•JEFFERSON BOYS WIN AT CENTRAL GWINNETT: With 148.5 points and three first-place finishers, the Jefferson boys placed first at the 10-team Bartow Jenkins Invitational on Saturday at Central Gwinnett.
Jonathan Paolozzi won the shot put (45-06) and the discus (143-05.25) to pace the Dragons, while Addison Cochran added a first-place finish in the 3,200 meters (9:53.10) as Jefferson won by 17.5 points over second-place Rockdale County.
The Dragons received a boost with second-place finishes from Max Higgins (800 meters, 1:57.88), Tanner Carson (110-meter hurdles, 42.99) and Dontae Wilson (discus, 133-08).
Jefferson’s girls finished seventh with 32 points. Ellie Isaacs led the team with a second-place finish in the shot put (34-05).
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
•JEFFERSON (BOYS) 132, MADISON CO. 155: Aaron Garner fired a 31 on seven holes, earning low medalist honors, as the Dragons downed region foe Madison County by 23 strokes. Others scoring were Charlie Jarrett (32), Douglas Holloway (34) and Blake Thompson (35).
•JEFFERSON (GIRLS) 87, MADISON CO. 96: In an abbreviated six-hole match, the Lady Dragon’s Caroline Martin and Taylor Sorrow both recorded rounds of 27 in Jefferson’s victory over Madison County. Laura Leigh Feeman finished with a 33.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
•NORTH OCONEE 3, JEFFERSON (BOYS) 0: The Dragons fell in a region match at North Oconee on Thursday that ended early due to darkness.
•NORTH OCONEE 5, JEFFERSON (GIRLS) 0: The Lady Dragons were shutout by the defending Class AAAA state champions on Thursday in region play on the road.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
•JEFFERSON TAKES ON TOUGH FOES AT TOURNEY: The Jefferson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams ran into some stout Class 7A competition during Saturday’s Kennesaw Mountain Invitational.
The boys and girls both lost 5-0 in matches against Woodstock and Lowndes County. The boys lost 3-2 to Hillgrove with the No. 1 doubles tandem of Caleb Wells and Blake Lathrop and the No. 2 doubles team of Del Jakins and Caden Mantooth earning wins.
“(There was) great competition and sportsmanship by all competitors, and we look forward to using this experience to help us the remainder of regular season as we prepare for the Region Tournament in April,” coach Allen Thompson said.