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Today's Sports

  • Local boxer takes title

    Preparation is the key to winning.

    That's the philosophy of Tavoris Cloud, International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. The Quincy native defeated Clinton Woods in a battle of punches for the championship belt at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Aug. 28 in Hollywood. The fight went the length, 12 rounds, before a  unanimous decision from three judges was delivered.

  • Jags win one, lose one in...

    East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars brought home the first victory of the season after a run-in with the Marianna Bulldogs in  a preseason classic last  weekend.

    In the first half of play, the teams faced off with Marianna hitting the field minus four starters due to injury or illness.

    The Jags took the opening ball 80 years and landed the extra point to make the game 7-0 with 7 minutes left in the first quarter.

  • West Gadsden game called due to...

    The Kick-Off Classic was supposed to be the proving ground for the West Gadsden High School Panthers. Unfortunately, inclement weather forced the referee to suspend the game with 3:10 left in the first quarter.

    The Panthers found shelter in the "Dog House." It was pouring rain, but the mood inside the "Dog House" was optimistic. The Panthers were only able to run one series on both offense and defense. However, much was revealed in less than 9 minutes of play following about 3 weeks of practice.

  • Tallavana Christian welcomes new...

    Tallavana Christian School is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Crowe as head boys basketball coach for the TCS Lions.

    Crowe, a graduate of Purdue University, is an experienced coach having served as head junior varsity and freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant coach at Chiles High School in Leon County since 2002.  

    He is well-known in the community as a coach in the summer youth league.

  • Sports Briefs

    Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@-gmail.com or fax to 539-8785.

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    QPRD football Draft Day will be held Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at Corry Field for tackle football players ages 8-13 years old. All coaches, assistant coaches, players and parents are encouraged to attend.

    All players must be registered with QPRD in order to participate. Players may register during the draft.

    For more information, call 618-0042.

  • Lifeguards, swimmers recognized...

    City of Quincy Parks and Recreation Department King Street  pool lifeguards ended the summer with a bang Aug. 15. Attendees enjoyed water games and lunch. A certificate and medal was presented to each swimmer for his or her performance in swim lessons. Submitted

  • Sports Briefs

    Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@-gmail.com or fax to 539-8785.

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    Registration for flag football for ages 5-7 for boys and girls is underway. Cost is $20 for city residents and $25 for non-city.

    Registration for tackle football for Pee Wee (ages 8-10), Midget (ages 11-12) is being held as well. Cost is $35 for city residents, $40 for non-city.

  • Local student earns accolades...

    Emily Massey is a small girl. She stands 5', 1" tall and weighs 95 pounds. But her size is perfect for her position in the sport of rowing. She's a coxswain. The medals she has won in the sport hang heavy around her slender neck and indicate that she is good at her job.

    Massey, who graduated from Maclay School this year, has participated in rowing since the she was in sixth grade. In an area where football is king and basketball is queen, the sport of rowing attracts little attention.

  • EGHS football players attend...

    East Gadsden High School Jaguar football players Antwan Matthews and Wiley Williams recently attended the Nick Saban Crimson Tide Football Camp at the University of Alabama.  

    Williams, serving as a running back in his junior year, said, “The experience can only help me to improve, and I’m glad I had the chance to go.”  

    Matthews, also a junior last year, said, “They really put you to the test with some very intense training, and I accomplished a lot.”

  • Young signs to play for Georgia...

    Robert F. Munroe Day School utility player Sam Young signed a grant in aid this week to play baseball at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga. Young was a 4-year starter for the Bobcats and played all nine positions.  This season he batted .378 with 20 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .480.  Bobcat baseball coach, Mike Troelstrup, said Young was a valuable team leader, a talented utility player and possessed a tremendous work ethic. Shown here are Young with his parents, Tommy and Julie Young, RFM headmaster Jimmy Harris and Munroe baseball coach Mike Troelstrup.