Trenton Gazette - Sports

Atlanta Braves draft Peabody alum

By Gary L. Smith Trenton native William Woods will have the opportunity to showcase his pitching talent on the professional level as he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft held last week. Woods was scouted by several major league teams (Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals,…

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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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Peabody baseball is district runner-up

By Gary Smith Even though Peabody’s 4-2 loss to Trinity Christian Academy last week in the 14-A District Baseball Tournament championship game ended a streak of four consecutive district titles, the Golden Tide still qualified for a berth in the region tournament. Peabody (22-10) was bracketed to play in the region semifinal game against Union…

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PHS softball defeats Humboldt in tourney

By Gary Smith Last week, the Peabody Lady Tide softball team defeated Humboldt 20-5 in the opening round of the 14-A District Tournament. With the win, Peabody (3-20) advanced to the second round, where the Lady Tide was bracketed to play Halls on Friday. Hosting Humboldt on Thursday, Peabody used two big innings to break…

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PHS baseball places third

By Gary Smith By splitting baseball games (winning 3-1 and losing 1-0) played last week against arch rival Gibson County, Peabody (15-8) will finish the district regular season in third place and enter the district tournament as the third seeded team. PHS, with three district losses, will finish the regular season in third place behind…

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TSSAA agrees to reduced Peabody football sanctions

By Crystal Burns TSSAA Director Bernard Childress met with Peabody football coach Shane Jacobs last week and agreed to reduced self-imposed sanctions for the Tide team. Jacobs met with Childress Feb. 14 to get clarity on the TSSAA recruiting rule Jacobs inadvertently violated when he invited eighth graders from Trenton Rosenwald Middle School and their…

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Tide ends outstanding 10-3 season in quarterfinals

By Gary Smith Peabody was perplexed by Union City’s flex-bone offense in a 28-21 loss in the TSSAA Class 2A quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs last week. With the loss, Peabody concludes an outstanding 10-3 season and due to the win, Union City (11-2) advances to the semifinal round, where the Tornadoes are…

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Tide defense is ‘momentum stopper’ against Mitchell

By Gary Smith Peabody’s 30-0 shutout win over Memphis Mitchell in the first round of the TSSAA Class 2A State Playoffs played last week at Trenton was a game of momentum. The Peabody defense dominated the game and held the Tigers’ offense in check until the Tide offense recovered from three turnovers in the first…

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