Results on the field became a secondary focus of Tallassee’s annual Purple and Gold Tournament over the weekend. The Tigers opened their softball season with a game against Prattville Christian and despite dropping the game 4-3, the players clearly had their minds elsewhere.
Tallassee trailed by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class 5A Southeast Regional against Sylacauga. It was the third straight postseason game the Tigers saw that deficit and they once again clawed back to have a chance at the buzzer.
With just three upperclassmen on the roster, Tallassee expects the new soccer season to provide plenty of challenges. The Tigers have seen some of those challenges already as coach Keiven Mixson just wrapped up the boys basketball and has missed the first few weeks of practice.
Tallassee saw its first two batters reach base against Elmore County's Landon Maynard but after batting into a double play, the Tigers saw their chances dwindle at the plate. Maynard settled in and struck out eight batters over 5 1/3 innings to lead the Panthers to a 5-2 win over their rival…
Just two years removed from making the third round of the state baseball tournament, Tallassee was bitten by the injury bug and doomed to a third-place finish in the area last season. The Tigers are preparing to take the field for the first time since and they are looking for redemption.
Brewbaker Tech's Evan Carter put his Rams in prime position to pull off an upset in the Class 5A Area 4 championship game Thursday night in Tallassee. Carter scored 10 consecutive points spanning the final two quarters to hand the Tigers their biggest deficit of the night.
Zack Haynes let his emotions come out in full force after earning a pin to take first place at the Class 1A-5A South Super Section in Montgomery on Saturday. It took him just 52 seconds to pin Montevallo’s Jemari Harris — his fourth first-period pin of the tournament — earning Haynes a gold …
Tallassee’s girls team finished 13th at this weekend’s AHSAA Class 4A-5A Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. The Tigers got 14 team points as Chloe Baynes grabbed medals in two events while Lexi Love set a new school record.
Less than 12 hours after playing a vital role in Tallassee’s Class 5A Area 4 basketball tournament last Tuesday night, Tavarious Griffin had the spotlight on him once again as he took center stage in the high school auditorium. Griffin was the lone Tallassee player to put pen to page on Nati…
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It started to feel less like Montgomery and more like Tallassee as the final seconds ticked off the clock at Brewbaker Tech. The Tigers rolled into the same gym where they suffered a 53-point loss last season and turned the tables with a 53-47 victory in Class 5A Area 4 boys basketball action.
Monday marked the first official day of practice for baseball and softball teams. Players have been together for three weeks already during the AHSAA throwing period but there was a new sense of excitement when the players took the field for a full practice less than three weeks before the f…
The Tallassee boys basketball team entered the same gym where the two biggest losses of last season happened. However, Friday night's result was different as two big dunks in the final minute from Tyrek Turner and Tae Collins secured a 53-47 victory at Brewbaker Tech.
After falling short of its goals in the state duals tournament, the Tallassee wrestling team bounced back in a big way. The Tigers grabbed three victories as a team in the annual Bulldog Brawl at Opelika on Monday.
After strong performances at regionals, Tallassee had high expectations as it hit the road for the first round of the AHSAA Class 1A/5A Duals Championships. However, it fell short in a match that came down to the wire.
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…
After leading by as many as six points in the first half, the Tallassee boys basketball team saw its lead evaporate with just over a minute to go in the second quarter of Thursday’s game against Brew Tech. The Tigers were looking for a spark before the break and they got it from an unlikely source.
It would have been easy for the Tallassee girls basketball team to feel intimidated entering Thursday’s matchup with Brew Tech. The Rams went into the Tigers’ gym last season and walked away with a 82-point victory so mentally regrouping from that may have been the biggest obstacle.
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.
Despite taking a big step up in competition level by moving from Class 2A to Class 3A Region 4, Reeltown’s football team wasn’t looking to take it easy by any means.
The Tallassee boys basketball team found an unlikely source to bring a big momentum swing to Thursday night's game against Brewbaker Tech. Barry Purter scored two buckets in the final minute of the first half to break a tie and start an 18-0 run, putting the No. 7 team in Class 5A back in control.
Tallassee wasted no time to get back to action on the basketball court after the holiday break. The Tigers began play in Class 5A Area 4 on Tuesday night when they hosted Valley as both teams have expectations of making some noise in the postseason.
Five wrestlers placed in the top four of their weight classes as Tallassee finished third at the Julian McPhillips tournament at Saint James this weekend. The Tigers racked up 108 points and finished behind only Wetumpka and Saint James in the 19-team field.
When it comes to school-based events, Tallassee has a large following. Whether it be a football game or a Night of Bands, Tallassee fans always show up to support their alma mater. Now that fanbase has an official name, Tiger Nation. Tallassee Recreation Center program coordinator Courtney T…
While trailing 63-21 late in the fourth quarter against Spanish Fort, Wetumpka quarterback Tyquan Rawls knew his high school career was close to an end. Both teams were in the midst of bringing in the reserve units but Rawls got one final play with some of his fellow starters.
Most teams around the state heard about Stanhope Elmore’s defensive front. The Mustangs had three players record at least 10 tackles for a loss and senior captain T.J. Jackson led the way from the middle of the line.
Brian Bradford saw plenty of success at Stanhope Elmore during his days as a Mustang. Before graduating, Bradford saw the Mustangs win a region title then he returned as an assistant coach from 2005-13, helping the team to six playoff appearances.