Tri-City Reporter – Sports

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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Pioneers lose two in tough week

By Lori Cathey The Pioneers lost two games during a tough week of play, falling 68-29 to the state’s second-ranked Humboldt Vikings and 50-39 to Huntingdon. Gibson County hosted the Humboldt Vikings Friday for Senior Night. Humboldt jumped out to an early 8-0 lead with Gibson Co.’s Joseph Hufstedler hitting a 3-pointer from the left wing…

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Lady Pioneers pick up two more W’s

By Lori Cathey    The Gibson County High School Lady Pioneers picked up two more wins last week by defeating Huntingdon 48-43 and Humboldt 78-51. All five Lady Pioneer seniors came and played hard on senior night held last Friday night against Humboldt. Regan Buchanan opened the game with a lay-up to give Humboldt a 2-0…

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Rutherford girls finish second in Blue Suede Invitational

By Lori Cathey Saturday afternoon the Rutherford Lady Pirates and McKenzie battled it out for the Blue Suede Invitational Girls A Championship, but the Lady Pirates fell 43-35 to the Lady Rebels. Rutherford defeated Bethel Springs 31-16 in the opening round of the tournament and won Jan. 21 in overtime against Savannah Christian 31-26 in…

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Lady Pioneers win Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament

By Lori Cathey The Gibson County Lady Pioneers beat the Westview Lady Chargers 46-40 Saturday night to win the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament in Martin. The Lady Pioneers won 61-7 over Fulton City Thursday night and defeated Gleason 42-35 Friday night. KJ White was named the tournament MVP, and Ashton Lannom and Hannah Ball…

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Coach Mitch Wilkins recognized for 900th career win

By Lori Cathey  Gibson County Lady Pioneer basketball coach Mitch Wilkins made history by winning his 900th career game Dec. 20 at Bo Booth Gymnasium in Dyer. The Lady Pioneers defeated Sikeston, Mo. 65-34 in the first round of the GCHS Point Guard Christmas Tournament to give Wilkins the milestone win. After the game, senior Jaci White presented…

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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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