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Today's Sports

  • Salters hosting East Gadsden...

    East Gadsden High School head basketball coach Demetric Salters will host a basketball camp for youngsters ages 7-16 through July 8 at the East Gadsden gym.

    Camps will meet Monday through Thursday from 5:45 until 6:45 p.m.

    Fundamental skills, offensive and defensive situations and the importance of teamwork will be taught at the camp.

    For information about registration, call 539-2126 or 443-4619.

     

  • Dodgers game postponed, Red...

    The Quincy Dodgers baseball game in the Georgia/Florida/Alabama Baseball League was postponed Sunday due to illness. The Miccouskee team informed the Dodgers about an hour before the game that they would not be coming to Dodger Field.

    Quincy still leads the league with a 7-1 record. They will play Isuway this Sunday.

    The site of the game was not known at press time.

    In other play, things tightened up in the Big Bend Adult Baseball League of Florida Sunday.

  • Lightfoot’s slam leads...

    Darryl Lightfoot Jr. poked a grand slam home run in the bottom of the fourth inning as he and his Quincy Dodger teammates went on to defeat the San Antonio, Texas Bears 17-3 in a baseball game played in Wacissa Sunday.

    Lightfoot’s blast broke up a 3-3 tie game and got the Dodgers on an offensive roll.

    Lightfoot finished with three hits in the contest and had six RBIs. Brian Elkins added two hits to the Quincy attack and drove in three runs.

  • EGHS falls to Walton in spring...

    “We played very well defensively, but really had no consistency on offense,” East Gadsden head football coach Scott Anderson said following his teams 6-0 loss to Walton County High School in a Thursday night spring football game. “The defense held up all night long. Offensively we missed open passes and our running game lacked consistency.”

    The game was played under threatening skies all evening but the rain held off until the game’s completion.

  • Fumbles hurt WGHS in lost to...

    Five lost fumbles hurt the West Gadsden offensive effort in the Panthers’ 13-0 loss to Florida High in a spring football game in Tallahassee Friday night.

    The Seminoles’ Jack Metz returned one of those fumbles for a touchdown. Florida High also scored points on 32- and 39-yard field goals by Chase Varnadore.

    West Gadsden’s Shermonta Hollins appeared to have scored a touchdown in the third quarter but it was called back because of a penalty.

  • Off the Hook

    Even with the weather conditions, reports of good catches are coming in to both Ingrams and Whippoorwill marinas. Memorial Day weekend saw the local campgrounds filled with folks ready to "wet a hook."

    On May 18, Buddy Hosey took a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds. Gerald Biddle from Crawfordville weighed in a lunker at 10.27 pounds.

    Nice catches of bream and catfish are being caught from the docks at both marinas.

  • WGHS’ Thomas earns top...

    West Gadsden High School track standout Brandon Thomas became the school’s first state champion by winning the 400-meter in the Class A state meet in Winter Garden May 1.

    Thomas gained a state berth by winning both the district and region in the event.

    “I felt a little nervous before I got to the track,” he said. “But then I relaxed and felt I would win.”

    Thomas started in lane three in the staggered event and by the last turn had caught up. He then sped on to a time of 49.5, which was the top time in the two-heat event.

  • EGHS, WGHS in spring games this...

    Both East and West Gadsden high schools will play in football spring games this week.

    East Gadsden will journey to DeFuniak Springs and take on Walton County Thursday night. Game time is 8 p.m.

    West Gadsden will play Florida High in Tallahassee Friday night in a 7 p.m. game.

  • Bobcats lose 3-1 to Eagle&...

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats gave it their all, but a pair of errors and lack of a key hit kept the team from advancing in FHSAA baseball play as they lost 3-1 to Eagle's View in a Region 1-A playoff game in Jacksonville last Tuesday.

    Senior right-hander Cody Watson pitched a gusty game for Munroe allowing only two hits and no earned runs. A first inning fielding error and a third inning throwing error allowed Eagle's View to score their runs and end the Bobcat baseball season at 20-6.

  • Spring football practice...

    "It's hot, I'll say that," East Gadsden High School head football coach Scott Anderson said when asked about how spring football was going. The Jaguars, along with West Gadsden High and Robert F. Munroe, started practice May 1 and are about midway the allowed practice time.

    "We've been working a lot on positions and schemes." Anderson said. He has 80 players out this spring.

    The Jaguars will play a scrimmage this Friday night at 7 p.m. after the team hosts a clinic for youth league and middle school coaches that will begin at 4 p.m.