Tri-City Reporter – Sports

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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North Gibson team wins district tournament

By Lori Cathey  The North Gibson All-Stars defeated Humboldt, Trenton, Lake County and Bradford to become the 2018 Cal Ripken 11/12-year-old Little League district camps. The tournament was held June 18-25 in Humboldt. The North Gibson All-Stars got off to a good start Monday night with a 14-0 win over Humboldt. The All-Stars took a…

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YMCA swim lessons lead to safer summers

By Leslie C. Ferguson There is no doubt in our minds that summer is here!  It came in with a bang and has not let up.  The temps in and around Trenton have been as high a 100 degrees, and that was just June. With the lazy days of summer, comes the desire and necessity…

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Cal Ripken 10-year-old team captures district crown

By Lori Cathey  The North Gibson 10-year-old All-Stars captured the Cal Ripken 9/10 Little League Northwest District Tournament crown June 22 in Rutherford. The team went undefeated throughout the tournament and shut out Martin 10- 0 in four innings in the district championship game. In the opening round of the tournament, the All-Stars faced Trenton…

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Papich hired to lead middle school football team

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Special School District administration and the middle school athletic department recently announced the hiring of Neal Papich as the Middle School Pioneers head football coach. Papich will begin his fifth year as the ninth and 10th grade guidance counselor at Gibson County High School this fall. “I’m truly blessed and…

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