Shuman announced as new baseball coach at Stanhope Elmore
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.
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.
There are just 32 teams remaining in each classification as the AHSAA softball season begins to wind down. Those teams will be split up into four regionals across the state this week with play beginning Thursday morning.
There was no surprise when Wetumpka and Stanhope Elmore needed a third and final game in the Class 6A Area 5 softball tournament to determine the area championship. The two teams split their regular season meetings and split the first two games of the area tournament but Wetumpka came out on…
There’s that common saying among coaches it’s hard to beat a team three times. No one can quite explain why. Maybe it’s because the teams know each other so well. Maybe it’s because one team gets complacent. Maybe it’s because the other team is that much more fired up.
The first-round draw was never going to be easy for Stanhope Elmore and it showed during Saturday’s doubleheader. The Mustangs got swept by No. 1 Russell County, falling in Game 1, 9-0, before dropping Game 2, 18-3.
On the day the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its first softball poll last Wednesday, the No. 8 Stanhope Elmore Mustangs learned just how big that target was on their backs in a losing effort to rival Wetumpka. The Indians needed an extra-innings rally to knock off the Mustangs …
Despite being in the No. 9 hole, Kaylyn Richardson went to work for Wetumpka’s softball team Thursday in an 11-1 win over Sylacauga. She racked up three hits, including a double and a triple, and had four RBIs to lead her team to victory.
The Wetumpka softball team hosted 20 teams in its annual tournament over the weekend. After splitting the two games in pool play, the Indians fell in the first round of bracket play after losing to Alabama Christian, 6-0.
The oldest active professional baseball park sits on the west side of downtown Birmingham and Stanhope Elmore got to take a part in its history. The rain held off just long enough for the Mustangs to get in their doubleheader with Ramsay at Rickwood Field on Saturday.
Stanhope Elmore entered Saturday’s rivalry game with Wetumpka as the favorites but the Mustangs took some time to show up. After a sloppy first half, Stanhope score five goals in the second half, including three from Michol Torres, to walk away with a 6-0 win over the Indians in the Class 6A…
It had been nearly five years since the Wetumpka girls soccer team defeated Stanhope Elmore. The Mustangs were primed to extend that streak after an early goal gave them a one-goal lead at home but Wetumpka fought back with two goals in the final 50 minutes to knock off its rivals 2-1.
Holtville and Wetumpka escaped the rain just long enough to play their first meeting of the season last week. KK Dismukes pitched seven shutout innings and added three hits at the plate to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-0 win over the Indians.
Most of the time when a baseball team commits seven errors in a single game, it’s going to lose. So there’s no question Benjamin Russell was lucky to escape Friday night’s non-area game against Stanhope Elmore with a mark in the win column.
The Stanhope Elmore girls basketball team needed to find production on the court from someone this season but it was not quite sure who would take the reins. It did not take long for senior Alisson Evans to step up both on and off the court for the Mustangs this season.
The Stanhope Elmore baseball team hosted four games on Saturday, starting with a cross-county matchup with Holtville. The Bulldogs took a 6-0 lead after two innings but the Mustangs came storming back, scoring seven runs in the final three innings for the victory.
Everyone’s season has to come to an end at some point but knowing that did not make things any easier for the Stanhope basketball teams last week. The boys team played its final game of the year in Tuscaloosa, falling to Paul Bryant 56-53 in the AHSAA Class 6A sub-regional, just four days af…
Stanhope Elmore did not have the easiest draw when it came to season openers Monday night. The Mustangs dropped both games of a doubleheader to Oak Mountain, losing by the 10-run mercy rule in each game.
The Capital City Streaks hosted its annual high school classic last weekend at the Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM. The event hosted 24 varsity teams, including squads from Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore and Holtville.
Stanhope Elmore needed one more defensive stop Friday night to secure its first area championship in more than a decade. It appeared the Mustangs got the stop when a Selma 3-pointer hit off the rim but the ref whistled C.J. Wright for a shooting foul with seven seconds to go.
High school baseball teams officially got their seasons started last week when players were allowed to return to the field for organized practice. Wetumpka coach Michael Dismukes did not try to downplay the excitement of getting his team back together to start hitting and fielding.
Benjamin Russell had four different players score in double figures Thursday night as the Wildcats improved to 16-5 on the season with a 67-32 win at Stanhope Elmore. Benjamin Russell used a 26-point third quarter to grab its fourth consecutive victory.
Stanhope Elmore’s boys basketball team made 10 free throws in the final 90 seconds to knock off Benjamin Russell 69-62 on Thursday night. The Mustangs got 22 points from C.J. Wright, including eight in the fourth quarter, as they held on after the Wildcats cut a 17-point lead to five points …
The Stanhope Elmore boys basketball team was about to see its Senior Night celebration slip away in its regular-season finale against Tallassee on Friday.
With the high school soccer season beginning next week, area rivals Wetumpka and Stanhope Elmore enter the year with different expectations. After finishing last season with a .500 record, Wetumpka brings in a new head coach as the Indians look to build a program.
The coldest weather of the year has arrived and with it comes the start of practices for spring sports. Despite the cold and the rain, high school soccer teams from around the county returned to the pitch to begin training for the start of the season, which is now less than a month away.
Over the last three months, high school basketball teams have been preparing for one day to make or break their seasons. Everyone wants to win every game but every coach says the focus is on finding improvements every day so the players are at their best for the first week of February.