Past & Present Lion's

On the road to regionals

After knocking off rival Chiles in the District Tournament, the Lady Lions qualified for another trip to the FHSAA Regional Tournament, where they traveled to face Niceville High on Feb. 14, 2019. Our young team, featuring only one senior, came up short in the Regional, but the ladies and coaches once again represented Leon High School with great class and dignity.

The Lady Lions stop for a break en route to Niceville for the 2019 Regional Playoffs.

Amina Rutherford, Lily President and Alexa Schoffel pick up their Valentine's Day goody bags for the trip.

After arriving in Niceville, the Lady Lions enjoyed a quiet break by the bay before heading over to the gym.

Even though we rode in style in a chartered bus, the break was nice to stretch our legs and enjoy some team bonding.

lady lions FACE off in college

Two of the top players in recent Leon Girls' Basketball history squared off against each other on the college level on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, before a crowd of 1,418. Junior guard Eleana Daniels plays for Tuskegee University, while freshman guard Amya Bryant plays for Miles College. Both teams are enjoying very good seasons, and both players have spent time in the starting lineup. The game was played at Tuskegee's Chappie James Arena.

time of Fellowship

The Leon High Lady Lions Basketball Team joined other high school teams from around Tallahassee for fellowship and a luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Here, the team poses for a photo with the Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr.

lady lions' locker room gets a facelift

The Lady Lions would like to thank Leon High School Athletics Director Mark Feely, Principal Billy Epting, Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna and the Leon County school board for providing additional funding to school activities throughout the county this year. Under the direction of head coach Bruce Daniels, the Lady Lions used our share of the funding to provide much-needed renovations to our locker room. Included in the project were a new mat with a Lady Lions Basketball logo, new stools for the players, and new nameplates for each individual locker.

Lady lions enjoy holiday social mixer

What better way to celebrate Christmas and the December holidays than with a team social event? On Saturday, Dec. 22, members of the Leon girls' basketball team came together to ring in the holidays with a day filled with treats and activities.

Players focus on decorating ornaments.

Porcher Cox-Manning shows off her creation.

Mya Barber is proud of her decorated ornaments.

Christmas cookies were a highlight of the event.

2018 Free-throw-a-thon is great success

On Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, the Leon High Lady Lions took part in our first ever Free-Throw-A-Thon Fundraiser. The players spent weeks seeking donations and pledges from family and friends, and then came together to show off their free-throw shooting skills inside the Leon High gym.

Many thanks to the ladies and their families for all of their hard work in making this event a success, and to all of our friends and family who supported the program with financial contributions. Special honors went to Taylor Newman for being the top free-throw shooter at the event and Porcher Cox for raising the most money.

Top participants in our 2018 Free-Throw-A-Thon:

  • Fr. guard Taylor Newman (top left), 67 Free Throws
  • Jr. guard Mya Barber (top right), 65 Free Throws
  • Fr. guard Nia Similien (middle, left), 65 Free Throws
  • So. guard Porcher Cox (middle right), most $ raised
  • So. forward Alexa Schoffel (bottom left), 2nd most $ raised