Wewa downs Wakulla Christian for first win

The Wewahitchka Gators varsity basketball team got its first win of the season last week, as they downed Wakulla Christian at home 50-44 on Dec. 6.

Three nights later, on Friday, they lost a close one at home 50-46 to Altha.

Under the direction of coach Jakob Bidwell and assistant Cameron Lister, the team had a 1-5 record going into the Tuesday, Dec. 13 away game at Liberty County. On Thursday, Dec. 15 the Gators are at home against Vernon.

The Gators opened the season at home Nov. 29, when they fell to Cottondale 61.19.

On Dec. 1, also at home, Wewa lost to Freeport 58-32. The following night, at Franklin County, Wewa fell 72-31. On Dec. 8 at Blountstown, the Gators lost 60-15.

The varsity squad includes junior captains Drake McGlon and B.J. Cole, seniors John Connor and Tim Adams, juniors Jackson Taunton, David Rich, Myka Steele, Lukas Moore, Jaden Roberts, Jace Zbikowski, Preston Stacy, Caleb Carter and freshmen Bryce Ethridge and Kaden Brooks.


Gator Basketball Schedule

The following is the 2022-23 Wewahitchka Gators varsity basketball schedule. An asterisk* indicates it is a district game.

  •  Thursday, Dec. 15 vs. Vernon
  • Thursday, Jan. 5 vs. Blountstown
  • Friday, Jan. 6 @ Vernon
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10 @ Bethlehem
  • Thursday, Jan. 12 @ Port St. Joe*
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 @ Wakulla Christian*
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 vs. Port St. Joe*
  • Friday, Jan. 20 vs. Franklin Co.*
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24 @ Cottondale
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 vs. Liberty Co.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 vs. Bethlehem
  • Friday, Feb. 3 @ Altha

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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