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Although Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team officially finished the Class 6A Area 6 schedule winless after a loss to Opelika on Tuesday night, the Wildcats aren’t necessarily discouraged about their postseason hopes.

Under first-year head coach Jeremy Phillips, Horseshoe Bend’s football team struggled with some growing pains. But hopefully that’s all behind them as the Generals will be facing an extremely tough schedule in Class 2A Region 4.

The Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team couldn’t muster up four consistently strong quarters against a strong team in a Tuesday night defeat. The Wadley Bulldogs came to town to take on the Generals and left with a 55-44 victory.

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In the first half of the season, the Elmore County girls basketball team averaged 19.7 turnovers while assisting on just 2.5 shots per game. ECHS coach Amy Rachel hopes her team turned a corner in that area as the Panthers assisted on nine of their 10 field goals and turned the ball over jus…

More than two weeks had gone by since the Horseshoe Bend boys basketball team was on the court for a game and it showed Monday night in Eclectic. The Generals did not make a basket until the 1:23 mark of the second quarter and they could not dig out of the hole as Elmore County ran away from…

After a two-week break from the court, Elmore County and Horseshoe Bend returned to action to face off for the second time this season before area play begins. The Panthers again swept the Generals, running away with both games behind stout defense.

Being a good shooting team isn’t all a girls basketball team needs to be successful. It’s also especially important to have an inside presence and Jahia Jennings has started to emerge as one of two big threats for Horseshoe Bend.

Playing a holiday tournament gives basketball teams a good opportunity to get a look a myriad of competition and that’s exactly what it provided for Central Coosa’s boys basketball team in the Childersburg Christmas Tournament last week. In addition, the Cougars also showed some fight as the…

With a new reclassification schedule for the AHSAA, the local volleyball teams also got a bit of shakeup in their area alignments and it seems like there could be some new rivalries brewing.

After narrowly losing to Woodland in Class 2A Area 9 girls basketball action earlier this season, Thursday’s game meant that much more for Horseshoe Bend. The Generals are in good shape this season and are hunting down the No. 1 seed in the area. 

The problem for Horseshoe Bend’s boys basketball team isn’t moving the ball. The Generals pass the ball well and they rebound decently in spots, but without anybody to finish and score buckets, it’s hard to translate that into victories.

After five straight losses to start the season, Central Coosa’s girls basketball team was in dire straits heading into Class 2A Area 8 play on Thursday night. But the Cougars proved they were up to the challenge, taking down Fayetteville, 46-29, in their first area showdown.

Neither Horseshoe Bend’s girls or boys basketball teams had exactly the season they were hoping for a year ago, but with virtually all their starters returning, the bars should be set even higher this season.

With football season coming to a close any week — and certainly within the next five weeks — Inside the Lines Podcast will slowly start shifting its focus to the winter sports season. Basketball season begins this week and wrestling follows shortly behind.

For the most part, football season has ended around Tallapoosa and Coosa counties. But don’t expect Friday nights for the area athletes to free up any time soon as basketball season officially kick starts next week.

When Jeremy Phillips got hired as the football coach at Horseshoe Bend, he didn’t expect to win overnight. He knew it was going to be a process to build up the program, especially with such a young team.

Despite local cross country teams having some small roster numbers, they are still managing to do big things this season. Benjamin Russell, Dadeville and Horseshoe Bend will all have representatives at Saturday’s AHSAA Cross Country Championships in Oakville.

Two point conversions and keeping the defense together at the end was key for the Horseshoe Bend Generals on Friday. The Generals finished their season on a high note by defeating the Prattville Christian Academy Panthers, 22-20 in double overtime.

All season long, Horseshoe Bend football coach Jeremy Phillips has talked about what he wants to build for the Generals. His team has slowly gotten better and better, but those results haven’t necessarily shown on the scoreboard.

Despite Reeltown being on a bye week prior to the playoffs beginning next week, the Rebels can’t do a whole lot of extra preparation. As the winners of Class 2A Region 4, Reeltown will face off against the No. 4 seed out of Region 3.

It's time to wrap up the regular season as Caleb and Lizi quickly discuss the big coaching news out of Dadeville last week (5:48) before diving into the Game of the Week between Tallassee and Elmore County (9:00).

Everything was working out so well for Horseshoe Bend’s volleyball team in the early goings of the Class 2A North Super Regional in Huntsville on Friday. The Generals started out really strong and took an early one-set lead in the first-round matchup against Decatur Heritage, but slowly but …

Senior Night at Horseshoe Bend brought a lot for the Generals’ penultimate game of the season. It was another loss for the Generals, but they went down fighting through it against the LaFayette Bulldogs in a 32-13 loss Friday at home in Class 2A Region 4 action.

After making quick and easy work of LaFayette, Horseshoe Bend battled it out with Woodland for the Class 2A Area 9 volleyball championship. The Generals had to shake off a rocky start in which they had to eke out a victory before they rolled to a straight-set win and their third straight are…