LIONS MAUL NOLES:
The Tallavana Christian boys’ basketball team had a huge win on Friday night when they defeated the Florida High basketball team 76-74 in second round action in the Maclay Holiday Hoops tournament.
The previous night they lost to Port St. Joe 76-48 but on Friday night they got to slay the giants as three Lions scored in double figures. Ezekiel Sutton led with 27 points, CJ Shorter followed with 24, and Quadrius Maxwell added 15. On Friday night, Sutton scored 22 points in a 12-point loss to Chiles in game three of the tournament.
JAGS BAG HAMILTON:
Under the same recipe of success as Tallavana in their win over Florida High, East Gadsden’s boys’ and girls’ teams used three players in double figures to lead them to wins over Hamilton County. The boys won 67-46 behind John Fain’s 23 points, while Bobby Dukes scored 12 points and Nicholas Byrd added 10.
The Jaguar girls’ team used double-digit scoring out of Dondrea Harris, Sharieka Gaymon and Shanecia Bethea. Gaymon scored 17, Gaymon 16 and Bethea 11 points.
RULE CHANGE PROPOSED BY FHSAA:
Don’t know if you caught the article in the Tallahassee Democrat on Friday written by Dr. Roger Dearing, executive director of the FHSAA. At issue was the “following the coach rule” that has rendered many transfer students ineligible over the years.
But under the proposed by-law, student-athletes making a change to a school where a coach they played under within the previous year now coached, would only have to sit out at the varsity level, and only in the sport involving the coach in question.
The FHSAA Representative Assembly will vote on the proposal this month.
BRRRRRR FOR SPRING SPORTS!
Softball practice began this past week and baseball, tennis and track/field practices open up on Monday! Hard to believe spring sports are upon us, but they are, so bundle up!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan