The Elmore County football team traveled to Selma on Friday night to finish off its spring practice period. Southside Selma hosted a jamboree with three teams where the Panthers knocked off Hale County, 13-0, in one half of play before falling 20-0 to Southside Selma to finish the day.
Despite falling behind in the second quarter, the Tallassee football team battled back to earn a 16-16 tie at LaFayette during Friday night’s spring game. The Tigers had some struggles with their inexperience on offense early before putting together two scoring drives in the second half.
I’ve been in Alexander City for more than two years and spent two great summers here, but there’s still so much I haven’t done. The life of a sports editor is a busy one; I’m constantly running from one event to another, trying to cover all our area sports as best as possible and attempting …
As the summer approaches, high school sports around the state will be taking a break from their major events. While Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s coverage will continue to focus on high school athletes around Elmore County, the summer gives us time to improve and expand our coverage to storie…
As the spring sports schedule started winding down, I have to admit I got a little bit excited knowing I was going to have some nights to myself without work for a while. Between baseball, softball and soccer, there was very little time for rest.
Only 60 softball players throughout the country are selected for the MLB Softball Breakthrough Series, and only one of them this year is from Alabama. That one is from right here in Elmore County.
All the bells and whistles were out for Reeltown’s Blue-White intersquad scrimmage Friday night. The stands were packed full; the marching band was playing; and the cheerleaders were hollering. But more than anything, it was clear the Rebels are already hungry for another football season.
After losing in the opening round to Faith Academy on Friday, the Tallassee softball team needed four wins in four games to secure a spot in the state tournament. The Tigers gave it a good shot and rode some momentum to three consecutive wins but fell short in the qualifier game, losing to N…
For the first time in the Mike Battles era, the Tallassee football team did not make the postseason in 2018. With the arrival of spring practice last week, the Tigers have started the process of building back to that level of competition and the players are ready to fight to get back in the …
With one out and a runner on first base, Holtville shortstop Bella Farmer was about to experience something she never had before. After catching a line drive, Farmer fired the ball to first base to double up the runner, clinching a 6-2 victory over Leeds to send the Bulldogs to the state tournament.
The Elmore County boys track team had a big day at the Class 4A Section 2 meet in Beauregard last week. The Panthers racked up afive first-place finishes while qualifying nine athletes across 10 different events for this week’s state meet in Gulf Shores.
Entering the final weekend of the regular season, Madelyn Martin had just eight hits in her last 45 at bats. Frustration had started to grow for the Tallassee senior but Martin came alive at the Tigers’ home tournament to break out of the slump and lead her team to four consecutive victories.
Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (ASADCA), announced invitations have been issued to 100 boys and 100 girls basketball players who will participate in the AHSADCA’s Basketball Showcase planned for June 22. The Showcase will allow out…
Tallassee walked away with a combined six first-place finishes between its boys and girls track and field teams at the sectional meet last week. The Tigers placed in the top five of both team standings and qualified 14 athletes for this week’s state meet in Gulf Shores.
There has never been a perfect example of how to put together a postseason in any sport. Everyone has his or her own solution on how to fix it but there will always be people who will find holes in a playoff format.
The Tallassee softball team finished off the regular season with four consecutive wins at its home tournament over the weekend. The Tigers (38-7) fought off some early deficits before making to the championship game and defeated Horseshoe Bend 16-0 with some big performances at the plate thr…
Although Reeltown’s track and field team had only nine individuals and one relay team advance to the state meet, the Rebels will be hunting down several medals this week as many of those qualifiers advanced in multiple events at the Class 2A Section 3 meet.
Edgewood needed to find some special performances to pull off its first-round upset of Hooper last week. The Wildcats looked to Cade Bazzell on the mound and at the plate and he delivered to send the Wildcats into the quarterfinals. He is the Elmore County Player of the Week.
The Tallassee softball team finished off its regular season area play with an 8-0 over Brewbaker Tech last week. Belle Haynes had four RBIs while Jordan Walters pitched her seventh complete game of the season in the win.
As the 2019 Major League Baseball season approached, a commercial was released with some of the biggest faces in the sport doing a press conference. Aaron Judge, Francisco Lindor and Ronald Acuna were among the players on the stand, answering questions about the upcoming season while smiling…
Despite starting the season with just three wins in its first 11 games, the Tallassee baseball team had an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot with a win against Brewbaker Tech in the final home game of the season. However, the Tigers fell short as Valley took the final spot in the postseas…
Over the last few weeks, the focus of the sports world has been on college basketball but now those seasons are finished. And that focus is about to turn back to the professionals as playoffs begin for the NBA and NHL.
It was not a perfect week for the Wetumpka baseball team but Seth Johnson was at the center of all the things that went right for the Indians. Johnson got his week started on the mound with a win in the team’s area opener against Selma but his best performances of the week likely came at the plate.
Tallassee will have to rely on results from other teams this week as its baseball fate in Class 5A Area 4 is out of its hands after splitting last week’s series with Beauregard before falling flat in the tiebreaker. The Tigers got a gem on the mound from Beau Baker in the opener but did not …
On April 6, 2013, the Auburn men’s basketball team was looking for answers after recording its lowest win total in 24 seasons. One year later, the Tigers were three weeks into the Bruce Pearl era with dreams of building a program that could compete with the blue bloods of college basketball.
There are only four more days of college basketball this season which means the long, seven-month wait between games is way too close. However, after a thrilling weekend of Elite 8 games, basketball fans are expecting to see more of the same across the final six games of the season.
Reeltown was just five days removed from an 11-1 loss at Horseshoe Bend when it entered Thursday’s baseball game. However, it would be the Rebels walking away with their heads held high after dominating their rivals in the rematch.
There is no hiding how much the softball rivalry between Horseshoe Bend and Reeltown means to the teams involved. The two teams met for the first time this season on Thursday night and with emotions running high, Reeltown walked away with a 15-5 victory thanks to a big day at the plate and s…
Brooke Cooper has consistently been one of the top hitters in Holtville’s lineup this season but the third baseman took it to another level during the team’s trip to Gulf Shores for a tournament during spring break. Cooper had 13 hits across eight games as the Bulldogs averaged 6.5 runs per …
With the final stretch of the regular season beginning, the Tallassee softball team took some time off during spring break to prepare for its postseason push. However, before the rest period began, the Tigers took a trip to Pensacola to participate in the Milton Tournament.
After splitting the first two games in area play, Tallassee jumped out to a three-run lead on Valley after three innings on Friday afternoon. However, Valley scored seven unanswered runs to finish the game, beating the Tigers 8-4 in the series finale.
When Tallassee moved to Class 5A, there were some questions about whether it would affect the importance of some of the local rivalry games this season. And even though Thursday’s softball matchup with Holtville will not count toward any area standings, there is still plenty on the line betw…
With Tallassee hosting Auburn last week, fans witnessed something they had not seen for nearly two years. Chloe Baynes was thrown out trying to steal third base, ending her streak of 115 consecutive stolen base attempts without being caught.