Area Sports

Soccer wins one, ties one

Jeff Davis High’s girls soccer team is 1-0-1 after two games. The first game was against Treutlen (won 5-1) and the second game was against Appling (tie 2-2). In the photos, Angela Gonzalez (10) attacks and Keely Brownlow (6) boots a tie-breaker attempt.

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Jayvees fall in eight to Wayne

Jeff Davis High’s jayvee baseball team fell to Wayne County 6-5 in eight innings last Wednesday in Jesup. The JD Jackets out-hit the Wayne Jackets 7-5 but six fielding errors doomed them. Cole Baucom led the offense with a pair of singles, Hamp Hayes had a single and two RBI, Andrew Aycock singled and drove…

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JDMS Blue improves to 3-0

Jeff Davis Middle School’s Blue Team improved to 3-0 Monday with a 12-0, 5-inning win over West Laurens in Hazlehurst. Alex Mason threw a 2-hit shutout and drove in four runs at the plate. He walked one and struck out 10 in five innings on the mound, at one point striking out five straight batters.…

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JDMS Gold falls 11-2

Jeff Davis Middle School’s Gold Team took it on the chin last Friday with an 11-2 loss to visiting Appling County. The young Jackets got three hits, singles by Haydon King, Holden Ellis and Dylan Carelock. Colby Beach pitched two innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits, walking one and striking out one.…

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Waters Signs With Truett McConnell

Caroline Waters last week signed a scholarship to play softball at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga. She is pictured with her parents, Cheryl and Brad Waters and siblings Kat and John Wesley.

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Girls Earn Tournament Berth

Jeff Davis High’s girls basketball team took fourth place in last week’s Region 2-AA tournament in Vidalia to earn a berth in the 2019 state tournament. The Lady Jackets, 12-17, meet Region 1-AA champion Dodge County, 24-2, Friday in Eastman. The JD boys season came to an end as they were eliminated by Metter in…

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State Tournament Opens

The 2019 Class AA State Basketball Tournaments get underway this week. Region 2-AA’s four teams play teams from Region 3-AA. No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins girls host No. 4 Southwest Macon, No. 2 Bryan County is at home against No. 3 Washington County, No. 3 Swainsboro travels to No. 2 East Laurens, and No. 4 Jeff Davis…

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Tennis Season Opens

Jeff Davis High School Tennis hosted two home matches last week. The Jackets started the season off by playing Pierce County. The yellow jacket boys lost 0-5 but had some close matches. The Yellow Jacket girls fell 1-4. Morgan Cox and Peter Tran both played really great matches against tough opponents. The second match on…

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JDMS Blue Wins Two

Jeff Davis Middle School Blue Team picked up a pair of wins Saturday in Waycross, downing Camden County Middle School 6-1 and blasting St. Mary’s Middle School 20-0. The Yellow Jackets jumped on St. Mary’s in a hurry, scoring 20 runs in the first two innings to take a 3-inning, 20-0 victory. They banged out…

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Five Wrestlers Headed to State Championship

The Jeff Davis Wrestling Team has five wrestlers advancing to the state championship tournament this weekend in Macon. Three seniors will be competing for their first time, Garrett Phillips, DJ Miles, and Alex Vasquez. Two juniors will be making a return trip hoping to improve on last year’s performance, Bradley Owens (4th last year) and…

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