Tri-City Reporter – Sports

Pioneers get third shutout with 44-0 win over Sheffield

By Lori Cathey   With the Gibson County High School student body celebrating Homecoming activities throughout the week, the Pioneers kept the celebration going with a 44-0 shutout of Sheffield Friday night. It’s the Pioneers (3-1, 1-0) third shutout of the season. The stingy Pioneer defense forced four Sheffield turnovers, and the team converted all of…

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Pioneers shut out Halls for first region win

By Lori Cathey Gibson County picked up its first region win and improved to 2-1 on the season with a 39-0 shutout at Halls last week. The Pioneers totaled 266 yards of offense with a balanced attack of 122 rushing yards and 144 passing yards with 20 first downs. Running back Hayden McGuire was named…

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Westview dominates Pioneers 45-7

By Lori Cathey  From the first snap of the ball, Westview proved to be the quicker team on the turf field. Westview jumped out to an early 14-0 lead after scoring on two of its first three possessions en route to a 45-7 win over Gibson County (1-1). The Pioneers offense had trouble moving the…

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Pioneers win defensive showdown against Obion Co.

By Lori Cathey Gibson County High School football fans packed Yates Field Friday night for the Pioneers’ season opener against Obion County. The Gibson County defense held Obion County scoreless for the entire game, with GCHS running back Austin Fletcher scoring the only touchdown of the night for a 7-0 Pioneer win. Obion County received…

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Unaka ends Lady Pioneers’ season

By Lori Cathey It wasn’t the end they dreamed of, but the Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers still accomplished feats no other team in program history can match. GCHS fell 7-6 to Sale Creek and 5-3 to Unaka in the TSSAA Class A Tournament to end a remarkable postseason run that included district and…

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Three GCHS teams qualify for region tournaments

Three Gibson County High School teams have qualified for region tournaments. The Lady Pioneers softball team won their second consecutive District 14-A title with a 7-5 win over Halls on May 14. Coach Chris Lownsdale received the district’s Coach of the Year Award, and Jaci White, Savannah Fletcher, Chloe Hopgood, Macey Neal, Zoey Neal and…

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Pioneers clinch regular-season title with wins over Peabody

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Pioneer baseball team went 3-0 last week, with two district wins over Peabody to calm the District 14A regular-season championship. Monday night, April 22, the Pioneers defeated Peabody 10-3 and squeezed out a 5-4 win in extra innings the following night. They finished the week Friday with a 4-0…

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Lady Pioneers bring home third gold ball in program history

        By Lori Cathey  The Lady Pioneers seniors accomplished a 13-year dream by bring the TSSAA BlueCross State Championships Class A gold ball back to Gibson County High School by defeating the Loretto Lady Mustangs 50-42 Saturday night at MTSU in Murfreesboro. “In all my years of coaching, I have never had…

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