At the start both teams warmed up like pros and were ready for a fierce game. As both teams face off, the ball is tossed into the air with the Lady Raiders getting the ball first.
As each team went back and forth down the court the Lady Raiders took the first two points of the game due to a foul against Emma Deyton #20. Raider’s #3 takes her two shots flawlessly. Throughout this game there many fouls allowing each team to rack up the points. The Lady Cats didn’t let this phase them, they begin to pull away by the halftime leading the Lady Raiders 29-11.
Right as we begin the third period the Lady Raiders they make an impressive three pointer helping them gain a few more points. As we look at the faces of the Lady Cats and them passing the ball back into play you can see it, their faces read not today! Bailey Teague #32 brought the heat answering back with a three pointer giving them a 20 point lead over the Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders have a strong 4thperiod but the Lady Cats didn’t back down they kept clawing their way to the top leaving their mark everywhere they went. That lead us to the last shot of the game taken by Emma Callihan #24 shooting a two pointer to bring home the win.
The Lady Cats are going to need more basketball shoes after burning up the court tonight claiming the victory over the Lady Raiders 52-34.
Marylee Callihan #10 – 15 points, Elly Callihan #1 – 8 points, Emma Callihan #24 – 8 points, Emma Deyton#20 – 6 points, Bailey Teague #32 – 6 points, Mallory Kiser #25 – 5points, Hope Colwell #4 – 2 points, Jalynn Ledford #52 – 2 points.
After this hard fought win, the Lady Cats will be playing again Tuesday, January 15thagainst Heritage @ home, game starts at 6:00.
The title doesn’t do it justice. #34 surprised us all making a shot at the buzzer. Let’s Recap and bring you to the monumental event and MOST definitely nail biting, standing, shouting, INTENSE game that the NBA Players would be proud to watch.
Let’s start this game; I’m not sure I can handle reliving this intense match! As these two men face off Kell Weaver comes out with an impressive vertical jump giving the ball first for the Bobcats. The ball then turns over to the Raiders and they take the first 3 points of this nail biting game but the Bobcats respond back. Tripp Pierce #13 takes a shot that misses but with Weaver #45 rebounding for a solid two points. As we progress, the Raiders give us our first foul of the game on Carter Hice #2. He takes that first shot missing, but as he steps up once more, dribbles a couple times, and looks at the goal you can see it in his eyes foreseeing the ball going through the hoop. His vision was absolutely right he sinks the second shot without any issue. These two teams now decide to have a 3 pointer shoot out. Raiders Andrew Fowler #2 shoots a three, then Bobcats Coady Cobb #10 sinks one as well. That wasn’t good enough still. They each do it once more bringing the two teams to a close game 11-10. With each and every possession of the ball each team brings it back to their hoop scoring more points, at halftime Bobcats lead the Raiders 32-29.
The speed continues through the third period but with a few less baskets than the first two periods. Gilmer gets a technical in the third period for the Coach talking to another player during game play. That leaves us with 2:05 left in the third, score is still going up but remaining close 40-34. As we move onto the fourth period we stay neck and neck, basket for basket these teams are FIERCE. A coin toss is what we can say for the possible ending thus far. Bobcats and Raiders are playing their hearts out. Both teams start sharing fouls. Bobcats Kell Weaver #45 fouls Raiders Bryce Stanley #3 for two shots. We have another set of fouls against the Bobcats gaining more points for the Raiders tying the game up 51-51. Kell Weaver #45 is taken out of the game for his 5thfoul with two minutes left in the game. Folks, I know you can’t know this by reading it but Weaver has played a pivotal role in this game, making some incredible rebounds and plays throughout, most definitely an asset during this game. As the clock ticks down both teams are taking time outs left and right trying to get the next best play, what will they pick to beat their opponent. I’m in suspense folks just waiting!
What you are about to read would have you standing on your feet shouting with rest of the crowd as the last few seconds tick down to the final of the game. We have .5 seconds left on the clock; Bobcats pass the ball into play from the Raiders sidelines. At this point, we ALL believe we are going into overtime. Tripp Pierce #13 passes the ball across the length of the court to Cade Carter who is being guarded but wait he takes the shot and scores the winning basket for the game!!!!! NONE of us thought this was going to happen. Everyone jumps to their feet. The roar of the gymnasium is that of excitement, thrill, and belief in the Bobcats as the team celebrates.
Tripp Pierce #13 – 21 points, Kell Weaver #45 – 14 points, Coady Cobb #10 – 13 points, Braden Jenkins #22 – 9 points, Cade Carter #34 – 2 points, David Smith #5 – 2 points, Carter Hice #2 – 1 point
If the next game is anything like this one, you will want to be there. Bobcats will be playing on their court Tuesday, January 15that 7:30 against Heritage.
As the opening night of the 2018 season finally came, the Bobcat faithful were ready to put the past behind them and move forward. The addition of several new coaches to Coach Wingard’s staff brought hopes for not only the team but for everyone who follows Bobcat Football.
As the Cats came to the field, you could see the desire to win in their eyes. The Rebels won the coin toss and chose to receive the opening kick off placing Gilmer on defense. The Rebel opening drive was stalled by a fired up defensive unit of the Bobcats which set the stage for a first quarter that ended with a 0-0 tie.
The Bobcat offense was unable to put points on the board but even though moral victories don’t show up in the win-loss categories, the Bobcats can definitely claim several in the game. This team has gotten better than last year and will continue to do so through out the 2018 season. The Score in Fridays game at half time had Gilmer down by seven points going into the locker room. Being in striking distance to a Fannin team that was not firing on all cylinders certainly had to boost the confidence of the Cats as a team.
In the second half a few turnovers and penalties hurt the Bobcats and in the end could not stop the Rebels from putting up 21 more on the board. David Smith and the Bobcat offense performed well with a few glitches that unfortunately kept them from getting in the end zone and putting points on the board. Smith had 49 yards in the air and 18 on the ground as quarterback also on the defensive side had a big interception in the red zone to prevent Fannin from crossing the goal line. Top receiver on the night was Corbin Singleton who caught 2 passes for 38 yards and leading rusher was James Dover who had 6 carries for 28 yards(4.7 yrds per carry). On the night the Gilmer offense had 138 yards of total offense. These numbers will improve as these guys learn each other as they more have time together on the field both in practice and in games.
As a veteran coach once said ” Football season is a marathon not a sprint.” The 28-0 loss to the Rebels is just one game in that marathon. There is plenty of football ahead in the 2018 season for the Bobcats and as mentioned earlier, the Bobcats will get everything in sync and have a good season.
The Bobcats will travel to Rabun Gap on the 24th to play a Friday afternoon game. Due to the Stadium light situation, this game will be a 4:30 PM kick off.
As we run into August the Bobcats Cross Country team is ready to hit the trails for the 2018 season.(See schedule below) The first event for this year will be in Blairsville at Meeks Park (8-23-18) against a talented group of Union Panther runners. The start time for the Aug. 23rd event will be 4:00 PM.
The season consist of 12 meets including a trip to Orlando FL. on October 6th for the Disney Cross Country Classic and the most important event of the year…State Championship.
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Gilmer High School set aside part of their Tuesday morning to honor and celebrate six Seniors that had made the commitment to continue their academics and athletics at the next level. In the group of six were a softball player, a swimmer, a soccer player and three track and field participants. The Bobcat theater was filled with family, friends, fellow students and administrators as each student athlete mad their way to center stage.
Taking the chair first was Marie Goswick. Goswick has had an outstanding career as a Lady Bobcat and took the next step in reaching her goals for education and athletics. Andrew College, known as the Tigers is located in Cuthbert(Randolph Co.) Georgia and is the ninth oldest college in Georgia. The Tigers compete in the NJCAA.
The Second senior to sign her commitment letter was Grace Henderson. Grace is a leader on the soccer team and will be missed. Henderson committed to play for the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University. The Petrels are a division III school that competes in the Southern Athletic Association against teams as Agnes Scott College, Piedmont College and Wesleyan. Grace will study Bio-psychology to seek a medical degree.
Aubrey Cagle (5th ranked prospect in the state) sign to continue her education and athletics at the University of North Georgia located in Dahlonega, Georgia. Cagle has competed in the pole vault event for 6 years and will major in Political Science. Cagle said that the University of Georgia is part of her future education.
Carolina Teague put the pen to paper in signing to go to Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi and will be coached by Andy Till. Known as the Majors, Millsaps is a part of the Southern Athletics Association in NCAA -Division III. Teague has four years of track at Gilmer and in her senior year, Teague was crowned Region Champion in the 200, 400 and 4×400 meter. Carolina Teague also has a consistent long jump of just over 15 feet.
The last track and field signee, Brandon Weaver sign his National Letter of Intent to hit the asphalt for Cincinnati Christian University in Ohio. The Eagles are a NAIA(National Intercollegiate Athletics) school and compete in the River States Conference. The competition for the Eagles are Indiana University East, Midway University and Ohio Christian University among others.
The final senior to take his place at center stage was Evan Minter. Evan started swimming at age 14 and as a freshman he gave the Bobcats their first ever qualifying time. Minter has helped the Cats qualify all four years of his high school career. In the 2018 season, Evan played an integral part in leading the team to its first ever finals appearance in the GHSA State Swim Meet held at Georgia Tech, Minter will be attending Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Bobcats Tennis teams hosted the first round of State playoff tennis on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Lady Cats took to the courts on day one against Central Carrollton and on day two it was the boys facing Cedartown in 4-A action.
On the court for the Lady Cats, Lauren Cole, Katie Sheahan and Hope Colwell grabbed their rackets for singles action against a very strong Lions team. It was a tough day for the Lady Cats that ended their hopes of advancing to the second round. Lauren Cole(2-6,2-6), Katie Sheahan(0-6,0- took tough losses and Hope Colwell had a 6-3,2-1 lead when pulled off. In doubles for the Lady Cats, Katie Marick/Sarah Sheahan were defeated 0-6 and 1-6. Jacie Reece/Bethany Burnette were pulled with no score.
The Bobcat boys faced Cedartown at home on Wednesday in first round action of the GHSA Tennis playoffs. The Bulldogs came in with their minds set on taking the Bobcats dreams away and accomplished that task. Tripp Pierce had the only win on the day for the Cats taking the match 7-6, 3-6 and 6-1. Taking tough losses for the Cats in singles were Carter Hice(6-3.2-6,2-6) and Brett Becker(4-6,4-6). In doubles action, Luke Wimpey/Mason Hadden(4-6,4-6) and Kaden Reece/Rylan Cochran(3-8) fell short to the the season for the Bobcats of Gilmer.
As the 2017-2018 season comes to a close for the Lady Cats of Gilmer High School, two this are guaranteed. First is that the ladies on this team put their heart into every game and left everything they had on the court. Second is that Emma Callihan and Mary Lee Callihan will still be balling it up after the High School season is complete.
Not only do Emma and Mary Lee bond and work together on the court as teammates, they have the honor of this at home as sisters. Emma and Mary Lee agree that being sisters on the court together for the High School and their Spring AAU team(North Georgia Titans) has given them a edge. Mary Lee stated “We are always together at practices and games that I can read how Emma is going to cut the coverage by the opposing defense. This allows Emma to better anticipate the pass,” and “I am definitely harder on Emma as a sister than I am on my other teammates.”
These sisters say that their time spent on the hardwoods has brought them closer together not only as sisters but as friends. This bond also comes with respect. Emma callihan says that without a doubt Her sister, Mary Lee is the best player she has ever played with.
With the 2018-2019 season, the Lady Cats will welcome in the 3rd Muskateer. In coming 6’0″ freshman Ellie Callihan will bring the sisterhood to the next level allowing Coach Nunn the blessings of having the depth needed to sustain a full season.