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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • County athletes named to All-...

    Gary Brown from West Gadsden High School was named to the Class 1-A All-State first team last week. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 290-pound Brown was selected as a defensive lineman on the squad.

    Three members of the West Gadsden team made the second team. Antonio Bostick was selected at quarterback, while Anthony Hubert made it as a defensive lineman and Pablo Escobar was name to the team as a kicker.

    Lance Ray from East Gadsden High was selected to the Class 3-A second team at a wide receiver spot.

  • Area girls hoops teams gear up...

    This week Florida girls basketball participates in the district tournament that either ends their seasons or kickstarts it into the state playoffs.

    Hopefully, last week was no indication for the West Gadsden Lady Panthers as to how they will perform in districts.  The Panthers dropped three last week.  

    The team lost to North Florida Christian 50-46. Keundria Wright scored 18 points and Bridae White pulled down a whopping 30 rebounds. Jasmine Charleston added 13 rebounds and LeKendra Crittenden chipped in 13 points.

  • Area high school athletes sign...

    East Gadsden High School wide receiver Lance Ray signed with the Arkansas Razorbacks this morning.

    Ray had previously said he'd sign with the University of Florida, but changed his mind late into the recruiting process.

    Today is the official signing date for high school athletes to ink with the college of their choice.

    West Gadsden High's Gary Brown was expected to sign with the University of Florida, but was also considering other schools.

    Check www.gadcotimes.com for updates.

     

  • FWC probing bald eagle slaying;...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is appealing to the public for information about a bald eagle found dead Wednesday afternoon in a burrow pit in the Apalachicola National Forest.

    FWC Law Enforcement Officer Charlie Mallow found the immature eagle in a pit off Forest Road 13 in Wakulla County. Someone with a rifle apparently shot the bird once.

  • Tallavana, Munroe take wins

    Both the Tallavana Christian School and Robert F. Munroe boys basketball teams had success Friday night.

    The Tallavana Lions won a home game against Gateway Baptist while Munroe’s Bobcats defeated Maranatha in Tallahassee.

    Grant Braynen led a contingent of four Tallavana players in scoring in their 65-62 win. The Lions led most of the game but had to hold off a late Gateway charge.

  • Panthers lose pair of district...

    The West Gadsden High School Panthers faced a pair of Gulf County District 3-A basketball foes last week and lost both times in competitive contests.

    The latest loss came Friday night in the West Gadsden gym when state-ranked Port St. Joe edged the Panthers 75-68 using a 28-16 third quarter edge to gain the advantage. John Battles zipped his way for 27 points to head West Gadsden's effort.

    Fonda Davis had 23 points to top Port St. Joe. He also had 17 blocked shots that helped hold off the home team.

  • EGHS zaps No. 2 Rickards 72-62

    The Rickards Raider basketball team had been marching right through the Big Bend and District 2-4A to the tune of a 17-0 record. The Raiders the top team in the area as well as the state's No. 2 Class 4-A team.

    But East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars put the Raiders and the rest of the state on notice that the rest of the year may be different with a 72-62 win over Rickards in the Raider gym Saturday night.