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As preparation continued for another week of the NFL season last week, I saw a quote from Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield that rubbed me the wrong way. I’m not sure what exactly he meant by it but it didn’t the attention it should have gotten and it became a joke on ESPN talk shows.

Despite being just an eighth-grader, Macey Stewart represented Tallassee extremely well at the AHSAA Class 1A-5A Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn on Friday.

Despite scoring in the 40s in both its games this week, Elmore County’s boys basketball team couldn’t hold off its opponents defensively. The Panthers suffered a 56-43 loss against Pike Road last Tuesday and were defeated by Loachapoka, 56-42, on Friday night.

After a pair of dominating wins, Tallassee’s wrestling team couldn’t quite keep up its perfect streak at Thursday’s quad meet at Beauregard. The Tigers picked up wins over Brewbaker Tech, 54-24, and Russell County, 57-24, before narrowly falling to the host Hornets, 48-36.

The focus around Reeltown for the last several weeks has been the football team’s run to the state championship. Despite that, though, there are still more sports to be played and the basketball show must go on.

It was clear Reeltown’s football team was a bit shell-shocked to start the AHSAA Class 2A Football Championship on Friday afternoon. The Rebels made uncharacteristic mistakes and spotted Fyffe 20 points within the first few minutes of the game. 

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Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook Reeltown's Eric Shaw (6) flies to try to make a tackle against Fyffe's Zach Pyron (5).

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Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook Fyffe's William Gillilan (3) defends a pass intended for Reeltown's Cameron Faison.

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Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook Reeltown's Tyvon Waver finds a hole between Fyffe's Greggory Wooten (55) and Tyler Machen (25) on Friday.

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Less than five minutes into Friday’s AHSAA 2A Football Championship, Reeltown had more turnovers than offensive yards and Fyffe had already jumped out to a 20-0 lead. The Rebels never recovered as Fyffe’s defense locked down the rest of the day and rolled to a 56-7 victory to grab its second…

Less than five minutes into Friday’s AHSAA 2A Football Championship, Reeltown had more turnovers than offensive yards and Fyffe had already jumped out to a 20-point lead. The Rebels never recovered as Fyffe’s defense locked down the rest of the day and rolled to a 56-7 victory to grab its se…

I cannot be certain but since I have not seen a college football game from the time the Iron Bowl ended to the time I am writing this, I can only assume the season has ended and we can now move on to the hardwood. And yes, maybe I am a little bitter but I also just love basketball and the am…

I cannot be certain but since I have not seen a college football game from the time the Iron Bowl ended to the time I am writing this, I can only assume the season has ended and we can now move on to the hardwood. And yes, maybe I am a little bitter but I also just love basketball and the am…

The Tallassee and Elmore County basketball teams have already played against each other once this season and the rematches were unavoidable as the boys teams squared off in the Tallassee Lions Club 2019 Basketball Tournament championship while the girls teams met in the third-place game last…

Tallassee wrapped up last week’s Thanksgiving Duals tournament with a 43-42 victory over Elmore County as the Tigers finished with four team victories. After each team recorded seven pins in the match, Tallassee got the victory because of a tiebreaker. The deciding factor was which team scor…

As the Tallassee Lions Club 2019 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament started winding down last week, it was clear the Tigers were going to walk away as champions but the only question remaining was who would take home the extra hardware as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Tallassee pull…

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With multiple Division I programs vying for her signature, Sinclair Cole was ready to take her time with the decision of where she would be playing softball at the next level. Offers from Howard, Grambling State and Florida A&M on the table, Alabama A&M coach Cassandra Brown told Col…

Trailing by one with just over a minute to go in last Tuesday’s boys basketball game, Tallassee needed to find a way to score against a stout Auburn defense. The ball found its way into the hands of Sandarius Hughley, who drove the rim and released a floater but it was off the rim and Auburn…

Losing a host of talented seniors created an experience vacuum for the Tallassee wrestling team coming into this season. Tiger coach John Mask knew the talent was there but was uncertain what the on-mat product would look like. Thursday night he sat ringside and watched his squad pick up bac…

After scoring a total of just nine points in the first two games, Tallassee’s Lindan Oliver started letting the ball fly and she brought a spark of offense to the Tigers against Auburn last Tuesday. Oliver knocked down seven 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 25 points in a 74-33 defeat t…

After seeing the football team make it to the postseason, the Holtville boys basketball team had to move some games around as it tried to keep its full schedule intact. As a result, the Bulldogs played four games in five days during the opening week but they got some key contributions from s…

Caleb Turrentine / The Tribune Tallassee senior Jordan Walters signed her Letter of Intent to play softball at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. She is joined by, front row left to right, sister Bethany Walters, mother Dana Walters, father Doug Walters; back row Tallassee coach …

A couple weeks ago, sports writer Caleb Turrentine penned a column about the potential environment of a high school basketball game. If the crowd is large and into it, it can be one of the best atmospheres around the sports world.

Last week it was hard to pinpoint which play was the most important for Reeltown in its second-round playoff victory. This week, it’s nearly impossible to pick just one player who stood out for the Rebels as they downed G.W. Long, 41-22, in the AHSAA Class 2A football quarterfinals.

For the first time in the history of the Tallassee cross country program, a runner finished a 5K race in under 16 minutes. Woodrow Dean saved his best performance for the final meet of the season as he beat his old personal record by nearly 30 seconds by crossing the finish line at the AHSAA…

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At this point, everyone is good. Everyone is really good. A team doesn’t make it to the quarterfinals of the AHSAA playoffs by being anything other than a solid football team.