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High School Sports

  • Mixed results for week of local county girls sports

    SOFTBALL
    West Gadsden was dominated by Blountstown by a 24-0 score in a game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule. Blountstown scored five runs in the first inning and 19 in the second inning.
    Munroe was dominated in similar fashion by Marianna. Marianna scored 20 runs in the first three innings before the game was called. Munroe managed just two hits, one by Kay Fletcher and one by Emilee Harris.

  • Bobcats win four before spring break

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe entered the week with a record of four wins and seven losses. They ended the week with four wins and brought their season and district records up to 8-7 and 3-1, respectively. With no games scheduled for the week due to spring break, the Bobcats return to action with a double-header against Cottondale at home at 5 p.m. Monday, March 25, and a road game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Rickards.

  • Bobcats win one, lose one

    RFM 8
    East Gadsden 7

    Robert F. Munroe hung on to win a close game Feb. 20 against the visiting Jaguars of East Gadsden. Behind the pitching of starter Andrew Higdon, the Bobcats jumped out to a 5-2 lead after five innings. The Bobcat offense featured a 2-run homer by third-baseman Myles Edwards.

  • Rain a spoilsport for Gadsden girls

    The rain has wreaked havoc on the schedules of all high school’s outdoor sports over the past few weeks. The Munroe Lady Cats managed to squeeze in one game last week. The team took on Franklin County at home and lost to the coastal team 11-5. Franklin County jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but just before the 10-run mercy rule could take effect, the Lady Cats pushed across five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Franklin County scored one more in the top of the sixth, but the Lady Cats would not score again.

  • Bobcats start season with 1 win, 2 losses

    RFM 5 – Maclay 8
    The Munroe Bobcats opened their 2013 regular season Feb. 13 with an 8-5 defeat at the hands of the rival Marauders of Maclay School.  The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed for a day due to inclement weather. 

  • Softball, tennis starts for Gadsden girls

    SOFTBALL
    Softball season opened to a cold, wet week with teams managing to get in a few innings. Munroe jumped out to a 2-0 record with wins over East Gadsden and Altha.

  • Panthers, Jaguars headed to playoffs

    The West Gadsden Panthers won their district last week, and as a result will be hosting Sneads High School on Feb. 21. The Panthers capped off their regular season by winning a thriller in overtime against rival East Gadsden.

  • Bobcats drop two games in preseason play

    Playing everyone on his R.F. Munroe Bobcats roster over the two-day preseason tournament at Florida High School, first-year Bobcat skipper Chris Warfel accomplished a lot in terms of developing a team identity and seeing attainable goals — though his team fell to Rickards 2-6 and host Florida High 9-19.

  • Up in the air

    TERRANCE CHISOLM
    Times Sports
    Correspondent

    On Saturday evening, fans of both the East Gadsden Jaguars and the West Gadsden Panthers assembled inside the James A. Shanks Middle School gymnasium to see this end-of-the-season rematch between the two cross-town rivals.

    This time around, the Panthers were the host but chose to play at Shanks to accommodate the large crowd. Both teams came out displaying a lot of energy and focus during warm-ups.

  • Batters up at RF Munroe baseball opening event

    The Robert F. Munroe Bobcat Baseball teams began their 2013 season with an opening day ceremony this past Saturday at Bradford May Field. Highlights included an introduction of the varsity and middle-school teams along with the coaching staff, skills competitions, and a varsity/alumni game that pitted this year’s Varsity Bobcats against several past players. Barbecue plates and other appetizing treats were served to the large crowd (estimated at more than 100) that came out to support this year’s team.