Area Sports

Jackets Sweep Elbert, Eliminated By Berrien

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday in Nashville as the Jackets lost the best-of-3 series with Berrien County 2-6, 9-3, 1-4. Berrien will face Benedictine in Savannah in the Class AA State Finals. Elbert County’s baseball team came into last week’s third round matchup with Jeff Davis High…

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Helton Urges Community Support For Football

During the public comments section of last Tuesday’s Jeff Davis County Commission meeting, JDHS Head Football Coach Lance Helton spoke to the commissioners, not to ask for money but, rather, to ask for the commission’s support of the Yellow Jackets football program and for the support of the entire community. Helton said the program was…

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Sheeler Wins Shot Put Title

Yellow Jacket senior Harrison Sheeler was the only Jeff Davis athlete to take a first place medal in the 2018 Class AA State Track and Field Meet last week in Albany. Wheeler set a school record and personal best — twice — in the shot put and won the title with a throw of 52-3.…

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Jackets Defeat Dodge County

Jeff Davis High’s boys soccer team defeated Dodge County Wednesday in Eastman to advance to the Elite Eight of the State Soccer Tournament. But Friday in Model, the Jackets fell 4-0 to Model High School to end their season. In Eastman, Moises Briceno made the Jackets’ fourth kick from the mark in overtime to lift…

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Jeff Davis Sweeps Westside

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team advanced to the third round of the Class AA State Baseball Tournament last week with a sweep of Westside, Augusta in a best-of-3 series played in Augusta. Senior right-hander Chandler Davenport turned in a complete game, 4-hit performance on the mound in the first game as the Jackets rolled to…

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Jackets Face Elbert County

Jeff Davis High’s sweep of Westside last week puts the Jackets into the Elite Eight of the GHSA State Baseball Playoffs. They travel to Elberton today (Wednesday) to face Elbert County in a rematch of the 2017 title series won by the Jackets. The Jackets are the No. 2 seed from Region 2-AA and the…

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Jackets Sweep Bacon County

Jeff Davis High School’s baseball team won a pair of Region 2-AA games against Bacon County last week to finish in second place in the region, and earning a spot in the Class AA State Championship Playoffs. It is the 17th consecutive year that Coach Paul Glass and Coach Steven Wilcox have guided the Yellow…

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Ogilvie Wins Another For SGSC

Former Yellow Jacket Cody Ogilvie earned another pitching win for the South Georgia State College Hawks in a 12-5 victory over Andrew College last Tuesday in Douglas. Caleb Moss started on the mound for SGSC and in three innings, he allowed only three hits while striking out one and walking none. Ogilvie allowed one hit…

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Jacket Loss Streak Goes To Four

Jeff Davis High School’s baseball team is suffering through its longest losing streak in years as they dropped three games last week to bring there losing streak to four. After two losses to Region 2-AA foe Benedictine, 2-1 Tuesday in Hazlehurst and 6-5 in nine innings Friday in Savannah, and a non-region loss to Fitzgerald…

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Cody Ogilvie gets first win as Hawk

JDHS graduate Cody Ogilvie was the winning pitcher for South Georgia State College last Tuesday as the Hawks defeated Georgia Highlands 14-4 in Douglas. Ogilvie had an outstanding day on the mound, holding Highlands hitless over the final four innings of the game. He gave up no walks and struck out six. Ogilvie needed only…

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