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Usually when teams hit the three-win mark in region play, they can start to feel pretty good about making plans for the first round of the postseason. While Wetumpka feels like its riding some momentum from last week’s win over Chilton County, it still realizes that third region win did not …

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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…

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.

For the first time this season, Wetumpka has seen two consecutive losses recorded on its schedule. After losing control of its own destiny in the region title race with last week’s loss to Pelham, Wetumpka hopes to get back to .500 as it travels to Chilton County this week in search of a win…

It was a near-perfect start for Wetumpka in Friday night’s showdown between the only remaining teams who were unbeaten in Class 6A Region 3 play entering the game. But it only took bad fortunes on three consecutive plays to turn the tide in favor of Pelham as the Panthers grabbed a hold of t…

After seeing last week’s trip to Greenville canceled due to COVID-19, there were concerns Wetumpka would not be back for Friday’s Class 6A Region 3 matchup with Pelham. However, after quarantining the team’s positive cases and tracing back any possible exposure, the team was cleared to resum…

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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 may just be the fourth week of the season but this week’s matchup at Hohenberg Field looks like a playoff game on paper. It may be due to the fact this game was played late in the postseason in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018 but it also could easily be a preview of a playoff matchu…

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The breeze that blew across West Wetumpka around 9:45 p.m. Friday night was the collective exhalation of the Indian faithful after the Tribe turned away a hungry group of Helena Huskies on fourth down to secure the 28-22 victory.

After grabbing its first win of the season in dominating fashion last week, Wetumpka has plenty of momentum to take into its Class 6A Region 3 opener against Helena this week. And while coach Tim Perry hopes some of that confidence carries over into this Friday, he is still looking for a boo…

Just one week into the fall sports season, it was starting to feel a little bit like October as local athletic programs turned to honor their seniors for all the hard work they have put into the program over the years. While that usually means players are hitting their home fields or courts …

It took only a handful of plays for Wetumpka to get off to its ideal start against Tallassee on Friday night. After Wetumpka’s Tre Seabon pulled in an interception on the Tigers’ opening possession, it was the offense which got the scoring started with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Robert Ro…

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After three quarters of play, Wetumpka was still within striking distance of Class 7A No. 10 Prattville but disaster stuck early and often in the final frame. The Lions scored three touchdowns in a nine-minute span and gained 181 yards of offense in the fourth quarter alone to pull away from…

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For the first time in 15 years, Wetumpka and Prattville will be opening their seasons with their rivalry series and its set to take on the biggest stage in the state Friday night. The two teams will square off in the annual AHSAA Kickoff Classic at Cramton Bowl and it’s expected to bring eve…

After grabbing its first win of the season in dominating fashion last week, Wetumpka has plenty of momentum to take into its Class 6A Region 3 opener against Helena this week. And while coach Tim Perry hopes some of that confidence carries over into this Friday, he is still looking for a boo…

Just one week into the fall sports season, it was starting to feel a little bit like October as local athletic programs turned to honor their seniors for all the hard work they have put into the program over the years. While that usually means players are hitting their home fields or courts …

It took only a handful of plays for Wetumpka to get off to its ideal start against Tallassee on Friday night. After Wetumpka’s Tre Seabon pulled in an interception on the Tigers’ opening possession, it was the offense which got the scoring started with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Robert Ro…

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After three quarters of play, Wetumpka was still within striking distance of Class 7A No. 10 Prattville but disaster stuck early and often in the final frame. The Lions scored three touchdowns in a nine-minute span and gained 181 yards of offense in the fourth quarter alone to pull away from…

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For the first time in 15 years, Wetumpka and Prattville will be opening their seasons with their rivalry series and its set to take on the biggest stage in the state Friday night. The two teams will square off in the annual AHSAA Kickoff Classic at Cramton Bowl and it’s expected to bring eve…

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.

If you drove past a football field Monday morning, it probably did not look too different than a normal summer workout. Players were still in T-shirts and shorts and there wasn’t much contact happening.

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Fall sports teams were officially allowed to return to practice Monday but many volleyball programs are using the extra week to get an official evaluation period in after tryouts were canceled in the spring. Elmore County and Wetumpka are both holding tryouts this week as they are hoping to …

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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.

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The Wetumpka football team has shut down its in-person workouts this week after learning two players tested positive for COVID-19, Wetumpka coach Tim Perry told The Herald on Thursday. The AHSAA does not have a set list of guidelines for teams to follow in cases of a positive test but the co…

The 38th Alabama State Games were pushed back due to the coronavirus but they are still on schedule to happen in Dothan at the end of the month. Local soccer coach Ken Sanders is getting a group of girls ready to compete for the second straight year. With several new faces on the team this y…

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…