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Playoff notes Mill Creek soccer

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Who: Mill Creek vs. Woodstock

What: First round playoff game for AAAAAA boys soccer

When: April 29 – the game is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Where: Mill Creek

How they got to the postseason:  The Hawks have made their presence felt all year long. After a program changing win over powerhouse Collins Hill, Mill Creek suffered a tough loss against Duluth. Though not untimely, MCHS knew they had to tighten any loose screws and did so by becoming a confident team offensively. They are riding a nine game win streak. Continue reading Playoff notes Mill Creek soccer

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LOCAL BASEBALL

G-Braves come home

The Gwinnett Braves will return home May 1-8 for an eight game stand. Gwinnett will host Lehigh Valley in the first four games and will finish the rest against Buffalo. They are currently on the road against Columbus. The G-Braves has plenty of special promotions and are offering a summer camp from July 21-23. The cost is $100. For more information, email shay.marlowe@braves.com. For anything else, including ticket prices and a home schedule, visit gwinnettbraves.com or call 678-277-0300.

LOCAL SPORTS

Sports happenings for Jackson County

Soccer and baseball games will headline action this week for the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. The Comm Lightning vs. EJP Galaxy game will take place at 6 p.m. Hp Xtreme vs. EJP Bullets will kick off at 6 p.m. as well. April 26 will see a host of baseball games. The WJP Hooks vs. EJP Storm game will tip off at 10 a.m., Banks Red Sox vs. Banks Pirates will play at 10 a.m. as well and Jeff-Truelove vs. EJP Muckdogs will play at 11 a.m. For more information, including team schedules and other info on spring sports, visit jacksonrec.com or call 706-367-6350.

LOCAL RACING

Local tracks will host separate events

The race tracks will be busy this weekend as Gresham Motor Sports Park and Road Atlanta will have two separate events to end the month. Gresham will host the GMP Street Drag/Show N’ Shine Saturday event. The admission is only $5.

Drivers who are interested in competing can enter into as many as three bracket classes. For more information, visit greshammotorsportspark.com or call 706-367-9461.

The most prestigious vintage racing will be at Road Atlanta in the Classic Motorsports Mitty. Known as The Mitty, the event will new a plethora of old school cars, including the Can-Am, Camel GTP and the Trans-Am. Check out roadatlanta.com for more info.

 

 

Giles, Woodring bring home individuals title for Jackson County

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The Jackson County Comprehensive High School track and field team were not large in numbers but saw two athletes claim individual region titles. High jumper Layson Giles defeated the former state champ from Franklin County with a leap of 6 feet and 4 inches.

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Jefferson wins first region golf title in nearly three decades

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It took nearly 30 years but the Jefferson boys' golf team brought the hardware home to put in a crowded JHS trophy case. For The Paper.

It took nearly 30 years but the Jefferson boys’ golf team brought the hardware home to put in a crowded JHS trophy case. For The Paper.

It’s been nearly three decades since the Dragons have won a region golf title but that changed April 15 when the Jefferson High School boys’ team hoisted the trophy at the Jennings Mill Golf Course.

“The win for the boys’ team was great. Although we’ve had five runner-up finishes in the region since 2000, it has been 29 years since the last region golf title for Jefferson,” said head coach Tom Parker. “The best part about the win was the team effort. All year long we’ve had a variety of players step up and shoot scores that have allowed us to be very competitive this year.”

For the Dragons, winning the region means much more than a trophy and bragging rights. The team’s score, per new state qualifying rules, has qualified them for the May 19 state tournament at Applewood Golf Course near Augusta.

“The team had a goal set to perform well and advance out of the region for the first time since 2006. All year we worked to determine the individual goals needed to reach that goal,” Parker said. “Considering the rain and wind, we were right where we needed to be scoring wise.”

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Undefeated regular season boosts JHS

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Stephanie Lamm takes on a defender from Social Circle. Doug Chellew/The Paper.

Stephanie Lamm takes on a defender from Social Circle. Doug Chellew/The Paper.

The players might be young but the Jefferson High School girls’ soccer team is proving that age has nothing to do with the level of competitiveness the team has displayed. And they may not have the numbers to boast a long roster but the youth programs at the Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department have given signs of progress for the program’s future.

The team may have to wait for more athletes to get to the high school level but the ability to win games has already been set. The Lady Dragons haven’t surrendered any games so far and senior Stephanie Lamm knew going undefeated would be a tough task.

“Our team has really been pushing hard to win the region this year. We knew Rabun County would be coming at us hard, trying to tarnish our record,” Lamm said.

But the Lady Dragons handled Rabun County with ease, forcing a shutout and scoring ten goals.

After losing one of their key players in Hannah Pasko, who broke her arm in the season opener against Oglethorpe County, Jefferson didn’t let that loss intimidate them. They’ve defied all odds this season and are anticipating a showdown against cross-town rival Jackson County on April 25. Continue reading Undefeated regular season boosts JHS