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Despite starting the season with losses in its first three games, Tallassee continued to stay positive because of the improvements it saw after playing some tough competition. The Tigers got to see those improvements come together last week when they grabbed their first win of the season and…

While the last two meetings between Elmore County and Tallassee still had bragging rights on the line, there was not much else putting pressure on the teams. They met in the regular season finales with neither team preparing for a playoff game but now, with the two teams moving into Class 5A…

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When the high school track season was shut down in March, Tallassee’s Woodrow Dean lost another chance to compete for a likely spot on the medal stand at the state meet. Instead of sitting back and thinking of the lost opportunity, Dean immediately started to put work in to prepare for his n…

Tallassee is not a program familiar with the feeling of entering the fourth week of the season without a win under its belt but this year’s team is sitting squarely in that exact scenario. 

There were plenty of momentum swings during Tallassee’s best-of-three match at Stanhope Elmore last Tuesday night but the Tigers made sure they made the most of it when the momentum was on their side. Tallassee used a key scoring run in both sets to finish off a sweep of the Mustangs, winnin…

It took only a handful of plays for Wetumpka to get off to its ideal start against Tallassee on Friday night. After Wetumpka’s Tre Seabon pulled in an interception on the Tigers’ opening possession, it was the offense which got the scoring started with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Robert Ro…

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The final Tallassee pass attempt was just overthrown into the corner of the end zone as the ball hit the grass, the Reeltown sideline erupted. The incomplete pass was the final step to Reeltown’s comeback as the Rebels completed their 27-21 overtime victory at Tallassee on Thursday in the ri…

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Fans enjoyed the renewal of the Reeltown-Tallassee rivalry at J.E. 'Hot' O'Brien Stadium in Tallassee on Thursday. Fans saw a nail-biter where the Rebels won in overtime 27-21 while some wore masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned tonight to tallasseetribune.com where a full gam…

After months of hype surrounding the return of the Tallassee-Reeltown football rivalry, the two teams are finally ready to hit the field Thursday night for the actual competition. Preparation has not been the same as it was in past years but time for the season opener has arrived and the coa…

It has been a challenging offseason for all fall sports season but as the return to play gets closer, excitement from coaches and players has taken over the wheel as teams attempt to look past all the doubts and prepare for a new season. The Tallassee volleyball program is no different as th…

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The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its preseason poll this week, less than three weeks before the first games of the season. Five reigning state champions were ranked first in their respective classifications while several local schools saw their names on more than a few ballots.

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For the first time in 20 years, Tallassee and Reeltown are set to renew their rivalry on the football field. The two teams are slated to meet Aug. 20 at J.E. ‘Hot’ O’Brien Stadium and even though the game is still on as scheduled, there will be some major changes due to the threat of COVID-19.

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Alabama High School Athletics Association Executive Director Steve Savarese was once again behind the podium Thursday afternoon to give an update on the governing body's latest decision to keep high school sports season on schedule with less than a month to go before the first contests.

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Alabama High School Athletics Association Executive Director Steve Savarese was once again behind the podium Thursday afternoon to give an update on the governing body's latest decision to keep high school sports season on schedule with less than a month to go before the first contests.

After just two weeks of football workouts, Tallassee’s summer was starting to look like normal again as the team prepared to break for the Fourth of July holiday. However, instead of returning the next week like the Tigers usually would, the coaching staff had to shut down practices for anot…

It can be difficult enough to find your way on to a college baseball team but for the Class of 2020, it became even tougher when its final season was cut short back in March. Several community colleges have even more limited scholarship spots available now with changes to players’ eligibilit…

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After taking a week off to celebrate Independence Day, the Tallassee football team was supposed to be back on the field to continue its summer workout period this week but coach Mike Battles had to deliver the news of having to postpone the return early Monday morning. The Tigers made the de…

The 21st annual Alabama Baseball Coaches Association all-star showcase was given the green light to move forward as planned this year. The event will once again be held at Troy where hundreds of players from around the state will participate in drills and games in front of college coaches an…

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. 

William Bell has his name in the Reeltown history books. He was an all-state running back for the Rebels in 1984 and helped lead the team to a region title and its first appearance in a state championship game.

When the coronavirus shutdown first hit youth sports leagues, those in charge knew it was going to be a challenge to provide any type of competition due to financial restraints and health guidelines even if the state allowed play to resume. 

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…