Area Sports

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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Peabody doubles team heads to state tennis tournament

By Gary Smith Peabody’s number one doubles tennis team of Sterling Burch and Robert Clark will carry a 12-1 record into the Small Class State Tournament to be played in Murfreesboro this week. The senior team is scheduled to play a quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. Thursday at Adams Tennis complex against Joseph Rodriguez and…

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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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Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL

Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL By Victor Parkins Milan hometown hero Avery Williamson was back in town last week visiting family and friends as he awaits his future in the NFL. Williamson, 25, holds the all time career record for tackles at Milan High School.  He was one of the most feared…

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Milan’s 1968 Final Four teams to be honored Jan. 26

Milan’s 1968 Final Four teams to be honored Jan. 26 Lady Dogs were third in state; Bulldogs fourth By Steve Short   It was called “perhaps the greatest basketball season in Milan High history.” In March, 1968, both Milan High basketball teams reached the state tournament final four, the Bulldogs finishing fourth in Memphis, and…

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MSSD board approves cash for next coach; Ward declines offer

MSSD board approves cash for next coach; Ward declines offer By Logan Watson and Victor Parkins The MSSD Board of Education met briefly last Thursday night  for a special called meeting in order to approve a tentative salary for the next head coach of the Milan High School Bulldogs. After a 5-2 vote during the…

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MSSD Board to hold Special Meeting on new football coach

MSSD Board to hold Special Meeting regarding coaching position The Milan Special School District’s Board of Education will be holding a Special Called Meeting this week to approve a new teaching position and coaching supplement at Milan High School for the next Head Coach of the Milan Bulldogs. The meeting, which will be held this…

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