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After the 2020 baseball and softball seasons were cut short, the Alabama Sports Writers Association decided not to vote on any all-state teams this year. In an effort to fill that void, AL.com presented its first ever “Terrific 20” list for both sports to recognize the top 20 players in each…

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which is now available online at www.tallasse…

While some teams kept the start of their summer workouts on their original schedule, Elmore County decided to take advantage of the reopening of schools across the state Monday. The Panthers started preparations for the 2020 season with a 90-minute practice session early Monday morning but c…

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It culminated in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night, which premiered Saturday. To view that video,…

With tryouts and summer competitions called off for the time being, Elmore County volleyball coach Kim Moncrief has just been looking forward to getting her players back together even if the sport wasn’t returning. Fortunately for Moncrief and the Panthers, the AHSAA allowed summer workouts …

Elmore County graduate Elissa Brown has always been a strong athlete and grown her softball skills exponentially at Alabama. But now, she’s also showing the kind of person she is.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

The selection process for the annual North-South All-Star games was a little bit different for the spring sports rosters. Without having a full slate of games in 2020 to see stats from, it was clear some players’ sophomore seasons were used in the process and Elmore County’s Madison Britt ce…

While most tryouts and evaluation periods have already been postponed, winter sports programs like basketball and wrestling are getting ready to face their next challenge. Elmore County boys basketball coach Rodney Taylor already had plans in place to take his team to Tuscaloosa and Auburn f…

The sports world may look a little different but things seem to be starting to return to as normal as possible. Alabama state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey announced Thursday schools could reopen beginning June 1, and the AHSAA followed suit.

As everyone continues to await final decisions from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama State Department of Education on when schools can return to campus, the AHSAA has released an update set of guidelines for athletic programs to use this summer. Football coaches have b…

Although volleyball seasons do not officially begin until August, teams often put in plenty of work during the weeks leading up to the first official practice. Summer camps and playdates are helpful to discover strengths and weaknesses before entering regular season play. Now that challenge …

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…

The entire AHSAA staff has been hard at work coming up with contingency plans for what high school sports will look like in Alabama moving forward in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While there is still a bit of waiting game, officials are getting closer to making some set plans.

There is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the return of sports but players, coaches and fans are starting to get a little restless especially in the state of Alabama as football season is more and more affected by the pandemic. 

There is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the return of sports but players, coaches and fans are starting to get a little restless especially in the state of Alabama as football season is more and more affected by the pandemic. 

Many volleyball players can’t typically work with their teams until the summer due to competing in spring sports, so coaches have adjusted to that during the offseason. Teams work in small groups and get as much work done as they can in the weight room without having the full team before try…

There is no secret Elmore County football coach Jordan Cantrell puts an emphasis on the weight room. Whether it is the offseason, the preseason or during the season, Cantrell has the Panthers focused on making gains in the weight room throughout the year.

There may not be sports currently happening every day but that should not stop us from remembering some of the best moments from the past. 

As soon as postponements and cancellations started falling on high school sporting events, the focus of players, coaches and parents turned to the senior class. The seniors had been looking forward to their final high school season for their entire careers but the abrupt end to the year sent…

Coaches around the state gathered around their phones and laptops Thursday afternoon with the hopes of some good news regarding the spring sports season. Unfortunately, those hopes did not last long as State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey confirmed the end of the year for all at…

When coach Jared Jones took over the Elmore County wrestling program, he said it was imperative to make sure to take steps forward every year to help raise more excitement among the school and the wrestlers on the team. The Panthers made that look easy last year with seven seniors leading th…

As we get further and further away from the last sporting event, I have had to turn to several different ways to get my sports fill. I spent time over the weekend watching game replays, playing video games and reading some of my favorite books on sports.

Holtville senior Hunter Martin has worked tirelessly from one sport to the next during his high school career. His final season started off nicely as he helped lead the Bulldogs into the top 10 of Class 4A and they had goals to go even higher by the time the postseason arrived.

Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook Benjamin Russell's Haylee Hunter is one of four area student-athletes who has already been named a Bryant-Jordan regional winner.

Because the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending all events of 50 or more be cancelled for the next eight weeks, the AHSAA announced Friday morning it has cancelled the Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Awards Banquet, which was scheduled for April 13 at the Birmingham She…

By the time the AHSAA made its decision to stop sporting events in the state, most schools had already accepted the news would be coming soon. However, that did not make it any easier for coaches and players to face the reality of the situation when the announcement was made Friday. 

Once the new coronavirus hit the sports world, the dominos quickly started falling as games and events across the country were canceled and postponed due to the pandemic. The professional level took drastic efforts first with the NCAA and other colleges following suit so it was just a matter…

After the AHSAA announced its suspension of the spring sports season effective Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak, teams were faced with the reality of their time together suddenly being limited. Several schools began canceling events immediately while others attempted to reschedule s…