Two in a row Marching Pioneers claim state championship

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Marching Pioneers added to their trophy case, capturing their second Division I state title in as many seasons Saturday night at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The band was also named the overall state champion band and state champion percussion for the fifth consecutive year. The drum majors placed…

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Union City upsets Pioneers

By Lori Cathey  With a packed house on Friday, the No. 6 ranked Gibson County Pioneers missed opportunities to stay atop the region, losing 30-22 to Union City at Yates Field. Gibson Co. started its opening drive with back-to-back runs by running back Ozzy Rico for a first down, moving the ball to the 38-yard…

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Pioneers upset Peabody 14-10 with last-second, goal-line stand

By Lori Cathey  With standing room only at Walter Kilzer Stadium in Trenton, Gibson County High School upset the third-ranked Class AA Peabody Golden Tide 14-10 Friday night. On fourth-and-goal with four second on the clock, the Pioneers refused to let Peabody running back Jarel Dickson break the plane and put him on the ground…

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GCHS crowns Turner homecoming queen

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School students and teachers showed off their school spirit with a full week of activities and festivities marking homecoming. The week-long celebration ended with a pep rally Friday afternoon for the Pioneers football team. Prior to the start of the game, GCHS football cheerleaders and the homecoming court…

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Heartbreaker: Pioneers fall to Lake Co. 36-28 in OT

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School lost a heart breaker to the Lake County Falcons at Bill Wray Memorial Field in Tiptonville on Friday night. Gibson Co. football fans got to see a nail-biting, edge-of-their-seats thriller, played with a lot emotion in a 36-28 overtime loss. Lake Co. got on the board first…

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Second wreck in five days brings attention to SR 5 intersection

By Lori Cathey  For the second time in five days, emergency personnel responded to the State Route 5 and Broad Street intersection in Dyer to a multiple vehicle collision. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and shut down State Route 5 southbound lanes for about an hour and a half. According to the Dyer…

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Big crowd ‘meets the players’

By Lori Cathey One of the biggest crowds turned out to support the Pioneer Quarterback Club’s Meet the Players Saturday night at Gibson County High School’s Yates Field. Player introductions started with the 2018 Gibson County youth tackle and flag football teams followed by introduction of the Yorkville/Spring Hill Middle School Pioneer football cheerleaders and…

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Pioneers get win over Greenfield in jamboree

By Lori Cathey  Great football weather Friday night saw the Gibson County Pioneers defeat Greenfield 6-0 in the SportsPlus Jamboree in Newbern. Participating teams scrimmaged over two quarters with a 12-minute running clock. In the last two minutes, the clock stopped for all game simulations. Each team had one time out per quarter. The Pioneers…

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Erica DuRall dives in at Kenton

By Lori Cathey  Aug. 1 wasn’t only the first day of school for students. It was also Erica DuRall;s first day as principal of Kenton School. DuRall replaced Kevin Turner who was re-assigned to Dyer School as principal after servring the past three years at Kenton. DuRall started her teaching career with the Gibson County…

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