The last time the Red Raiders tasted victory was pretty sweet, a second-round state playoff win, a school first. Considering all that has happened since that night in 2019, Madison County’s first victory in 2020 was similarly unique — and exhilarating.
The old cliché of “taking it one game at a time” has never had quite this much power, as schools across the state face the constant possibility of cancellations in 2020 due to the coronavirus.
Will Hart and Logan Fisher recently won a regional qualifying event on Lake Hartwell, finishing first out of 95 teams They qualified for the national championship on Kentucky Lake in October. “This is the second year in a row we have had a team qualify, which is something not a lot of Georgi…
Madison County High School Athletic Director Mike Haynes announced Wednesday that the first varsity home football game against Holy Innocents' set for Friday has been canceled due to too many Red Raider football players currently under quarantine to compete. Haynes said the game might be res…
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The regular season has started for the cross country teams, but it’s all practice as far as head coach Joe Barnett is concerned. Each meet is a warm up to the region meet, with the focus of personal improvement until the big race.
There’s still plenty of softball on the schedule. But the final high school season is speeding by for six Red Raider seniors. And Madison County Coach Ken Morgan scheduled a special recognition ceremony this week for one of the top classes in the program’s rich history.
Madison County didn’t get the win on the field Friday, but they got on the field, which wasn’t a sure thing in this strange year.
Madison County head volleyball coach Kyle Cooper liked what he saw from his team Thursday. The Raiders battled with West Hall, falling in three sets, 26-24, 20-25 and 7-15, before defeating Franklin County 25-10, 25-9.
Madison County softball head coach Ken Morgan always preaches the intangibles, like playing with heart, consistency and respect for others.
Madison County High School’s 2020 varsity football cheerleaders include (back row) Coach Morgan Ivester, Olivia Reynolds, Riley Yancey, Olivia Bowers, Cierra Flanagan, Carissa Collier, Mary Peyton Chandler, Emma Ollis, Coach Julie Russell, (second row) Reagan Shriner, Erika Hull, Brooke Tann…
There’s the two-minute drill late in games, when a quarterback tries to manage a clock and lead his team down the field for a dramatic win.
Madison County High School senior basketball star Kayla McPherson announced her college choice Sunday — the University of North Carolina.
The Red Raider volleyball team has big shoes to fill, but Madison County head coach Kyle Cooper is confident his players can get the job done.
Madison County head softball coach Ken Morgan says he has a special group of seniors on his 2020 team. He’s hoping they get their chance at one more run to Columbus. But there’s a lot of uncertainty in the way — and, of course, it relates to far more than clutch hitting.
Madison County’s football preparations for the 2020 season have been shut down for two weeks following a coach’s positive test for coronavirus. The coach, who is not being named by administrators, was reported to have mild symptoms.
Former Madison County basketball standout Tony Sorrells is the new head boys’ basketball coach at Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School, replacing outgoing coach Terrell Bell who moved to the Atlanta area last year.
Dear Editor: The agenda published in The Madison County Journal for the Tuesday, May 26 IDA meeting listed a modification of the IDA’s GEFA loan. I had some important information for the IDA members, part of which concerned the principal balance of the GEFA loan.
Dear Editor: (In response to “A Rural Electrification Act for the 21st century” by Zach Mitcham in the May 21 Madison County Journal.) I absolutely agree with you about the need for rural Internet, just like the need for rural power back in the 1930s and 1940s. Jackson EMC “owns” the right o…
A surprise drive-by birthday celebration for Annas Mathis who turned 87 was held Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. The parade of well-wishers was led by Madison County Sheriff J. Michael Moore followed by Hull Mayor Paul Walton and his wife, along with Waggoners Grove Baptist Church and friends.
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.
When Madison County senior baseball player Colby Smith and his teammates initially heard about coronavirus, it didn’t set off many alarms.
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.