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.

This is usually the time of year where I would put out all my picks for the high school football season. I would tell you all about why there is no reason to watch Class 7A this season as one team will take away any chance of climactic postseason football. Or you would be reading up on my pr…

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Actual football games have finally arrived this week so Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast are here to preview some of the top games in the area (3:15) while making their predictions for Week 0.

All eyes were on Opelika during Week 8 last season as Stanhope Elmore was the final undefeated team in Class 6A Region 3 and needed one more victory to clinch its first region title since 2004. However, the Mustangs came up short with what coach Brian Bradford called their worst performance …

The end of the 2018 season was one to forget for the Stanhope Elmore volleyball team and the Mustangs seem eager to move on from it. With only six players returning from last year’s roster, it may not be too difficult to leave those struggles in the past and SEHS coach Virginia Barber said s…

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The heat of summer has not left Elmore County yet but the first sign of fall arrived when high school football teams hit the field for the first official practice of the 2019 season. The players didn’t get into even shells until Wednesday’s practices due to AHSAA’s heat acclimation rules but…

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With the 2019 high school football season rapidly approaching, sports editor Lizi Arbogast and sports writer Caleb Turrentine join in for a series of 13 episodes to preview local teams. Each weekday leading up to the first game, a new episode will be released featuring interviews from coache…

From award-winning alumni to new jerseys to future college stars, there has been plenty of excitement around the Stanhope Elmore football program this summer. Mustang coach Brian Bradford said the energy has carried over from the weight room in the spring to the practices in the summer and h…

OK, so if you have stepped outside at all recently, I could see why this headline could be a little misleading. But for me, the beginning of August has always marked the end of summer.

The Stanhope Elmore football team has participated in multiple 7-on-7 camps throughout the summer but coach Brian Bradford admitted those events do not help his team prepare for the style of play it will use during the season. The Mustangs turned their focus to more football-focused activiti…

Troy running back and Stanhope Elmore graduate B.J. Smith was one of 80 college football players to be named to the annual Maxwell Award Watch List earlier this month. The award is handed out in December honoring the best all-around player of the season in college football and Smith has his …

After just one week of summer workouts, the Stanhope Elmore football team attended a 7-on-7 camp in Troy. Two weeks later, the Mustangs saw massive improvements at their second camp last Thursday when they traveled to Eufaula.

Less than six weeks after picking up an offer from Troy, Stanhope Elmore defensive lineman TJ Jackson announced via Twitter he was committing to extend his football career with the Trojans. Jackson, a rising senior, continued to get other Division I offers, including ones from Jacksonville S…

Despite a disappointing junior season which included just two victories and already looking on to the 2020 season, Stanhope Elmore’s Victoria Cortes received a surprising invitation. She accepted that invitation and will now represent Stanhope at the 2019 North-South All-Star girls soccer ga…

On the fourth episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA) director Jamie Lee came on to the show to discuss the first annual AHSAA Elite 100 showcase held in Hoover last week. Lee, who spent 16 years as a basketball head coach…

For the third consecutive season, the Stanhope Elmore boys soccer program will be represented at the AHSAA North-South All-Star Game in Montgomery. Stanhope defender Dylan Presciti is following in the footsteps of former teammates Marcos Cortes and Cristo Rocha as he was named one of 18 risi…

With the high school football season less than two months away, Stanhope Elmore is already building excitement around the program as the Mustangs expect to have a big season on the field. After three weeks of summer workouts, SEHS coach Brian Bradford said there has been little downtime and …

After two straight seasons of making the postseason, the Stanhope Elmore football team is looking to take the next step in becoming a contender in Class 6A. The Mustangs took control of their own destiny in the Region 3 last season and were one win away from its first region championship sin…

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. 

Halfway through the NJCAA Division I Golf National Championships last week, Central Alabama Community College wasn’t doing so well. Although the Trojans had shot lights out with rounds of 6 under and 7 under the first two days, they were sitting in just fourth place and were trailing leader …

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.

After three years at the helm of the Stanhope Elmore baseball program, the Mustangs have decided to part ways with coach Wes Dunsieth. Stanhope compiled an overall record of 39-64 during Dunsieth’s tenure while going 7-5 in area play.

The Stanhope Elmore football team has seen major improvements in each of the first two years under coach Brian Bradford. The Mustangs look to continue that trend this season and it all starts with the team’s performance during spring practice. 

The Stanhope Elmore softball team saw its season come to a close Friday at the Class 6A East Central Regional in Oxford. After finishing second in its area, the Mustangs drew Helena in the first round of the tournament.