Jefferson Sports News

Local high school, college, and pro sports news in Jefferson, GA

  • Saturday | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Boys' basketball: Rabun Co. duo too much for Dragons

    Rabun County's Austin DiNofio scored 21 points and Harry Oliver added 20 as the visiting Wildcats ran past Jefferson 90-57 Friday. Chris Nable led the Dragons with 13 points, and Hunter Thompson added 12. Oliver scored 17 points in the first half, and DiNofio tallied 16 as Rabun County built a 39-21 lead heading into the locker room.

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  • Saturday | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Girls' basketball: Lady Dragons survive late scare f...

    Jefferson earned a quality non-region win Friday over Rabun County, albeit one that was a bit too close for the Lady Dragons' comfort. Jefferson saw a 16-point second-half lead shrink to a single point but hit enough free throws in the closing seconds to secure a 56-51 win over the Lady Wildcats, who lead the Region 8-AA standings.

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  • Thursday Jan 22 | via Athens Banner-Herald 

    Jefferson's Sorrells commits, other Dragons still co...

    Sorrells also had interet from Wingate, West Georgia, Presbyterian, Charleston Southern and Tusculum. He'd also picked up interest from West Georgia for baseball.

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  • Wednesday Jan 21 | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Boys' basketball: Eagles hold off Jackson County

    East Jackson earned another hard-fought win over rival Jackson County, with Eagle coach David Boyd emphasizing the "hard-fought" part. After edging its foes from the west side by two points earlier this year, East Jackson staved off a second-half rally from the visiting Panthers to pull out a 64-57 win Tuesday.

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  • Wednesday Jan 21 | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Girls' basketball: Love scores 33 in Lady Panther win

    Jackson County's Brianna Love had one of those "can't miss" nights shooters only dream of as the Lady Panthers rolled to an easy win Saturday. The sophomore guard hit 11-of-14 shots from the floor and finished with a career-high 33 points in Jackson County's 68-39 rout of Oglethorpe County in non-region action.

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  • Wednesday Jan 21 | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Boys' basketball: Panthers snap eight-game skid with...

    For a team accustomed to playing nip-and-tuck basketball games, Jackson County enjoyed a little breathing room Saturday. The Panthers led 35-20 Oglethorpe County at halftime and led by double-digits in the fourth quarter in a 65-56 win Saturday over the visiting Patriots.

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  • Wednesday Jan 21 | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Jackson County Hall of Fame announces inductees

    The Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame's first class in three decades will include nine inductees. Those set to be enshrined at a May 16 ceremony include the 1951 Braselton High School boys' state champion basketball team, Arlen Berryman , D.L. Hitchcock , James Brown , Cheryl Martin , Florine Griffeth , O'dell Collins , Jason Powers and Nikki Sosebee .

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  • Monday Jan 19 | via Athens Banner-Herald 

    Preps Player of the Week: Honorable mention

    Dawson Bates, Mitchell McGhee, Ben Kelly, Tanner Thurmond, Chase Piperato, William Ballard, Zack Boobas, Michael Paolozzi and Bam Little, Jefferson - Nine Dragons went undefeated at the Class AAA state duals tournament, where Jefferson won its 14th consecutive state title. Jake Brewer, Dalton Flint, Austin Brock, Owen Brown, Michael Patton, Chase Forrester, Knox Allen, Cole Chancey, Dontavious Moseby and Derek Benoit, Commerce - Ten Tigers picked up wins for Commerce in the Class A state duals finals.

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via Athens Banner-Herald 

    The bid for state begins for area wrestling teams

    The Commerce wrestling team is cast in a different role heading into this week's state duals tournament in Macon. The Tigers won their first duals title last season.

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  • Tuesday Jan 13 | via Athens Banner-Herald 

    Moore's buzzer-beater leads Mon Don to victory

    Monsignor Donovan's Anna Moore scored the first and last baskets of the game Tuesday, starting the game with a 3-pointer and ending it with a 3-pointer at the buzzer that gave the Rams a 38-37 victory over Windsor Academy in GISA Region 1-AA play. Monsignor Donovan was led by Julia Lopez , Haleigh Nixon and Moore .

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  • Tuesday Jan 13 | via Athens Banner-Herald 

    Big second quarter pushes East Jackson past Jefferson

    Freshman and Georgia offeree Drue Drinnon netted 25 points, including 14 in the second quarter, for the Eagles . The Dragons held a 15-13 lead after the first quarter and a 3-pointer from Hunter Thompson pushed Jefferson's lead to five.

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  • Monday Jan 12 | via MainStreetNews.com 

    Girls' basketball: Defense sparks Lady Dragon win ov...

    Jefferson didn't shoot the ball well Friday against Jackson County but ultimately didn't need to. The Lady Dragon defense set the tone, holding the crosstown rival Lady Panthers to just six first-half points en route a 53-21 win.

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Jefferson High Schools

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