Area Sports

Friday 13th proves unlucky for Peabody

By Gary Smith Friday 13th proved unlucky for Peabody as the Golden Tide was upset 22-20 in a Region 7-2A match-up last week at McKenzie. The Tide’s loss to the Rebels scrambled the Region 7-2A playoff picture as five teams remain in contention for the league’s four post-season berths. Last week’s game at McKenzie was…

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Peabody completes Phase 1 of playoff plan

By Gary Smith With last week’s 35-0 win over Gibson County in a Region 7-2A matchup, the Peabody Golden Tide successfully completed Phase One in a three-step plan for the state playoffs. “We broke this season down into three phases. In the First Phase were games one through seven and we just finished that with…

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Peabody snaps Dresden’s 20-game win streak

By Gary Smith In a match up of state-ranked teams, Peabody dominated Dresden 38-18 en route to breaking the Lions’ 20-game winning streak. Over the last several years, the two programs have developed the reputation for playing spoiler for each other in the regular season and playoffs. Before Friday night, Dresden’s last loss (35-14) was…

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Lady Pioneer basketball team holds 6th annual golf tournament

by Lori Cathey The Sixth Annual Gibson County Lady Pioneers Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, was held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Gibson County Golf Course in Dyer. The Gibson County Lady Pioneers basketball team hosted the event with eight teams and 31 golfers participating. The golf event was open to the public and consisted…

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Pioneers suffer loss to Adamsville Cardinals, 41-7

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County Pioneers had their work cut out for them this past Friday night in the district match-up against the Adamsville Cardinals in Adamsville. During the first quarter the game had about a 30-minute delay due to the lights going out in the stadium. The Pioneers won the coin toss and…

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Junior Vikes stung 42-8 by Medina Hornets

ONE HANDED CATCH – Junior Vikings receiver, Braxton Johnson, grabbed this ball in the middle of several Hornet defenders. Johnson ran for 50 yards for the only TD on the night for Humboldt in the 42-8 loss to Medina Middle. Everything that could go wrong went wrong on Tuesday night at Medina as the Hornets…

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Vikings lose at West Carroll 12-7 Sat.

LOOKING FOR DAYLIGHT – Senior Tre Thomas looks for daylight on this pass play. Thomas did catch a 52-yard pass for a touchdown as the Vikings only score in the 12-7 loss on Saturday at West Carroll. Hurricane Harvey dropped 10 inches of rain on West Tennessee this past week and Vikings-War Eagles District 7A…

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Peabody plays focused volleyball in Gibson Co. win

By Gary Smith Playing focused volleyball helped the Peabody Lady Tide win a district match against rival Gibson County last week. In response to a loss to Milan in a non-district match played on Monday, Peabody Volleyball Coach Tracy Simmons said, “We continue to adjust our offensive lineup as we gain experience and confidence in…

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Peabody dropped in Region 7-2A slugfest

By Gary Smith As expected, Friday night’s Region 7-2A match-up between Peabody (ranked No. 3 in Class 2A state poll) and Union City (rated No. 5) proved to be a slugfest. The Golden Tide managed to take a 14-0 lead late in the first half, but the Tornadoes retaliated with 21 consecutive points to establish…

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