‘Fun’da‘mentals’ stressed at camp
Close to 80 youngsters learned the basic fundamentals of baseball and softball during Robert Sapp Baseball-Softball Camp at Sweetwater Park last week. The camp stressed fun and the mental part of the game for kids 7-14 with group exercises in the morning and games in the afternoon.
|Players listened to talks from Robert Sapp each day before taking the field. The talks dealt with how to win at baseball and at life.|
Gibbons brothers sign to play at Carver College
Marquel Gibbons, a 2016 graduate of Thomson High School, has signed a full scholarship to play basketball at Carver College in Atlanta. Gibbons’ brother, Malique Gibbons, also signed to play at Carver College.
|Shown from left are THS Athletic Director Larry Dunn, Tereatha Nwankwo, Tina Gibbons, Marquel Gibbons, Carver College’s Athletic Director Martin Carter Sr., Malique Gibbons and Marcus Gibbons. |
Infection on the rise
An upcoming infection most everyone will want to catch is coming to town.
| Da Fireman|
“Infection” will bring wrestling to Sweetwater Park Gym Saturday, Aug. 13.
The inaugural event by Viral Pro Wrestling, based in Dearing, will feature seven matches and will crown the first VPW Heavyweight Champion. While the entire wrestling lineup has not been revealed, local pro-wrestling star Antrone “Da Fireman” Brewer will lead the card.
Walker signs full scholarship
Ra’Kylah Walker has signed a full scholarship to play basketball for the Cougars of Carver Bible College in Atlanta.
|Ra’Kylah Walker is shown with her family, basketball coach Michael Williams, THS Athletic Director Larry Dunn and Carver College’s Athletic Director Martin Carter Sr.|
Winfrey signs basketball scholarship to play for Cougars
Marquez Winfrey has signed a full scholarship to play basketball for the Cougars of Carver Bible College in Atlanta.
|Marquez Winfrey is shown with his family, THS Athletic Director Larry Dunn and Carver College’s Athletic Director Martin Carter Sr.|
Bulldogs receive Georgia Dugout Club honors
Accolades for Thomson High School Diamond Dogs continue to come in.
|Chosen for Georgia Dugout Club All-State Team Honors were, from left, Cody Brown, Morgan Hyde, Duncan Adams, Hunter Norman and Brian Smith.|
On June 2, four Bulldogs were named to Georgia Dugout Club’s all-state teams.
Pitcher Morgan Hyde was chosen for the 2nd Team All-State honor.
Duncan Adams, Cody Brown, Hunter Norman and Brian Smith were named to the all-state honorable mention list.
Marcus Cade wins state championship
|' Marcus Cade of Thomson High School won the state AAAA championship in long jump with a jump of 23 feet, one inch, and in the high jump, he placed second in the state, clearing a height of six feet, six inches.|
Briarwood alumnus to compete in sectional qualifying for U.S. Open
Carson-Newman men's golfer Dalton Reese, of Warrenton, is one step away from qualifying for the U.S. Open. The rising senior has advanced to the sectional qualifying stage of the U.S. Open and will compete, beginning June 13, at Germantown Country Club in Memphis.
|Dalton Reese, a Briarwood alumnus, will have a chance to become a professional golfer on June 13.|
THS’ Smith signs to play for USC-Salkehatchie Indians
The Thomson High School Diamond Dog right fielder took his right stuff and made a right move Monday signing a college scholarship to play for the USC-Salkehatchie Indians.
|At Brian Smith’s scholarship signing were, left to right: Bob Smith, grandfather; Chase Smith, brother; Laura Smith, mother; Brad Smith, father; and Al Webb, grandfather. |
Surrounded by family and school representatives, Brian Smith signed to play at the junior college located in Allendale, S.C. The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association – Div. 1 – Region 10.
Munns qualifies for national archery competition
Students from more than 40 states have qualified and competed at the 2016 NASP® National Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on May 12-14.
|Sawyer Munns, an eighth grade student at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School, represented Thomson as the first archer from McDuffie County to qualify for Nationals.|
Sawyer Munns, eighth grader at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School, was one of these students. He represented McDuffie County as the first archer from the county to ever qualify for Nationals.
The TMMS Archery Team is in its third year and has qualified for the State Tournament the past two years.