Coaches around the state gathered around their phones and laptops Thursday afternoon with the hopes of some good news regarding the spring sports season. Unfortunately, those hopes did not last long as State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey confirmed the end of the year for all at…

As high school athletes wait to find out if they will return to the field this spring, it is easy to forget about some of the behind-the-scenes problems schools and athletic programs will face in the coming months. Whether the AHSAA’s suspension last another two weeks or another two months, …

Holtville senior Hunter Martin has worked tirelessly from one sport to the next during his high school career. His final season started off nicely as he helped lead the Bulldogs into the top 10 of Class 4A and they had goals to go even higher by the time the postseason arrived.

By the time the AHSAA made its decision to stop sporting events in the state, most schools had already accepted the news would be coming soon. However, that did not make it any easier for coaches and players to face the reality of the situation when the announcement was made Friday. 

Once the new coronavirus hit the sports world, the dominos quickly started falling as games and events across the country were canceled and postponed due to the pandemic. The professional level took drastic efforts first with the NCAA and other colleges following suit so it was just a matter…

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Wetumpka scored in just four of 14 innings across two games last week but it was more than enough to grab two victories before the postponement of spring sports due to the coronavirus. Wetumpka (10-4) put up some crooked numbers in the line score on its way to defeating Marbury and Valley.

The annual Wetumpka Softball Tournament brought plenty of talent, including five teams from last year’s state tournament and two defending state champions, to the city fields over the weekend. All five AHSAA schools from Elmore County were represented with Tallassee finishing on top but the …

The top of the order provided plenty of action for both sides during Monday night’s county showdown between Stanhope Elmore and Holtville. The leadoff spots for the two teams combined for six hits, seven RBIs and three home runs.

Noah Jones had not seen a ball off his bat reach the outfield grass all day but he stepped up when Wetumpka needed him the most. Jones knocked a single to left field, allowing Zach Morgan to score the winning run in the seventh inning of Friday’s 2-1 victory over Marbury.

As a part of the 2020-22 reclassification, the AHSAA released its new alignments for winter sports including new areas for basketball and sections for bowling in addition to its major wrestling change.

Wetumpka was supposed to hold its softball home opener Feb. 18 but the weather got in the way. Rain forced Wetumpka to reschedule its first three home games but the Indians finally got to take the field under their home lights Monday as they hosted Holtville.

Wetumpka was supposed to hold its softball home opener Feb. 18 but the weather got in the way. Rain forced Wetumpka to reschedule its first three home games but the Indians finally got to take the field under their home lights Monday as they hosted Holtville.

Wetumpka’s baseball team hit the road Saturday for a doubleheader at Millry and it made quick work of the competition. Wetumpka opened with a 15-4 win against Thomasville before taking it up another notch to defeat host Millry, 16-3.

More than 200 boats hit the waters of Lake Martin on Saturday to start the 2020 Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association season. With a cold front having an effect on the weather early in the weekend, it was never going to be easy conditions but that did not slow down Dylan Bearden an…

A new era officially began for Stanhope Elmore, which started its baseball season Monday under first-year coach Kaleb Shuman. The Mustangs faced Holtville, which already had one game under its belt and the Bulldogs looked more comfortable all night.

Holtville had a difficult time keeping up with Handley in the first round of both Class 4A Area 5 tournaments. The Bulldogs saw their seasons come to an end prior to the sub-regional round again but they each took another step forward while making a little bit of history along the way.

Every wrestler started with the same goal of reaching the AHSAA Championships in Huntsville next weekend. The final step before reaching that platform begins this Friday as the AHSAA Super Section tournaments are held in Montgomery and Birmingham.

It is not every day a student wants to extend his or her time in high school but Drake Baker decided to stay in it for just a few more months to benefit his future. After showing out on the football and basketball teams at Holtville, Baker announced he had left the school to reclassify and c…

After two straight busy postseasons, both Holtville baseball and softball teams saw a lot of production walk across the graduation stage last May. No one could blame either program if the goals and expectations were a little lower entering this season but the Bulldogs are having none of that…

After four straight seasons of losing in the first round of the state tournament, the Holtville boys soccer team wants to get over that hump. However, it’s going to be a challenge this year as the Bulldogs are replacing eight starters including their two leading scorers.

Monday marked the first official day of practice for baseball and softball teams. Players have been together for three weeks already during the AHSAA throwing period but there was a new sense of excitement when the players took the field for a full practice less than three weeks before the f…

After seeing its previous tournament cancelled due to severe weather, Stanhope Elmore added another challenge to its schedule and the Mustangs showed out as they prepare for the postseason. Stanhope racked up 175 team points, including two gold medals, to win Hornet Slam VI, finishing 12 poi…

Throughout Holtville’s rivalry game against Elmore County last Tuesday, the Bulldog fans had plenty to cheer about as the hosts made a few big plays to bring the crowd to its feet. Richie Hicks found himself in the middle of most of those moments, bringing energy to his teammates as the Bull…

Last Monday marked the first official day for baseball and softball teams to participate in throwing drills with the full roster. There are still some limitations on practice time and what can be done before the first day of practice Jan. 27 but the new period has brought plenty of excitemen…