Area Sports

Boys, girls finish 3rd in region tournament

Both Jeff Davis High basketball teams finished third in the Region 2-AA tournament held in Metter last week and both will advance to the 2020 Class AA State Playoffs this weekend (see story elsewhere on this page). The Lady Jackets of Coach Niki Perry opened play last Wednesday with a 33-31 win over Swainsboro to…

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Hoops teams play in Augusta

The brackets are formed for the 2020 Georgia High School Association Class AA State Basketball Tournament. Jeff Davis High’s girls will travel to Augusta Friday for a 6 p.m. game at Josey High School. The boys will also travel to Augusta for a 4:30 p.m. Saturday game at Laney High School. Both JDHS teams are…

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Complete turnaround at Woodville-Tompkins

When Jeff Davis High and Woodville-Tompkins basketball teams met in Hazlehurst Jan. 10, the visiting Lady Wolverines routed the Lady Jackets 60-23 and the Jacket boys rolled over the Wolverines 70-39. Last Friday night in Savannah, it was the Lady Jackets taking a 41-29 victory — a 49-point turnaround — and the Wolverine boys rolling…

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Region basketball tournament

The 2020 Region 2-AA basketball tournament being played in Metter got underway Tuesday when No. 6 and No. 7 seeds, and No. 5 and No. 8 seeds faced off. In girls action, that put St. Vincent’s Academy (10-15) playing Metter (9-16) and Swainsboro (15-10) facing Toombs County (5-19). In boys play, it was Bacon County…

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Boys Streak Snapped; Girls Solidify Fourth Seeding

Jeff Davis High’s boys team had its 7-game win streak snapped in a big way Friday in Swainsboro as the Tigers rolled to a 97-53 win in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. Meanwhile, the girls got a big win over Swainsboro 37-31 and added a 52-32 victory over St.…

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Recreation Department Reminder

REMINDER: Jeff Davis Rec Department policy on use of fields for travel ball teams (any sport) requires: 1) Registration with front office for reservation of field use. Times will be reserved in hour long increments. This policy is first come, first served. Can reserve up to two weeks in advance. 2) Presentation of current team…

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Taylor Seeking Funds For Branding Project

By MARY ANN ANDERSON The Hazlehurst City Council met last week for its first workshop and regular meeting of the new year, with the bulk of motions passed during Monday night’s workshop and only one approved during Thursday’s regular meeting. While most agenda items were routine first-of-the-year business, it was Andrea Taylor, CEO of the…

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Boys Win Streak Goes To Six

Jeff Davis High’s boys ran their win streak to six last week with a trio of victories giving them a 16-5 record. Five of those wins were against Region 2-AA foes as Coach Bo Boatright’s Jackets improved to 9-1 in the region, tied for first place with Swainsboro. The Jackets and the Tigers, 20-2 overall,…

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Girls down Toombs, Metter; fall to Bryan

Jeff Davis High’s girls won two of three games last week to move back into a tie for fourth place in the Region 2-AA standings. The Lady Jackets defeated Toombs County last Tuesday in Lyons 64-44, took the measure of Metter 47-43 Friday in Hazlehurst, before falling 55-29 to region-leading Bryan County Saturday in Hazlehurst.…

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2020 JDMS Gold 6 Schedule

2020 Middle School Gold 6 Team Baseball Schedule Date Opponent Site Time 2/10 Ware Co. Hazlehurst 4:00 2/13 Coffee Co. Hazlehurst 4:00 2/17 Appling Co. Hazlehurst 4:00 2/19 Wayne Co. Jesup 4:00 2/20 Appling Co. Baxley 4:00 2/22 Wayne Co. Jesup 10:00 2/25 Vidalia Hazlehurst (MS Field) 4:00 2/26 South Tattnall Glennville 4:00 3/3 Ware…

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