THS alumnus continues her career in professional basketball
Monique Martin, a 2002 Thomson High School graduate, is working to further her career in professional basketball.
|Monique Martin is shown taking a shot against her opponent.|
Martin said she began playing basketball in eighth grade.
“All my friends went out for the team, so it was only right that I gave it a shot, and from there it was all history,” Martin said. “I fell in love with the game.”
Martin continued to play basketball through high school and college.
Alexander signs track and field scholarship
Aja Alexander, a 2017 graduate of Warren County High School, will continue her track and field career at Garden City Community College located in Garden City, Kansas.
|Aja Alexander is shown signing her scholarship on June 15 surrounded by her family, teammates and coaches as well as WCHS Athletic Director Cherard Freeman.|
Brick City Bulldogs offers Pop Warner teams
Local children will have a new opportunity for football and cheer thanks to Brick City Bulldogs.
The team, which will be part of the East Georgia Pop Warner organization, is headed by Jonathan Ringer and Hiawasse James. The two serve as president and vice president of the organization.
The Brick City Bulldogs, which gives a nod to the Brickyard in Thomson, will be open to children ages five to 13. There are three age and weight divisions: Tiny Mite - five to seven (35 to 75 pounds), Mighty-Mite seven to nine (45 to 100 pounds) and Junior Pee Wee - eight to 10 (60 to 115 pounds), 11+ (60-95 pounds).
Briarwood holds annual Mighty Bucs football camp
|Ryder Johnston tries to touch Tyler Harpstrite during a scrimmage.|
|Wilkes Edwards passes to Banks Demore at the Mighty Bucs football camp.|
Lester signs to run with Oglethorpe
Bill Lester, a cross country and track and field athlete at Briarwood Academy, signed to continue his running career on May 16.
|Bill Lester signed a letter of intent to run cross country and compete in track and field at Oglethorpe University, with his family, Briarwood track and field coach Mathew Graziano and cross country coach Tyler Johnson surrounding him.|
Two local athletes, one coach picked for Positive Athlete GA
A coach and basketball player from Thomson High and a football player from Warren County High were chosen as Positive Athletes for the Eastern Region.
|THS boys basketball coach Micheal Thomas Sr. is shown during the 2016-17 season.|
THS boys basketball coach Michael Thomas Sr. and boys basketball player Darius Turman were nominated and chosen as part of the Positive Athlete Georgia program. Timothy Seals, a football player at WCHS, was also nominated and chosen.
|Timothy Seals is shown pushing through defenders in a game during the 2016 season.|
|Darius Turman is shown dunking a ball during the 2016-17 season.|
Thomson Revolution to host tryouts June 2-3
Thomson Revolution Football Club will host tryouts for its U9 through U19 teams on June 2 and June 3.
Thomson Revolution is the first soccer club located in Thomson, and the teams travel throughout the state to compete. The club’s mission is to promote and enlarge the growth of soccer in Thomson and surrounding areas. The club also works to build great players by developing each player’s skills and love for the game.
Trojans shut out Dogs 23-0 in spring scrimmage
There was a lot of learning that went on in Saturday night’s loss to Peach County in the spring scrimmage.
The Dogs fell 23-0 in the game played at Trojan Stadium in Ft. Valley.
Rob Ridings, Thomson head coach, returned to coach the team on Friday, after being suspended with pay on April 25, after a confrontational situation between Ridings and a student at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School
The McDuffie County Board of Education ruled Thursday night that Ridings would be suspended without pay for 10 days. Since he had been out of the classroom for 12 days, he was allowed back at the school on Friday.
Three Screaming Devils win state track championship
|Aja Alexander won the 100M hurdles with a time of 14.83. She placed second in the 300M hurdles with a time of 46.36, and she finished third in the high jump with a jump of five feet. Alexander and other students from Warren County Schools competed in the GHSA A state track meet May 11-13.|
|Jarvis Collins placed first in the state for 110M hurdles and second in the state for 300M hurdles.|
|Stedman Hall, shown above won the long jump for single A high schools with a jump of 21 feet, 11 inches. CarDrez Slocumb placed eighth in the shot put with a 41'7" throw, and Nicholas Briddy placed eighth in the state for single A discus with a 117 feet throw|
Three THS basketball players sign scholarships
Thursday was a big day for three Thomson High School basketball players as they signed to continue their careers.
Rodriquez Wiley, Darius Turman and Radaren Johnson, who have played basketball all four years at THS, helped lead the Bulldogs to a third round appearance in the GHSA AAAA state tournament during the 2016-17 season.
|Rodriquez Wiley signed to play basketball at Reinhardt University with his family, coaches and THS Athletic Director Larry Dunn looking on.|
|Darius Turman signed to play basketball at Cleveland State Community College with his family, coaches and THS Athletic Director Larry Dunn looking on.|
|Radaren Johnson signed to play basketball at Olive Harvey College with his family, coaches and THS Athletic Director Larry Dunn looking on.|