Holtville baseball's 2021 campaign came to a close against St. Paul's Episcopal Saturday.
Todd Wilson delivered a no-hitter at the most opportune time possible for Holtville Friday, giving the Bulldogs a shot at the state final four Saturday.
Every week of the high school sports season, the Wetumpka Herald will host a poll to honor the Elmore County area’s top athlete with the Fan’s Choice Player of the Week.
Baseball and softball teams in the Elmore County area continue to hold competitive rankings amongst their respective classes during the second half of the season.
Only two Elmore County area softball teams were in action last week as Tallassee, Edgewood Academy, Stanhope Elmore and Holtville all took the week off for spring break.
After concluding a 14-game undefeated streak that included a championship run in the PCA Tournament, Tallassee softball remains ranked as the No. 2 team in Alabama Class 5A by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
Elmore County and Edgewood were the only two area softball teams that played multiple games last week, with the Mustangs improving upon their area-best record and the Wildcats going 2-2 across four contests.
Action in baseball was limited last week due to severe weather in the Elmore County area but each of the six area teams still managed to play at least one contest.
The Wetumpka Sports Complex served as host to the annual River Region Invitational Friday, a track meet with 11 schools in attendance including local programs such as Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore, Tallassee, Elmore County and Holtville.
The first softball and baseball state rankings from the AWSA have been revealed with Tallassee softball leading the way.
With multiple tournaments being played around the state of Alabama this weekend, there was plenty of softball action for the teams of the Elmore County area as some programs played as many as nine games.
Stanhope Elmore suffered its first setback of the season this past week against Holtville as other Elmore County teams begin to rise.
Baseball programs have been loosening up through the early part of the season and Elmore County High went from 1-4 to 4-4 on the season with three straight program wins to break back even on the young season.
The Bryant-Jordan Foundation has released the list of senior student-athletes selected as recipients of the 2021 Bryant-Jordan Regional Scholar-Athlete and Student Achievement Awards and five athletes from Elmore and Tallapoosa County received honors.
Elmore County and Wetumpka continue to surge early in the season but Edgewood has also picked up the pace a bit going 2-3 in their games played last week.
The softball season is underway and Elmore County is the heir apparent, leading the way with a 6-1 record; but the Wetumpka Indians have made early progress with five early season wins themselves.
A number of wrestlers from Elmore County schools will be traveling to Huntsville next weekend to compete in the 5A-6A state wrestling championships.
A scheduled game between the Elmore County Panthers and the Holtville Bulldogs was called off after a member of the Holtville team tested positive for COVID-19.