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GC’s Emery commits to Virginia Tech

Updated May 3, 2017 at 4:48 PM

By The News Herald

 

PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast All-American shooting guard Taylor Emery became the latest Lady Commodores player to make her four-year college destination known Sunday, announcing her commitment to Virginia Tech.

 

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Gulf Coast eliminated at state

Posted Apr 28, 2017 at 9:49 PM

By The News Herald

 

VERO BEACH — Gulf Coast fought back with two runs in the top of the seventh inning to force extra innings on Friday before losing its state tournament softball opener 5-4 to State College of Florida at Manatee.

 

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Gulf Coast opens with Manatee

Updated Apr 27, 2017 at 10:02 PM

 

By The News Herald

VERO BEACH — Gulf Coast has had two weeks to hone its game heading into Friday’s first and second round of the NJCAA/FCSAA softball state tournament.

 

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Win and a prayer

Updated Apr 26, 2017 at 10:06 PM

 

By PAT McCANN
News Herald Executive Sports Editor

 

PANAMA CITY — A junior college baseball team that had been living on the edge the past two weeks never fell off the wire as much as it had the net pulled out from underneath it.

 

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Gulf Coast wins to stay alive

Updated Apr 24, 2017 at 9:29 PM

 

By PAT McCANN
News Herald Executive Sports Editor

 

PENSACOLA — Gulf Coast could take care only of the opponent in front of it on Monday evening in Panhandle Conference baseball.

 

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Chipola crushes Gulf Coast 12-2

Updated Apr 23, 2017 at 12:08 PM

 

By PAT McCANN
News Herald Executive Sports Editor

 

MARIANNA — This much abundantly was clear following Chipola’s 12-2 win over Gulf Coast on Saturday in Panhandle Conference baseball.

 

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Gulf Coast’s Emery wins Player of the Year

Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 5:49 PM

 

By The News Herald

 

Gulf Coast guard Taylor Emery has been named the Spalding NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.

 

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Scovel again named Coach of the Year

Updated Apr 20, 2017 at 5:08 PM

 

By DUSTIN KENT
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor

 

For the second straight year, Gulf Coast women’s basketball coach Roonie Scovel has been named the NJCAA

Division I Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year, the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced Wednesday.

 

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Wisely gets it done

 

Updated Apr 15, 2017 at 5:46 PM

By PAT McCANN
News Herald Executive Sports Editor

PANAMA CITY — Going into Saturday’s game against Tallahassee it was all hands on deck for the Gulf Coast baseball team.

There was no other way to put it. The Commodores already trailed the Eagles by a game following Friday’s defeat. Another loss not only would put them two games behind with four to play but in essence make it a three-game hole with the Eagles gaining the head-to-head tiebreaker.

 

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Gulf Coast finishes third

Updated Apr 11, 2017 at 10:05 PM

By The News Herald

 

NICEVILLE — Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida already have clinched berths in the state softball tournament later this month in Vero Beach.

 

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Lady Commodores repeat as national champions

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

LUBBOCK, Tex. — Before they even began play in the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship this week, Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel said her five returning sophomores had already secured their legacy as one of the greatest classes in program history.

 

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2017 All Sports Association Hall of Fame Class Announced

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL — All Sports Association President Joe Fagundes announced today that the 2017 inductees to the association’s Hall of Fame are Coach Mary “Roonie” Scovel of Panama City and former collegiate and NFL standout Cliff Lewis of Baton Rouge, La.

“Once again, our Hall of Fame Committee and the Board of Directors are proud to select two outstanding individuals for the All Sports Association’s Hall of Fame,” said Fagundes. We are so fortunate to live in an area that so many not only believe, but practice service before self.  Our two Hall of Fame Inductees have contributed so much to so many through hard work and a passion for what they do!”

 

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Gulf Coast women take state

Posted Mar 11, 2017 at 7:57 PM

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

OCALA — Heading into the 2016-17 season, Gulf Coast had a checklist of goals it hoped to meet, which included repeating as Panhandle Conference champions, repeating as region champions, and eventually repeating as national champions.

 

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Gulf Coast smashes TCC, advances to title game

Posted Mar 10, 2017 at 5:31 PM

By Dustin Kent, The News Herald

 

OCALA — Going into the FCSAA State Basketball Championships, Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel knew her team could have an especially tough road to the title with potential matchups against two of the top nine teams in the nation in Tallahassee and Chipola.

 

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Hot-shooting Lady Commodores crush Central Florida

Posted Mar 8, 2017 at 9:08 PM

By Dustin Kent, The News Herald

 

OCALA — When Gulf Coast and College of Central Florida first met Nov. 18 in Niceville, the Lady Commodores won despite one of their worst shooting performances of the season. In the rematch Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the FCSAA State Basketball Championships, they won again on the strength of one of their very best.

 

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Purifoy, GC roll past NWF State

Saturday

Posted Feb 18, 2017 at 9:53 PM

 

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

PANAMA CITY — With Northwest Florida State daring Gulf Coast point guard Ty Purifoy to shoot the ball early in Saturday night's game, the diminutive sophomore struggled to make the Lady Raiders pay for the strategy in the first quarter.

 

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GC streak hits 7

Saturday

Posted Feb 18, 2017 at 6:47 PM

By Pat McCannThe News Herald

 

PANAMA CITY — Give up four runs in four games against a quality opponent and good things are bound to happen.

For Gulf Coast, a 4-0 win over Shelton State on Saturday at Bill Frazier Field resulted in a four-game sweep of the Buccaneers.

 

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Gulf Coast edges Shelton State

Thursday

Posted Feb 16, 2017 at 10:21 PM

 

By Pat McCannThe News Herald

PANAMA CITY — When you're a junior college baseball team with an 8-2 record and a team batting average of .234 you've got to know that you're doing some other things right besides hitting.

 

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Gulf Coast-TCC women's matchup has title implications

Monday

Posted Feb 13, 2017 at 4:59 PM

By The News Herald

 

PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast men's and women's basketball teams hit the road tonight for Panhandle Conference against Tallahassee at the Eagle Dome. The women's game will tip at 4:30 p.m. CST followed by the men at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Gulf Coast teams finish strong

Monday

Posted Feb 13, 2017 at 3:58 PM

 

By The News Herald

Eli Taylor homered twice and Gulf Coast got two dominant pitching performances as the Commodores polished off host St. John's River on Saturday and Broward on Sunday to finish an unbeaten weekend in junior college baseball games played in Palatka.

 

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Harris explodes for 42, but Commodores' comeback falls short

Posted Feb 12, 2017 at 12:01 AM

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast sophomore Jeremy Harris put on a show Saturday night that Commodores fans in attendance won't soon forget, knocking in 10 threes and scoring 42 points. Unfortunately for the Commodores, Harris' performance wasn't accompanied by a victory.

 

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Chipola D stifles GC, Lady Commodores fall 72-62

Sunday

Posted Feb 12, 2017 at 12:01 AM

 

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

PANAMA CITY — With another win over Chipola on Saturday night at the Billy Harrison Field House, Gulf Coast could've swept the season

series and all but wrapped up a Panhandle Conference title with three games to play.

 

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Gulf Coast finally snaps skid with 78-74 win

Wednesday

Posted Feb 8, 2017 at 10:14 PM

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast came into Wednesday's Panhandle Conference matchup with Pensacola State desperately in need of a victory following six straight losses. The Commodores came up with some red-hot shooting in the second half – including some from an unlikely source – and withstood a late charge by the Pirates to get just that.

 

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Late run lifts Lady Commodores to 6th straight win

Wednesday

Posted Feb 8, 2017 at 8:53 PM

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

PANAMA CITY — For the second straight game, a Gulf Coast opponent found itself almost deadlocked with the first-place Lady Commodores at halftime. And for the second straight game, a strong finish by the nation's top-ranked team made for a drama-free finish.

 

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Gulf Coast returns home to face Pensacola State

 

Posted Feb 7, 2017 at 4:56 PM

By The News Herald

 

PANAMA CITY - The Gulf Coast men's and women's basketball teams will return to the Billy Harrison Field House Wednesday night for Panhandle Conference action against Pensacola State. The women's game will tip at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

 

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GC drops final tournament games

Monday

Posted Feb 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM

 

By The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast was throttled by three L.B. Wallace pitchers in a shutout loss on Saturday and then suffered its worst mound performance of the young season in a defeat to Chattahoochee Valley on Sunday.

 

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GC baseball seeking identity

 

By Pat McCannThe News Herald

PANAMA CITY - At some time during the 2017 Gulf Coast State College baseball season head coach Mike Kandler is going to notch his 700th career win and his 400th victory with the Commodores.

 

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Lights out shooting lifts GC women to big win

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

PA\NAMA CITY - As the top-ranked team in the nation facing off against a one-win Alabama Southern team, Gulf Coast could've reasonably expected a very lopsided victory before Thursday's non-conference game at the Billy Harrison Field House tipped off.

 

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GC survives double-overtime thriller, 127-122

By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKentdkent@pcnh.com

 

PANAMA CITY - While the women's game couldn't have had much less drama, the Gulf Coast and Alabama Southern men would've been hard pressed to create more than they did. The Commodores outlasted the Eagles 127-122 in a wild, double-overtime thriller Thursday night in the Billy Harrison Field House.

 

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