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Football is season is right around the corner, and that means we’re gearing up for a full slate of both digital and print content. Our latest project, Inside the Lines Podcast, has been taking off as sportswriter Caleb Turrentine and I have been diving into topics from softball pitch count a…


Kobi Crabb got to don the Benjamin Russell helmet one final team during Thursday night’s North-South All-Star game in Montgomery. Crabb knew he would be representing the Wildcats and came up with a couple of key plays to help lead the South to a 22-19 victory during his final high school game.

Although some say the AHSAA North-South All-Star football game isn’t the best format and it certainly isn’t the premier all-star game in the state, it still a sight to be seen as some of the top talent get their last shot at a high school football game. Some of the best players from around A…

Ever since Jesse Foster took over the boys basketball program at Dadeville two years ago, the Tigers have been on the rise. They’ve hosted back-to-back area tournaments, winning it this past season, and one of their own, PJ Eason, is one of the most highly touted players in his class.


Exactly six weeks before its first game, the Dadeville football team traveled to Tallassee for its second set of organized team activities (OTAs) of the summer. Despite making the trip without some key players, the Tigers showed plenty of effort and coach Richard White was pleased with what …

The Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team put its motto “Fearless” to use in the state tournament to secure the championship and advance the team of 12 to the Dixie Youth World Series in North Carolina later this month.

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Last month, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced the 99 schools that qualified as a Sportsmanship School for the 2018-19 school year. Central Coosa and Dadeville were both recognized after going the entire year without receiving a sportsmanship fine or having a player or co…


PJ Eason had a chance to get his face in front of some top college coaches on Saturday as part of the first-ever AHSAA Elite 100 boys basketball showcase. The top 100 players in the state were invited to participate in the camp in Hoover with more than 40 college coaches from across the coun…

During every school year, there are a ton of great stories from the sports teams. Because it’s hard to narrow each school’s best moments and storylines down to just five, there’s also a list of honorable mentions. For Dadeville, those include the following.


Brett Pitts and Jake Outlaw were the most obvious standouts on Tallapoosa County’s baseball teams this season, and they both got their rightful recognition this weekend when the Alabama Sports Writers Association released its all-state baseball teams.

The future is clearly bright for the local softball teams as three of the four girls selected to the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state softball list were underclassmen this year.

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.

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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…

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.