Bulldogs close out regular season with win over Cross Creek
Garret McClure makes a throw to first against Westside.
The Thomson Bulldogs took two wins and a loss in recent baseball games.
The Dogs, who had wrapped up the Region 3-AAAA championship with double-header wins against Burke County, April 15, defeated Harlem 15-2 Tuesday and dropped a 4-1 loss to Westside on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a 7-5 win at Cross Creek.



Briarwood golf wins GISA AA region and state championships
The Briarwood Academy boys golf team traveled to Callaway Gardens on April 25 to defend its state title for GISA AA. The team won a second straight state title this year. Shown on the top from left are Jesse Cushman, Travis Pate and Dylan Reese. Shown on the bottom from left are Tucker Huff, Dakota Reese and Connor Corbitt.



THS track teams compete in region meet
T.J. Tankersley, right, won the region in the 200 meter dash on April 22.
The Thomson High School boys and girls track teams competed in the Region 3-AAAA field competition on April 20 and the track competition on April 22.
Region champions for the field events are Marcus Cade in high jump and long jump; Tavarious Jones in discus; and Jacorey Gates in shot put.



Bulldogs to face Upson-Lee in first round of state playoffs
The Thomson High School 2016 Diamond Dogs: Front row, left to right: Diamond Girl Sadie Brown, Brian Smith, Cade Brown, Patterson Hutto, Adonis Kendrick, Nic Becerra, and Diamond Girl Bethany Grace Bowers. Second row: Jordan Fanning, Dakota Gergen, Cody Brown, Hunter Norman, Garrett McClure, and Garrett Walden. Third row: Coach Brett Chalker, Coach David Whitfield, Duncan Adams, Dylan Edwards, Morgan Hyde, Coach Robert Brown, and Head Coach Brad Smith.
The Thomson Diamond Dogs will face the Upson-Lee Knights of Thomaston (13-12, 6-6 in Region 2-AAAA) Friday, April 29, in the first round of the Class AAAA State playoffs.



University Hospital McDuffie raises more than $26,000 at tournament
The golf ball drop, made possible by the donation of a crane and operator by Two State Construction, was done on the putting green at Belle Meade after the University Hospital McDuffie Foundation golf tournament on April 15. Randy Kendrick won the drop, winning $1,000.
Golfers from all around the CSRA traveled to Belle Meade Country Club to play in the 24th Annual University Hospital McDuffie Golf Classic sponsored by the University Hospital McDuffie Foundation.
The April 15 tournament received numerous sponsorships and donations that made the golf event a huge success, bringing in more than $26,000. The tournament drew in 22 four-man teams.



Reese receives honor for his work on and off the field
Steve Chalker, head of public relations for Jefferson Energy, presents Reese with the Scholar Athlete award as Reese’s mother, Fleming and Parrish look on.
Dakota Reese received the Scholar Athlete award from an Augusta television station for his academic and athletic excellence on April 14. Because of his prowess in the classroom and on the field, Reese has signed to play at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, as a running back.



Briarwood Academy tennis teams receive GISA 4AA region runner up
The Briarwood Academy girls and boys tennis teams competed in the regional competition April 11. Andrea Hill won her first match of the day, and Sage Havrilla won her match, qualifying her for the state tournament. Havrilla also played in the region championship. India Callaway and Emmalee Sims won their doubles match, qualifying them for state. Will Johnson and Hunter Callaway won their first match and qualified for state as well. Ches McMichael and Cole Mosley played for the region championship in doubles. The Bucs ended the tournament as region runner up.



Dogs to play for region championship against the Bears Friday
Bulldog Garret McClure tries to put the tag on a Yellow Jacket.
The Thomson Bulldogs will play at home for the 3-AAAA championship Friday night April 15. A doubleheader with the Burke County Bears will begin at 4:30 p.m.



Briarwood wins one, loses one
Briarwood Head Coach Bo Fleming discusses the game plan with his infielders during the March 28 Brentwood game.
The Briarwood Academy baseball team faced Brentwood on March 28.
Brentwood struck first with five points in the top of the first inning. The War Eagles went on to score six more points before the Bucs answered with two points in the bottom of the fifth inning.



Dogs add three wins, against Lakeside and Liberty County
THS pitcher Hunter Norman makes a throw to first baseman Patterson Hutto in an attempt to catch a Panther too far from the bag.
The Thomson Bulldogs defeated Grovetown 7-1, March 27, to extend a seven-game winning streak.
A stormy, rainy day Saturday forced the Dogs to postpone a region double-header against the Wayne County Yellow Jackets.
The Dogs battled the Yellow Jackets Tuesday at 3 p.m. A game against non-region Cross Creek, scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled.
On Monday, Thomson held Grovetown scoreless until the final inning before coming away with the win against the non-region Warriors.
The first and the fourth innings were big for the Dogs as they scored three runs in each inning.
Leading hitters for THS were: Duncan Adams 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs and two runs scored; Cody Brown 2-for-3, with 2 RBIs; Garrett McClure 2-for-4, with a double; and Morgan Hyde 2-for-5, with two runs scored.






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