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The Alpha Group Inc. finished its third annual leadership camp last weekend. The camp lasted for eight weeks and finished with a parents versus kids kickball game.

The Dixie Sailing Club celebrated its annual Summer Work Party on Saturday. The day started with an overcast but the temperature gradually worked its way toward the mid-90s with a nice breeze that left some of the crew members wanting to “abandon ship” for some fun on the water.

The Dixie Sailing Club Youth Program has accepted two new donations to its fleet: a Capri 16.5 and a Thistle.

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Swimming lessons in Alexander City are in their third and last session for the summer and Alex City Parks and Recreation pool manager Meg Blake said numbers were higher than she was expecting for the season, all things considered.

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For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit Tallapoosa County in mid-March, the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex was finally bustling with activity again last week. The area played host to a travel ball softball team with more than 30 teams, and once again, the ballfields will be packed…

With the dog days of summer well on their way and several restrictions due to the coronavirus still in place, the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department will not have a youth baseball and softball season this year.

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Campers at Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults (ASCCA) Easterseals consider the getaway home away from home and this year will have to embrace those memories virtually as summer camps have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Area youngsters looking to get involved with youth sports will have their chance as registration for soccer, baseball and softball are coming up.

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The future is looking extremely bright for Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team — especially if the middle school’s success is any indication. Over the last two seasons, Alexander City Middle School has gone 26-1 on the boys basketball court, including a 13-0 start to this year.

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For more than five years, Braden Jones has been hunting with Outdoor Friends Forever at Hardy Farms in Coosa County and for the past two years, Jones has been eying a particular buck. 

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Defense was the name of the game for Alexander City Middle School’s football team Thursday night against Prattville. The Wildcats held Prattville to under two touchdowns and picked up a 25-11 victory and run their record to 5-1.

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Although Dadeville would’ve certainly liked to go all the way, the Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team made its hometown proud by finishing second at the recent Dixie Youth World Series in North Carolina.

If something is just a “leadership camp,” it can be hard to keep young kids interested. But pair that with the game of basketball and suddenly their attention is grabbed.

Registration for the Alexander City Youth Soccer league will take place the first two weeks of August and is also now available online.

So many people have talked about specialization in the past couple years. A lot of research has been done about the positive and negatives effects of specialization, and while there is evidence saying injuries are more likely for kids who decide to specialize, there’s also the other side of …

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Auburn linebacker K.J. Britt couldn’t help but put himself in the much smaller shoes of the first- through eighth-graders who were learning the basics of football at Saturday’s annual Bridge Builders camp at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex.

For the second consecutive summer, the Reeltown football team partnered with the Star Seeds organization to put on a youth camp for kids from across central Alabama. Reeltown coach Matt Johnson and Star Seeds director LD Bell got together to host 92 kids at Nix-Webster-O’Neal Stadium on Satu…

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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Facing an extremely tough bracket at the state tournament last weekend in Millbrook, Alexander City’s 8U All-Star softball team put up a good fight but had to settle for fourth in the state.

It was an up and down tournament for the Alexander City 10U All-Star softball team, which had to settle for third best after losses to eventual champion New Site and Phenix City in the semifinals.

Just a year ago, New Site’s 10U all-star softball team had to settle for third in the state championships after winning it all as an 8U team the year prior. But now, the girls are back on top after they won four games in a row, including a 6-4 defeat of Phenix City, to win the state title.

Two years ago, New Site’s 8U All-Star softball team won its state championship, and now the girls are 10-year-olds and fighting for another state title. This year’s New Site 10U team just picked up the area championship in Anniston last weekend, absolutely demolishing its competition on the way.

Some of the best high school sports teams have something very similar in common, and that’s a strong feeder program. If you look at the powerhouses around the state and even into other states, you’ll notice all of them have good youth programs and usually the high school coaches are involved…

Putting up more than 10 runs in all five of its games Saturday was the key to perfection for the Alexander City 8U All-Star softball squad. The girls went 5-0 including a narrow 12-9 win over Millbrook to earn their second straight area championship.