SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS:
Good things have been happening these past few weeks for several of our local athletes.
Congratulations to West Gadsden’s Brandon Shingles. The high scoring All State guard has signed a grant-in-aid to play basketball at Pensacola State College next year. Shingles has helped his Panther team to the state tournament the past two seasons and had 30-plus points over eight times in those two years. If you had intended to watch Shingles play, but never made it to a game, you can watch a three-minute highlight video on maxpreps.com.
Just type in West Gadsden, select boys’ basketball and it’s on the home page.
Munroe 2011 graduate Kristen Allen just returned from the Junior College National Softball Tournament in St. George, Utah. Her Chipola team earned a spot in the national championship bracket of Division I JUCO softball. The Indians lost two games but Allen went 3 for 3 in the second game.
The Munroe tennis team was 2nd in the state in the 1A Academic Team category of the FHSAA. The five-member team had a combined cumulative GPA of 3.880 falling behind the 3.900 of Holy Trinity but ahead of Berkley Prep with a 3.861. The team is composed of Audrey Thomas, Callie Malone, Olivia Fletcher, Karleebeth Perkins and Victoria Anderson. They are coached by Martha Thomas.
Quincy native and Liberty County first baseman Montana Manley and her Liberty County HS team won the school’s first-ever state championship. They won the 1A- Rural division finals and Manley was 2-3 in the championship game.
FINAL SPRING FLING:
The Munroe football team finishes up their spring football this Friday night when they take on Brookwood School in Thomasville.
The team returns all but three starters, including quarterback Myles Edwards and top receiver Bo Bailey. Kickoff is at 7:30.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” –Derek Jeter