The Jefferson High School boys’ tennis team is entering one of the final weeks of the regular season with a 3-2 region 8-AA record, with three contests to go. The Dragons record overall is 5-4.
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The Jefferson High School girls’ basketball season came to an early and disappointing end Tuesday, with a first-round loss in the state playoffs to undefeated Kendrick in Columbus.
But the spirit-crushing blow really arrived Friday, during the Lady Dragons’ semifinal loss in the region 8-AA tournament in Greensboro.
JHS fell 55-50 in overtime to Greene County High School, which managed an unfathomable finish to end regulation time.
Down with 3.3 seconds left to play and two foul shot opportunities, Greene County had just one play to make in order to tie the game.
JHS coach Jason Gibson told his team the Tigers would make one foul shot, if possible, and miss one in order to get the last shot.
“You have to block out, get rebound, chin it and brace yourself,” Gibson said. “They will foul you.”
That’s what happened. Yet the whistle never blew.
See the Feb. 20 edition of the Jackson Herald for the full story.
That’s how players on the Jefferson High School boys’ basketball team look at the court in front of them. That’s how they handle being down — by a lot.
“Be the spark,” junior Tay Taylor said. “If one person can come in and spark it for us, then everyone comes together as a team.”
On Saturday, that’s precisely what happened. The Dragons stunned Greene County High School at its home gym, overcoming an 18-point deficit to win the region 8-AA championship, 53-51.
The win was singed Wednesday, with the team's 63-56 loss to Kendrick High School at home. But that won't likely keep the Dragons from remembering their most remarkable comeback of the season. [Full Story »]
Four Jefferson High School wrestlers won individual titles Saturday to lead the Dragons in yet another successful bid for a traditional team state championship, the school’s 13th in a row.
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Four Jefferson High School wrestlers won individual wrestling titles Saturday to help launch the Dragons to yet another team title, the school's 13th in a row.
Chase Piperato (120 lb.), Ben Kelly (113 lb.), Tyler Marinelli (138 lb.) and Jace McColskey (182 lb.) finished atop their weight classes during the the Class AA state meet finals held Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.
They were joined by Jake Sherman (152 lb.), who finished second, and a group of six teammates who also medaled.
Earning third-place were Josh Harris (126 lb.), Tanner Thurmond (138 lb.), Jack Dollar (145 lb.), Zach Rhymer (160 lb.), Aaron Anderson (220 lb.) and Tradd Porter (170 lb.) finished in sixth.
See the full story and photos in the Feb. 20 edition of the Jackson Herald.