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Today's Sports

  • Where are they now?

    Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series following college athletes who hail from Gadsden County.

    BREANNA A. RITTMAN

    Adam Powell is a third-yar business student at Livingstone College in North Carolina. The 2011 graduate of East Gadsden High School is a defensive end for the football team. 

    Powell said he has been asked many times about why he did not keep the family tradition of attending Florida A&M. 

  • Lacrosse tryouts set for Friday

    C. Fields Sports Club will host summer league softball and boys’ lacrosse tryouts.

    Softball tryouts are for girls ages 8 to 15. Tryouts will be at the Bobby Nealy Complex on June 14 at 5 p.m.

    Lacrosse tryouts are for boys ages 9 to 14. Tryouts will be at the track and field at 5 p.m. June 10 to 14 on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

    For information, call Coach Curtis Fields 646-733-7265 or Coach Earl Jackson 850-284-4972. 

  • Sirmons headed to Georgia

    On May 8 the Robert F. Munroe Day School student body watched senior four-sport athlete Kaitlyn Sirmons sign a commitment form to play softball at Covenant College in the fall of 2013. Covenant College was founded in 1955 in Lookout Mountain, Ga., near Chattanooga, Tenn. It is an academically rigorous liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

  • Lady Cats win in upset

    The Munroe Lady Cats softball team was not the better team all season.

    They knew it. Their coaches knew it. Everyone at the Aucilla softball field knew it.  Munroe had been defeated by Aucilla Christian in all three meetings this season by a combined score of 30-2 with two games called for the mercy-rule.

  • New head football coach for EGHS

    The departure of East Gadsden High School head football coach Corey Fuller to join the coaching staff at Florida A&M University last month left a void that was filled April 24 by Fuller’s assistant Trace Laing. He has worked at East Gadsden as head strength coach and defensive line coach since 2009.

  • Bobcats end season with loss

    In what will be remembered as a season of growing pains, the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe bowed out in the first game of the District 2-1A tournament with a 7-1 defeat at the hands of John Paul II, thus ending their 2013 campaign.

  • Lady Cats still moving forward

    The Munroe softball team demolished host team First Coast Christian of Jacksonville 23-5 this past Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Region 1-2A softball bracket. Munroe, the runner-up in District 1, faced the District 2 champs on the road.

  • Bobcats prepare for district

    The Robert F. Munroe Baseball team sandwiched their best game of the season between two that were not so good, but typical of several games posted by the young ball club this season.

    The Bobcats completed their regular season schedule with a record of 10 wins and 15 losses as they will now prepare for the District 1-2A tournament that pits them against host John Paul II at 3 p.m. Tuesday (RFM is the No. 2 seed and will be the home team). If they can advance, they will play the winner of Aucilla/FAMU at 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • Munroe girls set to travel to...

    The Munroe softball team is the only county team still playing the game this week. Both East and West Gadsden lost in opening round action to end their seasons.

    Munroe defeated John Paul II on Tuesday night in what started as a close game but then opened up at the end for a win.

  • Munroe student named to FHSAA...

    GAINESVILLE — For the 19th consecutive year, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) recognized 24 of the top student-athletes around Florida as members of the 2013 Academic All-State Team. The group features nine valedictorians, 12 three-sport athletes and four four-sport athletes among those who will be honored for extraordinary academic achievement and community service in addition to their athletic prowess.