We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured

The final volleyball matches of the regular season are being played this week and while some teams are still on the court, many teams have already turned their focus to postseason. Several schools have already punched their tickets to the super regionals by earning a bye to their area champi…

After going more than a month without losing a match, Horseshoe Bend found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard Wednesday night in Eclectic. The Generals had their 23-game winning streak snapped by Elmore County as the Panthers jumped out to a quick start and never looked back, winning …

With last week’s loss to Handley, Elmore County was officially eliminated from the postseason and now the Panthers are forced to try to find some positives in the last four weeks. While there may not be anything more than bragging rights to play for in the remaining games, ECHS coach Jordan …

The high school volleyball teams around Elmore County made up nearly half the field at the annual ECHS Block Party on Saturday but the local teams could get past the semifinals as they ran into stiff competition and beat up on each other along the way. Elmore County got the closest and added…

There were plenty of goals the Elmore County volleyball team wanted to accomplish during last week’s busy stretch but the Panthers fell short in all of them. After falling to Benjamin Russell in a five-set thriller Wednesday, Elmore County turned around and lost to area rival Holtville for t…

Getting in the win column was important for Elmore County’s football team but now the Panthers want to take the momentum from its first victory back into Class 4A Region 4 play as they host Handley on Friday night. The Panthers will likely need to win their final three region games to secure…

There is not a spot on the floor Elmore County’s Kelley Green cannot play and she proved that during last Tuesday’s area match against rival Holtville. With Alexis Esco out, the Panthers needed other players to step up as a setter. Green did that and then some to lead Elmore County to a 25-1…

The Eclectic Youth Football and Cheerleading League hosted its annual homecoming day on Saturday to recognize all of the players and cheerleaders for each age group. The Panthers celebrate between the sophomores and juniors games but they could not get much going on the field as Dadeville wo…

special section featured

With Elmore County winless on the season and Dadeville sitting at a disappointing 1-4, Friday night was destined to be a scene of agony and ecstasy at Tiger Stadium. It was in only the final minute of the Panthers and Tigers’ tilt the two roles were assigned. 

Elmore County jumped out to a 16-3 lead over Holtville in the first set of Tuesday's match and was seemingly on its way to an easy 2-0 start in area play. The Bulldogs responded though, cutting the deficit all the way to just four points but it was not enough as the Panthers pulled away in a…

special section

After just four plays, Elmore County held a 7-0 lead at Holtville on Friday night as the Panthers eyed their ninth consecutive victory over their region rivals. Elmore County even held a 14-13 lead at the break but the Bulldogs stormed out of the locker room in the second half, holding the P…

After 70 meetings on the football field between Holtville and Elmore County, no team has ever defeated the other in nine consecutive seasons. The Panthers have a chance to do just that when they travel to Boykin-Chapman Field on Friday night for the next chapter in the rivalry series but ECH…

After knocking off Wetumpka and Tallassee in three sets each, Elmore County received a bye to the semifinals of Saturday’s Stanhope Elmore Invitational. However, in a rematch with Wetumpka, the Panthers could not find the same success they had in the first meeting and fell in straight sets, …

On a sweaty September night in Eclectic, the Elmore County Panthers kept shooting themselves in the foot, and the Talladega Tigers kept making them pay. 

featured

It's a special episode of ITL this week as Caleb and Lizi are joined by The Daily Home's LaVonte Young to discuss the big games in Class 4A Region 4 this week (20:30).

Talladega boasted an explosive offense throughout last season, including a 47-point performance in a Class 4A Region 4 win over Elmore County. The Tigers are hoping to duplicate that performance this year when they travel to Eclectic to face the Panthers and Talladega will get to rely on qua…

After quickly posting wins in the first two sets against Dadeville on Monday, the Elmore County volleyball team found itself in tough third set.

Elmore County volleyball coach Kim Moncrief and her sister, Reeltown coach Kelli Hilyer, both say they want what’s best for their programs. They also battle against each other on the softball field.

special section

Leeds High School Greenwave pulled out its first win of the season Friday night over Elmore County with a score of 33-27 in a tight game at Leeds’ Homer Smiles stadium. The game was the first in Class 4A Region 4 action for both teams.

featured

Caleb and Lizi are back with a quick recap on the biggest moments of Week 1 (5:20) before moving on to this week's Game of the Week between Stanhope Elmore and Benjamin Russell (16:10).

Elmore County’s first ever win over Leeds was thrilling from beginning to end as DJ Patrick’s 305 rushing yards led the Panthers to a 35-28 win at home last season. Unfortunately for the Panthers, there are plenty of changes to both sides entering this year’s matchup including no Patrick to …

Thursday’s Elmore County-Central Coosa volleyball match featured a slew of errors indicative of two teams playing in their initial games of the season.

special section

Elmore County’s football team came up short in its season opener against the Class 5A Marbury Bulldogs, 35-18, but nonetheless ECHS coach Jordan Cantrell said he saw some “tough dudes” among his Panthers.

This is usually the time of year where I would put out all my picks for the high school football season. I would tell you all about why there is no reason to watch Class 7A this season as one team will take away any chance of climactic postseason football. Or you would be reading up on my pr…

featured

Actual football games have finally arrived this week so Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast are here to preview some of the top games in the area (3:15) while making their predictions for Week 0.

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…

For the last three weeks, Caleb Turrentine and I have been counting down to the football season by breaking down each area football team on our Inside the Lines Podcast preview series.

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.

featured

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.