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Susie Morris Column: It’s tourney time in high school sports

April is tourney time

April is slipping on by and that signals the beginning of the end of high school sports for 2018.

That is unless you place first or second in your district tournament because then the fun begins!

The Class 2A-Region 1-District 2 track-and-field district tournament for the Gads- den County boys and girls tracksters was held last week at Florida High.

The Munroe tennis team will participate in the Class A- Region 1-District 2 tour- nament this Wednesday at Maclay School in Tallahassee.

We also are one week from softball districts.

Gadsden County High School is an Independent School for softball and, as such, will not be participating in softball districts.

We are two weeks from baseball districts.

Teams will spend this last week of district play to finalize their seedings in the tour- nament.

Munroe and Tallavana Christian are members of the five team Class 2A- Region 1- District 1. Gadsden County High Schol joins three other schools in Class 5A-Region 1-District 2.

The Gadsden County Jaguar and Crossroad Academy Charter Scorpion flag football teams are members of a 12-team district in which only the top teams participate in the tournament. That “tournament” will be played the week of April 23.

Track-and-Field athletes do well at Districts

The Gadsden County High School boys’ track-and-field team finished sixth and the girls’ team fifth in team competition at Florida High last week in the Class 2A- Region 1-District 2 tournament.

Although the teams finished middle of the pack, several athletes stood out individ- ually and earned a spot at the Regional Meet next week at Florida High again.

Boys’ Regional qualifiers

• Dequavious Charleston: 1st in 100 meters, 2nd in 200 meters, 3rd in 300 me- ters

• Benjamin Estevez: 4th in 3200 meters

• 4×100-meter Relay Team: 1st place: Rich Koleion, Cardel Herring, Calbert McMillian, Dematres Jackson

• 4×400-meter Relay Team: 2nd place: Dontrell Hall, Shyheim Jenkins, Cardel Her- ring, Dequavious Charleston

Girls’ Regional qualifiers

• Janasia Cox: 1st in 300 meters
• Trentorria Green: 1st in Long Jump, 1st in Triple Jump
• 4×100-meterRelayTeam:3rdplace:NadiaAda,JaniceButler,JanasiaCox,Tren-

torria Green
• 4×400-meter Relay Team: 3rd Place: Hennekual Gunn, Trentorria Green, Justice

Butler, Janasia Cox
Coach Ricardo Shaw is a positive coach and asks the same of his athletes.
As for their chances in regionals this week, Shaw stated, “I ask my athletes to stay

positive, to believe, to trust each other, and to continue to work hard every day.” Shaw also observed, “It is important to rest this week while still doing a lot of tech- nical drills mixed with ice baths. We want to make sure our legs are ready for regionals because our ultimate goal is the state championships!”

Crossroad Academy blitzes Munroe in flag football

Crossroad Academy Charter School blitzed Munroe, 33-0, in a home game for the Bobcats on Thursday of last week.

Munroe beats North Florida Christian in girls’ tennis

The Robert F. Munroe girls’ tennis team beat North Florida Christian, 5-2, in girls’ tennis last week.

The results were as follows:
#1 Emily Anderson of Munroe beat Ashlynn Stennett, 8-5.
#2 Carly White of Munroe beat Vic Traywick, 8-0.
#3 Marjorie Boone of Munroe lost to Mikayla Traywick, 8-4. #4 Elizabeth Kever of Munroe lost to Emily Hinkle, 8-1.
#5 Lawson Murray of Munroe beat Eva Barineau, 8-1.
#1 Anderson/White of Munroe beat Stennett/M. Traywick, 8-0. #2 Boone/Kever of Munroe beat Hinkle/Barineau, 8-0.

Story By: Susie Morris