The annual Blue-Grey All-American Bowl was held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Jan. 13 and Elmore County was well represented. Wetumpka and Stanhope Elmore each had a pair of players compete for the Grey team, helping it to a 27-20 victory as all four players made a big impact on the game.

It usually takes a lot of size to play in the post in Class 6A but Wetumpka’s Stone Minnifield is proving to himself and others it’s about more than that. Minnifield is listed at 6-foot-0 and eight other players on Wetumpka’s boys basketball roster stand taller than him.

Wetumpka made things look easy Friday night as it dominated its wrestling competition to advance to the semifinals of the AHSAA Class 6A Duals Championships. Wetumpka dropped just seven bouts across two matches while recording 15 pins as a team to set up a rematch of last year’s semifinal wi…

In rare Wednesday high school basketball action, Wetumpka hosted Prattville for the final meeting between the two rivals this season. Wetumpka came out on top of both varsity games as the home team pulled away with the wins using big second halves.

The Wetumpka wrestling team lost just five bouts in four duals matches as it eased to the Class 6A Region 2 title last Thursday. Wetumpka racked up at least 70 points in all four matches to secure a spot in this week’s round of 16 of the state duals tournament.

The Wetumpka basketball teams hit the road Thursday to face off with Marbury. The Bulldogs came away with a sweep, running away with the girls game before using a big comeback to secure the victory in the boys game.

Last Monday marked the first official day for baseball and softball teams to participate in throwing drills with the full roster. There are still some limitations on practice time and what can be done before the first day of practice Jan. 27 but the new period has brought plenty of excitemen…

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After the Wetumpka girls basketball team lost to Stanhope Elmore in the county tournament last month, the team took two weeks off from games and turned its focus to itself to prepare for Class 6A Area 5 play. Despite the time off, Wetumpka had no signs of being sluggish as it jumped out to a…

The Wetumpka boys basketball team earned a spot in the Maplesville Christmas Tournament championship after Tyquan Rawls capped a 30-point performance with a free throw with 2.5 seconds left to give his team a 62-61 victory over Alabama Christian. The victory sent Wetumpka into the final to f…

There was plenty of competition surrounding the lowest weight class for Wetumpka’s varsity wrestling team entering this season. Chad Strickland was a part of that competition but he started the year with the JV squad at the Vestavia Hills JV Kickoff Classic.

Benjamin Russell took a sizeable lead after the first day of the 2019 Indians Invitational and Wetumpka could not close the gap enough Saturday as the hosts fell just short of the top spot for the second consecutive season. The Wildcats claimed their second straight title at the event, finis…

After filling the role as Wetumpka’s starting point guard in his freshman season, Robert Rose saw expectations of his play rise from both himself and his coaches. Wetumpka coach Byron Gaskin is in his first season and while some changes come with a new coach, Gaskin knew keeping Rose at poin…

Wetumpka continued its tear to start the wrestling season as seven finished in the top three in their respective weight classes at the annual Grappling in Death Valley tournament at Alexandria. Wetumpka had four wrestlers capture first while two others in the first-place match who fell just …

After the final fishing tournament of the Three River Throwdown on Lake Martin last weekend, Holtville and Wetumpka both found themselves near the top of the standings. Holtville earned second place with 4,686 points, which included a team win on Lake Jordan, while Wetumpka finished in third…

Each year, Wetumpka’s Tyquan Rawls seemed to get better and better. After taking over the quarterback position during his junior season, Rawls flourished in his new role. He continued that this season as a senior and was awarded for his hard work by being named to the Alabama Sports Writers …

Entering Thursday’s match at Wetumpka, the Holtville wrestling team knew the result was not going to go in its favor. The Bulldogs had only six wrestlers, meaning the forfeits already added up to enough points to give Wetumpka the win.

The Wetumpka wrestling team entered the weekend shorthanded but that did not stop it from piecing together some strong individual performances to finish fourth out of 23 teams at the Swede Umbach Invitational in Auburn. Wetumpka had three wrestlers claim first place while five others finishe…

After losing just two matches on his way to a Class 6A individual state title as a sophomore, Wetumpka’s Mason Blackwell could have easily been satisfied with his success at the 170-pound weight class and stayed there for another dominant season. However, his team needed him to make the jump…

The opening wrestling match of the season did not go exactly as planned but Wetumpka did not let that slow it down as the team recorded five pins in six matches to earn a 75-0 victory over Brewbaker Tech. After seeing the scheduled tri-match get narrowed down to just nine total matches, Wetu…

The Wetumpka girls basketball team seemed to be ready to compete after the first four minutes of game time during Friday’s trip to Prattville Christian. Wetumpka jumped out to a three-point lead but the Panthers responded in a big way, putting together a big run over the next 11-plus minutes…

No one was dodging the concerns of Wetumpka’s youth entering the 2019 football season, especially on the defensive side. There were expectations for the talent and experience on offense to make up for some of it and while that was the case at times, Wetumpka could not make up for some of the…

After battling back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter Friday night, it started to look like the Wetumpka boys basketball team was going to walk away with its second close victory in as many days to start the season. 

Both of Wetumpka's basketball teams knew they would be in for a challenge Friday night as they traveled to Prattville Christian to face off with teams that competed in the Final 4 last season. The Panthers got a dominant victory from their girls team before needing some late heroics and free…

The long awaited opener for Class 6A preseason No. 1 Wetumpka finally arrived Thursday night and the Indians dominated as expected. Wetumpka hosted Brewbaker Tech, who was short on wrestlers, and recorded five pins as a team on its way to a 75-0 victory.

With some of the state’s top wrestlers back on the roster, Wetumpka is ready to get things started to see if it can live up to the hype and capture that elusive state championship trophy. The Indians sent 11 wrestlers to the AHSAA Class 6A championships last season and they had their highest…

The decision had already been made this summer but Wetumpka’s Seth Johnson made things official Thursday when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Troy next year. Johnson originally got the offer after a high school showcase at Troy in June and he selected the Trojans …

Football season officially wrapped up in Wetumpka on Friday night but there is very little time to rest as the attention turns toward the gym for winter sports season. Wetumpka’s varsity basketball teams have pushed back their opening games but that has not stopped the excitement from buildi…

Spanish Fort set the tone early in Friday night’s second round game at Wetumpka. After three and a half minutes of football, the Toros had forced two turnovers and held a 14-point lead before turning to their rushing attack to lead them to a 63-21 win. The victory sent Spanish Fort to the qu…

As the regular season wore on, it became clear both Wetumpka and Spanish Fort had taken a step back on the football field. However, the two teams moved one step closer to a state championship last week and now they will meet in the AHSAA Class 6A playoffs for the third straight season with a…

As Wetumpka quarterback Tyquan Rawls rolled to his right, Bessemer City’s secondary put an obvious focus on shutting down Rawls’ go-to receivers as the Tigers began to shade toward Jaleel Johnson and Malik Davis. However, Timothy Johnson found his way behind the defense and called for the de…

The Alabama Wrestling Coaches released its preseason rankings last week and Wetumpka is expected to compete for a state championship in Class 6A. After finishing second to McAdory last season, the Indians are loaded with returning talent and were ranked No. 1 in the preseason rankings.

Wetumpka program took 14 athletes to compete in Saturday’s AHSAA Cross County State Championship at Oakville Indian Mounds Park in Moulton. Cameron Mann helped the boys to finish 16th while Haley Bethea led the way on the girls side.