same goal of reaching the AHSAA Championships in Huntsville next weekend. The final step before reaching that platform begins this Friday as the AHSAA Super Section tournaments are held in Montgomery and Birmingham.

Both Elmore County basketball teams took a three-game losing streak on the road to square off with Montgomery Catholic in the penultimate game of the season. The Panthers split the results on the court Thursday night with the girls team prevailing to build some momentum before the playoffs.

I am not sure how many times it has to be written about for people to start changing what they say but until I see those changes happen, I am going to keep writing about it. It used to just be a lazy way to insult someone and you could brush it off as a one-time thing but at this point, it’s…

While the focus was on the Dadeville seniors, Elmore County’s Madison Britt stole the show in a non-area girls basketball game. The 6-foot junior posted a double-double scoring 13 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in the Panthers 41-23 victory on the road.

Monday marked the first official day of practice for baseball and softball teams. Players have been together for three weeks already during the AHSAA throwing period but there was a new sense of excitement when the players took the field for a full practice less than three weeks before the f…

After seeing its previous tournament cancelled due to severe weather, Stanhope Elmore added another challenge to its schedule and the Mustangs showed out as they prepare for the postseason. Stanhope racked up 175 team points, including two gold medals, to win Hornet Slam VI, finishing 12 poi…