Christi Thomas had already interviewed once before for the Jackson County girls’ head basketball coaching position.
In what was a mere formality in the wake of Gov. Brian Kemp cancelling schools for the remainder of the year, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has cancelled the rest of its spring sports schedule.
Jefferson girls’ basketball player Livi Blackstock and boys’ basketball player Jacob Radaker were both named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution all-state basketball teams for Class AAA.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday (March 26) that public schools would remained closed until April 24 due to the coronavirus outbreak, essentially extending the shutdown of spring sports until then, too.
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As the nation and world practice social distancing in response to the coronavirus outbreak, that’s meant the shuttering of sports at all levels — including those at local high schools.
Commerce baseball doesn’t know when its next game will take place, but going into its March 13 matchup vs. Harding Academy the day could only be described as a “whirlwind of craziness,” according to head coach Steve Cotrell.
Jackson County boys’ soccer players plan to voluntarily remain busy during an extended layoff as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Jefferson boys’ soccer coach Casey Colquitt deemed his team’s weekend of soccer away from home “a huge success” after it recorded two victories and improved to six wins in its last seven games.
With all spring sports being shut down in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Jackson County girls’ soccer coach Matt Maier had a message for his team after its Friday win over Morgan County.
Jackson County baseball coach Matt Bolt delivered a postgame speech to his victorious team Friday night. He’s confident it wasn’t a season-ending speech.
The Commerce City School System will close March 16-20 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the district announced Friday, March 13. With it comes no spring sports during that time.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Jackson County Schools have announced their closure from March 16-30. That includes the cancelation of all athletic events for Jackson County and East Jackson high schools during that period.
Behind a record night from Savanna Jackson, the Jefferson girls' soccer team defeated Monroe Area 10-0 on the road Tuesday (March 10).
Brandon Hudson scored three goals and Kupa Katompa and Zander Patterson added two each as the Jefferson boys’ soccer team routed Monroe Area 9-1 Tuesday (March 10) on the road.
Coming off a 5-0 Region 8-AAA win March 6, the East Jackson girls' soccer team returned home for the Battle of Commerce against Class A Public's No. 1-ranked Tigers.
The Jackson County girls’ soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, picked up a lopsided win and also got a glimpse of college soccer all during a weekend excursion to Carrollton.
East Jackson’s baseball team went 1-6 during a tough non-region schedule, but coach Scott Myers said he believed that better days would be forthcoming.
MACON — The Jefferson boys’ basketball team walked back to its bus outside the Macon Coliseum to applause from Dragon fans who made the 2.5-hour trip and then hung around afterwards to show their appreciation.
As a ninth grader, Owen Parker figured he and his fellow Jefferson freshmen had nowhere to go but up.
Naturally, the final step in Jefferson’s bid to make history will be the hardest. If the Dragons are to win the school’s first-ever state championship in boys’ basketball, they’ll have to go through the top-ranked team in Class AAA and one of the best players in the nation to do it.
For a breakdown of Jefferson’s state finals game with Pace Academy Thursday (March 5), Jackson Herald reporter Ben Munro talked with one of the most recognizable high school basketball observers in the state, Kyle Sandy. Sandy operates sandysspiel.com, a state-wide website for high school ba…
The Jackson County boys’ tennis team gave an indication of what the rest of its season may look like with its first tournament of the year.
VALDOSTA — For the most part, the Jefferson boys’ basketball team has tempered its celebrations during the state tournament.
The Jefferson baseball team didn’t lack for pitching against Parkview but couldn’t find the timely hitting it needed to upset the defending Class AAAAAAA state champions.
Jefferson boys’ basketball coach Kevin Morris made it clear that he’s not satisfied. But that certainly didn’t keep him from celebrating.
Jefferson girls’ basketball coach Greg Brown said a tough end to the season won’t overshadow his team’s three-and-a-half month body of work.
Hunter Lumley and Ashton Parnell each found the back of the net as the Jackson County boys' soccer team earned a road 2-1 win over Social Circle in non-region play.
Kupa Katompa scored three goals, and Jefferson improved to 3-1-2 win a 7-1 non-region win over Stephens County Tuesday (Feb. 25).
The Jefferson girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten with a 6-0 non-region road win over Stephens County Tuesday (Feb. 25), improving to 5-0.