Dogs wind up on losing end of region games
Zander Hamilton goes between to Razorbacks
The Thomson Bulldogs suffered weak third quarters in two losses in region basketball games last week.
On Tuesday, the Cross Creek Razorbacks came to Thomson and dealt the Dogs a 48-36 loss.
On Friday, in Burke County, the Bulldogs lost 67-43.
In both games Thomson head coach Michael Thomas said poor third quarters caused problems for his team.

Briarwood Buccaneers open region play with two wins
Jesse Cushman drives to the net for a shot.
The Briarwood Runnin’ Bucs are on a five-game winning streak.
They defeated Nathaneal Greene Academy on Jan. 5 by a score of 77-39 and Augusta Prep on Jan. 6 by a score of 63-38.
The Runnin’ Bucs began region play on Jan. 9 with an overtime win over Thomas Jefferson 60-58.
On Jan. 12, Briarwood faced Brentwood in region play, defeating them by a score of 70-39.

Screaming Devils are even in region play
Justyn Allen goes up for a shot as Gregory Burnett, Jarrius Burnett and Kentravious Brinkley wait for a rebound.
The Warren County Screaming Devils have started their region play off with three wins and three losses.
On Jan. 3, the WCHS faced Georgia Military College, losing by a score of 54-51. They then traveled to Sparta to face Hancock Central on Jan. 5, losing by a score of 58-37.
On Jan. 6, the Screaming Devils defeated Glascock County by a score of 79-49, but dropped a game on Jan. 9 at Aquinas 67-38. WCHS then defeated Lincoln County on Jan. 12 by a score of 73-55 and traveled to Washington-Wilkes the following day, defeating the Tigers by a score of 75-67.

Bulldogs drop two region games
Thomson’s Daquan Smith swipes away a Hephzibah shot.
Even though the Thomson Bulldogs started out the region run with two losses, it is still early, according to THS’ head coach.
“It’s early, that’s what this tells me,” said Michael Thomas, Bulldog pack leader.

Lady Dogs begin region play with win, loss
Shamari Jones grabs a rebound for THS.
The Thomson Lady Bulldogs split the first two region games of the year last week.

Dogs go 1-3 as they prepare for region play
The McDuffie Progress/Correspondent Jim Wallace Thomson’s Aubrey Ivery reaches for a rebound.
The Thomson Bulldogs went 1-2 in the Third Annual Savannah River Shootout Christmas Classic. Following the tournament, the Dogs lost to Laney.
The games gave THS a look at their progress as they head into region play Friday night.
On Dec. 21, Thomson lost 59-55 to the Silver Bluff Bulldogs. The next night, the Dogs came away with a 85-77 win against the Trojans of Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School in Neeses, South Carolina.
On Dec. 22, THS fell 67-54 to the South Aiken, South Carolina. Thoroughbreds.
In the Silver Bluff game, the game was tied at 43 going into the final period.
“We just made inexperienced mistakes down the stretch that costs us,” said Michael Thomas, Thomson head coach.

Lady Dogs defeated twice in tournament, face region teams this week
Brianna Becerra drives the baseline for THS.
The Thomson Lady Dogs lost two games in the Third Annual Savannah River Shootout Christmas Classic.
On Dec 20, Thomson lost 49-34 to the Lovett Lady Lions in the tournament in North Augusta, S.C.
Two days later, the Lady Dogs were defeated 44-35 by the Sumter, S.C. Lakewood Lady Gators.

Tutt, Crawford sign to play college football
Two Thomson High School football players have signed scholarships to play college football at the NCAA Division I level.
On Dec. 20 as part of college football's Early Signing Day, Christian Tutt and Jacorey Crawford, friends and teammates since recreation department football, committed to play for Auburn University and Georgia State University, respectively.
Jacorey Crawford signs to play with Georgia State University as his parents look on.

Christian Tutt signs to play with Auburn University as his parents look on.

VPW wrestling rings in the season at Sweetwater Park
Ricky Morton, left, and Robert Gibson – The Rock and Roll Express - visit with Jake Maldonado, and his dad, John, of Grovetown.
Viral Pro Wrestling: celebrated the season with Holiday Havoc 2017 at the Sweetwater Park Gym.
On Dec. 9, fans enjoyed a wide variety of matches and a visit from WCW and WWE legends The Rock and Roll Express.

Devils take middle school championship
Warren County’s Lorenzo Johnson shoots against a Bulldog defender.
Neighboring schools battled for the area middle school championship in Warren County Thursday.
The Warren County Middle School Screaming Devils defeated the Thomson-McDuffie Middle School Bulldogs 72-60 at Warren County High School.
Thomson’s Tay Martin drives for two.

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