Basketball rankings from the Alabama Sports Writers Association released Wednesday evening with numerous programs making moves along the girls and boys lines.

It is not clear when the last time Holtville played competitively with Elmore County in girls basketball but whenever it was, no one involved in Tuesday’s matchup was a part of it which made things very interesting into the third quarter.

As with many programs around the state, the Holtville boys basketball team has already dealt with its fair share of uncertainty at the beginning of the new season. The Bulldogs had to face nearly a three-week break between games and when they finally returned to the court, it was without the…

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There is no doubt it is an exciting time to be a fan of Holtville’s football program as streaks are being broken left and right while new standards are being set for the Bulldogs. The latest mark is Holtville securing the right to host the first round of the postseason for the first time sin…

Friday turned out to be a landmark night for the Holtville football program as the Bulldogs secured the right to host the first round of the postseason for the first time since 1986. Holtville will have to wait a week before that game gets played and there is no looking ahead as the team sti…

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Holtville football, over the past few seasons, has not been one to handle adversity well. Friday night it got a heavy dose of it and didn’t shy away. In fact the Bulldogs brought the fight to a prolific Sylacauga squad on the way to picking up a 31-27 victory and securing the first playoff g…

While some teams in the state are seeing the complicated side of playoff seeding in the final week of region play, it could not be simpler as to what is on the line this week for Holtville and Sylacauga. The two teams will meet Friday night at Boykin-Chapman Field and the winner will walk aw…

Cross country runners from around the state braved the rain and the mud during Saturday’s Helena Invitational. Wetumpka, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore all had athletes compete in the 5K races.

The first seven minutes of Friday’s game against Clay Central could not have gone much worse for Holtville. With the rain pouring down, the Class 5A No. 4 Volunteers scored the first two touchdowns of the game, threatening to put the Bulldogs away early on their own home field.

After seeing its best six-game start in nearly three decades, Holtville wants to make sure to keep some momentum rolling into the back half of the season. However, with a big region matchup against No. 4 Clay Central looming next week, the Bulldogs are welcoming this year’s bye week to use a…

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It was all about strong second-half performances in the first half of the regular season for Holtville but the Bulldogs changed their tune a bit during Friday night’s rivalry battle with Marbury. Holtville scored the game’s first two touchdowns in the opening nine minutes and it never gave u…

For the second straight season, Holtville has grabbed four wins in its first games of the year but now the Bulldogs are hoping to see a stronger finish in the second half of the season. That will start this week as Holtville hosts Marbury for the oldest and longest running rivalry for both p…

Holtville was staring down the barrel of its first 4-0 start since in more than two decades but two late Beauregard touchdowns put an end to that and gave a major setback to the Bulldogs’ hopes of securing a home playoff game. 

Cross country runners from around the state braved the rain and the mud during Saturday’s Helena Invitational. Wetumpka, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore all had athletes compete in the 5K races.

The first seven minutes of Friday’s game against Clay Central could not have gone much worse for Holtville. With the rain pouring down, the Class 5A No. 4 Volunteers scored the first two touchdowns of the game, threatening to put the Bulldogs away early on their own home field.

After seeing its best six-game start in nearly three decades, Holtville wants to make sure to keep some momentum rolling into the back half of the season. However, with a big region matchup against No. 4 Clay Central looming next week, the Bulldogs are welcoming this year’s bye week to use a…

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It was all about strong second-half performances in the first half of the regular season for Holtville but the Bulldogs changed their tune a bit during Friday night’s rivalry battle with Marbury. Holtville scored the game’s first two touchdowns in the opening nine minutes and it never gave u…

For the second straight season, Holtville has grabbed four wins in its first games of the year but now the Bulldogs are hoping to see a stronger finish in the second half of the season. That will start this week as Holtville hosts Marbury for the oldest and longest running rivalry for both p…

Holtville was staring down the barrel of its first 4-0 start since in more than two decades but two late Beauregard touchdowns put an end to that and gave a major setback to the Bulldogs’ hopes of securing a home playoff game. 

Wetumpka did not drop a set on its way to winning the championship of Saturday’s Stanhope Elmore Volleyball Tournament. No team got closer than five points in a set against Wetumpka as it won all four of its matches, easing to the title.

Over the last two seasons, Holtville has been knocking down several negative streaks affiliated with the program. From ending a playoff drought to making an appearance in the postseason, the Bulldogs have been heading in the right direction and that appears to be continuing in their first se…

Just one week into the fall sports season, it was starting to feel a little bit like October as local athletic programs turned to honor their seniors for all the hard work they have put into the program over the years. While that usually means players are hitting their home fields or courts …

Triple option teams have an advantage at times, as their offense is hard to replicate in practice and that advantage paid dividends on the first snap of Friday’s affair in Slapout. The West Blocton Tigers (1-1) needed only one play to take the lead, a 64-yard touchdown.

As football continues to change, it becomes rarer for coaches to have to put together a game plan to stop a triple option offense but Holtville coach Jason Franklin and his staff are facing that tall task this week as the Bulldogs welcome West Blocton to Boykin-Chapman Field on Friday night.

When Holtville learned its season-opening trip to Goshen had to be canceled, the Bulldogs were left wondering if they would have to wait another week before getting on the field to compete against another team. However, Holtville was able to get a scrimmage on the schedule and it gets to sta…

Holtville has a new face in charge of its cross country teams as coach John Rogers will take over in his first year with the Bulldogs. Rogers has been at the school since January and he didn’t want to waste any time before finding a coaching position.