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Good Times: It was a popular TV show in the 1970s. The line, "Dy-no-mite!" was a part of the cultural lexicon that became popular through the character JJ.

But don't call him JJ. Jimmie Walker came through Montgomery once when I was working at a radio station there. I saw him in an open studio and did a doubletake. 'Is that JJ?'

One of my co-workers was in awe of one of his childhood icons. He got up the courage to walk in and introduce himself. 'JJ!'

'Yep. That's all people remember is that show,' the has-been star responded. Yes, JJ. That's the only reason anybody knows who you are.

You can still watch "Good Times" in reruns. But you can live them right now.

If you're a Tallassee High School sports fan, you've got reason to cheer. These are good times.

There has been a real buzz about the high school baseball team. It's the first time in seven years that the team has reached the quarterfinals.

It might be hard to believe, but the area title was the first in just as many years. That's worth noting too.

Those area championships and deep playoff runs used to be an every-year thing. Maybe we took that for granted.

Soccer is still a relatively new program at THS. There have been some good moments. This year's team is reaching new heights.

Monday's first-round playoff win was a program first. Tallassee improved to 19-4-4 with the shutout. The team was 4-4-1 after falling to St. James on Feb. 27. The team is on an 18-game unbeaten streak.

The track team heads to Gulf Shores this week and might just bring back some medals. Nine different athletes will make the trip including the 4x100 relay team that won the sectional and is the No. 3 seed at state.

The Tigers' softball team has been on top of its game under Pat Love for several years now. This year has been a rebuilding year.

Many wouldn't have given the girls much of a shot to reach the post-season going into the area tourney. But the girls stepped up.

Tallassee beat top-seed and host Elmore County to punch their playoff ticket. Minus the Covid season when there was no playoff and Tallassee was ranked No. 1 (when the season ended abruptly), Love's teams have advanced to the playoffs five straight times.

Enjoy the good. There are many places where they're hoping for just one team to excel over the course of the entire sports year. Not at good ol' THS. It's what JJ - uh I mean Jimmie? Dynomite!