Area Sports

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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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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YMCA swim lessons lead to safer summers

By Leslie C. Ferguson There is no doubt in our minds that summer is here!  It came in with a bang and has not let up.  The temps in and around Trenton have been as high a 100 degrees, and that was just June. With the lazy days of summer, comes the desire and necessity…

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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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Luten signs JSCC basketball scholarship

By signing Peabody’s Cameron Luten to a basketball scholarship last week, the Jackson State Community College Generals gained a versatile 5’10” guard. Luten possesses the athletic ability and skill set to play either or both point guard or shooting guard positions. According to Jackson State Community College Head Coach Kelvin Lester, “The Jackson State coaching…

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