A first spring football under a new head coach can be challenging for any team. But especially for a team like Horseshoe Bend, which has struggled lately, it could be that much more difficult.
There’s something especially tough about the losers’ bracket championship of the regional softball tournament for the team just dropping to the consolation bracket.
The good thing about the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament starting Friday in Oxford is there’s no clear winner heading in. There’s not one team that seems unbeatable or even a team that’s almost definitely going to get one of the top two spots to advance to state.
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.
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.
Going into Thursday’s Class 2A first-round playoff baseball series, Horseshoe Bend knew its biggest focus needed to be on getting its offense going. The Generals had struggled with notching hits in their previous two games leading up to the series, so that was an important factor in preparation.
It’s going to be no easy task for Horseshoe Bend in the first round of the AHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. Not only are the Generals hitting the road for a long trip, they’re also facing off against the No. 2 team in the state.
Horseshoe Bend coach Jason Johnson wanted to see improvement from his team after a mistake-ridden performance Friday against Central Coosa. Saturday, the Generals impressed the leader with a 11-1 run-rule shortened game against Reeltown.
Benjamin Russell’s win streak is now at nine baseball games after a sweep of Fort Payne on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats won 8-1 before earning a five-inning shutout, 11-0.
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.
Rumors have been circulating recently about the fate of Horseshoe Bend’s football program, and it seems the Generals are inching closer and closer to a solution.
Scoring at least two runs in all four of its offensive innings was more than enough for Horseshoe Bend to overcome LaFayette in its first area baseball game Wednesday afternoon.
After earning a narrow 3-2 defeat of Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats had the tables turned on them in a 6-0 loss to cap off a doubleheader.
Despite still struggling with four errors, Benjamin Russell’s softball team got its bats going and secured a 4-3 win over Smiths Station on Wednesday afternoon after scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth.
After a back-and-forth offensive showdown with Clay Central, Horseshoe Bend’s softball team came out a victory as Harleigh Moss smacked a walk-off double to center field. That gave Lily Combs time to score the go-ahead run in a 10-9 win against the Volunteers on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Scoring at least a run in the first four innings of its season opener against Prattville Christian Academy allowed Horseshoe Bend’s baseball team to secure a statement victory, 9-2, over the Panthers on Monday night.
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.
Only one local school’s fate is hanging in the balance as Dadeville’s basketball teams will have their Class 3A Area 7 meeting today to determine the schedule of their area tournaments. Both Tiger teams will host their tournaments, though.
Not every school around the state has an athletic trainer available on site for games, much less to work with student-athletes during the day and at practice. But that’s not the case for Benjamin Russell and Horseshoe Bend, which are both served by athletic trainers employed by Russell Medical.
Defensively, Elmore County’s girls basketball team looked impenetrable early on in Monday night’s non-area game. Horseshoe Bend struggled with turnovers and was held to just 15 points in the first half.
Reeltown girls basketball coach Will Solomon knew his defense was going to be the calling card for this bunch of Rebels and Tuesday night, it was in rare form as Reeltown heled Horseshoe Bend to just two points first period lead en route to a 45-28 victory.
Reeltown boys basketball Jonathan Gardner stood at the top of the steps leading to the Reeltown locker room after his squad had just secured a 48-43 victory over rival Horseshoe Bend on Tuesday night looking for the best way to sum up the prior 48 minutes.