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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…

Despite getting clearance from the AHSAA to return to campus and begin athletic activities June 1, Tallassee football coach Mike Battles wanted to make sure his program was taking all necessary precautions before getting back on the field. 

Tallassee football coach Mike Battles was anxiously awaiting the day when schools would reopen and the AHSAA would give the go-ahead for athletic activities to resume on high school campuses. However, when he got that news, he knew there was still a lot that needed to be done before he could…

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,…

Tallassee’s Jacob Abbott Ingram did not get a lot of action prior to his junior baseball season and the dream of being named to an AHSAA all-star game may have looked like a long shot. Those chances seemed to decrease even more with a shortened season but Ingram made the most of his limited …

Tallassee catcher Lexi Love has had her eyes on the North-South All-Star game for a long time and although the game itself has been canceled, Love still received the recognition she has been working toward. Love was one of two catchers across all classifications named to the South roster whe…

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…

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…

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. 

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.

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…

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 …

Eddie Gantt, Scott Justiss, Terrel Brown and Jeanne Shirley make up the PE department at Tallassee Elementary School and when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had to act fast to create an at-home physical activity routine that would suit both students and parents. 

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.

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…

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…

Demond Washington is less than a decade removed from winning a national championship during his final year at Auburn. He’s spent most of that time making a name for himself in the Canadian Football League but now he’s ready to return home and give back to the community that helped jumpstart …

The AHSAA Central Board approved new alignments for spring sports during the 2021 and 2022 seasons and several county teams will be competing with some new opponents to extend their seasons.

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. 

Not many things can take the smile off Sinclair Cole’s face but after her final high school softball season was canceled early, Cole was — like many other senior athletes — struggling to stay positive. 

There are 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…