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Elmore County is losing more than three-fourths of its scoring production and returns only 17 percent of its total offense from last season but the Panthers are entering the 2019 season with confidence. ECHS coach Jordan Cantrell saw 17 seniors graduate from his first team in Eclectic and no…

The Reeltown Rebels are tired of hearing about last year. They don’t want to play the “what if” game anymore. They know they could’ve done better and they know they messed up.


As Eric Shaw grabbed the Auburn hat sitting in front of him Thursday, the crowd at Reeltown High School took a collective breath. But it lasted for only a brief second as Shaw quickly put the Auburn hat back down and stood up. He grabbed at his Reeltown T-shirt, taking it off to reveal the S…


Youth over experience seems to be the team motto for Tallassee this season. After two consecutive years with all-state players at quarterback, the Tigers are looking to a newcomer to lead its offense into the 2019 season.

Tribe Elite Athletics had 10 Elmore County athletes recently qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships across 16 individual and relay events. Over the past two months, these athletes accomplished this by competing through a circuit of qualifying track meets …

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As you know, the football season is just around the corner with high school and college regular season games beginning next week. However, for one final time this summer, I’m here to talk about what to pay attention to across the pond with the football season underway.

Inside the Lines Podcast co-hosts Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast dive into the recent success for Holtivlle and what they expect the Bulldogs to do in 2019. Coach Jason Franklin joins the show to talk about his team's strengths on offense and how they can improve on the road this season.

For the third consecutive year, Tallassee took things up a notch to officially open its football season. Monday marked the first day of practice for teams across the state but the Tigers wanted to get a jump start on the competition and hit the field at 12:01 a.m. for a full practice as they…

Last week I wrote about how student-athletes are putting in work year-round for just a few short months of actual play. I wrote about how important that offseason work was for building team chemistry, getting bigger, stronger and faster and bonding as one unit.


As summer practice winds down, coaching staffs across the state are beginning to finalize their starting lineups for the first week of the football season in August. Meanwhile, Tallassee coach Mike Battles continues to weigh his options as an abundance of riches has appeared right when the T…

Ending the summer at Reeltown’s organized team activities (OTAs) was just what Tallassee’s football team needed as it continues to measure the growth of its young offense.

Many fans around Reeltown and Tallassee have already marked a date on their 2020 calendars. The two teams have decided to renew their age-old rivalry by opening the season next year against one another.

Ever since the end of last season, Reeltown’s football team has wanted to get back out on the field. The Rebels can’t seem to shake the distaste of being upset in the first round of the playoffs after going undefeated in Class 2A Region 4.

The theme surrounding Burt-Haynie Field in Eclectic has not shifted at all during the offseason. Panther coach Jordan Cantrell is preparing the Elmore County football team for what could be a tough season with a young group by getting his players to focus on the weight room over the last sev…

OK, so if you have stepped outside at all recently, I could see why this headline could be a little misleading. But for me, the beginning of August has always marked the end of summer.

There were just two seniors on the 2018 roster for Edgewood and while their leadership might be tough to replace, the Wildcats are primed to take another step forward with the number of players returning to the field this season. After snapping a 20-game losing streak to start the season, Ed…

This is where the fun really begins. In just over a week, local teams will hit the fields for their first fall practices, and in just under a month, it’s officially game time.


The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) hosted its 23rd annual North-South All-Star week across several locations in Montgomery last week. Nine student-athletes from Elmore County competed in five of the nine sports, making some key plays along the way to lead to several victori…

With just one week to go until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, there are plenty of teams in both leagues with eyes on a spot in the postseason this October. Executives and coaching staffs will be working together to find the right piece to help their team get over the hump.


For the second consecutive week, the Star Seeds organization teamed up with a local high school to put on a youth camp. Tallassee welcomed the Star Seeds to the high school gym to host kids from across Elmore County for a basketball camp Saturday.

Football is season is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up for a full slate of both digital and print content. Our latest project, Inside the Lines Podcast, has been taking off as sportswriter Caleb Turrentine and I have been diving into topics from softball pitch count a…

Basketball is always the first thing on Bruce Pearl’s mind. As the head coach of Auburn’s men’s basketball team, which advanced to its first Final Four in history this past season, Pearl has a lot of expectations to live up to.

The chance of rain did not keep the Tallassee football team off the field last Thursday when the Tigers hosted Dadeville and Talladega for a session of organized team activities (OTAs). The three teams started with separate position drills before coming together for 11-on-11 plays to end the day.