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High School Sports

  • Gadsden’s girls sports slow over spring break

    Spring break put an abrupt halt to the steady progress local  spring sports teams had gained for several weeks.  
    Teams will pick back up this week and start again this week.   Upcoming contests for our county sports teams are:
    Softball
    West Gadsden will take on Vernon in a doubleheader on Thursday and then play at East Gadsden on Friday.  East Gadsden will have played two games prior to facing the Panthers.  They opened up their week with Rickards on Monday and then FAMU on Wednesday.
    Flag football

  • Baseball season continues for Bobcat boys

    Prior to playing 1A Wewahitchka, the Munroe Bobcats were winless against competition ranging from 3A to 7A.  With their first spring break game scheduled against John Paul II cancelled due to weather, the Bobcats travelled to Wewahitchka on Tuesday of  last week. This day the team and coaching staff  left with a 19-13 win and a smile.  

  • Girls sports: As flag football opens, tennis, softball continue

    Tennis
    The Munroe varsity tennis team, coached by Tamra Erde, moved to 3-1 on the season with two district wins last week.  First the team defeated Florida High in TAllahassee by a narrow 4-3 score.  The doubles duo of Reilly Morgan Bot sealed the deal with an 8-3 defeat in the #2 doubles slot.
    RFM 4  Fl High  3
    Singles
    #1 Jenna Branson lost to Olivia Ford 8-0
    #2 Emily Anderson defeated Lauren Mosley 8-4
    #3 Reilly Allman lost to Fraleigh Krause 8-5
    #4 Allison Bergman defeated Lauren Shirley 8-6

  • After sluggish start to season, Bobcats pick up steam

    The Bobcats are finding a win tough to come by in the early season.  The boys baseball team, coached by second-year coach Jeremy Barlow, have not played a game yet in their 2A classification and have found themselves outmatched to date.
    Last week saw the Bobcats’ loss to two 7A programs on a road trip the team took to the Pensacola area.

  • Panthers one game away from state champs

    One week after defeating Chipley High,  the Panthers of West Gadsden stepped into the Lakeland Center to take on Hawthorne High.
    The Panthers were able to successfully use their 1-3-1 defense to slow down the Hornets. Hawthorne’s leading scorer, Devin Lawrence was held in check by West Gadsden the entire game due in large part to Andrew Reddick.

  • Panther girls fall to feisty Franklin County

    Flag football
    Munroe, East Gadsden and West Gadsden open up their flag football seasons in a pre-season tournament that will last three days and includes all 11 teams in their huge 1A district.  
    All games will be  played at FAMU next week. East Gadsden will face Chiles on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and West Gadsden will play Lincoln immediately after.  

  • Munroe boys fall in season opener

    Rickards 8
     Munroe 1
    The Munroe baseball team dropped two preseason games and lost their season opener to Rickards 8-1 this past Tuesday, Feb. 21, to start the season 0-1.   
    The score was tied 0-0 until the bottom of the fourth when Rickards was able to push one run across.  The fifth inning was scoreless for both teams and Munroe tied up the score 1-1 in the top of the sixth. Stephen Burdick’s solo shot drove in Matt Salters for the Bobcats’ run.

  • Tallavana boys fall in semifinal

    Temple Christian  73
    Tallavana Christian  26
    Tallavana Christian (4-15) playing in the 2A Region 1 semifinals ran up on a very strong Temple Christian basketball team from Jacksonville.  
    Temple Christian were the 2A District champions and ran up an impressive 24-3 record on the season.  Tallavana Christian was runner-up in the 2A-Region 1 tournament.  
    Temple jumped out to a 22-10 first-quarter lead and staked a 43-16 lead by the half.  They poured on 30 more points in the second half.

  • Basketball season ends for Gadsden’s girls

    Florida High 49
    East Gadsden 47
     Florida High rallied from two points down in the third quarter to defeat East Gadsden in a battle that sent the winner to the Region 1-5A finals.  The Jaguars mounted a third-quarter comeback after trailing 27-23 at the half.  They outscored the Noles 14-7 in the third
    quarter.
    Leading East Gadsden was Jamiya Bittle, who finished with 25 points.  The East Gadsden Lady Jags finished their regular season 17-10.  
    Aucilla Christian 50
    Tallavana Christian 13

  • After claiming district title, Panthers clawing through playoffs

    After securing another district championship, West Gadsden completed the next step toward the 1A State Tournament this past Friday with a huge 94-56 play-off victory over Baker High. The Panther Nation was in full effect in Greensboro to witness their team’s dominant performance.
    West Gadsden controlled the game on both ends of the floor during the first half. Defensively the Panthers implemented their 1-3-1 full-court press, and offensively Andrew Reddick and Mark Bradwell continuously attacked the basket.