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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Lady Pioneers kick off summer ball as host of two-day camp

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Lady Pioneers basketball team kicks off their summer ball this past Thursday by hosting Gibson County Lady Pioneers two-day team camp in Bo Booth Gymnasium. The Lady Pioneers hosted 15 teams playing varsity and JV games with 10 minutes running quarters with certified officials. Games started at 9 a.m.…

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Houston Co. ends Lady Pioneers’ historic season

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Lady Pioneers softball team ended their history-making season Wednesday afternoon with a 9-3 lost to Houston Co. in the Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro. The 2018 Lady Pioneers and Coaches Chris Lownsdale, Katie Davis Ricketts, Rebecca Lee and Jason White left their mark on their program with the…

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STATE BOUND!Lady Pioneers punch ticket to Spring Fling

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Lady Pioneers are on their way to the Class A TSSAA State Tournament in Murfreesboro for the first time in program history. Saturday the Lady Pioneers beat Memphis Academy of Health Sciences 15-0 in an eventful sectionals game. The journey began at 8:30 a.m. as the bus left Gibson Co.…

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