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After leading by a run for the first three innings, Dadeville’s softball team let things get away from it in the Class 3A Area 7 tournament against Randolph County on Wednesday. Randolph County scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth and held on for an 8-4 victory.

After committing five errors in an opening-round loss to Beulah, Dadeville’s softball team stayed alive in the Class 3A Area 7 tournament at Randolph County on Tuesday by routing B.B. Comer 11-1.

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.

Having entered the top 10 of the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 3A rankings, Dadeville’s baseball team is right where it wanted to be entering the postseason. The Tigers, who had some ups and downs this season, seem to be playing their best ball and are heading into the playoffs ri…

Jake Outlaw has proven he likes pitching against Horseshoe Bend. The usual Dadeville closer was perfect in his final-inning outing against the Generals the first time around, helping his team to stay in the game in an eventual walk-off victory.

Offense was hard to come by for Benjamin Russell’s softball team, which was defeated by Chelsea, 6-0, on Wednesday afternoon. The Wildcats (14-13) managed only four hits all game.

When the conversation turns to tenacious small-school baseball teams, rivals Reeltown and Dadeville are the examples. On Saturday, their showdown didn’t disappoint as the Rebels upended the Tigers, 7-6, in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

Early on, it looked like Dadeville’s softball team was going to roll to an easy victory over Horseshoe Bend during Benjamin Russell’s annual Think Pink Round Robin tournament on Friday evening. But the Generals weren’t going down that easily.

After being off for more than a week, It took a while for Benjamin Russell’s softball teams to settle into Friday night’s all-county action during its annual Think Pink Round Robin tournament. But once the Wildcats did settle in, they were firing on all cylinders and grabbed a pair of run-ru…

All season long, it’s been the heavy hitter Slade McCullers and the ace Tripp McKinley who have been carrying Dadeville’s baseball team to success. But Tuesday night, the duo didn’t have its best game.

The Dadeville boys track team got a trio of top-2 finishes from Christian Nelson in the Albertville JV meet Tuesday and girls got a pair of top 10s from Skye Foster in the Gulf Shores St. Patrick’s Day meet Saturday.

The Dadeville softball team has struggled to add to its win total over the last two weeks but the Tigers had showed some fight against tough competition Tuesday afternoon. Dadeville traveled to Tallassee to face the Class 5A No. 8 team and held a two-run lead in the second inning before ulti…

After a disappointing loss to Tallassee on Wednesday afternoon, Benjamin Russell’s softball team immediately bounced back Thursday night with a big victory over Alabama Christian. The Wildcats had previously lost to ACA twice, once during exhibition play and once during the regular season, b…

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Benjamin Russell’s fishing team keeps inching closer and closer to the top, as it took second place at the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association tournament at Lake Eufaula last weekend. While the Wildcats won a few district competitions during the fall season, it was their best fi…

Fifteen strikeouts were more than enough for Benjamin Russell’s Taylor Harris, who helped the Wildcats’ softball team to a 7-2 victory over Opelika on Tuesday night.

Skye Foster was the star of the show for Dadeville’s track and field team, as she won a pair of events at the Foothill Invitational at Jacksonville State on Saturday.

After getting off to a strong start Friday afternoon at the Wetumpka Tournament, things went downhill for Dadeville’s softball team, as it lost both its games Saturday afternoon. The Tigers started out with a 4-2 victory over Montgomery Catholic but then fell to Robert E. Lee, 8-2, and Elmor…

In a 17-0 dismantling on the softball field, it’d be expected one team’s offense was unstoppable. But that wasn’t exactly the case for Benjamin Russell on Thursday night. Although the Wildcats defeated Dadeville by the score in just three innings, they needed only six hits to do so, as they …

Today, Benjamin Russell’s will take to the track for the first time in the Lincoln Invitational, and the Wildcats are hunting down strong finishes from several of their returners.

Despite giving up only six hits, Horseshoe Bend’s baseball team couldn’t muster many hits of its own and fell to Randolph County, 4-2, on Monday afternoon.

For the past two years, Benjamin Russell’s baseball team has had an easy time sliding past Dadeville. The Wildcats have put 10 runs across and shut out the Tigers for two years in a row, but Saturday was a completely different story. Dadeville used a pair of strong arms on the mound and some…

Despite suffering a loss to host Benjamin Russell in the Pool A winners game of the Central Alabama Softball Classic on Saturday, Dadeville responded by thwarting Horseshoe Bend to advance to the tournament semifinals.

Both Dadeville’s baseball and softball teams are in similar boats, as they are under the direction of first-year head coaches. But both said the transition has been going well, and the baseball team especially is entering the season with lofty goals.

Dadeville’s Alex Ray and Dillon Burns got off to a great start as the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association began its spring season Saturday on Lake Martin. Ray and Burns collected 14.22 pounds of fish, which was nearly a half pound more than anyone else, and won the tournament.

A series of first-half miscues, miscommunications and missed opportunities will cause the Dadeville to miss the basketball regionals following a 58-50 loss to the upstart Pike Road Patriots on Tuesday night.

On three separate occasions Friday night, the clock was ticking down and Dadeville’s girls basketball team had the chance to claim the Class 3A Area 7 championship. But it took until the third time and double overtime for the Tigers to seal the deal.

Dadeville’s boys and girls basketball teams were on opposite ends of the spectrum Wednesday night. On the boys side, the Tigers had to fight back from a 20-point deficit to steal a narrow 60-54 victory over Beulah. But the girls’ squad was unstoppable from the get go and annihilated Randolph…

Only one local athlete placed higher than third at this weekend’s AHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, but it was Benjamin Russell’s Lance Cunigan who took home two third-place medals in Class 6A to pace the area.

This time a year ago, Dadeville’s boys and girls basketball teams were on very different tracks. The Tiger boys were the obvious favorite to win their area championship, while the girls were expected to lose quickly and easily.

Dadeville’s RJ Ford picked up three straight victories en route to earning first place at the Hornet Slam 5 last weekend at Beauregard. After receiving a bye, Ford earned back-to-back pins then eked out a narrow decision to earn the 138-pound title.

It seemed like it was going to be just another day at the office for Dadeville’s boys basketball team Thursday night. After a relatively slow start, the Tigers eventually caught fire in the third quarter and led by as many as 17 points in their regular-season finale against Notasulga.