Harlem Bulldogs blank Thomson baseball 13-0
The neighboring Harlem Bulldogs were not hospitable as they blasted the Thomson Bulldogs 13-0 at Bulldog Field Friday night.
|THS’ Garrett McClure hurls against the Harlem Bulldogs Friday. |
Thomson, coming off its season-opening 10-0 win over Lincoln County Feb. 13, could get nothing going against the AA Bulldogs.
Freeman voted coach of the year for Region 7-A
Warren County head coach Cherard Freeman was voted as the coach of the year for Region 7-A. This award is voted on by the coaches of the region. He had to answer questions about his coaching philosophy, what made him want to coach, other awards, community work, etc.
Bulldogs to face Americus-Sumter in 1st round of state
The Thomson Bulldogs won their way into the state playoffs with a close win against Hephzibah last week.
|Thomson’s Rodriquez Wiley guards a Baldwin County Brave.|
In the 3-AAAA Region Tournament, Thomson defeated the Hephzibah Rebels 48-46 in Milledgeville to gain entry into the state playoffs.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Dogs fell 68-59 to Baldwin County at Cross Creek. In a seeding game the next night, Thomson defeated Cross Creek 70-63 to wind up as the third region seed.
The Bulldogs travel to Americus Saturday to face the 21-6 Americus-Sumter Panthers at 6 p.m.
Dogs open season with shutout over Lincoln County
The Thomson Diamond Dogs broke open the 2017 season with a 10-0 win over Lincoln County at Bulldog Field Monday night, Feb. 13.
|The 2017 Thomson High School Diamond Dogs are: (front row, from left) Sadie Brown, Diamond Girl; Carson Chalker, bat boy; and Diamond Girls Madyson Foster and Hailee Prince. Second row: Patterson Hutto (Sr., OF), Adonis Kendrick (Jr., 2nd, OF, P), Brannon Gregory (Jr., 2nd, pitcher), Jackson Purvis (Fr., catcher), Matthew Brown (Jr., OF), and Devin McNair (Soph., catcher). Third row: Brett Chalker, coach; David Whitfield, coach, Cade Brown (Sr., 2nd, SS, P), Malik Frails (Soph., OF, 1st, P), Raheem Caser (Sr., OF), Garrett McClure (Sr., SS, 3rd, P), Smith Adams (Jr., OF), Dakota Gergen (Sr., 1st), Jordan Fanning (Sr., OF), Chase Smith (Soph, 3rd, P); Brad Smith, head coach, and Robert Brown, coach. In back are Mills Ridings (Jr., 3rd, P), Jackson Matthews (Jr., 1st, catcher), and Dylan Edwards (Sr., P). |
On a night when many in the stands were wrapped up in blankets, the Class AAAA Bulldogs wrapped up the neighboring Class A Red Devils with 12 hits in a game. The game was called on the mercy rule.
Thomson broke open the game in the third when three runs crossed the plate. They added three more in the fourth and a single run in the fifth. The game was called in the sixth when THS put three more runs on the board.
THS’ Crockett to compete on international stage
Thomson High School senior Davon Crockett has been invited to represent Georgia in the Down Under Sports Competition this summer.
|Davon Crockett, a senior at Thomson High School, will represent Georgia on the 2017 East Conference Track and Field Team in the Down Under International Games in July 2017.|
Crockett will be a part of the 2017 Georgia East Conference Track and Field Team, and he will leave for Queensland, Australia, on July 3.
As part of the program, Crockett will have to raise funds to pay for the nine-day Australia Tournament Package. A major source of funding for the trip comes from voluntary contributions from friends, family and business sponsors.
THS football student-athletes honored
Several Thomson High School football players were recently honored by being named to state and region lists.
|Thomson players honored at the WJBF-Carolina Panthers All-CSRA Banquet were, from left, Michael Thomas, Dakota Gergen, and Tavarius Jones. Christian Tutt did not attend. Coaches, from left, Thomson head coach Rob Ridings, volunteer kicking coach Paul Leroy, and offensive coordinator Jarrett Troxler.|
On Jan. 31, four THS student-athletes received awards at the Third Annual WJBF Football Friday Night/Carolina Panthers All-CSRA Football Awards Show &; Banquet at the Augusta Marriot.
Running back Mike Thomas was named CSRA/Carolina Panthers Player of the Year.
Safety Christian Tutt received the Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Big Play Award for his punt return against Burke County that helped the Bulldogs capture the Region 3-AAAA championship.
Kicker Dakota Gergen received CSRA/Carolina Panthers First Team honors.
Offensive lineman Tavarius Jones received All CSRA/Carolina Panthers First Team honors.
Bulldogs advance in region tournament – Lady Dogs season ends with region tournament loss
The Thomson Bulldogs defeated Hephzibah 48-46 in the first round of the tournament in Milledgeville Tuesday night.
Bulldogs take two wins in region games
The Thomson Bulldogs came away with two big wins over the weekend to keep them close to the top in Region 3-AAAA.
|Darius Turman slam dunks, one of three on the night. |
Lady Dogs lose two in region games
The Lady Bulldog continued to struggle this weekend as they lost two region games.
|Aleze’ Evans floats for two against the Razorbacks. |
On Friday, Thomson lost 64-16 to visiting Cross Creek. On Saturday night, Baldwin defeated THS 34-22 in Milledgeville.
Dogs drop two region games, defeat Alcovy
The Thomson High School Lady Bulldogs lost two region games, but they defeated a Class AAAAA opponent recently.
|A referee keeps an eye on the action as Thomson tries to tie up an Alcovy player. |
On Jan. 17, the Lady Dogs were dominated at Richmond Academy, 65-33.
Point power problems in the first and third periods, combined with a 24-point third period by ARC meant a rough night for the THS girls.