As has been the case with sporting events across the board, the Southern Nationals have been cancelled due to safety concerns with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Jackson County Parks and Recreation girls’ 8-year-old girls all-star basketball team finished as runners-up in the March 6-7 state tournament in Habersham County. The team defeated Villa Rica in the opening round and host Habersham County in the semifinals before falling to Gordon County…
Beau Abbott, a second grader at Jefferson Elementary School, recently won the youth state wrestling championship for the 8U, 60-pound division. He trains at Roundtree Wrestling Academy and with the Jefferson youth wrestling program. Abbott also won two belts in the Battle for the Belt team G…
Jefferson’s Creed Thomas captured his seventh consecutive Georgia folkstyle wrestling state title on Feb 29 in Perry. Thomas will attend Jefferson High School next year after a prolific run in youth wrestling. In addition to his seven folkstyle championships, Thomas won seven freestyle champ…
The Jackson County 12U boys’ all-star basketball team defeated Barrow County 68-48 in the District 7 title game in Winder Saturday (Feb. 29). The team bested Jefferson and Habersham, Elbert and Barrow counties in the three-day tournament. Hart County and Dawson County also played in the tour…
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Jackson County’s youth wrestling club produced four placers and four All-Americans at the recent Dixie Nationals in Atlanta. Levi Kaufman won the 6U, 40-pound class, and Donavon Spry won the 10U, 60-pound class. Cael Powers placed third in the 10U, 50-pound class and Kaufman (who competed in…
Professional wrestlers won’t just tangle with one another when they come to Braselton Saturday for a night of bouts. They’ll mix it up with locals, too.
The Jefferson (Musser) 11U football team is set to play in the North Georgia Youth Football Association (NGYFA) Super Bowl Saturday (Nov. 16) at 4:30 p.m. against North Hall (Clark). The team carries a 6-3 mark into that game, but has avenged two of its three regular-season losses in the pla…
Daelin Spry, an 8-year-old from Jackson County, became the county's first youth track and field silver medalist with a second-place finish in the boys' javelin throw recently during the AAU Junior Olympics held at North Carolina A&T.
Over the summer adults in Commerce gathered to “Play Ball!” as the parks and recreation department launched a league for a new sport, Blitzball. The league was created through an initiative of the department to organize recreational activities for those who are still kids at heart.
A handful of Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas placed and scored points in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) state swim meet, held July 19-20 at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center in Canton.
The Jefferson girls’ youth swimming team missed out on a state title by half a point last year, but they aim to break through that ceiling this weekend.
Samantha Davidson competed in four individual events during the first day of the North Georgia Swim League Championship meet. Her average finish was 1.25.
The Barrow County School System’s third high school will offer a limited number of athletic programs when it opens at the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Competitive weightlifter R. Garry Glenn, a Jefferson High School alum, returned from a two-year absence to set state and national records at the American Powerlifting Committee (APC) National Championships in Commerce Saturday.
Behind five first-place finishes from Ansley Nunnally, the Jefferson Sea Dragons dominated the season-opening North Georgia Splash Saturday.
Pro wrestling is returning to Braselton for the first time in nearly three decades, and the wrestlers who will perform that night are eager to make the trip.
Commerce drag racer Jody Blalock Sr. drove his 1949 Hudson — a car he’s owned for 51 years — to a victory in the Pro division Saturday at the Atlanta Dragway.
Three of the eight Barrow County Leisure Services all-star youth boys basketball teams won their respective district tournaments last weekend and will compete in the state tournaments this weekend.
Five weeks after the death of the owner’s son and the organization’s president, Joe Gibbs Racing got a much-needed uplift Sunday, winning the Daytona 500 behind Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 car, who won NASCAR’s premier event for the second time in four years.
The Jackson County Parks and Recreation STARS competition cheer squads both took first place at the Southern Empire Classic Cheer Competition Jan. 20th at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
The West Jackson wrestling team defended its home turf Saturday, winning the Junior Panther Invitational at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.
Jefferson’s William Malueg ran to a third-place finish in the 8-and-under boys’ 2K race Saturday at the USAFT Junior Olympics in Reno, Nevada with a time of 8:22.52.
Jefferson’s middle school football team capped another perfect season and region title, beating Gainesville 28-0 on Oct. 11 to finish with an 8-0 mark.
The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department’s basketball registration is now open. Registration for 5-6 year olds is open until Oct. 12. The registration fee is $60. Practices start the week of Oct. 22. Games will run between Nov. 13 and Dec. 15. Register in person at the recreation cen…
Jefferson 10U swimmer Ansley Nunnally took home eight state titles in a dominant performance at the 14-and-under Long Course State Championships at Georgia Tech July 19-22.
The Commerce Tiger Sharks’ season came to an end last weekend in good fashion as both the boys’ and girls’ teams combined to score 153 points and finish 11th out of 25 teams at the 2018 GRPA Class “B/C” State Swim Meet in Tifton.
The Commerce Tiger Sharks saw four of its swimmer get recognized for finishing in the top three during last week’s North Georgia Swim League championships. The event took place on Friday and Saturday.
The Jefferson Sea Dragons will send their largest contingent ever to the state meet with 49 swimmers qualifying from Saturday’s district meet.