High School Sports

  • Jags slash Panthers in Friday’s pre-season opener

    Last Friday night East and West Gadsden provided the local gridiron fans with the sequel to their spring game in May.
    Once again the Jaguars and Panthers met on the neutral site of Corry Field, but this time the goal was to see which team had made the most progress over the
    Both teams came out with a lot of energy, but undisciplined plays from both sides led to several penalties throughout the game.

  • With new head coach, East Gadsden Jaguars ready to roar this season

    Under the guidance of returned Coach Corey Fuller,  the Jaguars have turned the page on last year’s forgettable season, and have refocused themselves. Optimism within the players and coaches can be both seen and felt during their intense team practices.
    The seed of high expectation was planted by East Gadsden’s coaching staff in the spring, and is continually being watered during fall practice.  
    Fuller is providing his players with tough love in an effort to make sure “guys get better with each practice.”

  • Bobcat boys prepare for final stretch

    The Munroe Bobcats came out of spring break to a pair of district games against Tallavana and FAMU High.  Playing without seniors Bo Bailey, Max Baroody, Will Harris, Bradley Klees, and Casey Mathers, who were in Breckinridge, Colo., for the annual senior trip, and with fellow seniors Nolan Haire and Jonny Walkup using the week to rest up, the Bobcats enjoyed an abbreviated week of Baseball.

  • Lady Cats emerge from spring break as Gadsden’s top team

    This past week in softball action the three county teams that field a softball team:  Munroe, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian,  played with Munroe emerging as the top team in the county.
    Munroe 20
    Tallavana Christian 5
    Tallavana Christian scored five runs off freshman pitcher Emily Harris to open up the district game played at Munroe on Tuesday, March 24.  Munroe then answered in the bottom of the first with six runs.  Hannah Wilde came in to pitch and finished the game on the mound, getting the win.

  • Late sports news

    WGHS Panthers beat North View 74-44 in a Tuesday night game. If the Panthers prevail in Friday night’s match, they will be on their way to Lakeland to compete for the state championship.  For the story on Friday’s game that made the Panthers district champs, see Page 1B.

  • Panthers sink claws into district title

    After completing their regular season schedule with an impressive record of 25-2, the Panthers entered into the District Tournament, which was hosted at Panama City’s Bozeman High School.
    West Gadsden smashed Liberty County 74-43 in their first game of the tournament, en route to the championship game.
    The Panthers faced the Franklin County Seahawks in the Championship game; after a slow start they turned up their defensive intensity and went on to win by a score of 59-36.

  • Swinging for the fences: girls softball under way countywide

    MACLAY     15
    MUNROE     7
    The visiting Maclay Marauders struck in the first inning for 4 runs but Munroe answered for 2 in the bottom of the first inning.  Maclay then scored seven runs over the next three innings to the Lady Cats six runs and the game stayed close until the top of the fifth.  A few hits combined with a few Munroe errors gave Maclay four runs that Munroe could never answer.

  • 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.