Area Sports

Marchant Signs With ABAC

Jeff Davis High School senior Colby Marchant recently signed to play baseball this fall with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Pictured with the Jacket catcher are his parents Sheila and Zack Marchant and Yellow Jacket Head Baseball Coach Paul Glass (back).

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Coppedge Signs With Piedmont

Jeff Davis High School senior Ross Coppedge has signed a scholarship to swim for the Piedmont College swim team this fall. Pictured with Ross at the signing at the Jeff Davis Recreation Department pool are, from left, JDHS athletic director Roger Metts, Ross’ parents Nelson and Angie Coppedge, and JDHS swim team coach Chuck Crosby.…

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Kirby Headed To Murray State

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared on Murray State College’s Racer Athletics web site. The photo is by Hyosub Shin of The Atlanta Journal Constitution] Murray State men’s basketball incoming freshman, Ja’Queze Kirby, is set to join the Racers this summer to begin preparations for the 2020-21 season.JaQueze Kirby Kirby, 6-6 forward out of Hazlehurst,…

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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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