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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…

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.

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.

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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…

For the first time since 2014, the Elmore County football team will be represented at the AHSAA North-South All-Star football game. Graduate Kwan Bickley received a late invitation to join the South roster from Dadeville coach Richard White and Bickley knew he could not pass up the opportunity.

On the fourth episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA) director Jamie Lee came on to the show to discuss the first annual AHSAA Elite 100 showcase held in Hoover last week. Lee, who spent 16 years as a basketball head coach…

The Elmore County football team has focused on its physical play since coach Jordan Cantrell took over the program last season. During his first full offseason at the helm, the Panthers are unsurprisingly putting a major emphasis on the team’s work inside the weight room.

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The Alabama Sports Writers Association officially released its all-state teams for baseball and softball last week. There were 15 players from around Elmore County who made the cut with Holtville, Tallassee and Edgewood all having multiple players on the lists.

Shortly after coach Kim Moncrief stepped down from the helm of the Elmore County softball program, the Panthers announced athletic director Terry Nicholas will take the job. Nicholas has been the school’s athletic director since 2015 and has coached football, baseball and golf at Elmore Coun…

During his fifth season at the helm of the Holtville softball program, coach Daryl Otwell took the Bulldogs back to the sport’s biggest stage in the state of Alabama. Holtville won three games in Oxford at the Class 4A East Central Regional to clinch a spot in the state tournament for the fi…

After five seasons at the helm of the Elmore County softball team, coach Kim Moncrief is stepping down to focus on her duties as the volleyball head coach. ECHS athletic director Terry Nicholas will take over effective immediately.

After one academic year of coverage in Elmore County, I was treated to watching the best athletes this county has to offer. You could not go more than a few days without seeing me at a different sporting event and I promise it was more fun than it was work.

The Elmore County football team has not been to the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons, the longest stretch for the program since the 1960s. The Panthers have won at least two region games in each of the last seven years and came close to advancing to the postseason last year but they wer…

The Elmore County football team traveled to Selma on Friday night to finish off its spring practice period. Southside Selma hosted a jamboree with three teams where the Panthers knocked off Hale County, 13-0, in one half of play before falling 20-0 to Southside Selma to finish the day.

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…

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.