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High School Sports

  • Hometown rivalry: Panthers pounce

    QUINCY — This past Saturday East and West Gadsden brought their regular seasons to a close with their annual showdown at James A. Shanks Gymnasium.
    West Gadsden looked to complete its sweep after having won the first round of this rivalry series in Havana earlier this season; East Gadsden, on the other hand, entered the contest in search of revenge.
    The anticipation and excitement was felt throughout the packed gym as the teams jogged onto the court. Both teams looked very poised as they stretched and ran through their pre-game drills.

  • One local girls basketball team still in season play

    District tournaments were held this past week and only one of four county girls basketball teams will still be playing basketball this week. East Gadsden narrowly missed a championship while Munroe, Tallavana Christian and West Gadsden all ended their seasons in semifinal action.

  • Bobcat boys drop final four regular season games

    An already difficult season ended with four losses for the Munroe Varsity Boys. The Bobcats dropped decisions to Altha, North Florida Christian, Liberty County and Poplar Springs.
    “Yes, this season has definitely been a struggle,” said Head Coach Joey Birdsong. “We commit too many turnovers and our shot selection isn’t what it needs to be, but the upside is the kids are all still working and trying to improve. We’ve got the district tournament next week, so we still have a chance to find some success.

  • Jags eyeing district title; Panthers poised to pounce

    During the Christmas break, East and West Gadsden competed in basketball tournaments in an effort to both improve and prepare for the second half of the season.
    On Dec. 26 to 29, West Gadsden traveled to Thomasville , Ga., to play in the State Farm
    Hoop Fest Tournament; during the trip the Panthers defeated Barron County but suffered losses to Thomasville High and Seminole County. Coach Andrew Moten said his team “started to decline in free-throw percentage. In both of our losses we missed double-digit attempts from the free-throw line.”  

  • Countywide girls basketball continues

    Munroe
    The Munroe girls basketball team had a 1-1 week against two district opponents.  The team lost to visiting FAMU-DRS by  lopsided score but then defeated Tallavana Christian on Thursday night for a district win.
    FAMU 63                    MUNROE 15

  • Raiders tame Jaguars in tough match-up

    This past Friday night the Jaguars traveled to Leon County to take on the Rickards Raiders; shortly after the referee threw the ball up at half-court it was clear the Jaguars were a bit overmatched.  
    The Raiders jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and carried a 22-10 lead into the second quarter quarter.

  • Lady Jags see week of success

    East Gadsden
    The East Gadsden Lady Jags had a good week last week defeating two Tallahassee teams, Leon and Godby. Dondrea Harris put up 25 points in East Gadsden’s 52-45 win over Leon High School and then posted 34 in a win the next night over Godby!
    EAST GADSDEN 52        LEON 45

  • Showdown in Havana

    The basketball fans of Gadsden County always look forward to watching East and West Gadsden battle on the hardwood, and this past Saturday the latest installment of this rivalry was produced.
     The first quarter of play was a back-and-forth tug-of-war in which three lead changes occurred. With less than a minute remaining in the opening period a lay-up by Keyron York gave East Gadsden a 12-8 advantage heading into the second quarter.

  • Girls basketball season excitement continues

    Munroe
    FAMU 90             
    MUNROE 13
    The Lady Cats were completely overwhelmed by the bigger, faster and stronger FAMU team.  They were behind 40-5 after one quarter and 64-8 at the half.
    MUNROE 51       
    TALLAVANA 40

  • County girls basketball action, volleyball awards for Gadsden girls

    MUNROE
    Grace Christian 56     Munroe 41
    The Lady Cats dropped a non-district contest to visiting Grace Christian Academy of Bainbridge last Monday.  Junior guard Jeri Sloan led the way scoring with 21 points.  Sloan also sank five three-pointers for the 2nd game in a row.  Karleebeth Perkins led defensively with 11 rebounds and Maddey Pappadakis finished with four steals.
    FAMU   90           
    Munroe 13