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Today's Sports

  • RFM girls softball falls to...

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School softball team hosted Aucilla Christian School in the only game played over the spring break holiday by a county softball team.

    Aucilla took advantage of untimely Lady Cat errors and stretched a 1-0 lead after one inning to a 7-1 lead after three innings.  The Munroe team rallied for four more runs before bowing out of the Class A District 2 game 11-5.

  • Local athletes strut their stuff...

    Gadsden County’s Special Olympics was held last Wednesday at East Gadsden High School, featuring events such as the assisted walk, walk, wheelchair, assisted wheelchair, assisted running, running, 100-meter wheelchair, running long  jump, standing long jump, tennis ball throw and softball throw.

    The winners were:

    • 10-meter assisted walk: Chamel Williams, first place.

    • 10-meter walk: Luis Becerra took first place with a time of 12.0; Robert Huff also won first place with a time of 17.4.

  • RFM netters topple JPII in...

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School tennis team upended district foe John Paul II Catholic High School at The Golf Cub of Quincy last week.  The team took three singles and both doubles matches to win by a 5-2 score.

    In singles action, No. 1 player Hilary Flournoy, a freshman, won handily 6-1, 6-2 as did No. 2 Beth Summerford, 6-0, 6-0.  The two girls then teamed up and dominated in doubles 8-2.  Abigail Lewis lost 6-4,6-2 at the No. 3 slot but Cameron McMullen picked up the No. 4 spot, winning 6-2 in game one and 6-4 in game two.  

  • Sirmons picks on win on mound...

    On Monday afternoon, Robert F. Munroe freshman Kaitlyn Sirmons picked up her first pitching win of the season with a dominating 20-3 win over FAMU.  

    Munroe scored 10 runs in the first three innings and coasted to a five inning win. Kristen Allen and Haleigh Corbally had three hits each with Corbally hitting a grandslam homerun on the FAMU college field.  Mary Jane Milam added a triple with two RBIs.  The team moved to 9-5 on the season with the win.

  • RFM topples Maclay on the courts

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School tennis team lost two last week but it wasn’t all frowns for the Lady Cats.  The team came within one game of defeating long time district dominators, Maclay, at The Golf Club of Quincy.  Maclay edged out a 4-3 team win but drove off with a new-found respect and even a little fear for the Lady Cats.

    In the No. 1 slot, Hilary Flournoy lost 6-2, 6-2 and in the second slot Beth Summerford got a huge win over Maclay’s two, winning 6-4, 6-2.  Lone senior Abigail Lewis won 6-4 in a long, exhausting tie-breaker.  

  • Girls softball teams struggle

    The West Gadsden softball team lost to Liberty County 12-0 as Bulldog pitcher Kayla Johnson pitched a perfect game.  

    The Panthers, however, played and survived their first game since the death of popular female athlete Dee Dee Murray – a resounding district loss but a moral victory for the girls athletic program at West Gadsden.

  • Havana karate students compete...

    Alpha UPKUDO Martial Arts in Havana competed in the First Coast Open in Jacksonville and won 14 trophies with eight students competing. The results are as follows:

    • Brandon Keefer: second place, Black Belt Men Fighting; second place, Black Belt Men Kata; third place, Black Belt Weapons

    • Amy Harbin: second place, Black Belt Women Kata; third place, Black Belt women Fighting

    • Ganine Gerald: first place, Brown Belt Women Fighting; first place, Brown Belt Women Kata

  • RFM Lady Cats topple Rickards

    The Robert F. Munroe softball team lost one, won one and had a game suspended in a busy week on the diamond last week.  

    On Tuesday the Lady Cats faced Franklin County at the new school on the coast.  The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when Franklin County struck for four runs.  Munroe battled back in the fourth and fifth scoring four runs of their own but the Seahawks went on a tear to finish up as 10-4 winners.

  • RFM tennis team aces competition

    The Robert F. Munroe tennis team defeated Florida High in a Class A District 2 contest last week.   

    The team, coached by Carolyn Summerford, won in perfect fashion, taking all singles and doubles events 8-0.

    In the No. 1 slot, freshman Hilary Flournoy won handily 8-1 while No. 2 sophomore Beth Summerford, was perfection at 8-0.  Lone senior Abby Lewis pulled out a close 8-6 win in the third slot and freshman Cameron McMullen won by an identical 8-6 score as the fourth in individuals.  

  • Local hoops standout gets bid...

    Chelsea McMillan, a 2007 graduate of East Gadsden High School who currently attends the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been invited to become a member of the USA Athletes International Basketball Team.

    McMillan, who also attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, leads her USCU team in scoring (14.6), rebounding (10.9), free-throws (81.7 percent) and blocked shots (1.8). She plays forward for the Spartans, and is majoring in accounting.