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Today's Sports

  • Winbush, Battles lead WGHS to...

    Jesse Winbush and John Battles caused opponents to feel like they were seeing a pair of perpetual-in-motion blurs last week as the two guards led the West Gadsden High School Panthers to wins over Wewahitchka and North Florida Christian.

    The win over Wewahitchka came last Tuesday night and was a District 3-2A victory.

    Wewa led through out the game behind the scoring of guard Christian Owens, who finished the night with 26 points.

    Winbush and Battles however, led a 31-20 last quarter blitz that helped West Gadsden pull the game out.

  • EGHS girls win three

    In a week of mostly wins, the East Gadsden High School Lady Jaguars proved to be tops.

    The Lady Jags survived a furious Bainbridge rally to defeat the Georgia school 62-61. They then upended former coach, Chariya Davis Rickards’ team 76-50. They finished that up with a thumping of Panama City Arnold 70-31.

    In the Bainbridge battle, East Gadsden led by a comfortable 16 points with only two minutes to play when Bainbridge mounted a ferocious comeback. A full-court press led to five straight turnovers and a rally.

    East Gadsden hung on to win by one.

  • Lady Cats pick up win

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats picked up an interstate win sandwiched by two disappointing district losses last week.

    The girls played FAMU last Tuesday tooth and nail until the Rattlerettes finally pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 55-41.

    Kirstin Allen scored 15 points and Anna Dooner added 12. The two hit five 3-pointers combined in the district contest. Freshman Beth Summerford led in rebounding with nine.

    The team enjoyed an easy win last Thursday over Grace Christian in Bainbridge. All seven Bobcat players scored in the 61-37 win.

  • Lady Jags get what they wanted...

    The East Gadsden High School girls basketball team asked Santa for a good holiday season and the big guy delivered.

    The Jaguars played regional finalist FAMU and state champs North Florida Christian last week and beat them both.

    First, the Jaguars took on NFC. The two teams battled to a 9-8 NFC lead at the end of the first quarter, but East Gadsden outscored the Eagles 15-8 in the second quarter to lead 23-17 at the half.

  • EGHS Jaguars on three-game...

    After the 2007 Capital City Basketball Classic the East Gadsden High Jaguars team was the talk of the Big Bend.

    But after the 2008 Classic and a game with FAMU, the Jaguars are on a three-game losing streak and hold a 6-4 record.

    The team lost to Stephenson High from Atlanta and Bainbridge in the Classic, then dropped a game to FAMU by a 74-58 score Saturday night.

  • FWC says: No child left inside

    “Nature deficit disorder” is a growing concern, but a new initiative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and others endeavors to make the problem obsolete.

    Coined by Richard Louv in the book, “Last Child in the Woods,” nature deficit disorder refers to the growing disconnect between people and the outdoors.

  • Seminole Ramblin’s...

    For the very first time in two years, I got to go fishing with my friend Bill Allen. He took me to his best jack fish hole and gave me his best bait. I almost froze to death. It took hours under an electric blanket to get thawed out. He was absolutely disgusted with me. I never caught a jack fish, but he took two and we together took seven bass. Wow, what a day. I must do it more often.

  • Local athletes to rep county in...

    The inaugural Florida-Georgia Senior Football Bowl, set for this weekend, will feature nine Gadsden County athletes.

    The game will be played at Thomas County Stadium in Thomasville this Saturday, with a kickoff time of 2 p.m.

    The game involves seniors from North Florida and South Georgia who have not committed to any college.

    Gadsden County is well represented on the Florida roster with four players from East Gadsden High School, four from West Gadsden High and one from Robert F. Munroe on the squad.

  • Jags win 2 in Chipola, gear up...

    The Munroe Lady Cats dropped three games in the Maclay Holiday Hoops Tournament.

    In their opening contest the Lady Cats were blasted by eventual tournament finalist Lincoln High School, 58-21. Lincoln led 31-17 at the half.

    A host of Lady Cats had a smattering of points. Courtney Mayo scored seven points and Anna Dooner scored six points. Dooner also pulled down five rebounds. Carrie Scott dished out five assists and Kristen Allen finished with five steals.

  • Jags win 2 in Chipola, gear up...

    East Gadsden High School won both their games in last weekend’s Chipola Classic played in Marianna.

    The Jaguars defeated Marianna in overtime Friday night and came back to clip Malone Saturday night.

    “It was a hard-fought game against Marianna,” Jaguar coach Demetric Salters said. “They are well-coached and are hard to beat in the Chipola Gym. But we held in there and played well in the overtime period.”

    East Gadsden outscored the Bulldogs 11-3 in the extra period, breaking away from the 57 all-regulation tie.