Area Sports

Softball tops Toombs, Wayne; Falls to Vidalia

Jeff Davis High’s softball team won two of three road games last week, winning 8-0 over Toombs County Tuesday, falling in a pitchers’ duel 1-0 in nine innings to Vidalia Wednesday and winning 5-3 in eight innings Monday against Wayne County. In Lyons the Lady Jackets scored seven of their eight runs in the first…

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JDMS Softball Wins 3 of 4

Jeff Davis Middle School’s softball team took an 8-3 win over Dodge County Monday in  Eastman. In previous games, JDMS defeated Bleckley County 10-2 last Tuesday, downed Swainsboro 16-1 Sept. 10 and fell 9-2 to West Laurens Sept. 9. Against Dodge, Alana McCall and Cori Mims both had a pair of singles and an RBI,…

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Jackets Down Atkinson 50-20

Jeff Davis High overcame a flood of penalties and turned a close first half into a second quarter rout as the Yellow Jackets downed Atkinson County 50-20 Friday in Pearson. The game got off to a rough start as the Jackets fumbled the opening kickoff just outside the 20 yard line and a Rebel scooped…

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Lady Jackets Win 3 Of 4

Vidalia High School’s top ranked girls softball team came to Hazlehurst last Tuesday with their bats swinging as they banged out 15 hits to take an 11-5 win over Jeff Davis. The Lady Jackets rebounded Wednesday and Thursday with road wins over Appling County 5-2 and Swainsboro 17-0 and Monday with a 6-1 victory over…

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JDMS XC Boys Win In Warner Robins

  Jeff Davis Middle School boys won the 21st Annual Warner Robins Cross Country Invitational last Wednesday in Warner Robins while the girls team finished second Fifteen boys team and 13 girls team participated in the event. The Jacket boys were led by Gael Valora who finished second overall. The JD girls were topped by…

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Jackets down Lincoln County 24-14

Jeff Davis High’s 24-14 win over Lincoln County Friday in Lincolnton could have been more lopsided. A rock solid Jacket defense held the Red Devils in check for most of the evening and the Jacket offense kept shooting themselves in the foot with penalties that nullified a number of good gains. Junior running back Aahiyus…

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Lady Jackets Improve To 8-2

Jeff Davis High got a pair of Region 2-AA softball wins last week, downing Bacon County 5-0 Tuesday in Alma and topping East Laurens 8-1 Thursday in East Dublin. The wins left Jeff Davis with an 8-2 overall record and 4-0 in the region going into Tuesday’s home contest against Vidalia, 12-2 and 4-0. Kelsey…

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Jackets run well at Jekyll event

The Jekyll Island Invitational is normally one of the premier meets in the state the weekend of Labor Day but the meet had a much different feel this year with all the Covid-19 restrictions. The normal 25 HS teams had dwindled down to only 11 showing for the meet after race management made changes to…

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JDMS cross country teams sweep meet

The JDMS cross country teams sweep the MS divisions of the Frazier-Hite Invitational hosted by Southeast Bulloch. In their first regular meet of the year both the boys and girls got out to a slow start early in the race but finished strong to take both the team titles. Gael Valora was the boys overall…

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Senior Lady Jackets Recognized

These four ladies are the seniors on the 2020 Jeff Davis High School softball team. Pictured from left are Riley Mathis, Paige Carter, Bianca Torres and Chesleigh Poe. Below, the players and their parents were recognized at Senior Recognition Day last week.

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