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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.

Boaters Chris Rutland of Wetumpka and Dusty Herron of Alabaster each caught five bass Saturday weighing 16 pounds even to tie for the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Lay Lake. After contingency awards, Rutland earned $3,435, while Herron took h…

For the first time since 2014, the Elmore County softball team put together a 21-win season after finishing off the year with one more win at the East Central Regional in Oxford on Friday. The Panthers matched the combined total of wins they had the last two seasons with a 15-1 win over Dall…

The Renew Outreach Development (ROD) Center hosted its second annual Spring Fling Classic on Saturday with 30 travel basketball teams around the state traveling to Wetumpka for the youth basketball tournament. Since founding the organization in 2017, event director and Wetumpka native Ira Wa…

Despite battling back and being within spitting distance of a chance to play for a state playoff berth, Reeltown’s softball team fell just short in the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The Tallassee High Tigers knocked down Beauregard, 9-1, Thursday in the Class 5A Area 4 championship earning a berth into the South Regional tournament beginning Friday. In the championship win, The Tigers were led defensively by Jordan Walters and third baseman Madelyn Martin.

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It has been more than two decades since the last time the Tallassee softball team appeared in the state tournament. This year, the Tigers will enter the Class 5A South Regional in Gulf Shores on Friday as one of the favorites to clinch a spot in Lagoon Park as they enter with a 41-7 record a…

We’ve all heard the warnings about social media postings before. Whatever is posted on the internet stays there forever. You can never truly delete something. Those posts can follow you forever.

Even if you missed what happened at Churchill Downs on Saturday, there is no doubt you saw a post on social media about how instant replay was ruining another sports moment. After “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” appeared to be over, there were people in a small video room determini…

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The Tallassee High Tigers knocked off Beauregard 9-1 Thursday claiming the area championship and earning a berth into the Gulf Shores-hosted 5A Regional Tournament beginning Friday. The Tigers - in the win - were led defensively by junior Jordan Walters and senior third baseman Madelyn Martin.

It took six games for the Elmore County girls soccer team to score its first goal of the season but the Panthers rebounded well to finish with seven wins, more than the program combined for in the last five years. The Panthers won five of their final seven games but a 2-1 loss to Marbury in …

The Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Program announced its 2019 region and state honorees last month. Elmore County was represented by Madison Traylor and Jamie Singleton at the annual banquet after the two were named as the Class 4A Region 3 winners prior to the event.

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. 

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.

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…

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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…

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.

You may not realize it but the 2019 Major League Baseball season is already underway. And I do not just mean the exhibition games in Florida and Arizona that get us excited every year.

The Wetumpka boys soccer team grabbed its third consecutive win with a 4-1 victory at Tallassee on Thursday night. The Indians moved to 6-2-3 on the year and take some momentum into a long break before the season’s final stretch.

Looking to turn their season around, the Tallassee Tigers used a three-run third to distance themselves from their Class 6A opponents en route to a 7-2 victory over Stanhope Elmore last Tuesday.

College basketball may not be everyone’s favorite sport but everyone can agree the next three weeks will bring some of the best excitement sports can offer. I will even go a step further and say that the next four days are the best four days of the year as a sports fan.

The Reeltown softball team outscored Elmore County across the final five innings of its opening game at the Reeltown Invitational on Friday. However, the Rebels (5-12) allowed six runs in the first inning and could not erase the deficit before falling to the Panthers 6-2.