After the original rosters were announced for the 60th annual AHSAA North-South All-Star football game, it appeared Holtville was going to go another year without a representative at the game. However, after spots became available, Sam Jackson was one of the first calls to fill in and he did…

With two weeks of summer workouts in the books, Holtville coach Jason Franklin has been pleased with the progress he has seen from his team so far. After staying in the weight room to start the summer, the Bulldogs are moving to the practice field this week to begin working on improving thei…

The Alabama Sports Writers Association officially released its all-state teams for baseball and softball last week. There were 15 players from around Elmore County who made the cut with Holtville, Tallassee and Edgewood all having multiple players on the lists.

Despite some newfound success during the 2018 football season, Holtville could not put an end to one of the worst road losing streaks in the state. The Bulldogs finished the year with a 7-4 record but all four losses were on the road, extending their road losing streak in region play to 17 c…

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During his fifth season at the helm of the Holtville softball program, coach Daryl Otwell took the Bulldogs back to the sport’s biggest stage in the state of Alabama. Holtville won three games in Oxford at the Class 4A East Central Regional to clinch a spot in the state tournament for the fi…

The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) recently announced Thursday the boys’ and girls’ North-South All-Star squads set to compete in the annual North-South soccer, tennis, golf, softball and baseball competitions set for July 15-19 at Montgomery. 

Former Holtville softball coach Daryl Otwell has accepted the head coaching job at Wetumpka. Wetumpka principal Robbie Slater introduced Otwell after the hiring was confirmed at Tuesday’s special-called meeting for the Elmore County Board of Education.

Former Holtville softball coach Daryl Otwell has accepted the head coaching job at Wetumpka. The hiring was confirmed at Tuesday's special called meeting for the Elmore County Board of Education. 

After one academic year of coverage in Elmore County, I was treated to watching the best athletes this county has to offer. You could not go more than a few days without seeing me at a different sporting event and I promise it was more fun than it was work.

The accolades just keep on coming for Holtville senior KK Dismukes, who was named the Gatorade Alabama Softball Player of the Year on Thursday. Dismukes, an ace pitcher who is committed to Auburn University, is the first to win the award from Holtville.

The Holtville softball team was no stranger to injuries to its pitching staff throughout the regular season but it all stacked up at the worst time during the playoffs. The Bulldogs saw their top three pitchers struggle with injuries entering last week’s Class 4A state tournament, including …

Entering Friday’s state softball tournament, Holtville had not been on the losing end of a run-rule game since 2017. The Bulldogs also had not lost two consecutive games all season but both of those streaks came to an end at the worst possible time.

Holtville's first trip to the softball state tournament since 2012 did not start the way the Bulldogs hoped it would. After scoring a quick run to take the lead in the top of the first inning, North Jackson responded with 11 unanswered to end the game after five innings and sent the Bulldogs…

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…

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.