Madison County athletic director Mike Haynes is plenty excited about the limited return of high school sports activities in less than two weeks. He’s also just as nervous.
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When Madison County senior baseball player Colby Smith and his teammates initially heard about coronavirus, it didn’t set off many alarms.
Raeleigh Hancock placed first in the Georgia Girls State Wrestling Championship in Jefferson Feb. 23. Hancock is a fifth grader at Danielsville Elementary School. Both of her parents, Ace and Ashley Samples, are local professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. She is pictured with Madis…
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LOGANVILLE – Despite suffering a blowout loss Tuesday night at Loganville, Madison County head coach Lee Reno noticed a lot of positives in his team’s effort, especially just days removed from a series of games played at Jekyll Island.
LOGANVILLE – Like last season, the Madison County boys’ soccer team found itself on the raw end of the score at halftime with Loganville. Also like last season, the Red Raiders stormed back in the second half.
With as good as the pitching was Monday night in Madison County’s game with Walnut Grove, it’s fitting the game would be decided on a fielding error.
Madison County competed in the Jerry Arnold Challenge at Mill Creek High School on Saturday, March 7. Both boys’ and girls’ squads finished outside the top 20, but the boys’ 4x400 team finished fourth out of the 20 teams competing.
The Madison County soccer teams head south this week to escape the string of nasty weather in northeast Georgia. Their destination: Tybee Island.
The Madison County baseball team defeated Chestatee in the first part of a double-header Friday night, but the War Eagles left Danielsville with a win in game two.
The Madison County girls’ tennis teams stretched four of its matches with Hart County to three sets last week in a slim victory over the Bulldogs.
Madison County’s stint in the state tournament lasted longer than usual, but the Red Raiders fell in the second round to No. 1 seed Woodward Academy.
DANIELSVILLE - The Madison County girls’ soccer team has been on a roll as of late, most recently defeating Cedar Shoals at home.
The Madison County baseball team played three games in the Savannah area last week. The Red Raiders lost to Savannah Christian on its own turf on Thursday and to Rome on Friday in a game played at Richmond Hill. They ended the weekend by defeating Kell at Benedictine.
TUNNEL HILL – A put back by Caitlyn Arwood in the middle of the fourth quarter gave the Madison County girls’ basketball team a 46-42 lead over Northwest Whitfield.
TUNNEL HILL – In 1988, the Madison County boys’ basketball team won a state championship. Little did the program know, it wouldn’t win a state playoff game for the next three decades.
The Madison County boys’ soccer team had a monumental year in 2019, finishing third in the region and making the state playoffs for the first time ever.
The Madison County sixth grade girls’ basketball team competed in the Athens Northeast Georgia Feeder League (NEGFL), playing private and public schools. The girls were undefeated this season and won the championship Jan. 27. Pictured (back row, L-R) are Carlee Brown, Layla Streetman, Carrie…
The road to the AAAA State Traditional Tournament starts Saturday at Stephens County High School where the Region 8-AAAA Champions will be crowned.
BOGART – The Madison County boys’ basketball team clung to a five-point lead in the closing seconds of Friday night’s game at North Oconee, but the Red Raiders were unable to hang on.
Photos from last week's basketball games at Oconee County and North Oconee. The Madison County girls defeated the Warriors and the Titans. The boys beat Oconee Co. but lost to North Oconee in double-overtime.
BOGART – North Oconee’s gymnasium is typically a tough venue for the Madison County Red Raiders to shoot at. But once Kayla McPherson’s shots started dropping, the Titans could do little to stop the All-State player.
WATKINSVILLE – An early deficit evaporated quickly as the Madison County girls' basketball team blew out Oconee County 70-45 on the road Jan. 21.
Madison County’s goal all year has been to wrestle its best in February. With the AAAA State Duals over, the Red Raiders can invest fully into the remaining traditional tournaments before the state tournament.
Throughout all of Madison County’s recent success within Region 8-AAAA, there’s been one team that’s remained a thorn in Madison Countys side.
Madison County had avenged its early season loss to Stephens County. Its defense stepped up in the fourth quarter and its offense was forcing fouls on the other end.
ATLANTA – The Madison County girls’ basketball team likes to play fast. It presses, sprints down court, drives the lane and crashes the boards. St. Pius doesn’t like to play fast, and it showed in their meeting Tuesday night.
All the pressure was on the Madison County wrestling team Saturday evening. The Red Raiders lost decisively to North Oconee in the Region 8-AAAA Championship dual and had to immediately wrestle Stephens County for second place and a spot in the AAAA State Duals.
Madison County may have a rebuilt roster, but after three region games on the year, the Red Raiders are in the driver’s seat for clinching an automatic berth in the AAAA state playoffs following a win over North Oconee.
When Kayla McPherson and Tiffany Wilson go a full game without committing a foul, you know Madison County is having a good night.
After leading for the bulk of its game Friday night against Oconee County, Madison County found itself trailing by nine points early in the fourth quarter. That’s when the Red Raiders hit their stride and came back to defeat the Warriors for their first region win of the season.
Jaxon Hoetzel led Madison County’s efforts at Lambert this past weekend. His first-place finish in the 182-lb. weight class helped the Red Raiders secure a ninth place finish out of 29 teams at the Hook Em’ Holiday Clash tournament.
The Madison County wrestling team entered Christmas break on a high note Saturday with a successful weekend at the Eric Hill Memorial Tournament hosted by Loganville High School.
Madison County High School’s Region 8-AAAA champion softball team made another trip to Columbus this year, winning its first game in the Class eight-team AAAA state tournament and finishing the year 23-12. The coaches and players were recognized Dec. 10 by the county school board.
The Red Raider varsity football team capped off its historic season with a trip to the Class AAAA state quarterfinals, defeating Ridgeland and Mary Persons in rounds one and two of the playoffs. The players and coaches were recognized by the Madison County Board of Education Dec. 10.