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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.

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.

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. 

For the first time in a decade, the Elmore County wrestling team came away from the state championships with a medal last season and now the Panthers are wanting to see even more success this year. However, that is easier said than done as they will have to replace seven starters including t…

There may be different expectation levels for the Elmore County basketball teams entering the 2019 season but both the girls and boys team are dealing with some of the same problems before the teams have even played their first game. The Panthers lost plenty of talent and production from las…

For the second time in the last three years, Elmore County finished the football season with just two wins and the Panthers saw their first winless region slate since 1995. The team’s struggles did not come as a surprise after losing most of its production from the six-win season in 2018 but…

It's time to wrap up the regular season as Caleb and Lizi quickly discuss the big coaching news out of Dadeville last week (5:48) before diving into the Game of the Week between Tallassee and Elmore County (9:00).

It's time to wrap up the regular season as Caleb and Lizi quickly discuss the big coaching news out of Dadeville last week (5:48) before diving into the Game of the Week between Tallassee and Elmore County (9:00). The co-hosts also take a deep dive into Benjamin Russell's senior night game a…

For the last three years, Tallassee has made easy work of its longest-running rival but Elmore County is hoping to see that streak end this season. The Panthers are traveling to Tallassee on Friday night to flip the script after losing the last three meetings by an average of 26.3 points.

For the 49th consecutive season, Elmore County and Tallassee will meet on the gridiron as the two teams will take the field at J.E. “Hot” O’Brien Stadium on Friday night. With as much history and tradition both programs have, it is rare to find a game in the series with as little on the line…

Just before last week’s Class 4A Area 5 championship against Holtville, Elmore County’s Brianna Baker was getting in some last-minute stretches. There was a little bit of anguish in her face as she stretched her back but nothing was stopping her from getting on the court as the Panthers sear…

Elmore County suspected its path to the state tournament was not going to be easy and the Panthers confirmed that the hard way when they ran into LAMP at Thursday’s South Super Regional in Montgomery. For the second straight season, Elmore County fell in the first round, losing 25-19, 25-16, 25-11.