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Ft. White Indians top Trenton Tigers in Kickoff Classic

By John Ayers The Trenton Tigers welcomed their fans to the Kickoff Classic opening the 2017 high school football season Friday night in the Jungle. The Ft White Indians took advantage of the wet conditions as they defeated the Tigers 18-0 in three quarters of play. The young Junior Varsity players had a single quarter scrimmage in the final period ... Full Story »

Schools have newly refinished Gym Floors

By Matthew Harrell Gilchrist County’s volleyball and basketball teams will have a new look this season and it will not be the uniforms. The floors of the gyms at both Bell and Trenton were redesigned and are ready to be used for the 2017-18 athletic and academic year. The paint on the floors was becoming discolored, so Superintendent Robert Rankin ... Full Story »

Lightning 8U All-Star Team wins State

Submitted The Gilchrist League Lightning 8U All-star team had a very successful all-star season going a combined 13-2. We won the championship in the Champions Park warm up tournament in Newberry going 5-0, then finished runner up in the District 6 tournament in Perry going 2-2. Then we played in the Cal Ripken Rookie B State tournament in Lake City ... Full Story »

Cake Auction Funds to help buy Trenton State Champion Baseball Team Rings

By Cindy Jo Ayers Red Velvet is Janet Bradley’s specialty and most people who attend local fundraising functions gladly bid on her cake. Bradley’s Red Velvet cake brought over $2000 last Thursday evening at the Trenton Baseball Cake Auction. The Red Velvet was purchased by a group representing the “Other Two Time State Championship Teams, Trenton Football.” The buyers were ... Full Story »

Bell Girls Basketball Team attends Basketball Camp

Submitted On Friday the Bell Girls Basketball Team traveled down to the University of South Florida for their 1st summer basketball Camp with Coach Mark Kennie. The camp had our girls playing teams from all over the area, and matched them up against schools ranging from 5A-7A schools. This experience was designed to help this young group of women bond ... Full Story »

Player, Coach of the Year

Trenton Simmons, Trenton Senior was named the Gainesville Sun’s small schools player of the year. Simmons went 12-0 for the Class 1A state champions with a .074 ERA, 92 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched, allowed just 29 hits with 14 walks, and  faced 256 batters. Trent has signed with Hillsborough Community College. The Sun picked Trenton’s Baseball Coach Adam Burton ... Full Story »

The Smiths leave Sports Legacy

By Cindy Jo Ayers Saturday night,  May 27, was a sad night for many longtime Trenton High School sports fans. When Michael Smith’s name was called to receive his diploma, it officially ended the era of Smith athletes at Trenton High School. For some 11 years, one or more of Shannon and Christine Smith’s sons have played football, basketball and  ... Full Story »

Trenton Baseball State Champs

(photo by Through An Angel's Eyes) By John Ayers The Trenton Tigers earned the 2017 1A Baseball Crown on Thursday as they defeated Madison County 3-2 at Century Link Sports Park on Hammond Field, the spring training home to the Milwaukee Brewers in Ft. Myers. The Tigers advanced to the championship game after stumping Sneads 10-0 in 6 innings behind ... Full Story »

Trenton defeats Pierson Taylor in 9 innings

The Trenton Tigers battled their way into a Regional Final game as they defeated Pierson Taylor 2-1 in nine innings at Trenton’s Bryant Field on Wednesday evening. The Tigers’ Zachary Hardee was the hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning that hit a bouncing single through the Wildcats’ in-close infield to score Trey Sanchez from third for the win. ... Full Story »