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Jackson County’s margin for error to reach the state playoffs grew a little slimmer last week with a loss, and coach Rich McWhorter doesn’t temper the importance of this week’s opportunity.

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Joy Ellis helped lead the Jackson County girls to a 19th-place finish out of 26 teams at the Mountain Invitational Thursday (Oct. 3) in Helen with a team-best time of 23:33 (68th place). She was followed by Tiffany Holly (73rd, 23:45), Annie Kate Riley (89th, 24:14), Reagan Bewley 97th (24:2…

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The Jackson County junior varsity volleyball team recorded its first ever 30-win season, going 31-4 on the year and 12-0 in region play. The team won the Northeast Georgia Shootout championship and finished as runners up in tournaments at East Jackson and North Oconee.

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In honor of the 40th year of Jackson County football, the players of the decade from each decade were honored Friday (Oct. 4) during the Panthers' game with Morgan County. Players honored were (L to R) Chris Walker, No. 40, 1980s; Troy Rouse, No. 46 (jersey held by his sister Tabitha Frazer …

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Jackson County faced one of the region’s best teams last week with a road-trip to fifth-ranked Hart County, and the grind only continues this week with a big home game.

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The East Jackson competition cheerleading team placed second in the Class AAA division at the ninth-annual Cheer Tiger Classic Saturday (Sept. 28) at Commerce High School.

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The Jefferson Dragons kicked off six times in the first seven minutes of action Friday against East Jackson — and that summed up the night, a first-round knockout.

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The East Jackson football team is off to a 3-1 start, having already bettered the program’s win total for the previous two seasons combined in just four games. But it didn’t take that string of victories for Jefferson coach Gene Cathcart to know this edition of the Eagles would be much improved.

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GAINESVILLE — Malaki Starks said Jefferson's football team showed up at Gainesville “anxious” after an extended layoff between games. The Dragons took out that pent-up energy on the Red Elephants.