The 23rd annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Sports Week will include tennis for the first time in the event’s history and Wetumpka will have a representative. Jay Teel, who has qualified for the last two state tournaments, was one of 15 rising seniors selected to participate for the South squ…

After not taking the field for five consecutive days, the Wetumpka football team returned from its holiday break by hosting its second 7-on-7 league of the summer Monday night. Despite having multiple teams back out, the Indians welcomed Jeff Davis and Trinity to Hohenberg Field as the teams…

After a breakout season on the diamond, Wetumpka’s Seth Johnson immediately jumped into a summer full of extra work including participating in the Southeastern Underclassmen Shootout at Troy last week. The 4th annual SUS was put on by the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association and Johnson was …

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…

The Wetumpka football team continued its busy summer with a pair of 7-on-7 camps over the last week. After attending a big camp in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, the Indians hosted Jeff Davis, Benjamin Russell and Trinity on Monday for a quick set of games and Wetumpka coach Tim Perry said he was p…

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The summer practice period has started for the Wetumpka football team and coach Tim Perry said he likes what he has seen from his team so far. While the hard work in the weight room has continued, the Indians prepare for a summer full of practices and camps to find any advantage they can to …

After suffering a fifth consecutive losing season, Wetumpka decided to make a change at the top of its boys basketball program. Former junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant Byron Gaskin has taken charge and is already looking at a smooth transition into the new job.

After three months of being signed to play college football for Florida Atlantic, former Wetumpka athlete JD Martin posted to Twitter saying he will start his collegiate career at East Central Community College in Mississippi. Martin originally announced he was going to play for Lane Kiffin …

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. 

Former Holtville softball coach Daryl Otwell has accepted the head coaching job at Wetumpka. Wetumpka principal Robbie Slater introduced Otwell after the hiring was confirmed at Tuesday’s special-called meeting for the Elmore County Board of Education.

Former Holtville softball coach Daryl Otwell has accepted the head coaching job at Wetumpka. The hiring was confirmed at Tuesday's special called meeting for the Elmore County Board of Education. 

When a high school athlete transfers to a new school, the transition is not always easy when trying to find a role on the new team. However, Seth Johnson made things easy for the Wetumpka baseball team, providing a big boost at the plate while being a major contributor on the mound and in the field.

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.

Wetumpka students Jay Shipp and LJ Harkless finished in first place at the 2019 Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association state championship on Lake Jordan earlier this month. The two combined to record the highest weight total of any boat across the two-day event. 

After a rain-shortened first day in Oxford, the Wetumpka softball team knew it was going to be tough to find a way to make it to the state tournament. With an 11-1 loss to Chelsea in the opening round, the Indians needed four wins on Friday to make it to Lagoon Park but that did not stop the…

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.

With 24 wins in the last two seasons, the Wetumpka football team has drawn more attention from around the state and that was evident during the first days of spring practice. There were a handful of reporters and cameras on the sidelines Thursday as the Indians got their spring period starte…

Entering the AHSAA Class 6A Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Wetumpka had already set a school record with number of qualifying athletes. The Indians set nine individual personal records and grabbed three podium finishes on their way to two top-16 finishes in the team rankings.

The Wetumpka girls soccer team was in the postseason for the second time in program history but the Indians could not find a way to grab its first every playoff win. Wetumpka traveled to Opelika with a shorthanded roster, falling behind early before losing 7-0 to finish the season. 

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…

The Wetumpka track program has set a new standard for itself this season and the Indians have lived up to it by qualifying 21 different athletes for this weekend’s state meet in Gulf Shores. The girls team finished second in the overall standings at the sectional meet at Paul Bryant while th…

The road to Huntsville begins this week as the AHSAA soccer postseason gets underway Thursday night. With four teams from across the county in the playoffs, there is a variety of expectations entering the first round.

Wetumpka was one out away from advancing to the Class 6A Round of 16 on Thursday night but Benjamin Russell fought back to force a decisive game. After being rained out on Friday, the Wildcats returned to Wetumpka on Saturday to grab an 8-4 victory after grabbing an early lead and riding Rya…

After winning the first game of the series 7-3, Wetumpka jumped out to a 6-1 lead and needed five more outs to finish off the sweep at home. Benjamin Russell had other ideas and scored six runs in the final two innings, including four with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to force a Gam…

Track teams from 23 different high schools around the state met at Jordan Memorial Stadium for the Water Under the Bridge III meet in Selma. Six different Wetumpka athletes walked away with first-place finishes along with four top-three finishes in team events.

The expectations for the Stanhope Elmore boys soccer team were always set higher than just a section title but that did not take anything away from Saturday’s road win. The Mustangs finished play in Class 6A Section 6 with a 4-0-0 record after a 6-0 win at Wetumpka over the weekend.

Entering the season, the Wetumpka girls soccer team had not defeated Stanhope Elmore in more than four years. After a 2-0 win against the Mustangs on Saturday, Wetumpka finished off a season sweep of its rivals and clinched the second playoff spot from Class 6A Section 6.

Stanhope Elmore entered last week’s softball game at Wetumpka needing a win in the final area regular season game to level the two team’s records in Class 6A Area 5. Stanhope jumped out to an early lead and got some big insurance runs, including five runs in the seventh inning to defeat Wetu…

As the infield pop fly began to fall into the glove of first baseman Seth Johnson, you could tell something special was happening at the Wetumpka baseball field Friday afternoon.

The area championships have been decided and the brackets are set as the first round of the state baseball playoffs are ready to get underway this weekend. While Wetumpka will be the only team from the county to host a series in the first round, Holtville and Stanhope Elmore also got into th…