After almost three months of softball games, each AHSAA class has been narrowed to eight teams as the state tournaments get set to begin at Lagoon Park this week. With high expectations entering the year, Holtville was ranked near the top of Class 4A all season in the Alabama Sports Writers …

For the first time since 2012, the Holtville softball team will be playing in the AHSAA State Tournament. The Bulldogs won three games at the Class 4A East Central Regional including a 6-2 victory over Leeds to clinch a spot in next week’s tournament at Lagoon Park.

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.

The bullpen started to stir in the fifth inning but there was never a doubt who was going to finish the Class 4A Area 5 tournament in the circle Thursday night. Holtville’s KK Dismukes struck out her 14th batter of the game as the Bulldogs defeated Elmore County 10-1 for their fifth straight…

As time winds down on Holtville’s spring practice period, the Bulldogs are getting ready to get back on the field to see how they stack up in a competitive game for the first time this year. Holtville hosts Prattville Christian on Friday night to wrap up the spring season and coach Jason Fra…

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The bullpen started to stir in the fifth inning but there was never a doubt who was going to finish the Class 4A Area 5 tournament in the circle on Thursday night. Holtville’s KK Dismukes struck out her 14th batter of the game as the Bulldogs defeated Elmore County 10-1 for their fifth strai…

With a second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals on the line, Holtville could not find the offense to keep up with Class 4A No. 7 LAMP in a decisive third game Saturday. The Bulldogs were no-hit through five innings and the Tiger offense took advantage, ending Holtville’s season with a 14…

With the postseason looming, KK Dismukes had one final moment to cap off her regular season career at Holtville. Dismukes pitched seven perfect innings and hit her 18th home run of the season to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-0 win over Wetumpka on Senior Night Friday.

Both of Holtville’s soccer teams traveled to Montgomery Academy for the first round of the playoffs Friday night but the challenges proved to be too difficult as both teams finished their seasons with blowout defeats. 

Drew Nobles and Braxton Buck combined to allow just two runs across 13 innings on Friday as the Holtville baseball team split with Class 4A No. 7 LAMP in the first two games of their second-round series. The Bulldogs won Game 1 2-1 behind an 11-strikeout performance by Nobles before a first-…

Over the course of her career at Holtville, KK Dismukes has shown off plenty of skill on the softball field and it takes something special to surprise the coaching staff. While her 15-strikeout performance in the circle was impressive enough, that special moment came when Dismukes hit a key …

The Stanhope Elmore softball team snapped a three-game losing streak by going undefeated at the Holtville tournament Saturday. The Mustangs defeated Marbury and Bibb County in one-run games before capping the day off with 15 unanswered runs in a 15-4 win against Jeff Davis.

The road to Huntsville begins this week as the AHSAA soccer postseason gets underway Thursday night. With four teams from across the county in the playoffs, there is a variety of expectations entering the first round.

For the second consecutive season, Holtville is one of the final 16 teams remaining in the Class 4A baseball playoff. After complete games from Drew Nobles and Chappelle Washam led the Bulldogs to a sweep of Dallas County, Holtville earned its first home series of this postseason as it will …

With the postseason approaching, the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its final softball poll of the year. There have not been many changes throughout the year and that stayed true this week.

It took just four minutes of the second half for Holtville’s Iggy Ruiz to put away any thought of a comeback from Elmore County on Thursday night in boys soccer action. He added an assist and a goal to his night before the 45th minute to put the Bulldogs ahead by four goals en route to a 5-0…

After Elmore County goalkeeper Mackenzie Stephens saw a free kick go just over her fingertips in the first half, you could see the frustration on her face. The goal from Holtville’s Ana Segarra put the Bulldogs ahead by a goal in the 22nd minute but Stephens was called on again and this time…

The area championships have been decided and the brackets are set as the first round of the state baseball playoffs are ready to get underway this weekend. While Wetumpka will be the only team from the county to host a series in the first round, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore also got into th…

After a 14-4 win over Holtville last Tuesday, Elmore County’s baseball team appeared to seize control of Class 4A Area 5 but the Bulldogs had something else in mind. Holtville welcomed its cross-county rivals to Smart-Collier Field and saw its pitching depth take over in two high-emotion gam…

After last week’s series win over No. 8 Elmore County, the Holtville baseball team pushed into the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s top 10 in Class 4A this week. The Bulldogs are 17-7 and just clinched a playoff spot with a win over Handley on Tuesday. They can clinch the area title and …

Brooke Cooper has consistently been one of the top hitters in Holtville’s lineup this season but the third baseman took it to another level during the team’s trip to Gulf Shores for a tournament during spring break. Cooper had 13 hits across eight games as the Bulldogs averaged 6.5 runs per …

The Holtville baseball team added four wins to its season total over spring break with some big performances during a tournament in Oxford last week. The Bulldogs are 15-4 and have now won 10 of their last 12 games as they look to build momentum into the final area series.

After making it to the semifinals of the Alex Wilcox Tournament in Montgomery, the Holtville softball team did not take much time off before finding itself in another tournament run. The Bulldogs traveled to Gulf Shores to participate in a 64-team tournament and once again put together a han…

When Tallassee moved to Class 5A, there were some questions about whether it would affect the importance of some of the local rivalry games this season. And even though Thursday’s softball matchup with Holtville will not count toward any area standings, there is still plenty on the line betw…

While Holtville and Tallassee are preparing for Thursday’s big showdown on the softball field, the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its new rankings for baseball and softball. The Bulldogs (26-8) fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in Class 4A while the Tigers (26-4) stayed put at No. 3 in 5A.

In a loaded 32-team field at the Alex Wilcox Tournament in Montgomery last weekend, Holtville found itself among the final four teams standing after winning its first four games. However, the Bulldogs (19-5) ran into Class 6A No. 4 Gardendale and fell 3-1 after allowing three runs in the fir…

The Holtville baseball team started area play with two huge victories against Booker T. Washington last week. The Bulldogs exploded for a season-high in runs while getting a perfect pitching performance on the mound from Drew Nobles.

It did not take long to realize Drew Nobles was putting together a special performance Thursday night. With Holtville hosting Alabama Christian Academy, Nobles took the mound for his fourth start of the season and started the game with two strikeouts in the first inning.

A pair of Ignacio Ruiz goals proved to be the difference as the visiting Holtville Bulldogs picked up their first section victory, 2-0, over the hometown Tallassee Tigers on a frigid night at Hot O’Brien Stadium last Tuesday. Ruiz’s first goal was set up by a corner kick to give the Bulldogs…

A quartet of locals were recognized this weekend as they were named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state teams. The county had a pair of second-team selections and two third-team selections.

Prattville Christian scored twice in the eighth to upend Holtville and win the Wetumpka Tournament capping two days of high school softball action featuring a field stacked with teams potentially bound for the season’s final weekend.

Holtville and Wetumpka escaped the rain just long enough to play their first meeting of the season last week. KK Dismukes pitched seven shutout innings and added three hits at the plate to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-0 win over the Indians.

The Stanhope Elmore baseball team hosted four games on Saturday, starting with a cross-county matchup with Holtville. The Bulldogs took a 6-0 lead after two innings but the Mustangs came storming back, scoring seven runs in the final three innings for the victory.

The Capital City Streaks hosted its annual high school classic last weekend at the Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM. The event hosted 24 varsity teams, including squads from Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore and Holtville.

The high school soccer season begins this week but most teams are still finding the right formula on the field before area play begins. Elmore County, Holtville and Tallassee will be competing in Class 4A-5A Area 4 and all of the teams are focusing on those top two spots to secure a spot in …

Holtville had five different athletes commit to play at the next level during last week’s National Signing Day. Bulldogs football coach Jason Franklin said it was an important day for the high school and it showed the progress the programs have been making.

The Holtville baseball and softball teams are coming off one of the most successful spring seasons in school history. Now, neither team will be sneaking up on its opponents and will be a target for the rest of the area this season.

The spring sports season is quickly approaching and high school softball teams returned to the field last week to begin practice. After winning 41 games last season, Holtville has higher expectations than ever but coach Darryl Otwell said the Bulldogs are taking their preparation one step at…

Over the last three months, high school basketball teams have been preparing for one day to make or break their seasons. Everyone wants to win every game but every coach says the focus is on finding improvements every day so the players are at their best for the first week of February.

With the chance of inclement weather Tuesday night, Holtville was forced to reschedule its Senior Night but that did not stop the Bulldogs from playing with excitement Monday night. In his last game at Holtville, Dajon Reeves scored a team-high 19 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 58-50 win o…