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With just two weeks to go in region play, Tallassee is looking to become the fifth team with three wins in Class 5A Region 2. The Tigers took a much-needed step in the direction of securing a playoff spot but with the rest of the results in the region, there is still more work to be done.

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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…

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The Tallassee football team turned back the clock and welcomed back the Class of 2000 for a larger than life homecoming victory over Class 5A Region 2 foe Rehobeth, 21-6, on Friday night.

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While no win is guaranteed on the football field, every team tries to find a game on its schedule with a high percentage of a victory to plan for a homecoming night. Usually picking a team that was winless the prior season is a good bet but in Tallassee’s case, its opponent has made a drasti…

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After having Tallassee’s number all season, Stanhope Elmore looked to finish off a regular season sweep of the Tigers during Monday’s non-area volleyball matchup. The Mustangs appeared to be on their way to another victory when they erased a four-point Tallassee lead in the first set but the…

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…

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The Valley Rams remained perfect in 5A Region 2 play on Friday night with a 34-12 win over Tallassee. The win clinched the second consecutive playoff berth for Valley.

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After three weeks of being off the field, Tallassee will hit the road to travel to Valley for a Class 5A Region 2 football game as the Tigers look to improve their chances at a postseason spot. The Rams will present a different challenge than they have in the past and their 3-0 start in regi…

For the second consecutive week, Tallassee’s Woodrow Dean found himself way in front of the rest of the pack at the finish line of his 5K cross country race. Dean grabbed first place out of 108 runners at the Opelika Invitational with a time of 16:42.32, finishing 30 seconds ahead of second place.

The Tallassee Tigers secured a 2-1 victory over the visiting Holtville Bulldogs. The Tigers rallied to win the first game then outlasted their opponents to secure an 18-16 victory in the best-of-three volleyball fling.

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After just four weeks of games, Tallassee is taking a break from competition as it looks to rest up and make tweaks during a bye week to prepare for the second half of the season. However, instead of a normal bye week, the Tigers will have to face almost three weeks between games and there i…

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Tallassee found itself one win away from competing for a trophy but the Tigers were no match for the hosts at the Stanhope Elmore Invitational. After dropping the first set of the semifinal, 27-25, the Tigers ran out of gas and let unforced errors get the best of them in the second set, fall…

Despite not having top runner Woodrow Dean, the Tallassee boys cross country team finished third out of 10 schools at Saturday’s Huntingdon College High School Invitational in Montgomery. Caleb Mason was the top finisher for the Tigers, setting a new 5K personal record with a time of 20:20.5…

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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).

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The first four games were always going to be difficult for Tallassee but the Tigers have an opportunity to come out of the first half of the year with a .500 record and enter the bye week on a victory. Tallassee coach Mike Battles know there is a lot on the line this week when the Tigers tak…

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Trailing by six at halftime following sophomore running back Zavion Carr’s 64-yard touchdown scamper with six minutes left in the half, it appeared the Tallassee Tigers had momentum on their side. 

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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).

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Tallassee coach Mike Battles is a big believer in a team seeing its biggest improvements between Game 1 and Game 2 of a season and he has the proof to back him up this year. Now, the Tigers hope to see those improvements grow at a steady pace as they travel to Greenville this week to face of…

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Without ever having a conversation together, both coaches — Tallassee’s Katie Rigsby and Reeltown’s Kelli Hilyer — agreed the Tiger-Rebel volleyball affair was pretty close to bowling shoe ugly and left both squad’s skippers with a laundry list of things to improve upon Thursday.

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The home-standing Handley Tigers took the field dressed like the Crimson Tide, but they played like the Shula years en route to a 21-7 loss to the Tallassee Tigers Friday night. 

Tallassee’s Woodrow Dean not only picked up where he left off last season but he took it a step further in Thursday’s cross country season opener. Dean set a new personal record by running the 3K race in 9:28.74 to finish in second place among 93 total runners at Smiths Stations’ annual Pant…

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The trip to Montgomery in Week 0 was never going to be easy for Tallassee but the Tigers appeared to be up for the challenge, scoring the first touchdown of the game and holding a lead deep into the second quarter. However, Montgomery Catholic turned the momentum late in the first half befor…

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A strong start quickly faded into more disappointment for the Tallassee volleyball team last season. The Tigers were given a wake-up call in just the third match of the season against new area opponent Saint James and again two weeks later against Brew Tech.

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…

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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.

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There are plenty of reasons to believe Tallassee is going into rebuilding mode for the 2019 season after falling short of the playoffs last year for the first time since 2007. The Tigers are turning to several underclassmen with high hopes for the future but coach Mike Battles said the expec…

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.

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Youth over experience seems to be the team motto for Tallassee this season. After two consecutive years with all-state players at quarterback, the Tigers are looking to a newcomer to lead its offense into the 2019 season.

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…

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As summer practice winds down, coaching staffs across the state are beginning to finalize their starting lineups for the first week of the football season in August. Meanwhile, Tallassee coach Mike Battles continues to weigh his options as an abundance of riches has appeared right when the T…

Ending the summer at Reeltown’s organized team activities (OTAs) was just what Tallassee’s football team needed as it continues to measure the growth of its young offense.

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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The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) hosted its 23rd annual North-South All-Star week across several locations in Montgomery last week. Nine student-athletes from Elmore County competed in five of the nine sports, making some key plays along the way to lead to several victori…

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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.