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…

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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 …

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The heat of summer has not left Elmore County yet but the first sign of fall arrived when high school football teams hit the field for the first official practice of the 2019 season. The players didn’t get into even shells until Wednesday’s practices due to AHSAA’s heat acclimation rules but…

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With the 2019 high school football season rapidly approaching, sports editor Lizi Arbogast and sports writer Caleb Turrentine join in for a series of 13 episodes to preview local teams. Each weekday leading up to the first game, a new episode will be released featuring interviews from coache…

OK, so if you have stepped outside at all recently, I could see why this headline could be a little misleading. But for me, the beginning of August has always marked the end of summer.

The theme surrounding Burt-Haynie Field in Eclectic has not shifted at all during the offseason. Panther coach Jordan Cantrell is preparing the Elmore County football team for what could be a tough season with a young group by getting his players to focus on the weight room over the last sev…

Football is season is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up for a full slate of both digital and print content. Our latest project, Inside the Lines Podcast, has been taking off as sportswriter Caleb Turrentine and I have been diving into topics from softball pitch count a…

For the first time since 2014, the Elmore County football team will be represented at the AHSAA North-South All-Star football game. Graduate Kwan Bickley received a late invitation to join the South roster from Dadeville coach Richard White and Bickley knew he could not pass up the opportunity.

On the fourth episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA) director Jamie Lee came on to the show to discuss the first annual AHSAA Elite 100 showcase held in Hoover last week. Lee, who spent 16 years as a basketball head coach…

The Elmore County football team has focused on its physical play since coach Jordan Cantrell took over the program last season. During his first full offseason at the helm, the Panthers are unsurprisingly putting a major emphasis on the team’s work inside the weight room.

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.

Despite some newfound success during the 2018 football season, Holtville could not put an end to one of the worst road losing streaks in the state. The Bulldogs finished the year with a 7-4 record but all four losses were on the road, extending their road losing streak in region play to 17 c…

Shortly after coach Kim Moncrief stepped down from the helm of the Elmore County softball program, the Panthers announced athletic director Terry Nicholas will take the job. Nicholas has been the school’s athletic director since 2015 and has coached football, baseball and golf at Elmore Coun…

After five seasons at the helm of the Elmore County softball team, coach Kim Moncrief is stepping down to focus on her duties as the volleyball head coach. ECHS athletic director Terry Nicholas will take over effective immediately.

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.

The Elmore County football team has not been to the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons, the longest stretch for the program since the 1960s. The Panthers have won at least two region games in each of the last seven years and came close to advancing to the postseason last year but they wer…

For the first time since 2014, the Elmore County softball team put together a 21-win season after finishing off the year with one more win at the East Central Regional in Oxford on Friday. The Panthers matched the combined total of wins they had the last two seasons with a 15-1 win over Dall…

After an eventful but rain-shortened opening day at the East Central Regional, there were several changes made to Friday's schedule in Oxford. With more rain on the forecast for the weekend, games are in full swing and ahead of schedule on Friday morning. 

The Alabama High School Athletics Association softball regionals started play across the state Thursday. Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore, Holtville and Elmore County traveled to Choccolocco Park in Oxford for the East Central Regional.

ot have the biggest team at the AHSAA Class 4A Track and Field Championshipsin Gulf Shores last week but that did not stop the Panthers from going in with high expectations. The Panthers had seven podium finishes, including two individual wins by DJ Patrick, on their way to finishing second …