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…

Since the beginning of June, AHSAA teams have been allowed to return to summer workouts. Some held off an extra week while others hit the ground running, but a few, like Wetumpka’s volleyball squad, waited as long as possible before resuming work.

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 culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which is now available online at www.thewetum…

Everyone was ready to get back on the field last Monday when the AHSAA cleared schools to begin athletic activities again and while some programs hit the field as soon as possible, others wanted to take the extra time to prepare. 

When the AHSAA announced athletic activities could resume statewide June 1, many teams quickly started to piece together a plan to return for their summer workouts as soon as possible. However, some programs, including Wetumpka volleyball, have decided to stick with the wait-and-see game as …

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 culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which premiered Saturday. To view that video,…

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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…

The entire AHSAA staff has been hard at work coming up with contingency plans for what high school sports will look like in Alabama moving forward in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While there is still a bit of waiting game, officials are getting closer to making some set plans.

These are the Class of 2020 graduating seniors who have been selected as Joe Sewell Award finalists. This year’s banquet, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Tuesday, July 21.

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…

The Montgomery Quarterback Club announced it has canceled its 2020 season. The board of directors took this action after reviewing a number of factors, many of which deal with the potential loss of money to provide the weekly award dinners for local high school football players.

Winter sports may be the last high school season directly affect by the COVID-19 pandemic but that does not mean the offseason has been any easier for coaches. Many basketball programs have seen their tryouts and spring evaluation dates come and go without having the chance to see their play…

Winter sports may be the last high school season directly affect by the COVID-19 pandemic but that does not mean the offseason has been any easier for coaches. Many basketball programs have seen their tryouts and spring evaluation dates come and go without having the chance to see their play…

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past.

The shock and disappointment from team activities being canceled is not be completely gone yet but high school athletes are not letting any of it show. Players have quickly gotten back to work with the limited resources they have as they try to stay in shape to be ready for their return to t…

The AHSAA Central Board of Control approved a record 11 legislative proposals Thursday during its 2020 Spring Legislative Council meeting which was held via teleconferencing for the first time in AHSAA history. All legislative proposals that passed will go into effect June 1.

Going into the summer prior to his senior football season, Wetumpka graduate JD Martin was one of the highest-touted recruits in the state of Alabama. He was seemingly set to make an SEC roster but the challenges started coming on strong before Martin could even get started.

Many volleyball players can’t typically work with their teams until the summer due to competing in spring sports, so coaches have adjusted to that during the offseason. Teams work in small groups and get as much work done as they can in the weight room without having the full team before try…

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past. 

It may not have been the first thought to come to mind when spring sports seasons were shut down but many players are now faced with the reality of how missing half a season can affect their athletic careers moving forward. Juniors and sophomores across Elmore County were hoping to garner so…

Krystle Lawson lives and breathes for the softball world and over the past few years, she has been putting that passion into practice at the Elite Pitching Academy. The 2020 season was set to be a big one for Lawson and her students as she had 12 seniors ready for their final year. But when …

Editor’s Note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the spring sports season was cut short along with the cancellation of in-person schooling. In lieu of a traditional All-Elmore County All-Star team, Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. has decided to put together a list of superlatives for the baseb…

There was a wide variety of reactions from Wetumpka football players when they learned there would be a virtual workout session with the rest of the team. The coaching staff sent workouts to do from home for two weeks after the schools shut down but this was going to be a little different.

Coaches around the state gathered around their phones and laptops Thursday afternoon with the hopes of some good news regarding the spring sports season. Unfortunately, those hopes did not last long as State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey confirmed the end of the year for all at…

As high school athletes wait to find out if they will return to the field this spring, it is easy to forget about some of the behind-the-scenes problems schools and athletic programs will face in the coming months. Whether the AHSAA’s suspension last another two weeks or another two months, …

There may be a pause on sporting events across the country but the Wetumpka football team still has something to look forward to as it continues to receive good news on the construction of a new stadium. Frasier-Ousley Construction and Engineering Inc. is the general contractor for the stadi…