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[24 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Senior balances two sports and school | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant
Senior Michael Zhu is a natural leader both in the classroom and on the playing field.
Zhu has had a passion for sports since a young age. He began participating in track, soccer and football in middle school.
During his time at Leon, Zhu has been involved in track, football, …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Flag football team starts season with a win | ]
Flag football team starts season with a win

By Alena Nash
Leon’s flag football team kicked off their season March 8 with a 19-0 victory over East Gadsden.
The win came as a slight surprise to some of the players because of all the new players on the team.
“The team just clicked like we had all been playing together for years,” …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Lacrosse looks to bounce back | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
The lacrosse team fell on Tuesday, March 7 to Maclay High School 10-6. The team is looking to bounce back tomorrow night against Providence High School on their home field at 7:00 p.m.
The Lions have already enjoyed much success this season, and has a record of 7-2  overall, …

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[13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Softball loses two games, hoping to bounce back | ]

By Caroline Sipple
On Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, the Lady Lions softball team suffered two defeats.
The first game was against Florida High, and the final score was 6-10. The second was against Sneads, with the final score being 2-10.
Fortunately for the Lions, these games were part of the …

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[6 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Successful week for boys soccer, advancing to regional finals | ]
Successful week for boys soccer, advancing to regional finals

By EmmaLea Reed and Caroline Dempsey
For the first time since 2006, Leon’s boys soccer team has made it to the regional finals game. Saturday, Feb. 4, the Lions swept Booker T. Washington, the former number one seed in the state, 4-0, to gain a regional semi-final victory.
Two of the goals were scored by …

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[1 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on National football signing day | ]

By Caroline Dempsey
Below are the seniors that are signing today and the schools to which they will be signing. The signing will be held in the old gym today, Feb. 1, at 2 pm.
Tyhran Glasco  QB #5 – Georgia Military College

Jayod Sanders DE #6  – Liberty University

Jacob Owens WR #12 …

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[29 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Boys soccer wins district title, prepares for regional quarter-finals | ]
Boys soccer wins district title, prepares for regional quarter-finals

By Caroline Dempsey
On Friday, Jan. 27, boys soccer took a 2-1 victory over Lincoln to secure the district championship, a feat that has not been done in 10 years.
Both of the goals came from the Powell brothers, junior captain Parker and sophomore Tanner.
“It felt really good knowing that Parker and …

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[29 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Girls soccer falls short in quarter-finals | ]
Girls soccer falls short in quarter-finals

By Caroline Kirk
The Lady Lion’s soccer team’s goal of a road to state was cut short by Navarre in the regional quarter-final game on Thursday, Jan. 26. It was a grueling match that ended in double overtime and a penalty-kick shoot-out, where Navarre topped Leon four PKs to three.
The game …

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[29 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Boys soccer advances to district finals | ]
Boys soccer advances to district finals

By Caroline Sipple
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, boys soccer defeated Gainesville 1-0 in the district semi-finals, which will advance them to district finals. The team will play against Lincoln on Friday at 7 PM.
Sy Fontenot scored the only goal of the game.
Going into the game, captain Jake Kile was confident in the team’s ability.
“It’s …

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[26 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Lead basketball player injured during game | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant
On Monday, Jan. 23, Leon beat John Paul II in basketball 69 to 61 despite one of the team’s lead players suffering an injury. 
While shooting a free throw,  Captain Israel Chipman shot the ball and had a missed attempt. Chipman then went up to rebound the basketball; however, while reaching for the …