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There were no more first-team players on the field during the final play of Saturday’s spring football game between Benjamin Russell and Cullman but there was still some tension in the air until the final buzzer. The Bearcats had one final chance but saw a pass attempt fall incomplete in the…


After finishing the first round of the Class 6A state tournament in second place, the Benjamin Russell golf team improved its overall score by one shot in the second round. However, it was not enough to hold on to the runner-up trophy. Homewood and Gulf Shores both jumped the Wildcats as the…


Benjamin Russell golf coach Wes Tate knew if the Wildcats played to their abilities, they could accomplish great things. They proved him correct Tuesday when they won the Class 6A North Sub-State tournament with a score of 309.

Despite going into the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association state championships on Lake Jordan last weekend ranked just 21st in the standings, Benjamin Russell exceeded expectations and placed 15th overall. The Wildcats had a top-10 finish in the Jordan Classic, scoring 803 points…

Usually when teams enter the postseason after taking on their area opponents, they’re facing somewhat of an unknown. They might be taking on a team they’ve vaguely heard about or even playing someone they’ve never met before.


Benjamin Russell’s football team has a tradition of sending players to the AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game, and Kobi Crabb is keeping that tradition going. For the third year in a row, the Wildcats will be represented on one of the biggest stages for Alabama football.

Entering Friday night’s Class 6A quarterfinal at Pelham, the Benjamin Russell boys soccer team knew it had already accomplished one of the best seasons in program’s history. However, that did not make it any easier to swallow the 7-2 defeat after the Panthers scored five second half goals to…


At this point in the season, any team Benjamin Russell’s boys soccer team plays is going to be a handful. That’s not going to change tonight when the Wildcats visit Pelham, which has proven to be a tough team all season.


The first three times Benjamin Russell met Opelika on the softball diamond, the Wildcats came out on top but all three were fairly competitive games. Wednesday was a completely different story.

For the first time since 2002, Benjamin Russell’s baseball team is in the quarterfinals. And for the first time in coach Richy Brooks’ 27-year tenure, the Wildcats will meet Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa on the diamond.


There’s that common saying among coaches it’s hard to beat a team three times. No one can quite explain why. Maybe it’s because the teams know each other so well. Maybe it’s because one team gets complacent. Maybe it’s because the other team is that much more fired up.

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The past no longer matters. It doesn’t matter if a team is 0-30 or 30-0. At this point, the only thing that matters is what it does moving forward.


Benjamin Russell’s track and field team will have its largest contingent at the Class 6A state championships this week after an incredibly strong showing at the 6A Section 3 meet this weekend.

After putting up six runs in the top of the first inning, Benjamin Russell’s softball team kept the pedal to the metal and dominated Dadeville, 13-3, on Friday to end both teams’ regular seasons. The Wildcats racked up 16 hits in the victory.

The Benjamin Russell High Wildcats boys soccer team defeated Calera 4-2 on Friday night at the Charles E. Bailey Sportsplex to advance to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.

Benjamin Russell’s boys golf team wrapped up its regular season of match play Tuesday with a match against Phenix City. The Wildcats pulled out a 149-154 victory to end their season 11-0.

Wetumpka was one out away from advancing to the Class 6A Round of 16 on Thursday night but Benjamin Russell fought back in dramatic fashion to force a decisive Game 3. After being rained out Friday, the Wildcats returned to Wetumpka on Saturday to grab an 8-4 victory after grabbing an early …

When Benjamin Russell traveled to Wetumpka for the first round of the state baseball playoffs Thursday, the thought of a third game being needed to separate the two teams was not that surprising. However, after four hours on the diamond, the Wildcats looked to be on their way home with a rou…

Benjamin Russell never wanted its softball Senior Night celebrations to be the final game of the year at Pam Robinson Field. The team’s three seniors played a big part in helping the Wildcats to a 7-1 win against Opelika on Wednesday night to ensure more home games after clinching the right …

Benjamin Russell is no stranger to Wetumpka on the baseball diamond. The teams were in an area together for years and even though they split up this year, they still opened their seasons against one another.

Against a tough slate of competition, Benjamin Russell’s softball team picked up one victory at the Cougar Classic Invitational this weekend. After suffering an 11-1 loss at the hands of Daphne on Friday afternoon, the Wildcats responded extremely well, earning a 12-6 defeat of Northview.

It seemed like Benjamin Russell’s softball team came into Monday night’s game already knowing what was going to happen. Tallassee had already beaten the Wildcats twice this season, both times via shutout and once in a run-rule shortened game.

With three wins under its belt in Class 6A Area 6 softball, Benjamin Russell needs just one more to ensure itself the right to host the area tournament for the second year in a row. The Wildcats picked up a 9-1 victory over Russell County on Thursday night, keeping their area slate unblemish…