MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The future of the AHSAA’s Super 7 State High School Football Championships has been set for the years 2021-2032, pending final approvals in process from the AHSAA and community partners. The new structure continues the tradition of using the state’s premier football venues…

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It's time for the second round of the football playoffs so Caleb and Lizi preview each local game including Wetumpka's rematch with Spanish Fort (14:56) and Reeltown's long trip to J.U. Blacksher (23:12).

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What seems most notable about J.U. Blacksher is the sheer number of points it puts up. The Bulldogs are averaging more than 36 points per game and have scored at least 38 in seven of their 11 games thus far.

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The Tallassee wrestling program is no stranger to success but the Tigers fell short of their goals last season and now the challenge gets even tougher after seeing seven of their top wrestlers graduate. Tallassee will have to replace four state qualifiers, including two state placers, among …

Tallassee officially kicked off its season on the hardwood Tuesday night against Elmore County but the Tigers have been building some excitement around the two programs since last season ended. Thursday, Tallassee hosted a Midday Madness event to show off some skills from both teams to stude…

For the first time in a decade, the Elmore County wrestling team came away from the state championships with a medal last season and now the Panthers are wanting to see even more success this year. However, that is easier said than done as they will have to replace seven starters including t…

Tallassee’s Woodrow Dean set a new personal record at Saturday’s Class 5A State Championship meet at Oakville Indian Mounds Park in Moulton. Dean finished the 5K race with a time of 15:51.85 to grab second place, falling less than two seconds behind Scottsboro’s Cooper Atkins.

Tray Duncan has been the workhorse in the backfield all season for Stanhope Elmore but he took it to the next level for the first round of the playoffs. Duncan took over the game early and finished with 203 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries — all career highs — as the Mustangs took dow…

It probably has not taken long for anyone who reads my writing to know I prefer basketball to football. And yes, I know football season is still kicking with some major games but with the season starting on the hardwood this week, I thought it would be a good time to encourage all high schoo…

With football season coming to a close any week — and certainly within the next five weeks — Inside the Lines Podcast will slowly start shifting its focus to the winter sports season. Basketball season begins this week and wrestling follows shortly behind.

In case you haven’t heard, there was a high school coach in New York who was suspended for his team defeating an opponent, 61-13.

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As the end of fall sports season approaches, high school sports fans are turning their attention to the hardwood and there is plenty to be excited for in Tallassee. After back-to-back sub-regional appearances, the Tallassee’s boys basketball team is entering the 2019 season with high expecta…

There may be different expectation levels for the Elmore County basketball teams entering the 2019 season but both the girls and boys team are dealing with some of the same problems before the teams have even played their first game. The Panthers lost plenty of talent and production from las…

Despite coming into the football season with some doubts surrounding its offense, Tallassee found several bright spots throughout the year but ultimately fell short of its goal of returning to the postseason. The Tigers saw their fate decided after a loss to Charles Henderson in Week 8 but t…

For the second time in the last three years, Elmore County finished the football season with just two wins and the Panthers saw their first winless region slate since 1995. The team’s struggles did not come as a surprise after losing most of its production from the six-win season in 2018 but…

Tallassee’s boys cross country team saw all seven of its runner qualify for this week’s state meet in Moulton after the Tigers had a strong showing at Thursday’s Class 5A Section 1 race in Mobile. Woodrow Dean won his third race of the season by easing past the competition and running the ra…

I spend most of my life in the sports world whether covering football, playing basketball or watching soccer. And as much as I love sports, there are some instances in all that time that can make me cringe.

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It's time to wrap up the regular season as Caleb and Lizi quickly discuss the big coaching news out of Dadeville last week (5:48) before diving into the Game of the Week between Tallassee and Elmore County (9:00).

It's time to wrap up the regular season as Caleb and Lizi quickly discuss the big coaching news out of Dadeville last week (5:48) before diving into the Game of the Week between Tallassee and Elmore County (9:00). The co-hosts also take a deep dive into Benjamin Russell's senior night game a…

For the last three years, Tallassee has made easy work of its longest-running rival but Elmore County is hoping to see that streak end this season. The Panthers are traveling to Tallassee on Friday night to flip the script after losing the last three meetings by an average of 26.3 points.

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For the 49th consecutive season, Elmore County and Tallassee will meet on the gridiron as the two teams will take the field at J.E. “Hot” O’Brien Stadium on Friday night. With as much history and tradition both programs have, it is rare to find a game in the series with as little on the line…

Had Reeltown won last week in its regular-season football finale, Rebel coach Matt Johnson likely would’ve wanted to carry that momentum straight into the playoffs.

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With the playoffs out of the picture, Tallassee needed to find some extra inspiration as the Tigers searched for their first win over Beauregard since 2010. After falling behind 14-13 at halftime, Tallassee made some small tweaks to its offense and put the ball in the hands of Tavarious “Tru…

There are plenty of great things about high school sports but when it boils down to it, the outside support from a community can make or break a program at any level. I love seeing the number of parents in the stands for any sporting event but I love it even more when I see someone who has n…

Just before last week’s Class 4A Area 5 championship against Holtville, Elmore County’s Brianna Baker was getting in some last-minute stretches. There was a little bit of anguish in her face as she stretched her back but nothing was stopping her from getting on the court as the Panthers sear…

Elmore County suspected its path to the state tournament was not going to be easy and the Panthers confirmed that the hard way when they ran into LAMP at Thursday’s South Super Regional in Montgomery. For the second straight season, Elmore County fell in the first round, losing 25-19, 25-16, 25-11.

In just its third season as a volleyball program, Reeltown had a great shot of advancing to the Class 2A South Super Regionals. The Rebels put together their best regular season to date and wrapped up the No. 2 seed in Class 2A Area 8.

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What happens when two physical high school football teams with nothing to lose are pitted against each other on a Friday night in late October? The fans get their money’s worth as the hometown Tallassee withstood the sting of the Beauregard Hornets en route to a 35-28 win in Class 5A Region …

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For the second consecutive season, Tallassee had its postseason fate in its hands with two region games remaining but a loss to Charles Henderson ended that. Pair that with Rehobeth’s win over Valley last week and that means Tallassee will be missing the playoffs for the second consecutive s…

Even in a disappointing season, the Elmore County football team got to celebrate a victory on homecoming night last week. Now the Panthers have one final celebration at Burt-Haynie Field this season as they will honor their seniors while hosting Lincoln in the Class 4A Region 4 finale Friday night.

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After knocking off St. James in the regular season, Tallassee knew it was going to have a better chance at getting to the Class 5A Area 4 championship match to extend its season. However, the Trojans shook off a slow start to defeat the Tigers 17-25, 29-27, 25-13, 25-19, Monday night, ending…

After seeing Holtville sweep Handley in straight sets, Elmore County got the matchup it wanted in the Class 4A Area 5 championship but it knew it would not be easy. The Panthers wanted revenge after being swept by the Bulldogs earlier in the season but the nerves were high to start the match…

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for Oct. 11. Tallassee’s Tavarious Griffin is the Public School Player of the Week and Trinity’s Tate Holley is the Private School Player of the Week. Both players were honored at the Club’s meeting on Tuesday. Tom Luginbi…

The last two seasons for the Wetumpka football have been two of the most successful seasons in the program’s history. But despite being one of the best teams in Class 6A across the state, there were some clear gaps between Wetumpka and the other top-tier programs.