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.

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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…

After last week’s series win over No. 8 Elmore County, the Holtville baseball team pushed into the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s top 10 in Class 4A this week. The Bulldogs are 17-7 and just clinched a playoff spot with a win over Handley on Tuesday. They can clinch the area title and …

The Wetumpka softball team finished off a regular season sweep of Selma last week with an 18-3 win at home. The Indians extended their winning streak to four games and were 3-0 entering Tuesday night’s meeting with Stanhope Elmore.

Before setting up this week’s crucial area series with Stanhope Elmore, the Wetumpka baseball team needed to take care of business in its area opener against Selma. The Indians delivered with two shutouts on the mound and plenty of offense to support them as Wetumpka grabbed a two-game sweep…

When the realignment for areas was announced last year, the Wetumpka and Stanhope Elmore baseball teams knew the rivalry series would be given even more meaning this season. After months of looking forward to the matchup, the two teams will finally meet on the diamond to settle the Class 6A …

After transferring from Prattville for his senior season, De’Angelo Jones quickly began to make his mark on the Wetumpka football program. He received interest from several schools during his recruiting process but Jones has decided to stay close to home and join the UAB football program as …

While Holtville and Tallassee are preparing for Thursday’s big showdown on the softball field, the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its new rankings for baseball and softball. The Bulldogs (26-8) fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in Class 4A while the Tigers (26-4) stayed put at No. 3 in 5A.

The Wetumpka baseball team did not have the best start to its spring break tournament in Hoover. The Indians traveled north to participate in the Buccaneer Classic and had to face some tough competition in their first three games.

The Wetumpka boys and girls track teams combined for 11 first-place finishes at the River Region Invitational in Selma on Friday. Terrance Thomas and Cory Anthony each grabbed two gold medals while the Wetumpka girls team combined for victories in five different events.

Wetumpka baseball coach Michael Dismukes has been searching for more pitching depth as the Indians look to build momentum before the postseason. Some of those concerns went away when freshman Douglas Johnson took the mound and shut down a two-time defending state champion on Friday night.

The Wetumpka boys soccer team grabbed its third consecutive win with a 4-1 victory at Tallassee on Thursday night. The Indians moved to 6-2-3 on the year and take some momentum into a long break before the season’s final stretch.

Wetumpka went undefeated in pool play to advance to the quarterfinals of the first annual Alex Wilcox Softball Tournament over the weekend. The Indians (9-8) were knocked out by Class 2A No. 2 Sumiton Christian but are now sitting above .500 for the first time this season.

Wetumpka seniors Torey Loftin and Colton Adams have been selected by the AHSAA to represent the South during this summer’s annual North-South All-Star Game. Both players have been crucial to Wetumpka’s success on the football field over the last two seasons.

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.

Wetumpka scored six runs in the first two innings to grab a 6-4 victory over Tallassee last week. Mason Elmore and Kyle Morrison each had two runs batted in the opening inning to break the game open for a home win over their cross-county rivals.

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.

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.

Elmore County erased two deficits on Thursday night but Wetumpka came out on top after a late goal from Arthur Davis gave the Indians a 3-2 win in boys soccer at Hohenberg Field. Kaio Pelogia broke through the midfield before sliding the ball past the defense to Davis who slotted it past the…

Three different players found the back of the net as the Wetumpka girls soccer team grabbed its first victory of the year with a 4-0 win over Elmore County on Thursday night. Wetumpka goalkeeper Jeweliana Holton finished the match with six saves for her second clean sheet in the last three games.