Trenton Gazette - Sports

Four county basketball teams to play in substate games

By Crystal Burns Four county basketball teams will compete in substate games for their chance to participate in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball State Championships. The Gibson County High School girls’ team and the Humboldt, Peabody and South Gibson County boys’ teams advanced to substate by finishing in the top two teams of their respective regions.…

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Peabody celebrates Night of (State) Champions

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Trenton celebrated a record setting 2018 season during the Peabody Football Night of Champions Banquet and Ring Ceremony. A capacity crowd filled the Trenton National Guard Armory to play tribute to the Golden Tide football team for perhaps the most successful season in the 97-year history of the program.…

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Peabody retires Woods No. 10 jersey

By Gary L. Smith Last week, Peabody High School officially retired standout pitcher William Woods’ uniform No. 10 baseball jersey during a ceremony held between Trenton vs. Gibson County basketball games. Peabody Baseball Head Coach Todd Lumley and Assistants Franky Hodges and Taylor Paterson presented Woods’ famed jersey during the retirement ceremony. During the presentation,…

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Peabody retires Easley’s No. 24 jersey

By Gary Smith In recognition of success at the high school, college and career levels, Peabody High School officially retired standout basketball player Kevin Easley’s uniform number 24 during a ceremony held during last week’s game against Bradford. Retired head coach Harry Ferguson and former assistant coach and current principal Rickey Hooker presented Easley’s jersey…

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Defense lifts Tide to second state title

By Gary Smith With a 17-9 win over Trousdale County in the Blue Cross Bowl Class 2A State Championship Game played Thursday at Cookeville, the Peabody Golden Tide (14-1) proved legendary coach Bear Bryant’s quote that “offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.” In a quest to win the program’s second state championship, Peabody entered…

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Peabody earns berth in state championship

By Gary Smith When members of the Peabody Golden Tide football team and fans were counting their blessings on Thanksgiving Day, the opportunity to host four state playoff games at home probably made the list. Last week’s 35-21 win over Waverly, in the semifinal round, completed a four game sweep of preliminary games and earned…

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Gibson County’s goal line stand preserves upset

By Gary L. Smith Judging from Gibson County’s 14-10 upset win over Trenton Peabody, last week, Coach Cody Finley has put the fight back into the Pioneers. Entering his third season as mentor, Cody’s primary objective was to reestablish toughness and fight in his team. Improving every week, the Pioneers battled Peabody for the entire…

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Peabody hosts inhospitable guest By Gary L. Smith After last week’s 48-0 shutout against Dresden, for a fourth win of a five game home stand, the Peabody Golden Tide may not have been perceived as a good host. Last week, the challenge was to win a non-region football game against a less than hospitable guest.…

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Tide ‘cleans up’ against Halls

By Gary Smith The average football fan won’t believe the area of the game with which Peabody Head Coach Shane Jacobs found fault, following a 72-0 shutout win over rival Humboldt during a Week 4 non-region match-up. The fact that the Golden Tide was penalized twice for 30 yards presented Coach Jacobs a teaching opportunity…

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Tide shipwrecks Vikings 72-0

By Gary Smith The Humboldt Vikings’ game plan to surprise the Peabody defense with a “Muddle Huddle” offensive set in last week’s non-region game can best be described as a shipwreck. The Tide defense grounded the Vikings for only seven yards of total offense. The 72-0 shutout win is believed to be the largest margin…

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