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The Stanhope Elmore defense saved its best performance of the season for the region finale and it came at the expense of county rival Wetumpka. The Mustangs limited the high-flying Wetumpka offense to just 198 yards and two scores while getting some big plays from the defensive line on their…

Stanhope Elmore was one of 14 schools competing in the annual Trinity CoEd Championships at Gateway Park in Montgomery on Saturday but the Mustangs were less concerned about beating those other teams as they were about beating their own times. Those improvements cam across the board as sever…

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For the first time this season, Wetumpka was not the first team to reach 20 points in a set during a match against rival Stanhope Elmore. The Mustangs brought the fight to Wetumpka to start Tuesday night’s Class 6A Area 5 tournament and were not backing down in the opening set of the champio…

Next week’s home game against Wetumpka has been circled on the calendar for Stanhope Elmore fans since this season’s schedule was released. The rivalry is slated for the final region game of the year for both teams and there is expected to be a lot on the line when it comes to region implications.

Cross country runners from around the state braved the rain and the mud during Saturday’s Helena Invitational. Wetumpka, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore all had athletes compete in the 5K races.

It was a tale of two halves on a chilly Friday night at Ricky Cairns Memorial Stadium, as Calera (3-3, 1-2) jumped out to a 27-13 halftime lead, but crumbled in the second half as injuries and botched punts let Stanhope Elmore (3-4, 3-1) put up 22 unanswered points for the win.

Stanhope Elmore’s roller coaster of a season continued last week with a blowout loss at Eufaula but if there was ever a silver lining to come from a defeat, it is seeing how the Mustangs have responded to other defeats this season. After its previous two losses, Stanhope Elmore rebounded by …

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Wetumpka did not drop a set on its way to winning the championship of Saturday’s Stanhope Elmore Volleyball Tournament. No team got closer than five points in a set against Wetumpka as it won all four of its matches, easing to the title.

After battling to a victory in a difficult first set on the road, Wetumpka never looked back and eased to a three-set sweep over Stanhope Elmore last Tuesday in a Class 6A Area 5 clash. Wetumpka moved to 2-0 in area play behind a big night from its trio of hitters on its way to a 25-23, 25-1…

It’s rare for a team to have its home opener, senior night, and a de facto region championship game all on the same night, but the Panthers achieved the trifecta September 11 at Ned Bearden Stadium.

Teams are entering just the second week of region play but it’s never too early to start thinking about your placement in the region standings. Stanhope Elmore is one of three teams to start 1-0 in Class 6A Region 3 and the Mustangs will get a challenge against one of the other two this week…

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Friday’s matchup between Benjamin Russell and Stanhope Elmore looked a bit different than it has in years past. Running games have been the key to success in this rivalry but this year’s battle was dominated by Stanhope Elmore’s passing attack as first-year quarterback Trey Killingsworth had…

Stanhope Elmore coach Brian Bradford does not try to sidestep what happened in last year’s rivalry game with Prattville. Bradford admitted it was the team’s worst performance since he took over the program and it showed on the scoreboard as Stanhope Elmore suffered a 42-point loss to the Lio…

Stanhope Elmore’s season opener was expected to look a lot different a month ago as the Mustangs were set to travel down to Selma to square off against a program they had defeated in each of the last two seasons. However, the Saints had to cancel that game, forcing Stanhope Elmore coach Bria…

Stanhope Elmore coach Brian Bradford does not try to sidestep what happened in last year’s rivalry game with Prattville. Bradford admitted it was the team’s worst performance since he took over the program and it showed on the scoreboard as Stanhope Elmore suffered a 42-point loss to the Lio…

Stanhope Elmore’s season opener was expected to look a lot different a month ago as the Mustangs were set to travel down to Selma to square off against a program they had defeated in each of the last two seasons. However, the Saints had to cancel that game, forcing Stanhope Elmore coach Bria…

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Stanhope Elmore got confirmation Wednesday its season opening game against Selma was to be canceled and the Mustangs did not waste any time in replacing that game with a new opponent. Coach Brian Bradford confirmed Stanhope Elmore will host Opelika for the second straight season, this time i…

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its preseason poll this week, less than three weeks before the first games of the season. Five reigning state champions were ranked first in their respective classifications while several local schools saw their names on more than a few ballots.

Things were looking a lot different at this time last year for the Stanhope Elmore volleyball program and it’s about more than a global pandemic going on. The Mustangs entered last season without a lot of experience and they often found themselves relying on raw athleticism to get their poin…

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Alabama High School Athletics Association executive director Steve Savarese was once again behind the podium Thursday afternoon to give an update on the governing body's latest decision to keep high school sports season on schedule with less than a month to go before the first contests.

There have been plenty of new hurdles and challenges for high school football teams to deal with this summer but as the offseason period nears its end, local coaching staffs have been pleasantly surprised with the progress their teams have been making since June 1.

The annual Alabama Baseball Coaches Association showcase at Troy was delayed a bit this summer but players still got to hit the field last week to show off their skills. Several players from Elmore County accepted their invitations and competed with some of the top talent from around the state.

For the first time since the new gym was built on campus at Stanhope Elmore, the gym floor got a new design and some much-needed revitalization as the Mustangs get ready to hit the court again for a new year next month. Volleyball and basketball players were introduced to the new floor last …

Getting one player’s name on the invite list to the annual Alabama Baseball Coaches Association showcase in Troy is a big deal in itself but teams across Elmore County saw that accomplishment come in waves over the last week as the invitations started racking up. Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore an…

When the first football workout of the summer ended for Stanhope Elmore last Tuesday, things looked a little bit different outside of the football stadium. There were less cars in the parking lot and there was not a group of high school kids in site.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

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While most tryouts and evaluation periods have already been postponed, winter sports programs like basketball and wrestling are getting ready to face their next challenge. Elmore County boys basketball coach Rodney Taylor already had plans in place to take his team to Tuscaloosa and Auburn f…