With very little size inside, Horseshoe Bend’s boys basketball team knew it was going to have to live and die by the 3-point shot. Sometimes that strategy works, but sometimes shooters go cold.

After seeing both the boys and girls basketball teams go winless in Class 4A Area 5 play last season, Holtville may not seem like it has a lot to look forward to when it returns to the hardwood next week. The Bulldogs are closing in on their season opener at Chilton County on Monday and desp…

Holtville football coach Jason Franklin admitted there were some goals his team did not reach during this season but there were still plenty of positives to take away after the season ended in the AHSAA Class 4A first round last week. The Bulldogs (6-5) fell one win shy of last season’s tota…

Wetumpka program took 14 athletes to compete in Saturday’s AHSAA Cross County State Championship at Oakville Indian Mounds Park in Moulton. Cameron Mann helped the boys to finish 16th while Haley Bethea led the way on the girls side.

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For the first time since 2005, Holtville’s football team has reached the postseason in back-to-back seasons and there are plenty of positives the Bulldogs are taking from the resurgence under third-year coach Jason Franklin. They are now looking to take the next step as the Bulldogs search f…

On a cold and rainy day on Lake Jordan, Holtville’s fishing team made it look easy as it came away with the top team prize after having three boats fill up the top three spots in the individual standings. Daniel Sommers and Cade Law took home first place with a weight of 17.32 pounds for six fish.

Just two points separated the final two teams in the standings at the Class 4A Section 1 girls race in Montgomery and Holtville needed every bit of its team to grab the final state qualifier spot. The Bulldogs had all six of their runners finish in the top 40 to earn fourth, just ahead of Mo…

Usually outgaining an opponent on offense plus two takeaways and twice as many first downs is a good formula for a victory but that was not the case for Holtville during its regular season finale at Marbury. Holtville turned the ball over three times in the first half, two of which were retu…

It's time to wrap up the regular season as Caleb and Lizi quickly discuss the big coaching news out of Dadeville last week (5:48) before diving into the Game of the Week between Tallassee and Elmore County (9:00).

It is hard not to look ahead to what is waiting on Holtville’s football team in the first round of the postseason next week. The Bulldogs will have to travel to No. 2 American Christian but before they get there, they are hoping to build some momentum with a win at Marbury this week and Holt…

After scoring the first three points, Holtville’s volleyball super regional match against Montgomery Catholic only got tougher as the Knights turned it on to eliminate the Bulldogs from the postseason. Catholic scored 16 of the next 19 points to run away with the first set and finished in st…

Last year, Holtville traveled to Oak Grove with its playoff fate in the balance but the Bulldogs shook off the distractions to get a win before celebrating. The story is similar but not the exact same this year as Holtville already knows its playoff spot is secured and now it is just about g…

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.

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…

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…