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With just two weeks to go in region play, Tallassee is looking to become the fifth team with three wins in Class 5A Region 2. The Tigers took a much-needed step in the direction of securing a playoff spot but with the rest of the results in the region, there is still more work to be done.

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Despite Vincent boasting just two wins on the season, Reeltown’s football team can throw that record out. The Yellow Jackets seem to have found their stride, winning their last two in a row, and their new identity could pose problems for Reeltown, which is hunting down an undefeated record i…

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The final volleyball matches of the regular season are being played this week and while some teams are still on the court, many teams have already turned their focus to postseason. Several schools have already punched their tickets to the super regionals by earning a bye to their area champi…

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There are plenty of high school coaches who know the effect distractions of homecoming week can have on a football team. Fortunately for Elmore County, the team is looking for some added energy as its season fate has already been decided and only three games remain.

The front row of Elmore County’s volleyball team is starting to come alive at the right moment as the Panthers look to take some momentum into the postseason. The Panthers knew what they would be getting out of top hitters Mirriam Foster, Katie Pollard and Kelley Green but they’ve has seen a…

A team’s win-loss record does not always directly reflect the amount of work put into a season and Elmore County’s football team is finding that out the hard way this year. The Panthers put plenty of focus on the weight room since they fell just shy of the postseason in 2018 but with limited…

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To the surprise of college football fans around the world Saturday, the game in Athens, Georgia between UGA and South Carolina was actually worth watching. Well, let me rephrase: it was worth seeing to the result.

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The Tallassee football team turned back the clock and welcomed back the Class of 2000 for a larger than life homecoming victory over Class 5A Region 2 foe Rehobeth, 21-6, on Friday night.

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When an undefeated team goes against a winless one it’s easy to predict the outcome. The Reeltown Rebels defeated the Central Coosa Cougars 58-0 Friday night in a class 2A Region 4 showdown by taking advantage of opportunities and playing like they were against a bigger opponent.

After going more than a month without losing a match, Horseshoe Bend found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard Wednesday night in Eclectic. The Generals had their 23-game winning streak snapped by Elmore County as the Panthers jumped out to a quick start and never looked back, winning …

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While no win is guaranteed on the football field, every team tries to find a game on its schedule with a high percentage of a victory to plan for a homecoming night. Usually picking a team that was winless the prior season is a good bet but in Tallassee’s case, its opponent has made a drasti…

With last week’s loss to Handley, Elmore County was officially eliminated from the postseason and now the Panthers are forced to try to find some positives in the last four weeks. While there may not be anything more than bragging rights to play for in the remaining games, ECHS coach Jordan …

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After having Tallassee’s number all season, Stanhope Elmore looked to finish off a regular season sweep of the Tigers during Monday’s non-area volleyball matchup. The Mustangs appeared to be on their way to another victory when they erased a four-point Tallassee lead in the first set but the…

The high school volleyball teams around Elmore County made up nearly half the field at the annual ECHS Block Party on Saturday but the local teams could get past the semifinals as they ran into stiff competition and beat up on each other along the way. Elmore County got the closest and added…

There were plenty of goals the Elmore County volleyball team wanted to accomplish during last week’s busy stretch but the Panthers fell short in all of them. After falling to Benjamin Russell in a five-set thriller Wednesday, Elmore County turned around and lost to area rival Holtville for t…

If you have ever had a small argument with me over sports or anything else, there’s a good chance you know I like to play devil’s advocate — probably too much. It’s to the point where it annoys everyone else.

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The Valley Rams remained perfect in 5A Region 2 play on Friday night with a 34-12 win over Tallassee. The win clinched the second consecutive playoff berth for Valley.

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After three weeks of being off the field, Tallassee will hit the road to travel to Valley for a Class 5A Region 2 football game as the Tigers look to improve their chances at a postseason spot. The Rams will present a different challenge than they have in the past and their 3-0 start in regi…

For the second consecutive week, Tallassee’s Woodrow Dean found himself way in front of the rest of the pack at the finish line of his 5K cross country race. Dean grabbed first place out of 108 runners at the Opelika Invitational with a time of 16:42.32, finishing 30 seconds ahead of second place.

Getting in the win column was important for Elmore County’s football team but now the Panthers want to take the momentum from its first victory back into Class 4A Region 4 play as they host Handley on Friday night. The Panthers will likely need to win their final three region games to secure…

There is not a spot on the floor Elmore County’s Kelley Green cannot play and she proved that during last Tuesday’s area match against rival Holtville. With Alexis Esco out, the Panthers needed other players to step up as a setter. Green did that and then some to lead Elmore County to a 25-1…

I hear plenty of reasons on why people do not like watching baseball. It’s too slow. The baseballs are juiced. The season is too long. Pitchers shouldn’t be hitting. (That last one is courtesy of me and all of my American League fans.)

The Eclectic Youth Football and Cheerleading League hosted its annual homecoming day on Saturday to recognize all of the players and cheerleaders for each age group. The Panthers celebrate between the sophomores and juniors games but they could not get much going on the field as Dadeville wo…

The Tallassee Tigers secured a 2-1 victory over the visiting Holtville Bulldogs. The Tigers rallied to win the first game then outlasted their opponents to secure an 18-16 victory in the best-of-three volleyball fling.

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With Elmore County winless on the season and Dadeville sitting at a disappointing 1-4, Friday night was destined to be a scene of agony and ecstasy at Tiger Stadium. It was in only the final minute of the Panthers and Tigers’ tilt the two roles were assigned. 

Brian Tannehill Edgewood's Alex Johnson (2) attempts a pass against Macon East Academy.

Brian Tannehill Edgewood receiver Drez Crawford (6) bullies his way into the end zone despite being tackled by three Macon-East defenders.

Brian Tannehill Edgewood quarterback Alex Johnson (2) waits for the snap against Macon-East.

Brian Tannehill Macon-East quarterback Cephus Cleveland (1) runs the ball between two Edgewood tacklers Thursday.

Brian Tannehill Edgewood's Robert Stewart (12) catches a pass for a big gain against Macon-East Academy.