TMMS Bulldogs hope to have perfect season
The Thomson-McDuffie Middle School Bulldogs took their perfect record to the CSRA Middle School League Playoffs this week.
|Cameron Evens watches a hit for the Bulldogs. |
The team is 12-0 and faced Louisville Middle School in a semi-final game on Tuesday and played either Lake Oconee Academy or Washington County on Thursday, March 30.
Turkey hunting season opens March 25
The highly anticipated opening day of turkey hunting season is Saturday, March 25, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2017 season will be better than 2016.
“Reproduction in 2016 was the best we have seen since 2011, so I am hopeful we can build on that recent success and expect 2017 to be a better hunting season,” says Kevin Lowrey, Wildlife Resources Division wild turkey project coordinator. “Turkey hunters also need to remember the Georgia Game Check requirement for all harvested birds.”
McDuffie Rec. Dept. girls basketball team makes history
The McDuffie County Recreation Department nine and 10-year-old girls basketball team made history by winning second place in the Class B Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) tournament.
|Players include Sha’liyah Bacon, Jala Dawson, Da’Lysa Gilmore, Andreonna Johnson, Jada Kendrick, Jada Martin, Aubrey Neal, Janiya Scott and Jameria Yarber. Coaches shown in the photo are Cosmo Kendrick, Tina Gibbons and Lawrence Daniels. Head coach Troy Miles was unable to attend the tournament. |
The girls traveled to Carrolton, Georgia, on March 3 to begin pool play for the GRPA tournament. On March 4, Thomson faced Carrolton, beating them by a score of 24-4. They then faced Ware County, beating them 38-17. In the championship game, Thomson faced Tift County and lost 31-25.
Scouts clean Little River during canoeing excursion
Ten Boy Scouts and their leaders canoed 10 miles of the Little River picking up trash March 10-11 and ended their experience at Raysville Campground.
|The members of Troop 125 who participated in canoeing, camping and cleanup of the Little River March 10-11. Shown, from left, are Gavin Findley, Jacob Posey, Bill Hopkins, Alex Posey, Lucas Hopkins, Nina Posey, Hayden McCord, Chris McCord, Zach Rabun and Addison McCord. |
Troop 125 entered the water at the ramp at Highway 78 for a two-night canoeing excursion. They traveled to Holiday Park in Wilkes County to clean the area and camp. They left Washington and journeyed to Raysville, cleaning the water trail along the way.
Roberts signs to play at Presbyterian College
A Thomson Bulldog has committed to play football for the Presbyterian College Blue Hose.
|Will Roberts signed with the Presbyterian College Tuesday while friends, family, and THS staff and coaches looked on. |
Dogs lose to Knights in Elite 8 round of state tourney
A weak second period against the No. 1 team in Class AAAA led to the Thomson Bulldogs losing 70-56 against the Upson-Lee Knights in the Elite 8 round of the state tournament in Thomaston, Wednesday, March 1.
|Darius Turman takes a shot for THS from beyond the 3-point line as a defender arrives late. |
Clark signs scholarship with Culverton Stockton
Jarkevin Clark, a senior at Warren County High School, signed a scholarship to play football on Friday.
|Clark is shown signing with his parents, coaches, the Warren County Booster Club President Craig Hunter and Warren County High School Principal Trevor Roberson looking on. |
Gergen signs pact with West Georgia Wolves
A Thomson Bulldog senior signed on the dotted line to continue his goals in education and athletics at the next level.
|Dakota Gergen signed with the University of West Georgia while family and THS staff and coaches looked on. |
Dogs fall a run short against Harlem
The Thomson Diamond Dogs fell a run short against Harlem Thursday night in Harlem.
|Harlem’s Blake Teston dives back to first as the Bulldogs’ Dakota Gergan takes a pickoff attempt from Cade Brown.|
The Dogs, who had fallen 13-0 to Harlem the previous week, were down 3-0 in the 6th and came up with two runs before Harlem captured win No. 699 for head coach Jimmy Lewis.
“We played much better in the second game than we did against them last week,” said Brad Smith, Thomson head coach. “We out hit them 6-to-4, but had two costly errors that led to runs.”
Dogs take overtime win to advance to Elite 8 round of tourney
The Thomson Bulldogs turned up the heat on Blessed Trinity last week and took a 55-48 win in the Sweet 16 Round of the Class AAAA State Tournament.
|Thomson’s Darius Turman, No. 12, bangs inside with Blessed Trinity’s Russell Dorvee.|
The visiting Bulldogs were able to stay with the Titans as the two squads battled back and forth. In the 4-minute overtime, Thomson slammed the door, outscoring Upson-Lee 8-1 for THS’ 16th win of the year.
On Wednesday night, Thomson faced Upson-Lee Knights in the Elite 8 round at Upson-Lee.
“From a coaching standpoint, we were confident,” said THS head coach Michael Thomas.
Against the Knights, no one would deny the David and Goliath comparison.
The Knights are 29-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA. The Region 4-AAAA No. 1 seed disposed of the 20-7 Stephens County Indians 78-70 Wednesday.
A Thomson win and the Bulldogs will return to the CSRA for the Final Four, which will be contested at Augusta University March 4 at 4 p.m.