Washer pitchin’ kicks off Friday in Yorkville

By Lori Cathey The 25th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest will be held at the Yorkville City Park on Saturday, but the fun starts Friday night. The Yorkville Fire Department is hosting a fish fry Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Yorkville Community Center. Plates include fish, fries, homemade hush puppies and onion rings,…

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Maddie Neal named to All-State softball team

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Lady Pioneers catcher Maddie Neal has been named to the 2018 All-State High School Class A Softball Team, as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. “I am very proud of Maddie for being recognized by the Sports Writers Association. She has been a great part of our program during her…

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Rutherford man sustains minor burns in structure fire

By Lori Cathey    A Rutherford man sustained minor burns Saturday, trying to extinguish a fire at his property. David Tidwell told Rutherford firefighters he was out front of his building, located at the intersection of North Kay and E. Main in Rutherford, repairing a swing for his mother-in-law when he heard a popping and…

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Soccer players honored at annual awards banquet

By Lori Cathey    The Gibson County High School annual boys’ soccer awards banquet was held recently.  Head Coach Mixon Moore welcomed the crowd of supporters and thanked the parents for all their help this year. Moore began the awards segment by giving a recap of the 2018 season, sharing a few statistics. The Pioneers…

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Machine Pitch All-Stars win state title

By Lori Cathey  The North Gibson Machine Pitch All-Star baseball team recently went undefeated (4-0) in state tournament play to claim the title of Cal Ripken Machine Pitch Silver Division State Champs in Humboldt. North Gibson All-Stars defeated Humboldt 10-0 in the opening round. Then the All-Stars played a hard fought extra-inning game to defeat…

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North Gibson team wins district tournament

By Lori Cathey  The North Gibson All-Stars defeated Humboldt, Trenton, Lake County and Bradford to become the 2018 Cal Ripken 11/12-year-old Little League district camps. The tournament was held June 18-25 in Humboldt. The North Gibson All-Stars got off to a good start Monday night with a 14-0 win over Humboldt. The All-Stars took a…

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Cal Ripken 10-year-old team captures district crown

By Lori Cathey  The North Gibson 10-year-old All-Stars captured the Cal Ripken 9/10 Little League Northwest District Tournament crown June 22 in Rutherford. The team went undefeated throughout the tournament and shut out Martin 10- 0 in four innings in the district championship game. In the opening round of the tournament, the All-Stars faced Trenton…

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Papich hired to lead middle school football team

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Special School District administration and the middle school athletic department recently announced the hiring of Neal Papich as the Middle School Pioneers head football coach. Papich will begin his fifth year as the ninth and 10th grade guidance counselor at Gibson County High School this fall. “I’m truly blessed and…

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Middle, high school baseball players recognized

By Lori Cathey  Members of the Gibson County High School and middle school baseball teams were recognized at an annual awards banquet on Thursday, June 7 at GCHS. Middle school head baseball coach Phillip Hill began the awards segment of the banquet by highlighting a few of the 2018 season accomplishments. The team had 25…

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Wickersham hired as Pioneers baseball coach

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School Athletic Director Chis Lownsdale announced Friday the hiring of Michael Wickersham (Coach Wick) as the GCHS Pioneers baseball coach. Wickersham is a native of Sylmar, Cali. where he played baseball while attending Sylmar Senior High School. He played college baseball at California State University in Northridge and…

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