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.
Thomson Revolution Football Club announces tryouts
The Thomson Revolution Football Club will hold tryouts June 3 and 4 for boys and girls ages 14 to 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the soccer field at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School.
Boys and girls ages eight to 13 are also welcome to tryout at the make-up tryouts on June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Diamond Dogs celebrate season
The Thomson Diamond Dogs held their recognition banquet May 16 at the school.
|Players receiving individual awards, from left: Cody Brown, lowest ERA; Morgan Hyde, most valuable offense award; Duncan Adams, most valuable defense award; and Hunter Norman and Brian Smith, co-coaches award. Coaches, from left: assistant Robert Brown, assistant David Whitfield, head coach Brad Smith, and assistant Brett Chalker.|
Players honored coaches by presenting them with team pictures that the members autographed.
Head Coach Brad Smith praised the team for finishing the season at 21-9.
Players selected for all-region teams were honored as well as several individual awards.