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Today's Sports

  • East Gadsden Jags defeat Altha

    DaVarick Ford struck out nine batters and allowed only two hits in six innings of work last Thursday, leading East Gadsden High School to an 8-4 win over Altha in the Jaguars’ regular season baseball opener.

    Of the four runs Ford gave up, only two were earned.

    Camerson Jackson slapped two hits and drove in three of the Jaguar runs. Montez Fryson, John Price and Dominic Green also had run-scoring hits for East Gadsden.

    John Warner, Ethan Byler and Tyler Huff had the Altha hits.

  • Panthers put up fight in region...

    “I could not have been any prouder of a team," Coach Antonio Bradwell said after his West Gadsden High School boys basketball game Thursday in Franklin County. "We came in undermanned and played very hard."

    The Panthers lost the Region 1-2A game 74-58, but not before hanging around against a talented and much taller Seahawk bunch.

    Using a stall game early, West Gadsden held close until halftime with John Battles doing most of the early scoring for West Gadsden. Battles scored 12 of the Panthers 18 first-half points.

  • Lady Cats defeat Liberty County

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats softball team lost a close one, lost a 10-run rule contest and won a close one all in the opening week of the season. 

    On a cool Monday night the team succumbed in the bottom of the seventh 9-8 at Rickards.  Leading 4-1 in the third the Lady Cats gave up six runs, five on errors, and left the inning down 7-4. 

    The team posted four runs in the top of the fifth and gave up one.  The sixth inning was scoreless and the team could not push a run across in the top of the seventh. 

  • Munroe off to 3-1 baseball start

    The Robert F. Munroe baseball team won its first three games of the season before running into Maclay Monday.

    The Bobcats defeated Altha 12-2 Feb. 16, knocked off Blountstown 31-3 on the 17th and bested Wewahitchka 15-11 on the 20th.

    Brock Hinson was the winning pitcher against Altha with a one-hit, nine strike-out performance.

    Clay Kramm was the top hitter for Munroe with three hits. Miller Joyner, Sam Young and Alex Gay slapped two hits each. Joyner poked a double and a triple and knocked in four runs.

  • West Gadsden splits in baseball

    West Gadsden High School defeated Blountstown 13-4 last Thursday and lost to John Paul II 12-3 Monday night as they began baseball play.

    In the Blountstown game, Quantez Houge was the winning pitcher, going six innings and fanning 14.

    Demarcus Richardson had three hits for the Panthers and Houge, Brandon Moore and Devontez Travis had two each. Houge drove in three runs and scored four times.

    West Gadsden got only one hit in the John Paul II game. The Tallahassee team's Patrick O'Neil was the winning pitcher. He also hit a home run and had six RBIs in the game.

  • WGHS boys only team to advance

    The West Gadsden High School Panthers are the only county team to make it out of the district playoffs in boys FHSAA basketball.

    The team defeated Wewahitchka in a semifinal District 3-2A game on Friday night in Wewahitchka after trailing by 11 points late in the third period. The Panthers made a strong run the last 12 minutes of the contest, pulling out a 59-42 win.

    Guards John Battles and Jesse Winbush led the spurt with quick scores off of steals. Battles finished with 22 points and Winbush hit 17. Mario Williams added 10 to the Panther total.

  • Local girls teams fall in...

    Both the Lady Bobcats at R. F. Munroe and East Gadsden High School’s Lady Jaguars were eliminated from the playoff picture when both teams lost in the girls semifinals.

    Most surprising was the upset of the East Gadsden girls basketball team by Godby by a 48-47 score at Bay High School in Panama City. This loss marked the first time since the school opened in 2003 that the team had not made the state playoffs. 

  • Second-half spurt carries...

    The West Gadsden High School Panthers put up quite a bit of first-half resistance. When things were all said and done, East Gadsden had too much height and depth for the Panthers and the Jaguars came away with an 80-43 win in a county rival basketball game Thursday night.

    Behind the play of John Battles, Jesse Winbush and Antonio Bostick, West Gadsden stayed close in the first half.

    East Gadsden came out in the second half, took over the boards, hit some outside shots and closed down things defensively to collect their second win of the year over the Panthers.

  • Local athletes ink college deals

    West Gadsden High School’s Gary Brown and East Gadsden High’s Lance Ray signed scholarships with Southeastern Conference universities last Wednesday on the first day of signings.

    Brown a 6-feet, 4-inch, 280-pound defensive lineman inked with national champion, the University of Florida, in a 10 a.m. ceremony.

    Ray a 6-feet, 1-inch, 180-pound wide receiver, signed with Arkansas just two hours earlier.

    Both players made All-State in their respective classes and both qualify academically.

  • County athletes named to All-...

    Munroe edges Poplar Springs

    Tommy Murray hit a free throw with time expired to give the Robert F. Munroe Bobcats a 44-43 win over Popular Springs last Thursday. Murray's free throw ended a back-and-forth game and gave the Bobcats their seventh win of the year.

    Murray finished the night with 18 points. He also picked off 16 rebounds.

    Murray had another double-double Friday night with an 11-point, 13-rebound game at Rocky Bayou. Munroe lost that game 61-55.