Trenton Gazette - Sports

Friday the 13th unlucky for South Side

By Gary Smith During a full moon on Friday the 13th, strange things are known to happen. This was the case last week in Peabody’s 30-7 win at Jackson South Side. In a rarity, the Golden Tide offense gave up more points than the defense. South Side’s only score of the game occurred early in…

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Teams attempt to shorten 42-0 game

By Gary Smith In the Peabody vs. McKenzie region match-up played last week, the two teams took different approaches in attempts to shorten a 42-0 game. Peabody successfully executed its offensive and defensive game plans to build a 35-0 lead at halftime and evoke the ‘Mercy Rule’ and a continuously running clock for the entire…

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Trenton school board looking at multipurpose facility

By Crystal Burns The Trenton Special School District board approved the building committee’s recommendation to solicit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a multipurpose facility. Board members voted unanimously Sept. 3 to move forward. Director of Schools Tim Haney said the building committee began meeting in February to consider the project. “I’ve had two conversations with…

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Peabody speed perpetuates running clock

By Gary Smith In last week’s 47-0 shutout win against Memphis Sheffield, the only thing faster than Peabody’s skill players was a running clock. Six different Tide players scored points in the first quarter to perpetuate a continuously running clock for the final three periods. The third and fourth frames were shortened to six minutes…

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Peabody executes early lead game plan

By Gary Smith Playing the season opener before an overflow crowd, Peabody successfully accomplished its game plan, which resulted in a dominant 34-14 win over rival Milan. The Golden Tide exploded for 35 first half points to establish an insurmountable lead at intermission. The game served as an opportunity for Peabody to develop team depth…

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Peabody hires Ramsey to lead baseball team

By Gary L. Smith, Sports Editor With the retirement of 26-year veteran baseball coach Todd Lumley, Peabody High School begins a new era in the sport. In an attempt to maintain the Golden Tide’s buoyancy as one of state’s top baseball programs, PHS has hired Jake Ramsey as head coach. Ramsey comes to Trenton from…

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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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