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The response from NASCAR in support of Bubba Wallace was remarkable, and that’s something I never thought I would be writing about this summer.

When Reeltown first started a bass fishing team, Cade Wood immediately knew he wanted to be a member. That was more than six years ago, and now he’s the first member of the Rebels fishing squad to ink a scholarship to fish at the next level.

After the 2020 baseball and softball seasons were cut short, the Alabama Sports Writers Association decided not to vote on any all-state teams this year. In an effort to fill that void, AL.com presented its first ever “Terrific 20” list for both sports to recognize the top 20 players in each…

Despite getting clearance from the AHSAA to return to campus and begin athletic activities June 1, Tallassee football coach Mike Battles wanted to make sure his program was taking all necessary precautions before getting back on the field. 

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which is now available online at www.tallasse…

There are not sports games currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past. 

Prime fishing is available year-round in the Alabama Black Belt and those who are wetting lines this summer are encouraged to enter their catch into the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) 2020 Best Fish Photo Contest for a chance to reel in the main prize.

Tallassee football coach Mike Battles was anxiously awaiting the day when schools would reopen and the AHSAA would give the go-ahead for athletic activities to resume on high school campuses. However, when he got that news, he knew there was still a lot that needed to be done before he could…

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which premiered Saturday. To view that video,…

While some teams kept the start of their summer workouts on their original schedule, Elmore County decided to take advantage of the reopening of schools across the state Monday. The Panthers started preparations for the 2020 season with a 90-minute practice session early Monday morning but c…

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which premiered Saturday. To view that video,…

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past. 

With tryouts and summer competitions called off for the time being, Elmore County volleyball coach Kim Moncrief has just been looking forward to getting her players back together even if the sport wasn’t returning. Fortunately for Moncrief and the Panthers, the AHSAA allowed summer workouts …

Elmore County graduate Elissa Brown has always been a strong athlete and grown her softball skills exponentially at Alabama. But now, she’s also showing the kind of person she is.

With athletics getting ready to once again begin for the first time in more than two months across the state, the AHSAA has released a set of “Best Practices” guidelines for return. Those include everything from sanitation guidelines, a set of pre-screening questions and suggestions for main…

Tallassee’s Jacob Abbott Ingram did not get a lot of action prior to his junior baseball season and the dream of being named to an AHSAA all-star game may have looked like a long shot. Those chances seemed to decrease even more with a shortened season but Ingram made the most of his limited …

Tallassee catcher Lexi Love has had her eyes on the North-South All-Star game for a long time and although the game itself has been canceled, Love still received the recognition she has been working toward. Love was one of two catchers across all classifications named to the South roster whe…

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

The selection process for the annual North-South All-Star games was a little bit different for the spring sports rosters. Without having a full slate of games in 2020 to see stats from, it was clear some players’ sophomore seasons were used in the process and Elmore County’s Madison Britt ce…

If you have already listened to last week’s episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, you already know my thoughts on high school athletes returning to practice June 1. I am craving the return of sports as much as everyone else but I have to admit I’m a little worried an early return during the t…

While most tryouts and evaluation periods have already been postponed, winter sports programs like basketball and wrestling are getting ready to face their next challenge. Elmore County boys basketball coach Rodney Taylor already had plans in place to take his team to Tuscaloosa and Auburn f…

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past. 

The sports world may look a little different but things seem to be starting to return to as normal as possible. Alabama state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey announced Thursday schools could reopen beginning June 1, and the AHSAA followed suit.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

As everyone continues to await final decisions from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama State Department of Education on when schools can return to campus, the AHSAA has released an update set of guidelines for athletic programs to use this summer. Football coaches have b…

Although volleyball seasons do not officially begin until August, teams often put in plenty of work during the weeks leading up to the first official practice. Summer camps and playdates are helpful to discover strengths and weaknesses before entering regular season play. Now that challenge …

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

Eddie Gantt, Scott Justiss, Terrel Brown and Jeanne Shirley make up the PE department at Tallassee Elementary School and when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had to act fast to create an at-home physical activity routine that would suit both students and parents. 

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past.