Josie Howell, Sports Editor
On Wednesday Oct. 30 in their exhibition game against Berry College, the Jacksonville State Women’s basketball team dominated on the court putting an impressive triple digit score on the board, with a final score of 104-37. The Gamecocks well outshot, out-rebounded and overall outplayed the Vikings throughout the entirety of the matchup.
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Local Calhoun County bands showcased their halftime shows with great pride on Burgess Snow Field, Wednesday, Sept. 10. One by one, each band took the field to put on what they have all been working on these past couple months.
Donoho High School opened up the exhibition with songs from the musical “Chicago”.
The size of a band can be deceiving, even the smallest can blow you away. Ohatchee High School took the field with a heartfelt performance of their show, “You Will Be Found,” which showcased a message about bullying and finding your place.
Not having to travel too far, Jacksonville High School also took the field bringing with them more reasons to be proud of this small town. While there were not any scores or trophies handed out, these bands certainly have a lot to be proud of.
Everyone was in for a treat at the end of the exhibition, the Jacksonville State Marching Southerners performed part of their show “Earth, Wind, and Fire,” which is sure to continue turning heads over the rest of this marching season. High schoolers sat in awe of the size and pure talent the Southerners brought to the field. Many of them have probably already pictured themselves in that iconic red, white and black uniform.
It is clear that band is more than just an after-school activity for these high schoolers. They all have passion and a love for marching that is clearly displayed on the field.
Photo courtesy of Brookylnn Wilkes/The Chanticleer