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The Wildcats of White Plains High blasted off like a rocket Friday night, and the Elmore County Panthers never managed to get off the pad, losing 21-0 in a major homecoming disappointment.

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It has not been the easiest few days in Eclectic for fans of Elmore County. The Panthers are coming off their fifth straight defeat to rival Tallassee and fourth consecutive loss this season. Elmore County (1-4) is hoping to respond with a big victory when it hosts White Plains this Friday n…

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Despite starting the season with losses in its first three games, Tallassee continued to stay positive because of the improvements it saw after playing some tough competition. The Tigers got to see those improvements come together last week when they grabbed their first win of the season and…

Elmore County entered this year’s ECHS Block Party tournament on the back of Thursday’s defeat to Wetumpka in a five-set thriller. The Panthers knew they wanted a rematch and they did what they needed to do to make that happen, winning their first four matches to set up a meeting with Wetump…

Reeltown’s run game has been driving force for the Rebels under coach Matt Johnson and it catapulted the Rebels to a 34-13 victory over region foe Goshen.

While the last two meetings between Elmore County and Tallassee still had bragging rights on the line, there was not much else putting pressure on the teams. They met in the regular season finales with neither team preparing for a playoff game but now, with the two teams moving into Class 5A…

Elmore County knew it was going to be a difficult trip to Lineville on Friday night but they took the field just the same, ready to compete against the No. 1 team in Class 5A. The Panthers found out quickly why Clay Central sits on top of those rankings as the Volunteers struck early and oft…

Tallassee is not a program familiar with the feeling of entering the fourth week of the season without a win under its belt but this year’s team is sitting squarely in that exact scenario. 

There were plenty of momentum swings during Tallassee’s best-of-three match at Stanhope Elmore last Tuesday night but the Tigers made sure they made the most of it when the momentum was on their side. Tallassee used a key scoring run in both sets to finish off a sweep of the Mustangs, winnin…

The Alabama Sports Writers Association does not give away any trophies to teams who reach the pinnacle of their classification’s rankings but the No. 1 spot is usually not just given away. Teams fight to earn that ranking and that is definitely the case for Class 5A No. 1 Clay Central. The V…

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Tallassee coach Mike Battles is in an unfamiliar position after losing the first two games of the season. It’s the first time the Tigers have started the season with an 0-2 record since before the Battles era began in 2012 and the first time Battles has seen that mark since 1999 when he was …

Teams from across the state converged on Smiths Station for the first cross country race of the season. Tallassee had seven athletes compete in the Panthers Stages 5K run, including Woodrow Dean who picked up where he left off last season.

It took only a handful of plays for Wetumpka to get off to its ideal start against Tallassee on Friday night. After Wetumpka’s Tre Seabon pulled in an interception on the Tigers’ opening possession, it was the offense which got the scoring started with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Robert Ro…

Thursday’s 27-21 overtime win over Tallassee is one the Reeltown program will remember for years to come, but the Rebels aren’t letting the win distract them from having success in Week 1.

Over the last few months, one of the biggest and probably best arguments for the return of high school sports was about how important the extracurricular activities are for teenagers. For some, it can keep them out of trouble, and for others, it can provide a path to college or even a future…

Elmore County does not have a long history of success in its rivalry series against Dadeville but the Panthers are moving in the right direction under coach Jordan Cantrell’s guidance. After defeating the Tigers in Cantrell’s first two seasons, Elmore County has the chance to grab its first …

As the first high school football games took place around the state Thursday night, the AHSAA attempted to highlight some of the teams and fans which were abiding by state guidelines on the sidelines and in the stands. While there were several places to see the positives on the first night, …

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The final Tallassee pass attempt was just overthrown into the corner of the end zone as the ball hit the grass, the Reeltown sideline erupted. The incomplete pass was the final step to Reeltown’s comeback as the Rebels completed their 27-21 overtime victory at Tallassee on Thursday in the ri…

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Fans enjoyed the renewal of the Reeltown-Tallassee rivalry at J.E. 'Hot' O'Brien Stadium in Tallassee on Thursday. Fans saw a nail-biter where the Rebels won in overtime 27-21 while some wore masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned tonight to tallasseetribune.com where a full gam…

With high school athletics starting back competitions this week, the Elmore County Board of Education released its set of guidelines for how schools should handle their home events. Superintendent Richard Dennis said all schools will need to review the latest guidelines provided by the Cente…

After what may end up being the weirdest offseason of my entire life, high school football will get started this week, as players will hit the field under the lights for the first time Thursday. In past columns, I have admitted preseasons rankings and predictions do not hold much ground and …

After months of hype surrounding the return of the Tallassee-Reeltown football rivalry, the two teams are finally ready to hit the field Thursday night for the actual competition. Preparation has not been the same as it was in past years but time for the season opener has arrived and the coa…