All eyes were on the official after a long pass fell incomplete on a late fourth down attempt by Wetumpka’s offense. Only one referee was near the play and once he signaled incomplete, the Opelika sideline went into a frenzy as the Bulldogs knew they just sealed up a 33-32 victory in Class 6…

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It's a special episode of ITL this week as Caleb and Lizi are joined by The Daily Home's LaVonte Young to discuss the big games in Class 4A Region 4 this week (20:30).

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On paper, this week’s trip to Calera may not bring the same level of excitement as Stanhope Elmore’s first three games. However, after last week’s big win in the Class 6A Region 3 opener, the Mustangs are looking to feed off that energy in their third of four consecutive road games but coach…

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Since moving into the same region in 2016, Wetumpka and Opelika have sparked one of the best rivalries across the state. The series may not have a historical factor to it but in the last three seasons, this game has been decided by a total of four points while featuring two state runners-up,…

Early in Friday’s game at Calera, Wetumpka’s defense appeared to be dealing with some of the same problems it saw during last week’s loss to Dothan. After forcing a punt on the opening drive of the game, Calera rolled into opposing territory with a 12-play drive to set itself up inside the r…

Caleb and Lizi are back with a quick recap on the biggest moments of Week 1 (5:20) before moving on to this week's Game of the Week between Stanhope Elmore and Benjamin Russell (16:10).

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When you build up the expectations around a football program the way Wetumpka has, any loss can come as a surprise. However, the Indians are prepared to get back out on to the field to show they have not been shaken by the loss when they hit the road for the third consecutive week to take on…

It is not going to be easy to get the bad taste out of Stanhope Elmore’s mouth after last week’s loss to Prattville but fortunately for the Mustangs, they will not have to wait long to get back on the football field. Stanhope coach Brian Bradford said the players had a great response during …

Wetumpka is hoping to take a big step forward as a volleyball program but the Indians have not gotten off a to a great start. However, despite seeing its losing streak grow to four matches last week, Wetumpka is finding plenty of positives to focus on including standout performances from Yen…

Wetumpka will be cutting some time off its travel this week but the Indians still have to take another long trip south to face off against Dothan. In the second year of the schedule, most teams for Wetumpka are familiar but this week’s opponent is not familiar to anyone in the state yet.

With his team trailing 24-22 at the end of the third quarter, Wetumpka quarterback Tyquan Rawls took charge, throwing a touchdown and scoring one on the ground to spur a 13-0 fourth-quarter run to seal a 35-24 victory over Class 7A No. 10 Fairhope.

The returning players have been in the spotlight throughout the offseason but with the first game finally here, the pressure is on the newcomers to perform. Wetumpka will be relying heavily on the stars on both sides but the team is looking to get extra production from the first-year starter…

Most volleyball programs would be content with back-to-back area championships but after some discouraging performances last season, Wetumpka is ready for a change. DeAnna Smith is entering her first season as coach of the varsity team and while she is happy to be inheriting the title streak…

This is usually the time of year where I would put out all my picks for the high school football season. I would tell you all about why there is no reason to watch Class 7A this season as one team will take away any chance of climactic postseason football. Or you would be reading up on my pr…

Actual football games have finally arrived this week so Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast are here to preview some of the top games in the area (3:15) while making their predictions for Week 0.

There are still a few players on the Wetumpka football team who remember the trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2017 when the Indians lost to Pinson Valley in the Class 6A state title game. Now, those players have their sights set on The Plains to take care of the unfinished business that has b…

Tribe Elite Athletics had 10 Elmore County athletes recently qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships across 16 individual and relay events. Over the past two months, these athletes accomplished this by competing through a circuit of qualifying track meets …

The heat of summer has not left Elmore County yet but the first sign of fall arrived when high school football teams hit the field for the first official practice of the 2019 season. The players didn’t get into even shells until Wednesday’s practices due to AHSAA’s heat acclimation rules but…

With the 2019 high school football season rapidly approaching, sports editor Lizi Arbogast and sports writer Caleb Turrentine join in for a series of 13 episodes to preview local teams. Each weekday leading up to the first game, a new episode will be released featuring interviews from coache…

For the third consecutive summer, Wetumpka made some noise during a trip to UAB for the final 7-on-7 camp of the offseason. The Indians have not been happy with their results at camps for most of the summer but that changed when they ran through pool play with an undefeated record before fal…

Three individual state championships and a second-place team finish capped off the most successful season in the history of Wetumpka’s wrestling program. The Indians will have a good chance to build off that success with the talent they have returning but the team is now under new leadership…

When the new school year starts in August, the first competition for Wetumpka will not be held on the football field. The Wetumpka volleyball team starts its season at home Aug. 22 and the Indians hit the court exactly one month before the opener for a play date at Prattville Christian on Thursday.

OK, so if you have stepped outside at all recently, I could see why this headline could be a little misleading. But for me, the beginning of August has always marked the end of summer.

Football is season is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up for a full slate of both digital and print content. Our latest project, Inside the Lines Podcast, has been taking off as sportswriter Caleb Turrentine and I have been diving into topics from softball pitch count a…

After spending two seasons at the helm of the JV volleyball team at Wetumpka, DeAnna Smith will move into the role as head coach of the varsity program for the Indians. It will be Smith’s first job as a head coach since 2011 when she was at Satsuma.

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…