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High School Sports

  • The basketball journey of two Panthers

    After three highly successful years at West Gadsden High School, senior point guard Andrew Reddick and senior forward Mark Bradwell are determined and focused on bringing a state title to Greensboro. During their time at West Gadsden, these two young men have experienced the highs and lows that come along with playing on the
    hardwood.

  • Panther boys beginning to hit their stride

    This past week,  Coach Moten led his squad on a three-game road trip that resulted in three big wins, which improved their regular season record to 11-4. On Jan. 5, the Panthers traveled to Franklin County and won by a score of
    69-55, Mark Bradwell and Andrew Reddick led the way with 15- and 13-point performances.
    On the following day, the team secured a 65-58 victory against Mosley High. Lastly, on Saturday the Panthers capped off their week with a dominant 63-41 win against Florida High.

  • Tallavana, Munroe continue season on the hardwood

    Tallavana Christian
    Tallavana Christian opened up this week hosting three home games.  They started off with Altha on Monday, Munroe on Tuesday and Aucilla Christian on Thursday.  Munroe and Aucilla are district matchups.  
    Munroe
    After a busy Christmas, the Bobcats played only one game last week.  Second-year coach Andrew Eads travelled with his squad to Thomasville, Ga., to face Brookwood.

  • Girls basketball keeps Gadsden’s players busy over holiday break

    East Gadsden
    The Jaguars participated in the Thomasville Holiday Hoopfest last week and came away with an overtime loss and a blistering win.
    COFFEE 63
    EAST GADSDEN 61 (0T)
    In the first game of the tournament, Coffee County High School led 26-20 at halftime, but East Gadsden had a big fourth quarter, outscoring Coffee 21-7, and tying up the score at 49-49.  The high- scoring continued even in the shortened overtime period, with Coffee outscoring East Gadsden 14-12.  
    EAST GADSDEN 52
    THOMASVILLE 29

  • Jags, Panthers facing challenges at start of basketball season

    The Jaguars have had a tough start to their season due in large part to the fact that they are a youthful team. In spite of having just two seniors on his squad, Coach Reginald Cunningham feels his team can continue improving.
    “I think we are starting to get better at competing,” he said, “but we gotta get better at finishing games.

  • Lions moving forward, Bobcats improve

    Munroe
    The Munroe boys basketball team is looking for improvement first; wins second.  Andrew Eads, in his second year as head coach, is working hard with his young and inexperienced team in hopes to have them producing some upset wins in January.  Last week the team lost three games by similar scores.  
    TALLAVANA
    CHRISTIAN 65
    MUNROE 33

  • Fuller to leave Jags for Cougars

    Although Coach Corey Fuller will soon leave East Gadsden, he recently reflected  on the Jaguars’ football season.
    The Jags finished their season with a 5-5 record, which Fuller said is an improvement from the past two years.  Fuller said in  2015 the Jags finished with a 1-8 record and 0-10 in 2014.
    “We didn’t finish the way we wanted to finish, but the kids had a great year all-in-all,” Fuller said.

  • Girls basketball picking up the pace

    After a down week ending with a Thanksgiving break, our county girls basketball teams will be gaining steam again starting this week.
    The Lady Jaguars will play Taylor County with their boys team and then host Marianna on Thursday in a district matchup.  Munroe will not play until Friday because of a junior trip.  They will play at  John Paul II. They lost to John Paul the first week of the season.

  • Panthers finish record-breaking season

    The West Gadsden Panthers’ record-breaking football season has come to an end.  
    They finished the season with 10 wins and two losses, the season’s last to the Blountstown Tigers in the regional finals.
    “We had the best record in the school’s history,” said Coach Joseph Striplin.  “We broke a lot of school records.”

  • Panthers win at free-throw line

    Last Friday in a Thanksgiving tournament hosted by Rickards High, West Gadsden found themselves matched up against a scrappy P.K. Yonge team from Gainesville. Both teams played a very physical game on the defensive end of the court, which led to many trips to the free-throw line. The Panthers played solid offense for the final two minutes of the second quarter. Two big shots from the charity strip by senior forward Mark Bradwell, gave West Gadsden  22-19 lead at the intermission.