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A playoff spot has already been wrapped up for Holtville but this week’s game at Talladega will go a long way in determining the Bulldogs’ seeding for the postseason. While the top spot is out of reach, Holtville can fall anywhere from No. 2 to No. 4 entering its final game in Class 4A Region 4.

The final volleyball matches of the regular season are being played this week and while some teams are still on the court, many teams have already turned their focus to postseason. Several schools have already punched their tickets to the super regionals by earning a bye to their area champi…

The matchup between Holtville Bulldogs and Leeds began with the teams trading touchdowns on their opening drives. However, the Bulldogs were too much for the Greenwave to handle as Holtville won, 35-7, in a Class 4A Region 3 contest Friday night.

After disappointing performances against the top two teams in Class 4A Region 4, Holtville appears to have missed out on its chance to host a postseason game. However, the Bulldogs are still battling to grab one of the final two playoff spots and they can clinch one of those spots this week …

The high school volleyball teams around Elmore County made up nearly half the field at the annual ECHS Block Party on Saturday but the local teams could get past the semifinals as they ran into stiff competition and beat up on each other along the way. Elmore County got the closest and added…

Elmore County’s streak of nine consecutive area titles on the volleyball court is still alive but Thursday’s match at Holtville made it clear the Bulldogs will not be going away easily this season. For the first time since 2007, the Bulldogs recorded a victory over the Panthers and the hosts…

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For the first time since 2007, the Holtville volleyball team knocked off Elmore County and the Bulldogs did it in style. After sneaking out with a win in the first set, Holtville dominated and took advantage of several errors from the Panthers to win 25-23, 25-16, 25-22.

With half the regular season in the books, Holtville coach Jason Franklin said he is proud of what his team has accomplished. The Bulldogs are off to their best start in nearly a decade with a 4-1 record which has included consecutive road wins for the first time since 2010.

The Eclectic Youth Football and Cheerleading League hosted its annual homecoming day on Saturday to recognize all of the players and cheerleaders for each age group. The Panthers celebrate between the sophomores and juniors games but they could not get much going on the field as Dadeville wo…

The Tallassee Tigers secured a 2-1 victory over the visiting Holtville Bulldogs. The Tigers rallied to win the first game then outlasted their opponents to secure an 18-16 victory in the best-of-three volleyball fling.

There are some coaches who want to see their teams carry momentum from one week to the next and while Holtville coach Jason Franklin is not against it, he knows the Bulldogs need to stay focused on the task at hand. After defeating rivals Elmore County for the first time since 2010 last week…

Elmore County jumped out to a 16-3 lead over Holtville in the first set of Tuesday's match and was seemingly on its way to an easy 2-0 start in area play. The Bulldogs responded though, cutting the deficit all the way to just four points but it was not enough as the Panthers pulled away in a…

After just four plays, Elmore County held a 7-0 lead at Holtville on Friday night as the Panthers eyed their ninth consecutive victory over their region rivals. Elmore County even held a 14-13 lead at the break but the Bulldogs stormed out of the locker room in the second half, holding the P…

After 70 meetings on the football field between Holtville and Elmore County, no team has ever defeated the other in nine consecutive seasons. The Panthers have a chance to do just that when they travel to Boykin-Chapman Field on Friday night for the next chapter in the rivalry series but ECH…

After nearly 10 months of waiting, Edgewood’s volleyball team finally got its chance to avenge the loss to Macon-East in last season’s state championship match. The Wildcats (13-0) saw a little bit of déjà vu after dropping the first set but they came storming back to stay undefeated with a …

The first loss of any season can be difficult to deal with but Holtville was hit especially hard by last week’s defeat to Handley. The 28-point loss ended a home-winning streak and gave the Bulldogs a wake-up call for where they need to be to compete in region play this season.

Caleb and Lizi are back with a quick recap on the biggest moments of Week 1 (5:20) before moving on to this week's Game of the Week between Stanhope Elmore and Benjamin Russell (16:10).

The 2019 football season was always going to be key for Holtville to change the perception of the program outside Elmore County. The Bulldogs now have their first chance to make the first dent in that goal when they host Handley on Friday night to open play in Class 4A Region 4.

Before the season began, Holtville coach Jason Franklin said freshman running back Drew Pickett had a chance to be special but neither of them expected for the young talent to be showcased so early. Pickett received a team-high 17 carries during Holtville’s 41-0 win over Central Coosa and he…

After not scheduling a game in Week 0, Holtville’s football team wanted to get more experience before getting an official game on its record in the 2019 season. However, after a rain-shortened jamboree, the Bulldogs have more work to do before region play begins and they will be focused on t…

B.B. Comer and Holtville got their jamboree started a little later than intended. A lightning delay lasting an hour and 45 minutes kept the teams in the locker rooms and the fans seeking shelter in Holtville’s gymnasium.

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…

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.

Winning a season opener for the first time since 2009 set the stage for a historic season last year as Holtville broke negative streaks and found itself in the postseason for the first time since 2010. Now, the Bulldogs are poised to make another breakthrough as they are in search of their f…

High school programs are forced to deal with replacing graduated athletes every year but some years are tougher than others. The Holtville volleyball team had one of its most successful seasons the program has ever seen last year but after losing five players from that roster, the Bulldogs h…