http://www.gadcotimes.com/sports/rss.xml en Jags: new district champs http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/jags-new-district-champs <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0211_eghs_basketballk.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Last Friday the Jaguars traveled to Marianna to battle the Bulldogs for the district championship. The game was extremely close going into the second half, and a lay-in by Robert Cox increased the Jags&rsquo; lead to 29-24 with 3:29 left in the third period.<br /> East, West girls win first-round playoffs http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/east-west-girls-win-first-round-playoffs <p> Although each team won in a different fashion, both East Gadsden and West Gadsden girls basketball teams won round one of the FHSAA State Series playoffs this past Thursday night in their home gyms.<br /> &nbsp;East Gadsden handily extinguished Defuniak Springs - Walton by 71-30.&nbsp; West Gadsden did it the hard but exciting way when freshman Martaishia Atkins hit a three-<br /> pointer from the left corner just outside the arc in overtime with time expiring for a 55-52 win over Chipley in 1A Region semifinal competition. &nbsp;<br /> Lady Jags advance in playoffs http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/lady-jags-advance-playoffs <p> Shortly after capturing their first District Championship in several years, the Lady Jags put together a blowout win at home in the first round of the playoffs against Walton High. The Jaguars smothered Walton for the majority of the first and second periods and held a 49-21 lead at half-time.<br /> Lady Jags, Panthers win district championships http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/lady-jags-panthers-win-district-championships <p> The East Gadsden Lady Jaguars and the West Gadsden Lady Panthers are in the driver&rsquo;s seat&nbsp; for the opening game of the next round of the state series starting this week.&nbsp;&nbsp; East Gadsden won the 4A District 2 and West Gadsden won the 1A District 4&nbsp; titles in dominating fashion. Both teams also used the home-court advantage by hosting districts in their own gyms. &nbsp;<br /> Big night for Lady Jaguars http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/big-night-lady-jaguars <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0204_eghs_group_pick.jpg" alt="East Gadsden High School’s Lady Jaguars pose for a photo Friday, Jan. 29, after winning their district basketball championship. " title="East Gadsden High School’s Lady Jaguars pose for a photo Friday, Jan. 29, after winning their district basketball championship. " align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Dillon Appleman<br /> </strong></p> <p> <em>Intern<br /> </em></p> Lady Panthers claim first district title since 2007 http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/lady-panthers-claim-first-district-title-2007 <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0204_wghs_team_photok.jpg" alt="West Gadsden High School’s Lady Panthers pose with their district basketball trophy. " title="West Gadsden High School’s Lady Panthers pose with their district basketball trophy. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> In her first year as head coach, Cheryl Moody, a native of Gadsden County has led the Lady Panthers to a district title. The Lady Panther Basketball Team as not clinched the District Title since 2007. Although her team is young, they are starting to understand what it takes to win ball games. Her coaching philosophy is &ldquo;rebounding and defense win ball games.&rdquo; Their district record is 8-0, and the overall record is 13-8.<br /> Hometown rivals: East Gadsden, West Gadsden meet on basketball court http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/hometown-rivals-east-gadsden-west-gadsden-meet-basketball-court <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0204_eg_vs_wgk_jumping.jpg" alt="Panther and Jaguar players both jump to seize control of the basketball. " title="Panther and Jaguar players both jump to seize control of the basketball. " align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> Shanks gymnasium was already near maximum capacity mid-way through the J.V. game against East and West Gadsden this past Saturday night, and by the time the Varsity teams ran onto the floor to warm-up the entire building was filled with anxious fans ready to see the much anticipated rematch between these two rivals.<br /> Panthers clip War Eagles http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/panthers-clip-war-eagles <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0128_wghs_vs_wakullak.jpg" alt="West Gadsen’s Panthers finished their regular season play with a home game against Wakulla’s War Eagles. " title="West Gadsen’s Panthers finished their regular season play with a home game against Wakulla’s War Eagles. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p>