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After a disappointing weekend at sectionals, the Elmore County wrestling team was still hoping for the best from its five wrestlers at the AHSAA Class 1A-5A Wrestling Championships in Huntsville last weekend. The Panthers walked away with just one individual medal but all five won at least o…

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Tallassee saw its first two batters reach base against Elmore County's Landon Maynard but after batting into a double play, the Tigers saw their chances dwindle at the plate. Maynard settled in and struck out eight batters over 5 1/3 innings to lead the Panthers to a 5-2 win over their rival…

Zack Haynes let his emotions come out in full force after earning a pin to take first place at the Class 1A-5A South Super Section in Montgomery on Saturday. It took him just 52 seconds to pin Montevallo’s Jemari Harris — his fourth first-period pin of the tournament — earning Haynes a gold …

Tallassee’s girls team finished 13th at this weekend’s AHSAA Class 4A-5A Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. The Tigers got 14 team points as Chloe Baynes grabbed medals in two events while Lexi Love set a new school record.

Elmore County’s softball and baseball teams combined for 40 wins last season but only three came during the postseason. With plenty of talent returning on both teams, the Panthers are looking to keep their expectations high with a hope of making some noise in the playoffs this time around.

Someone recently told me it would not be very long until football was no longer favorite high school sport in Elmore County. While it will a little bit longer, I do believe the gap is closing and it is coming from a sport people did not see coming.

Both Elmore County basketball teams took a three-game losing streak on the road to square off with Montgomery Catholic in the penultimate game of the season. The Panthers split the results on the court Thursday night with the girls team prevailing to build some momentum before the playoffs.

Elmore County got in some extra work Saturday and proved it can still make some noise as the Panthers went undefeated at the Wildcat Wrap Up. The Panthers swept all four of their matches, scoring at least 60 points in three of the victories.

Monday marked the first official day of practice for baseball and softball teams. Players have been together for three weeks already during the AHSAA throwing period but there was a new sense of excitement when the players took the field for a full practice less than three weeks before the f…

It did not take long for Elmore County to take control of its boys basketball game against Holtville on Thursday night. The Panthers gave up the first basket but Garrett Allen quickly responded with a 3-pointer and Elmore County never looked back, running away with a 64-42 victory in Class 4…

Elmore County’s wrestling team was riding some momentum after winning the Class 1A/5A Region 3 title and the Panthers had their eyes set on hosting a semifinal match in the AHSAA Duals Championships but they ran into tough competition at Ranburne. Elmore County expected to have its hands ful…

Last Monday marked the first official day for baseball and softball teams to participate in throwing drills with the full roster. There are still some limitations on practice time and what can be done before the first day of practice Jan. 27 but the new period has brought plenty of excitemen…

After Tallassee jumped out to a big lead in its AHSAA Class 1A-5A Region 2 Duals match against Reeltown, Jake Debardelaben grabbed one of the most important victories of the night. Debardelaben pinned Reeltown’s Gabriel Bryant at 170 pounds to clinch the match for the Tigers, securing a spot…

Tallassee began Class 5A Area 4 basketball action with three consecutive home games in an eight-day span this week. The Tigers opened by hosting Valley last Tuesday when they split results with the Rams.

Five wrestlers placed in the top four of their weight classes as Tallassee finished third at the Julian McPhillips tournament at Saint James this weekend. The Tigers racked up 108 points and finished behind only Wetumpka and Saint James in the 19-team field.

Five wrestlers placed in the top four of their weight classes as Tallassee finished third at the Julian McPhillips tournament at Saint James this weekend. The Tigers racked up 108 points and finished behind only Wetumpka and Saint James in the 19-team field.

More than two weeks had gone by since the Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team was on the court for a game and it showed Monday night in Eclectic. The Generals did not make a basket until the 1:23 mark of the second quarter and they could not dig out of the hole as Elmore County ran away from…

In the first half of the season, the Elmore County girls basketball team averaged 19.7 turnovers while assisting on just 2.5 shots per game. ECHS coach Amy Rachel hopes her team turned a corner in that area as the Panthers assisted on nine of their 10 field goals and turned the ball over jus…

After a two-week break from the court, Elmore County and Horseshoe Bend returned to action to face off for the second time this season before area play begins. The Panthers again swept the Generals, running away with both games behind stout defense.

The Tallassee wrestling team traveled to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to compete in the Beast of the Beach tournament with teams from across the southeast. Tallassee got eight duals matches, winning three in a field of tough competition.

For the first time in school history, Elmore County will be moving up to Class 5A and the Panthers now have their first look at what the competition will be like on the football field. Jordan Cantrell's third season at the helm will be played in 5A Region 4, which includes rivalry games agai…

The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced its latest reclassification and several teams across the county were affected by the changes. Elmore County and Holtville will make the jump to Class 5A in the 2020-21 academic year, joining Region 4 on the football field to reunite with…

Elmore County’s basketball teams hit the road last Tuesday to start play in Class 4A Area 5 but the Panthers were no match for Handley as the Tigers ran away with both games to put the visitors at the bottom of the area standings.

A plethora of forfeits helped Elmore County’s wrestling team to a pair of victories on Thursday night. The Panthers defeated Shelby County, 48-32, despite having only two wins on the mat and they received five forfeit victories en route to a 60-21 defeat of Holtville.

The Elmore County wrestling program is still a work in progress as ECHS coach Jared Jones is still looking to put the right Panthers in the right places. Tuesday, it produced a split result, defeating the Pike Road Patriots, 39-36, but falling to Benjamin Russell, one of the top teams in 6A, 60-12.

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 sending the short-handed Reeltown Rebels back to the friendly confines of Tallapoosa County, it was time for Elmore County and Stanhope Elmore to step inside the wrestling circle on Thursday night. At the end of the night though, the Mustangs notched the 44-36 victory.

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…

Forcing turnovers was the name of the game for Dadeville’s girls basketball team in its season opener Monday night. Despite being matched up against Class 4A Elmore County, the Tigers used a high-potent, aggressive defense to force turnover after turnover.