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Maybe the old adage is true and the defenses were ahead of the offenses. Maybe the coaches calling the offensive plays didn’t want to get too elaborate with their selections. Or maybe the three teams on the field Friday in Wedowee were just so evenly matched that a stalemate was inevitable. Read more

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The last great image we have of high school football is of Central of Clay County walking off the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium having conquered Vigor in a thrilling 43-42 state championship win, giving first-year head coach Danny Horn a storybook ending in his return to Clay County. Read more

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RCHS made a statement with its bats in game one, got a shutdown pitching performance in game two, and then bowed out of the East Central regional when both aspects of its game failed to make an impact in game three. Read more

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The Handley Lady Tigers softball team saw their season come to a close late Thursday night in Tuscaloosa. Handley dropped a pair of games in the weather-plagued West Central Regional of the Alabama High School Athletic Association tournament. Read more

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Losing the first game of the area tournament is never a good omen. Especially when that loss is a 1-0 decision in which the only run scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning. Read more

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For the first time in over a decade the Wadley softball team did not advance beyond its area tournament as the Lady Bulldogs lost their first two games and were eliminated from the 1A, Area 8 tournament last Tuesday. Read more

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Wadley held a lead in both games of its first-round playoff series against South Lamar Friday, but the Bulldogs ultimately lost both games to see their season come to a close. Read more

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Area tournament play begins next Tuesday for all four county softball teams. RCHS will be the lone county school to host its area tournament as the other three teams will have to travel. Here are the schedules, locations and first-round matchups for all four tournaments Read more

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With Wadley going through its second search for a head football coach in as many years, principal Lori Carlisle wanted to find someone who would be a long-term presence in the position. Read more

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Handley built a 12-3 lead over the first six innings before RCHS put up a 5 spot on the seventh to put a scare into the home-standing Lady Tigers, but Handley eventually held on for the 12-8 win Monday in Roanoke. Read more

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Wadley saw its record fall to 4-5 with a pair of non-area losses. The Bulldogs lost 16-2 to Ranburne in their final game before spring break last Tuesday, then dropped a 9-5 decision to Beulah on Monday. Read more

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RCHS picked up five wins in seven games last week, which started with a key 11-3 area win over Beulah on Tuesday and ended with a 16-1 romp over Saks in the Piedmont tournament at Choccolocco Park in Oxford Saturday. Read more

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The Handley Tigers continued their midseason surge with a big series win over area foe Elmore County last week. The Tigers then followed that up by winning two of their next three to get their record to 8-9. Read more