Area Sports

Lady Jackets are 9-5

Jeff Davis High’s girls basketball team lost two of three games in a tournament at Ware County and split a pair of regular season games as they went to 9-5 overall and 3-3 in Region 2-AA. In Waycross, the Lady Jackets fell 38-28 to Clinch County, dropped a 54-13 game to Bradwell Institute and defeated…

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Jackets show they can play with the best

Jeff Davis High’s boys basketball team faced a formidable challenge last week, facing three ranked teams with a combined record of 18-1. While the Jackets lost two of the games to fall to 7-2, they showed they could definitely play with some of the best teams in the state. After falling to 5-1 Vidalia 51-47…

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Girls split four games

Jeff Davis High’s girls saw their 5-game unbeaten streak come to an end last Tuesday in Vidalia as the Lady Indians took a 54-35 win over the Lady Jackets. And the next day, the 5-game win streak turned into a 2-game losing streak as JD fell to St. Vincent’s Academy 39-37 in Savannah. But Coach…

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Wrestlers Stay Busy

The first weekend of December, the Jeff Davis High School wrestling team hosted the 13th annual Yellow Jacket Duals, the largest in the history of the tournament with 28 teams. Schools came from as far north as Loganville near Athens, as far south as Berrien County, as far east as Islands High School in Savannah,…

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Jacket Duals is the biggest

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following appeared on the South Georgia Matmen web site.} It’s official: Jeff Davis’ Yellow Jacket Duals is the biggest duals tournament the coverage area will see all season. Big in terms of scope, yes, as 28 teams converged on two gyms last weekend, (the JV Stinger Slam is also staged over the…

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Kirby, King, Parker key three victories

Senior Ja’Quez Kirby, junior Ti King and sophomore C.J. Parker proved to be a formidable threesome for the Jeff Davis High basketball team in three victories last week. Parker poured in 26 points last Tuesday in an 82-64 win over Toombs County, King tallied 26 Friday in an 87-66 win over Metter, and Kirby scored…

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Girls Win Three

Jeff Davis High’s girls basketball team took three victories last week to improve to 5-0. The wins included a remarkable comeback victory over Metter Friday night in Metter when the Lady Jackets found themselves in a 31-10 deficit at halftime. And they rallied in the second half to outscore Metter 40-16 to take an exciting…

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JD Boys Defeat Glynn, Long

During last year’s JDHS boys basketball season, 2018-2019 Georgia Class AA Player of the Year Ja’Queze Kirby had to carry a big load for the young, inexperienced Yellow Jackets. Through two games this year, Kirby has had a load lifted off his shoulders and he’s able to play more relaxed than at almost any time…

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Lady Jackets Top Irwin, Long

Jeff Davis High’s Lady Jacket basketball team unveiled a swarming, relentless defense last Saturday night in the team’s season opener as they routed Irwin County 56-10 in the Hugh McBride Tip-Off Classic in Hazlehurst. And in Monday’s second round, Jeff Davis rolled to a 46-18 victory over Long County. The Lady Indians of Irwin County…

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Four Sign Scholarships

Nov. 13 was signing day for high school athletes across the country who have been offered scholarships to play sports in college. A large group of students, family, coaches, fans and well-wishers assembled in the Jeff Davis High School auditorium to watch four players sign to play collegiate sports next year. Lexie Crosby signed to…

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