Area Sports

Jackets Top West Laurens 8-1

Class 6A Brunswick High cancelled its March 13 game with Jeff Davis High, so the Yellow Jackets hurriedly scheduled at game with Class 4A West Laurens. The Raiders came to Hazlehurst with a 5-2 record, averaging almost six runs a game. But against the Jackets’ stingy pitching staff, the Raiders could manage only one run…

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Kirby 4-Time All State

Jeff Davis High School senior Ja’Queze Kirby was named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AA South All State Basketball Team, his fourth year claiming the honor. Brice Hobbs of Swainsboro was named Coach of the Year, and Jarden Maze of Washington County and John Whitehead of Glenn Hills garnered AA Players of the…

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Turkey Season Opens Saturday

Gobble. Cluck. Purr. Georgia turkey hunters are practicing their best turkey calls as they get ready for the statewide turkey hunting season opening Saturday, Mar. 21, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “We saw an uptick in reproduction in 2018, so that could mean a better number of 2-year-old birds…

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State Champions

Congratulations to Jeff Davis High School Spirit Cheerleaders who were State Champions at GHSA Game Day Competition. The second season competition, in partnership with Varsity Spirit, was held Feb. 22 at Columbus State University. A total of 41 teams showcased their best sideline and crowd-leading materials in the following categories: Fight Song, Band Chant and…

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Jackets Down Heard, Callaway

Jeff Davis High’s varsity baseball team made a weekend trip to west Georgia last week, defeating Heard County 9-3 Friday in Franklin and edging Callaway 2-1 Saturday in Hoganville as three JD pitchers combined to no-hit the Cavaliers. The Jacket pitching staff gave up only one earned run in 14 innings for the weekend. The…

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Jackets Ranked No. 1

Georgia Dugout Club Class AA Baseball Rankings 1. Jeff Davis    3-2 2. Rockmart    2-0 3. Bacon County    2-2 4. Thomasville    3-2 5. Vidalia    5-1 6. Elbert County    2-2 7. Bleckley County    2-1 8. Bremen    2-3 9. Callaway    1-3 10. Westside-Aug.    3-1 Others considered: Heard County (2-4), Model (3-3), Banks County (4-3), Metter (2-3), Dodge County…

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Region 2-AA Roundup

Region 2-AA Baseball Reg.    Overall Vidalia    0-0    5-1 Jeff Davis    0-0    3-2 Swainsboro    0-0    3-2 Bacon Co.    0-0    3-2 Metter    0-0    2-2 Bryan Co.    0-0    2-2 Toombs Co.    0-0    1-6 Feb. 17 Statesboro 12, Bacon 1 Bradwell 9, Bryan 1 Feb. 18 Vidalia 10, Tattnall 1 Feb. 19 Coffee 4, Toombs 3 (11) Feb. 21…

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Baseball season opens

Jeff Davis High’s baseball season got underway last week with the Yellow Jackets taking an 8-7, 10-inning win over visiting Bleckley County last Tuesday, and dropping a couple of games to Class 6A schools Saturday in Leesburg, falling to Wayne County 4-2 and Lee County 5-4. This weekend, Jeff Davis travels to play a pair…

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Basketball seasons come to an end

Jeff Davis High’s girls and boys basketball teams’ seasons came to an end last week in the opening round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. The JD girls fell 48-20 to Josey Friday night in Augusta while the boys dropped their game to Laney 64-44 Saturday night, also in Augusta. The Lady Jackets stayed…

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Kirby is Athlete of the Month

Ja’Queze Kirby didn’t need a big senior season at Jeff Davis to secure a college scholarship. His talents and his strong play for the Yellow Jackets the past three seasons, along with his performance in AAU ball, had already been enough to convince colleges that he could play big-time college basketball. And before he took…

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