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It has almost been a full year since Stanhope Elmore marched into Opelika with hopes of a Class 6A Region 3 title only to walk out disappointed at the hands of a 59-21 defeat. The loss dropped the Mustangs to third place in the region, dooming them to a first-round playoff loss.

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 Wetumpka cross country team took a trip south of the state line to participate in the annual Disney Cross County Classic in Kissimmee, Florida. The Indians had 18 athletes compete in five 5K races at the event which hosts more than 2,000 high school and college athletes every year to run…

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for Oct. 4. Stanhope Elmore’s Tray Duncan is the Public School Player of the Week and Montgomery Catholic’s Christian Ivey is the Private School Player of the Week. Both players were honored at the club’s meet Tuesday, whe…

Selma’s offense picked up a first down on its first series against Stanhope Elmore but the Mustangs quickly saw their defense take control. At the end of a long run by the Saints, Stanhope Elmore’s Jaqori Williams hit the back of the ball carrier, jarring the ball loose.

The last time Stanhope Elmore won five consecutive games was 2004. That year also marks the last time the Mustangs won a region title and they are looking to continue that trend but standing in the way are the only two Class 6A Region 3 opponents who can knock them from a top-two spot in the…

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After having Tallassee’s number all season, Stanhope Elmore looked to finish off a regular season sweep of the Tigers during Monday’s non-area volleyball matchup. The Mustangs appeared to be on their way to another victory when they erased a four-point Tallassee lead in the first set but the…

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…

Stanhope Elmore had more miscues in the fourth quarter than it wanted, leaving the door open for Wetumpka to send Friday night’s rivalry game into overtime. However, the Mustangs sealed their second straight victory over Wetumpka when the defensive line teamed up for a fourth-down sack on We…

There may not be anyone who has forgotten last year’s miracle play by Stanhope Elmore’s Marlon Hunt to knock off top-ranked Wetumpka. One would expect the Indians to have that play on a loop in their heads this week as they prepare for revenge. But Wetumpka coach Tim Perry said his team is f…

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…

After four consecutive weeks on the road, the Stanhope Elmore football team will be back in the friendly confines of Foshee-Henderson Stadium this Friday night as the Mustangs host Smiths Station for their homecoming game. While there will be plenty for the home fans to cheer about, it will …

Two midseason losses ended up defining last year’s season for Stanhope Elmore’s football team but the Mustangs are halfway to avenging those defeats. After knocking off Shades Valley to get revenge on last year’s homecoming loss, the Mustangs return home for this year’s homecoming game again…

After dropping the final game of the Stanhope Elmore Invitational courtesy of miscues in Set 3, the Mustangs once against met Wetumpka on Thursday with Class 6A Area 5 implications on the line.

Since losing to Shades Valley in the final minute of last season’s homecoming game, Stanhope Elmore’s football players have been ready for Friday’s non-region road trip to Birmingham. The Mustangs showed up and returned the favor, knocking off the Mounties on their homecoming night, 26-6.

It is a familiar feeling for Stanhope Elmore as it enters Week 4 sitting with a 3-1 overall record and tied for first in Class 6A Region 3. However, the Mustangs do not want to have that familiar feeling continue over the next two weeks as they take a break from region play and look for reve…

After two matches in pool play at the Stanhope Elmore Invitational, it looked like Wetumpka was going to have a Saturday afternoon off. However, four hours later, Wetumpka players stormed the court after Ryleigh Hamm delivered her biggest kill of the day, securing a 25-15, 20-25, 16-14 win o…

When Wetumpka traveled to Benjamin Russell for its first best-of-five match, middle hitter Morgan Causey knew a challenge awaited her in the gym. The Wildcats had already shown off their strong front line in a three-set thriller against the Indians earlier so Causey and her teammates were lo…

During Saturday’s back-and-forth championship match against Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore’s Kelbi Johnson never broke her concentration. Whether it was dropping the first set or helping her team storm back to force a tiebreaker, Johnson never changed the look on her face until the final point.

After nearly 10 months of waiting, Edgewood’s volleyball team finally got its chance to avenge the loss to Macon-East in last season’s state championship match. The Wildcats (13-0) saw a little bit of déjà vu after dropping the first set but they came storming back to stay undefeated with a …

Freshman running back Antonio Trone rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter as visiting Stanhope Elmore pulled away for a 42-15 victory over Calera in a Class 6A Region 3.

On paper, this week’s trip to Calera may not bring the same level of excitement as Stanhope Elmore’s first three games. However, after last week’s big win in the Class 6A Region 3 opener, the Mustangs are looking to feed off that energy in their third of four consecutive road games but coach…

Since moving into the same region in 2016, Wetumpka and Opelika have sparked one of the best rivalries across the state. The series may not have a historical factor to it but in the last three seasons, this game has been decided by a total of four points while featuring two state runners-up,…

Caleb and Lizi are back with a quick recap on the biggest moments of Week 1 (5:20) before moving on to this week's Game of the Week between Stanhope Elmore and Benjamin Russell (16:10).

It is not going to be easy to get the bad taste out of Stanhope Elmore’s mouth after last week’s loss to Prattville but fortunately for the Mustangs, they will not have to wait long to get back on the football field. Stanhope coach Brian Bradford said the players had a great response during …

Less than a minute into Friday’s rivalry football game, Prattville made it clear Stanhope would need to put forth its best effort to end the Lions’ winning streak in the rivalry series. The Mustangs turned the ball over on the opening drive of the game which turned into seven points for Prat…

For the last six seasons, Prattville has come out of its matchup against Stanhope Elmore with bragging rights for the year. Despite not being in the same region or even the same classification, both programs always have this game circled and they will meet again Friday night in Prattville.

Monday was National Women’s Equality Day, and that only keeps Stanhope Elmore boys soccer coach and English teacher Johanna Angelo going.

After waiting out a near three-hour rainstorm, the Stanhope Elmore Mustangs proved to be a group of tough mudders, grinding out more than 200 rushing yards en route to a season opening 24-8 victory over Class 5A Chilton County on Friday night inside the friendly confines of Foshee-Henderson …

There are not many student-athletes remaining on the Chilton County roster who played for coach Brian Bradford during his time there. However, the ones who do may be cause for concern for Bradford and his current Stanhope Elmore team during this week’s season opener at Foshee-Henderson Stadium.