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All the bells and whistles were out for Reeltown’s Blue-White intersquad scrimmage Friday night. The stands were packed full; the marching band was playing; and the cheerleaders were hollering. But more than anything, it was clear the Rebels are already hungry for another football season.

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The Renew Outreach Development (ROD) Center hosted its second annual Spring Fling Classic on Saturday with 30 travel basketball teams around the state traveling to Wetumpka for the youth basketball tournament. Since founding the organization in 2017, event director and Wetumpka native Ira Wa…

Despite battling back and being within spitting distance of a chance to play for a state playoff berth, Reeltown’s softball team fell just short in the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Despite a tough ending to Day 1 of the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament on Friday, Reeltown’s softball team will be back for more today. The Rebels were defeated by Leroy, 17-7, in six innings in the regional semifinals, but they had already gutted out a tough 6-3 victory over Highl…

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.


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.

The Class 2A Area 7 regular season softball title was on the line for Horseshoe Bend, where the Generals were trying to avenge a 10-run loss to rival Reeltown in March.

With their backs against the wall after a series loss to Fayetteville in Class 2A Area 7 action, the Reeltown Rebels knew it was time to put the pedal to the metal Friday night in a baseball doubleheader with Central Coosa.

Despite trailing by a run after the first inning, Reeltown’s baseball team easily came back, scoring at least three runs in four of the five innings to take down Central Coosa, 13-2, on Tuesday night. The Rebels racked up eight hits in the victory but were also helped along by seven Cougar errors.

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.

There is no hiding how much the softball rivalry between Horseshoe Bend and Reeltown means to the teams involved. The two squads met for the first time this season Thursday night and with emotions running high, Reeltown walked away with a 15-5 victory thanks to a big day at the plate and sev…

Reeltown was just five days removed from an 11-1 loss at Horseshoe Bend when it entered Thursday’s baseball game. However, it was the Rebels walking away with their heads held high after dominating their rivals in the rematch.

After allowing Opelika to tie it up with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, Benjamin Russell’s baseball team stormed back to score to take a lead in the fifth and never surrender it from there. The Wildcats walked away a 7-4 victor to put themselves in a good position to kick off a week …

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.

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 Reeltown softball team outscored Elmore County across the final five innings of its opening game at the Reeltown Invitational on Friday. However, the Rebels (5-12) allowed six runs in the first inning and could not erase the deficit before falling to the Panthers, 6-2.

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…

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.

What started a pitchers’ duel turned into a pitchers’ flop as both Reeltown and Park Crossing’s baseball team had a walk-filled inning. But despite the Rebels allowing seven walks and three other free passes via hit batters, they still managed to come out on top, 10-8, on Friday night.

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.

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.

It was an up and down weekend for the Reeltown softball team, which picked up two wins but also suffered two losses at the Brewbaker Tech tournament.

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.

Advancing to the state tournament was the best Reeltown’s softball team has ever done, and although the Rebels graduated a ton, including defending Outlook Softball Player of the Year Ayriana Stoneback, that doesn’t mean their expectations have tapered.

There’s no easy way to get from Skipperville to Reeltown so the visiting G.W. Long Rebels did everything they could to make the trip memorable including ending the host Rebels’ girls basketball season. G.W. Long, which was ranked No. 8 in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A…

Holding just a six-point lead Wedesday night, Reeltown’s Diyanna Newton turned up the defensive pressure with less than a minute to go in the third quarter.

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.

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 was an all-local showdown Monday night, as Central Coosa played host to Reeltown in its final home game of the season. But the Rebels played spoilers for the Cougar girls basketball team, as they escaped with a narrow 47-40 victory to finish out Class 2A Area 8 action.

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.

Central Coosa’s boys basketball team avenged one of its only losses of the season Friday night when it defeated LaFayette, 78-69, in non-area action.

It doesn’t matter where you come from. It doesn’t matter if you come from a tiny town or if you have a lot of money or if you know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody.

While a lot of attention has been surrounding Reeltown junior Eric Shaw and his recruiting process, he’s not the only Rebel headed to the next level. Wednesday, Reeltown senior Trey O’Neal announced his commitment to Tuskegee University to play at outside linebacker.