TIGERS TAKE PANTHERS IN FINALS:
West Gadsden’s basketball dreams of a return to the 2A Final Four state tournament ended at the hands of the Chipley High Tigers on Friday night for the Panthers.
Chipley used a second quarter surge and second half composure to offset the torrid pressure of the Panther defense for a 73-53 regional final win. Chipley’s 22-2 team will now head to Lakeland to face Hamilton County, while West Gadsden’s season ends at 19-4.
BOBCAT BASEBALL UNBEATEN THUS FAR:
The Munroe baseball team, under the direction of first year head coach Jayme Williams is undefeated thus far on the season. The Bobcats have put down Maclay, Franklin County, Holmes County, and Early County to jump out to a 4-0 record. The team returned leading junior right-handed pitcher Casey Mathers, who has split duties with junior transfer Nolan Haire, and the duo are both 2-0 on the season. Leading on the base paths are seniors Myles Edwards and Stephen Miller, along with Haire. Edwards is batting an inpressive .750 while Miller has 10 RBIs. Haire is hitting .500 and has 12 RBIs.
This week will be a tough one for the Bobcats. They host Florida High, travel to Wakulla and then host FAMU in their first district contest.
NEW FOOTBALL RULE “TARGETED”:
The following information is from the FHSAA website regarding “targeting” in football:
“In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for ‘targeting,’ which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.
“Effective with the 2014 high school season, new Rule 2-43 will read as follows: ‘Targeting is an act of taking aim and initiating contact to an opponent above the shoulders with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulders.’”
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.” –Mickey Mantle