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Today's Sports

  • Off the Hook

    When I began to write my column this past January, never did I believe there would be a week when no reports of good catches of any type fish from Lake Talquin.

    Well, last week proved me wrong! Storms, winds and rain, rain and more rain stopped any hope of fishing. After all had passed we saw a very full and muddy lake. For the past four days normal conditions have returned and folks are back on the water.

    Reports of nice catches of bream and shellcrackers are being brought in at both Ingrams and Whippoorwill marinas.

  • Bobcats 3-2 following break

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School baseball team took a two-week break from the game before getting back into action April 4 in the Marianna Spring Classic.

    The Bobcats’ first game after the break saw the team lose to Freeport 7-1. Brock Hinson had two hits for Munroe in that contest.

    Munroe won its second game of the Classic, defeating Sneads 10-3 behind the four-hit pitching of Hinson. Hinson also fanned 10 batters in the contest and got offensive help from Parth Patel, who had four hits and Clay Kramm, who slapped two hits.

  • EGHS defeats JPII with mercy rule

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars defeated John Paul II 14-4 in baseball last Tuesday in a mercy rule game.

    The Jaguars took advantage of nine walks and six Panther errors to collect the win.

    Cedric Akins was the winning pitcher, allowing only four hits and fanning two.

    Cameron Jackson drove in two runs and Zedrian Polk rapped a pair of hits.

    East Gadsden lost to FAMU High 8-6 Thursday in Tallahassee. Anthony Matthews and Zarian Polk each had hits for the Jaguars.

  • East Gadsden falls, RFM drops...

    East Gadsden High School’s softball team lost to a very strong Madison County team in five innings 18-0. 

    Madison pounded out 15 hits against pitcher Alexia Charlton.  Charlton struck out three and walked six.  Davia Nelson and Jazz Francis each had one hit as the team dropped to 3-14 on the season.

    Robert F. Munroe’s team dropped three games against three top softball opponents last week.  The team played well in all three games but seemed doomed to play one bad inning that took away the team’s chances for a win.

  • Red Birds split twin bill,...

    The Chattahoochee Red Birds split a double-header at Therrell Field Saturday, defeating the Gulf County Drive 3-2 before losing to the Jackson County Jays 7-3.

    The Red Birds are 2-1 in the season and stand in first place.

    In other action this past week the Liberty County Diamond Dawgs defeated the Calhoun County Horseman 20-11.

    This Sunday's games have the Bay County Brewers at Chattahoochee at 3 p.m., the Jackson County Jays at Liberty County at 3 p.m. and the Gulf County Drive at Calhoun County at 2 p.m.

  • Jaguars lose a pair of games

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars played Monday and Saturday baseball games and found themselves on the wrong end of 9-2 scores both days.

    On Monday, three Maclay pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter at East Gadsden.

    John Price, Anthony Matthews and Marqious Murray collected the Jaguar hits.

    Conner Jacobson was the winning pitcher for Maclay. Jared Romero had two hits for the Tallahassee team, as did Brad Richardson. One of Richardson's hits was a home run.

  • RFM netters pick up wins

    The Robert F. Munroe varsity tennis team picked up two wins at The Golf Club of Quincy. 

    The team defeated John Paul II 5-2.  Winning matches for the Lady Cats were Beth Summerford, No. 2 (6-0, 6-0); Anna Dooner No. 3, (6-1, 6-0); Abby Lewis No. 5, (6-1, 6-3). Both doubles teams  of  Summerford/Summerford (8-2) and Dooner/Thomas (9-7) also won.

    The team hosted Florida High and won 6-1. Meg Summerford, No. 1 seed, won handily (6-0, 6-0) as her did her sister Beth in the No. 2 slot (6-0, 6-0). 

  • Girls softball shows up strong

    In county softball action the East Gadsden High School softball team managed to get in a softball game before the rains arrived.  The Jaguars won their third game of the season with a tough 17-14 win over Jefferson County.  Alexia Charlton picked up the win from the mound and was two-for-five with a home run.  Jazz Francis also had two hits including a double and a triple in the win. 

  • Home runs power Red Birds to win

    Ben Young blasted a pair of home runs and added a double, helping the Chattahoochee Red Birds to a season-opening 17-10 win over the Liberty County Diamond Dawgs Sunday in Bristol.

    It was the first day of the new Big Bend Adult Baseball season.

    Young hit a two-run shot in the first inning and added a three-run homer in the fifth. In all he drove in six runs.

    Alondrea Gunn also had three hits for Chattahoochee and Clay White was the winning pitcher in relief.

    Richie Smith slapped four hits for Liberty County and 'Boo' Morris poked two hits.

  • Troy earns spot on U.S. team

    Andre Demetrius Troy, grandson, of Barbara Rollinson of Quincy, has earned a spot on the US basketball team that will represent this country in the Italian International Cup in early August.

    Troy stood out in several basketball camps in the Raleigh, N.C. area and has played on city of Raleigh recreation teams.

    This past summer he was the third leading scorer on the United Celtics AAU travel team from Raleigh and he won the USBA National Tournament's 12 and under three-point shootout in Myrtle Beach, S.C.