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It did not take long for Elmore County to take control of its boys basketball game against Holtville on Thursday night. The Panthers gave up the first basket but Garrett Allen quickly responded with a 3-pointer and Elmore County never looked back, running away with a 64-42 victory in Class 4…

I don’t remember when it exactly happened. I don’t even think there is one moment where I chose my favorite athlete as a kid but I am certainly never going to forget who it was.

Elmore County’s wrestling team was riding some momentum after winning the Class 1A/5A Region 3 title and the Panthers had their eyes set on hosting a semifinal match in the AHSAA Duals Championships but they ran into tough competition at Ranburne. Elmore County expected to have its hands ful…

After strong performances at regionals, Tallassee had high expectations as it hit the road for the first round of the AHSAA Class 1A/5A Duals Championships. However, it fell short in a match that came down to the wire.

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…

After Tallassee jumped out to a big lead in its AHSAA Class 1A-5A Region 2 Duals match against Reeltown, Jake Debardelaben grabbed one of the most important victories of the night. Debardelaben pinned Reeltown’s Gabriel Bryant at 170 pounds to clinch the match for the Tigers, securing a spot…

After leading by as many as six points in the first half, the Tallassee boys basketball team saw its lead evaporate with just over a minute to go in the second quarter of Thursday’s game against Brew Tech. The Tigers were looking for a spark before the break and they got it from an unlikely source.

With the 2020 National Signing Day rapidly approaching, I have seen several high school athletes make last-ditch efforts on social media to get their clips in front of coaches and recruiters from across the country. I enjoy seeing that passion come out of young student-athletes who do not wa…

It would have been easy for the Tallassee girls basketball team to feel intimidated entering Thursday’s matchup with Brew Tech. The Rams went into the Tigers’ gym last season and walked away with a 82-point victory so mentally regrouping from that may have been the biggest obstacle.

Tallassee began Class 5A Area 4 basketball action with three consecutive home games in an eight-day span this week. The Tigers opened by hosting Valley last Tuesday when they split results with the Rams.

The Tallassee boys basketball team found an unlikely source to bring a big momentum swing to Thursday night's game against Brewbaker Tech. Barry Purter scored two buckets in the final minute of the first half to break a tie and start an 18-0 run, putting the No. 7 team in Class 5A back in control.

Tallassee wasted no time to get back to action on the basketball court after the holiday break. The Tigers began play in Class 5A Area 4 on Tuesday night when they hosted Valley as both teams have expectations of making some noise in the postseason.

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories analyzing the 2020 football seasons for the six Elmore County teams.

Five wrestlers placed in the top four of their weight classes as Tallassee finished third at the Julian McPhillips tournament at Saint James this weekend. The Tigers racked up 108 points and finished behind only Wetumpka and Saint James in the 19-team field.

More than two weeks had gone by since the Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team was on the court for a game and it showed Monday night in Eclectic. The Generals did not make a basket until the 1:23 mark of the second quarter and they could not dig out of the hole as Elmore County ran away from…

In the first half of the season, the Elmore County girls basketball team averaged 19.7 turnovers while assisting on just 2.5 shots per game. ECHS coach Amy Rachel hopes her team turned a corner in that area as the Panthers assisted on nine of their 10 field goals and turned the ball over jus…

When it comes to school-based events, Tallassee has a large following. Whether it be a football game or a Night of Bands, Tallassee fans always show up to support their alma mater. Now that fanbase has an official name, Tiger Nation. Tallassee Recreation Center program coordinator Courtney T…

As you have probably gathered, I love basketball. I advocate for the sport from youth leagues to the NBA and I want to see it grow as much as possible, especially in a state dominated by football.

After a two-week break from the court, Elmore County and Horseshoe Bend returned to action to face off for the second time this season before area play begins. The Panthers again swept the Generals, running away with both games behind stout defense.

Tallassee boys basketball coach Keiven Mixson has wanted to see his team against tougher competition and he did just that over the weekend as the Tigers competed in the annual Dwight Madison Tournament in Montgomery. The Tigers fell just short against host Carver but they bounced back with a…

The rumors surrounding Rush Propst’s return to the state of Alabama were confirmed Thursday morning. Ultimate Student Athlete (USA) Academy, a new prep school to be located in Coosada, held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce Propst as the head coach of the football team which i…

All season long, Eric Shaw was a standout on both sides of the ball for Reeltown’s football team. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when the South Carolina commit was named a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A Lineman of the Year.

Entering the season, the Tallassee boys basketball team felt like it had one of the better starting lineups throughout Class 5A. Some coaches don’t want to mess with that kind of confidence but Tallassee coach Keiven Mixson had no choice as sophomore guard Jalyn Daniels has shown plenty of i…