Tri-City Reporter – Sports

Two in a row Marching Pioneers claim state championship

By Lori Cathey  The Gibson County Marching Pioneers added to their trophy case, capturing their second Division I state title in as many seasons Saturday night at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The band was also named the overall state champion band and state champion percussion for the fifth consecutive year. The drum majors placed…

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Union City upsets Pioneers

By Lori Cathey  With a packed house on Friday, the No. 6 ranked Gibson County Pioneers missed opportunities to stay atop the region, losing 30-22 to Union City at Yates Field. Gibson Co. started its opening drive with back-to-back runs by running back Ozzy Rico for a first down, moving the ball to the 38-yard…

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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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Pioneers upset Peabody 14-10 with last-second, goal-line stand

By Lori Cathey  With standing room only at Walter Kilzer Stadium in Trenton, Gibson County High School upset the third-ranked Class AA Peabody Golden Tide 14-10 Friday night. On fourth-and-goal with four second on the clock, the Pioneers refused to let Peabody running back Jarel Dickson break the plane and put him on the ground…

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Heartbreaker: Pioneers fall to Lake Co. 36-28 in OT

By Lori Cathey    Gibson County High School lost a heart breaker to the Lake County Falcons at Bill Wray Memorial Field in Tiptonville on Friday night. Gibson Co. football fans got to see a nail-biting, edge-of-their-seats thriller, played with a lot emotion in a 36-28 overtime loss. Lake Co. got on the board first…

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Big crowd ‘meets the players’

By Lori Cathey One of the biggest crowds turned out to support the Pioneer Quarterback Club’s Meet the Players Saturday night at Gibson County High School’s Yates Field. Player introductions started with the 2018 Gibson County youth tackle and flag football teams followed by introduction of the Yorkville/Spring Hill Middle School Pioneer football cheerleaders and…

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Pioneers get win over Greenfield in jamboree

By Lori Cathey  Great football weather Friday night saw the Gibson County Pioneers defeat Greenfield 6-0 in the SportsPlus Jamboree in Newbern. Participating teams scrimmaged over two quarters with a 12-minute running clock. In the last two minutes, the clock stopped for all game simulations. Each team had one time out per quarter. The Pioneers…

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Maddie Neal named to All-State softball team

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Lady Pioneers catcher Maddie Neal has been named to the 2018 All-State High School Class A Softball Team, as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. “I am very proud of Maddie for being recognized by the Sports Writers Association. She has been a great part of our program during her…

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Soccer players honored at annual awards banquet

By Lori Cathey    The Gibson County High School annual boys’ soccer awards banquet was held recently.  Head Coach Mixon Moore welcomed the crowd of supporters and thanked the parents for all their help this year. Moore began the awards segment by giving a recap of the 2018 season, sharing a few statistics. The Pioneers…

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