Tri-City Reporter – Sports

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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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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GCHS principal touts fall sports success

By Lori Cathey & Crystal Burns Calling it one of the most successful fall seasons in Gibson County High School history, principal Jim Hughes proudly ticked off his teams’ achievements for school board members at Thursday’s Gibson County Special School District meeting. “This fall, Gibson County had one of the most, if not the most,…

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Lady Pioneers earn top seed in district

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County Lady Pioneers played two exciting games last week to pick up two district wins to put them in first place to start the district tournament. Feb. 5, the Lady Pioneers defeated Trinity Christian Academy, and on Friday night, they won over the Peabody Lady Tide 55-41. Friday night, the…

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