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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.

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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…


Although Central Coosa won the right to host the Class 2A Area 8 volleyball tournament Tuesday, there is no time to take anyone lightly. The Cougars will start off with Thorsby, which it swept in the regular season but went to four sets in both matches, then it’ll have the winner of Reeltown…

Both Horseshoe Bend and Central Coosa have earned the right to host their respective area volleyball tournaments next week, so when the two took the court against each other Wednesday night, it seemed like it would be a good tune-up for what’s to come.

Although Horseshoe Bend trailed for most of the game Friday night, it didn’t quite ever feel like it was out of the Class 2A Region 4 contest against Vincent.

After going more than a month without losing a match, Horseshoe Bend found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard Wednesday night in Eclectic. The Generals had their 23-game winning streak snapped by Elmore County as the Panthers jumped out to a quick start and never looked back, winning …

Horseshoe Bend coach Jeremy Phillips knew when his squad fell behind by 26 points in the opening frame of Friday’s game it was going to be a long night. But on the other side of the field Loachapoka L.C. Coles has been around long enough to know Horseshoe Bend’s offense could wreak havoc and…

Coming off its first win of the season, Horseshoe Bend’s football team isn’t looking to drop the ball now. The Generals are heading to Loachapoka and wanting to keep their momentum up heading into a bye week before they try to make a playoff push in the struggling Class 2A Region 4.

Things keep getting better and better for Benjamin Russell’s Bre Smith on the volleyball court. After having a dominating performance Wednesday night against Opelika, Smith did even better the following night when BRHS hosted Russell County.