by: Nichole Williams
Both teams were strong on the rubber on Friday, but Slocomb was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity on Friday. Jaylee Stough started the game for Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity and recorded 12 outs.
Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity lost despite out-hitting Slocomb eight to seven.
#8 took the win for Slocomb. She surrendered one run on six hits over four innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Stough took the loss for Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity. She allowed seven hits and three runs over four innings, striking out one.
#14 started the game for Slocomb. She surrendered zero runs on two hits, walking one
Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity racked up eight hits in the game. Makaley Boswell, Chloe Nance, and Peyton Walker all managed multiple hits for Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity. Walker, Nance, and Boswell all had two hits to lead Geneva Lady Panthers Varsity.
Slocomb totaled seven hits in the game. #6 and #13 all collected multiple hits for Slocomb.
That’s right it’s officially Softball season. The Lady Panthers are coming off of a fantastic State Runner-up finish last year, but Coach Johnson and the Lady Panthers aren’t willing to settle for second. The Lady Panthers started their season off on the right foot with a 12-1 win over Andalusia. The Lady Panthers are returning all but one starter this year and are looking to go even farther. Here is what this years remaining schedule looks like for the Lady Panthers:
@ G.W. Long
@ Enterprise (vs Central Phoenix City)
vs g.W. Long
The Geneva Panther Baseball team has got off to a 2-3 start to their season with losses to Enterprise and New Brockton, and wins over Samson and Eufaula. The Panthers are returning a good bit of talent this year while only losing one to graduation last year. The Panthers will have a challenging schedule this year with only 7 games being played in Panther Park. Here is what the remaining schedule looks like for Panther Baseball:
@ Geneva County
vs Geneva County
@ Geneva County (vs Samson)
@ Geneva County
@ Houston Academy
vs Houston Academy (DH)
@ New Brockton
Coach Bixby and the Geneva Lady Panthers wrap up a great season by losing to Montgomery Academy 42-26 in Montgomery. The Lady Panthers went undefeated in the area and won the Area Championship. The Lady Panthers finish the year with a 28-4 record and top 10 in the State. The Lady Panthers will be losing 4 starting seniors and 5 in all following this year, including Jesslyn Culverhouse, Nikki Lamb, Anslee Finch, Destiny (Snow) Dennard, and Meagan Smith.
The first two games of the annual tournament will be tonight with the Varsity Boys Teams where Samson takes on Wicksburg at 5:00, and Geneva squares off against Rehobeth at 6:30. Come out and support your team in the Bixby Arena at the Geneva High School, but if you can’t make it in person you can always tune in and watch ALL of the games in high definition as the Panther Sports Network will be live-streaming the tournament in it’s entirety!
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The Geneva Varsity Boys and Girls Teams have been preparing for the season. The Geneva Varsity Boys start their season home in the annual Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Geneva on November 16th, 19th, and 20th. The Lady Panthers will begin their season in Montgomery in a tournament hosted by St. James on November 8th and 9th. The Girls and Boys teams will follow with Providence at home on November 27th, Rehobeth at home on November 29th, and at Geneva County on November 30th to wrap up November.
Geneva faced off against Calhoun to end the year. Kahari McReynolds led the team in rushing yards on just 4 carries with 78 yards, 2 rushing Touchdowns. Mason Coskrey added 42 yards on just 5 carries, 2 rushing Touchdowns, 12 passing yards, 4 tackles, and 2 pass deflections. Dylan Creech had 28 yards, 1 Touchdown, 4 tackles, and an interception. Geneva ended the season with a win over Calhoun 49-12.
There were a lot of tears before the game as Geneva set to face off against Wicksburg for Senior Night. Geneva got down big in this game and fought from behind the entire game. Senior Mason Coskrey scored all 3 Touchdowns for the Panthers with 45 rushing yards, 167 passing yards, and 12 tackles. Timothy McReynolds led in receiving yards with 149 while adding in 3 tackles defense. Dylan Creech wasn’t able to get going on the ground but added 47 passing yards along with his team high 17 tackles. Wicksburg came out victorious, ruining Geneva Senior Night 42-21.
Homecoming in Geneva is like no other, many alumni that have moved off come back for Homecoming and week long festivities. The Assembly is on Friday morning followed by the parade after lunch and and finally the game on Friday. On Homecoming it’s usually standing room only on the home side. This year Geneva played host to rival Slocomb. Geneva and Slocomb went back and forth in an offensive battle throughout the entire game. Slocomb pulled through winning the game 63-56. Senior QB Mason Coskrey led with 92 rushing yards, 4 rushing Touchdowns, 160 passing yards and 7 tackles. Kahari McReynolds added 207 rushing yards, 2 rushing Touchdowns, 56 passing yards, 78 receiving yards, and 5 tackles. Dylan Creech had 90 rushing yards, 2 rushing Touchdowns, 64 receiving yards, and 6 tackles. Although Geneva failed to win this game, it was a close, high-scoring game that was very fun to watch.
Geneva hosted Straughn for a 3A Area 3 match-up this week in Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium. The Panthers came into this game with a record of 3-2 and 1-2 in the area. Meanwhile the Tigers of Straughn came in at 1-5 and 1-2 in the area. Geneva got off to a slow start while Straughn drove 80 yards on the first drive to score. Geneva didn’t get much going offensively the whole night as they only scored 14. Geneva lost this game 27-14 to become 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the area. Mason Coskrey led the Panther defense this week with 17 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Coskrey added 99 yards through the air on offense and a rushing touchdown with 13 rushing yards. Kahari McReynolds led the Panther offense with a 53 yard rushing touchdown in the Second Quarter and 44 receiving yards. Dylan Creech added 8 carries for 15 yards, 2 catches for 31 yards, 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception. Geneva will travel to Dothan next Friday night to play a hot Houston Academy team. The remaining four games for the Panthers will be @Houston Academy, vs Slocomb (Homecoming), Wicksburg (Senior Night), and vs Calhoun. The loss Friday night will make the remaining four games very critical for Geneva’s fate of making the playoffs. Next Friday night, come support Geneva @ HA or tune into www.genevapanthers.com to watch live.