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PAGE 12 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 Ill ,., ~ ., . ,, by Patrick Casey The Paxton Bobcats boys basketball team played four games in five days, posting a 3-1 record over that time period to improve to 10-1 on the year as they recorded wins over Walton, Poplar Springs and Cottage Hill while dropping a contest to Houston County. Paxton fell to Houston County 76-64 to pick up the Bobcats' first loss of the year on Dec. 19 in a game that was played at Chipola Ju- nior College. Houston Coun- ty led 43-37 at halftime as Andrew Boldin scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half of play to help the Alabama squad take the lead. The Bobcats lost center Demi- trius Moore to foul trouble in the fourth quarter as he fouled out while Houston County's Ernest Tyson went off for 14 of his 16 points in the seCond half of play. Shaq Jackson led the Bob- cats with 30 points, but the Paxton squad could not ral- ly from a 60-51 deficit in the final quarter of play. Paxton defeated Cottage Hill on Dec. 21 as the Bob- cats took a 32-16 lead into halftime, then had to rally in the final moments of the game for a 55-51 home victo- ry. Demitrius Moore put up 22 points while Dan Geogh- agan scored 15 points, all from behind the arc, to help Paxton garner the victory. The next night Paxton traveled to Walton and sur- vived a ho-hum first half to roll off a 60-40 victory over the Braves heading into Christmas break. Shaq Jackson scored 21 points with Demitrius Moore add- ing 20 and Dan Geoghagan 12 as the Bobcats won their lone regular season meeting with the Braves. Walton got 12 points from James Towery but could scored only four points in the third period as Paxton pulled away for the win, dropping Walton to 2-9 on the year. Paxton finished their fu- rious stretch of games with a 53-30 district victory over Poplar Springs in an early tip-off contest played on Dec. 23 at Poplar Springs to round out their record at 10-1 heading into Christ- mas. Paxton will both take part in the Freeport Christ- mas Blowout with games played daily through Dec. 31 Freeport High School. Game Notes: Paxton is 35-5 at home the last 3+ BY THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Age: 43 Height: 5 ft., 7 in. i Weight: 180 lbs. Hair: Red Eye Color: Blue JIMMY DONALD SUTTLES, JR. IN APRIL, 2006. HE HAS BEEN A FUGITIVE FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. SUTTLES HAS LIVED IN PAXTON, FLORALA AND LOCKHART, ALABAMA HE HAS NUMEROUS FAMILY AND ALONG THE COVINGTON - WALTON COUNTY LINE IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THE WHERE OF SUTTLES, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-818-TIPS THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT 850-892-8111 MICHAEL A, ADKINSON, JR. WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF season. Jeff Bradley is in his 12th sea on as the Bobcats head coach and is believed to have a 226-116 record at the school: Paxton plays seven of their 10 games after Jan. 1 at home, with their tough- est road challenges coming at Pensacola High and Bak- er. PAXTON'S TYLER GARRETT and Walton's Vann Thomas(20) keep an eye on each during the second half of the Braves game against the Bobcats. Cancer Freeze 2010 will be held February 6, 2010, 12 p.m. at Lake Jackson in Florala. In the past, Cancer Freeze has donated proceeds to the American Cancer Society, local Relay for Life teams, and last year to Julie-Layton Bryan, a local 6-year-old girl who was battling retinoblastoma. Julie currently has no active cancer cells in her eye and she con- tinues her fight with periodic'trips to New York. Caitlin "Caitie" Rhodes, a 17-year-old student at Straughn High School, who is battling glioma will be the recipient of this year's proceeds. A glioma is a type of can- cer that begins in the brain or spine. The tumor is located in the base of Caitie's brain, and because of its location it has been determined to be inoperable. She is a beautiful young lady who was recently elected to serve on the 2009 Straughn Homecoming Court. She is a very determined, strong willed girl who, despite her situation, rarely com- plains. Caitie, her dad Ronnie, and Aunt Sheila (Aunt'Tee) live in Gantt, AL and are required to travel to Birmingham every two weeks for treatment. Stay updated with Caitie's progress through her Caring Bridge site: www.caring- bridge.org/visit/caitiesarmy A minimum donation of $20 will buy ,the opportunity to ski, tube, wakeboard, or kneeboard. There will be chili, cof- fee, and other reTreshments available for donations. Items to be raffled include autographed photos of George Jones, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and many other items. 9 POINT- Gerry 'Kimbril of Florala shot this 9point open- ing day of season at 6:30 a.m.