While the last two meetings between Elmore County and Tallassee still had bragging rights on the line, there was not much else putting pressure on the teams. They met in the regular season finales with neither team preparing for a playoff game but now, with the two teams moving into Class 5A…

Elmore County knew it was going to be a difficult trip to Lineville on Friday night but they took the field just the same, ready to compete against the No. 1 team in Class 5A. The Panthers found out quickly why Clay Central sits on top of those rankings as the Volunteers struck early and oft…

The Alabama Sports Writers Association does not give away any trophies to teams who reach the pinnacle of their classification’s rankings but the No. 1 spot is usually not just given away. Teams fight to earn that ranking and that is definitely the case for Class 5A No. 1 Clay Central. The V…

Elmore County had to wait until Week 5 to record its first win last season and that delay is something the Panthers are hoping to avoid in their first season in Class 5A. The Panthers will hit the road Friday night for the nearly two-hour drive to Moody to face the Blue Devils for the first …

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Fall sports teams were officially allowed to return to practice Monday but many volleyball programs are using the extra week to get an official evaluation period in after tryouts were canceled in the spring. Elmore County and Wetumpka are both holding tryouts this week as they are hoping to …

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Alabama High School Athletics Association executive director Steve Savarese was once again behind the podium Thursday afternoon to give an update on the governing body's latest decision to keep high school sports season on schedule with less than a month to go before the first contests.

There have been plenty of new hurdles and challenges for high school football teams to deal with this summer but as the offseason period nears its end, local coaching staffs have been pleasantly surprised with the progress their teams have been making since June 1.

The annual Alabama Baseball Coaches Association showcase at Troy was delayed a bit this summer but players still got to hit the field last week to show off their skills. Several players from Elmore County accepted their invitations and competed with some of the top talent from around the state.

The 38th Alabama State Games were pushed back due to the coronavirus but they are still on schedule to happen in Dothan at the end of the month. Local soccer coach Ken Sanders is getting a group of girls ready to compete for the second straight year. With several new faces on the team this y…

Getting one player’s name on the invite list to the annual Alabama Baseball Coaches Association showcase in Troy is a big deal in itself but teams across Elmore County saw that accomplishment come in waves over the last week as the invitations started racking up. Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore an…

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After the 2020 baseball and softball seasons were cut short, the Alabama Sports Writers Association decided not to vote on any all-state teams this year. In an effort to fill that void, AL.com presented its first ever “Terrific 20” list for both sports to recognize the top 20 players in each…

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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 is now available online at www.tallasse…

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

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Prime fishing is available year-round in the Alabama Black Belt and those who are wetting lines this summer are encouraged to enter their catch into the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) 2020 Best Fish Photo Contest for a chance to reel in the main prize.

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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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After the 2020 baseball and softball seasons were cut short, the Alabama Sports Writers Association decided not to vote on any all-state teams this year. In an effort to fill that void, AL.com presented its first ever “Terrific 20” list for both sports to recognize the top 20 players in each…

  • Updated

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 is now available online at www.tallasse…

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

  • Updated

Prime fishing is available year-round in the Alabama Black Belt and those who are wetting lines this summer are encouraged to enter their catch into the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) 2020 Best Fish Photo Contest for a chance to reel in the main prize.

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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.

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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…

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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 will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

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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.

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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.