The Jackson County wrestling team won its first-ever region duals title Friday (Jan. 15), defeating Walnut Grove 42-36 for the 8-AAAAA title.
Here is a round-up of local basketball results from the weekend:
LOGANVILLE — The Loganville girls’ basketball team is ranked No. 5 in the state and leading Region 8-AAAAA. On Thursday, the Red Devils showed why.
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The Jackson County girls’ basketball team certainly didn’t look like it had been away from the court since before Christmas, especially during a second-half surge Saturday.
The Jackson County girls’ swimming team finished first while the boys grabbed second Saturday (Jan. 9) in the afternoon session of the Shiver Me Timbers meet in Clarkesville.
Jackson County, playing without standout Kalib Clinton, managed to keep a Saturday (Jan. 9) home contest close for about a half before succumbing to the Eagles’ balanced scoring attack in a 59-41 region loss.
Jackson County is wrestling smarter throughout its lineup in dual matches, according to coach Jason Powers, with the Region 8-AAAAA duals ahead next week.
Kalib Clinton scored 18 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead Jackson County to a 51-38 win over Prince Avenue Tuesday (Dec. 22) at home.
Jackson County’s Andrew King was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year, one of 13 Panther players included on the 8-AAAAA all-region football team.
WALNUT GROVE — After a grinding, low-scoring first half, Walnut Gove got hot offensively and Jackson County struggled to do the same.
After a loss earlier in the week and then having a game called off just prior taking the floor, things returned to form for Jackson County Saturday.
Jackson County split a pair of dual matches Friday and produced several high placers in an individual tournament on Saturday as the Panthers wrestlers continue to work their way into form this season.
Jackson County's three-game winning streak to start the season ended Tuesday (Dec. 8) with a 57-43 home loss to Greenbrier in the Panthers' region opener.
The Jackson County girls' basketball team suffered its third-straight loss, falling to Greenbrier 53-26 Tuesday (Dec. 8) at home in the team's region opener.
Jackson County's high school and middle school swimming teams competed at Habersham Central's Jingle Jam Saturday (Dec. 5) with the middle school program earning a first-place finish.
The Commerce, East Jackson, Jackson Co. and Jefferson wrestling teams all competed at the Dec. 5 Panther Invitational hosted by Jackson County.
While it will only be a one-day deal this year due to GHSA restrictions, Jackson County is set to host the annual Panther Invitational Saturday (Dec. 5, 9 a.m.).
Jackson County’s Kalib Clinton produced 26 points, 12 rebounds and an incredible 13 blocked shots in a career night, yet the Panthers got past the finish line without him.
Kalib Clinton has, no doubt, been the driving force for Jackson County the past three seasons. But it might not be Clinton alone powering this year’s Panthers.
Jackson County coach Rich McWhorter said he hopes his team both practices with and plays for pride this week with its postseason fate seemingly decided.
Jackson County High School softball standout Madison Miller signed her letter of intent with Kennesaw State. A signing ceremony was held Nov. 18 at the school.
The Jackson County swim team produced several top-five placers this past Saturday (Nov. 14) in Gainesville as it placed second overall in the afternoon portion of the North Hall Invitational at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.
COVINGTON, Ga. — Eastside dominated every phase of the game against visiting Jackson County at Sharp Stadium, rolling to a 27-0 victory Thursday.
Jackson County suffered a lopsided loss to Loganville last week, and it stands to face some even better players this week.
Jackson County head coach Rich McWhorter said during the week he anticipated Loganville to be among the very best teams his Panthers would face this year.
The Jackson County football team is already a playoff contender. A third region win would make it an even more serious playoff contender.
Both Jackson County’s cross country teams finished outside of the top four in the region in their respective races at the 8-AAAAA meet on Oct. 28, ending their seasons.
Facing one of the better No. 2 seeds in the state tournament, the Jackson County volleyball team’s season ended with a four-set loss on the road to Northview Tuesday (Oct. 20) in the first round.
The Jackson County volleyball team will enter the state tournament as a No. 3 seed after a 25-21, 18-25, 25-13, 25-19 win over Walnut Grove Saturday (Oct. 17) at Greenbrier on the final day of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament.
Reagan Bewley ran a career-best 22:40.30 Saturday (Oct. 17) at a meet in Pickens County as the Jackson County girls placed 22nd out of 27 teams.
The Jackson County volleyball team lost to Apalachee in three sets on the road (26-24, 25-16, 25-22) in the second round of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament on Thursday (Oct. 15).
The Jackson County volleyball team (20-11) clinched a spot in the state tournament with a three-set sweep of Clarke Central in the first round of the region tournament on Tuesday (Oct. 13). The Panthers will face Apalachee in the region semifinals on the road Thursday (Oct. 15).
When the Jackson County volleyball team learned it would be down two starters for its first-round region tournament match, the players decided to be proactive.
The Jackson County softball team’s first season as members of Region 8-AAAAA ended Monday (Oct. 12) with two losses to region opponent Eastside on the road.
Here's a rundown of local high school football action for Friday, Oct. 9:
The Jackson County volleyball team outlasted Loganville on the road in a five-set match (25-17, 18-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-13) Thursday (Oct. 8) to close its regular season.
When asked about his defense, Jackson County football coach Rich McWhorter certainly doesn’t understate that unit's impact on the Panthers' fortunes this season.