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Benjamin Russell is hosting Madison Academy on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. for a preseason contest. The game will be played at Martin-Savarese Stadium at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex. 

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Former Alabama quarterback and current ESPN college football analyst Greg McElroy met with the Lake Martin Bama Club Thursday night to discuss Lake Martin and Alabama. 

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Local schools have less than two weeks to prepare for their first games and all of them have put in the work in the summer heat to make sure they are gameday ready.

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Many high school sports will soon be returning to Tallapoosa County, but game attendees might be facing a higher cost of entry than years prior. 

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Benjamin Russell has scheduled a preseason football game against Madison Academy on August 12, head coach Smitty Grider has confirmed. 

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Players and coaches from Benjamin Russell, Dadeville and Reeltown met at the Opelika Bottling Plant to talk about their respective seasons on Tuesday and Wednesday. Each team had time at the podium to discuss season expectations, personnel, scheduling and all things football.

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July 26, 2022; Alexander City, AL; Attendees at the UAB and Benjamin Russell volleyball camp practice offensive drills and defensive sets under instruction from UAB head volleyball coach Betsy Freeburg at Benjamin Russell High School.

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“All four of our seniors are our core,” said head coach Magan Ford. “They are our nucleus.”

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Central Coosa High School hosted a community cleanup of Keith Bullard Stadium on Saturday to prepare the stadium and its facilities for the upcoming football season.

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Saturday morning in Rockford was full of tractors, weed-eaters, shovels and lawnmowers as members of the community gathered to help clean up the football and baseball stadiums and their facilities for the fall season.

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Reeltown football hosted a youth camp on Saturday for kids ages five to 12. The camp also featured a guest appearance from Auburn defensive backs coach Zac Etheridge. 

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Team USA’s women’s wheelchair basketball team qualified for a spot in the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Championships, with a silver medal finish in the Americas Cup on Monday.

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In an Olympic games rematch between Team USA and Japan, the Red, White and Blue came out victorious 3-2 to win the gold at The World Games. 

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Benjamin Russell High School football has hired its fourth new coach, hiring BRHS alumni Morece Cotton as the outside linebackers coach.

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On Tuesday, Team USA continued its dominating performance in the World Games by shutting out Australia 5-0.