Area Sports

Jackets win series against Bacon

Jeff Davis High dropped a 3-2, 8-inning game to Bacon County in the opening game of a 3-game series last Tuesday in Alma, but bounced back to nip the Raiders 7-6 Thursday in Hazlehurst in another 8-inning game and then closed out the series Friday with a 12-0, 5-inning win Friday in Alma. The games…

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Soccer Jackets are playoff bound

The Jackets and Woodville game started at a slow pace and Woodville surprised the Jackets with a quick transition that ended in a save from keeper Audiel Plascencia. The Jackets finally had a few shots that were wide or not close. The game took a turn for the worse for the Jackets when the Wolverines…

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Jackets drop region series 1-2

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team opened its Region 2-AA schedule last week, dropping a 3-game series to Toombs County two games to one. In Tuesday’s opener, Toombs won 6-5 in Lyons, in Wednesday’s second game the Jackets won 5-3 in Hazlehurst, and in Thursday’s finale, the Bulldogs took a 7-4 victory in Lyons. In Tuesday’s…

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Lady Jackets win tournament

Jeff Davis High Girls and Boys golf teams place in the Dynamite Goodloe Golf Tournament in Valdosta, hosted by Valdosta High School. Jeff Davis Girls finish in first place with a 3-person, 18 hole total of 251, one shot ahead of Lowndes County with 252. Jeff Davis Boys finish 2nd with a 4-person, 18 hole…

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Tennis girls seeded No. 1

Jeff Davis High School tennis covered lots of ground the past two weeks with region and non-region matches. On March 16, JD traveled to Wayne County. JDH girls won 5-0 and JD boys lost 2-3. On March 18, JDH hosted Bacon County. JDH girls won 3-2 and JDH boys lost 0-5. On March 19, JDH…

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Jackets extend win streak to six

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team ran its win streak to six games last week and the pitching staff has now not given up an earned run in the last four games. A 10-2 win over Appling County last Tuesday and a 7-0 victory over Screven County Thursday, the Jackets’ third shutout in four games, improved…

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Soccer streak snapped

This was the game that was going to shape the region. The Jackets were coming into this game in fine form, the first time in the history of the soccer program, with an undefeated record. Their opponent, Raiders of Bacon County, were coming after winning back-to-back games. In the 5th minute, the Jackets quickly had…

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Soccer wins and ties

The soccer Jackets played East Laurens after playing some tough region games against Bacon and Vidalia. It was the start of the 2nd round of matches against the region teams. The first match resulted in a 7-0 win for the Jackets against East Laurens. The Jackets gave a big press that would end in the…

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Jacket baseball wins four

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team won four games last week, edging Berrien County in a pitchers duel, rallying from an error-filled performance through five innings against Screven County to get a come-from-behind win over the Gamecocks and win back-to-back shutouts against Berrien County and Appling County. Over the final inning against Screven and the 13…

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Soccer boys edge Toombs

With their game cancelled against Vidalia, the clash between the Boys Jackets soccer team and the Toombs Bulldogs had been long awaited. The Jackets were not only eager to play but were looking for a big win at home to make a big statement in the region. Both teams were undefeated in the region so…

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