-

JCST Staff Report

SCISA Class AA girls playoffs: John Paul II beats Oakbrook Prep; THA falls to Spartanburg Christian

John Paul II’s girls defeated Oakbrook Prep 43-30 Friday in the first round of the SCISA Class AA basketball playoffs. The Golden Warriors advance to a quarterfinal against the Palmetto Christian-Dillon Christian winner 3:30 p.m. Monday in Sumter.

NFHS Network, Facebook partner to stream state high school basketball playoff games

The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Network and Facebook have reached an agreement to stream 24 high school basketball playoff games in six states (including South Carolina) live on Facebook Watch during the next five weeks.

2 charged after high-speed chase

A high-speed chase from Jasper County into Georgia led to two arrests and a cocaine bust, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Amanda Baker

Countdown to 50th RBC Heritage begins Feb. 18

The official 50-day countdown to this year’s RBC Heritage kicks off Sunday, Feb. 18 in Harbour Town. The 50th annual tournament is scheduled for April 9-15 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

Ridgeland native Williams signs with Barry Ball Artists

Ridgeland native Darryl J. Williams recently signed with Barry Ball Artists to present his one-man show “The Mind of a Tenor” to all major cruise lines, a news release said.

Darryl J. Williams

High school students recognized with good citizens awards

The Emily Geiger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded six high school students with the “DAR Good Citizens Award,” for exhibiting the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities.

Special to JCST Emily Geiger DAR Chapter presented Good Citizen Awards to Kaitlyn Pangilinan, May River HS, Acacia Bryant, Estill HS, Jasmine Howard, Thomas Heyward Academy and Isabel Noriega, Ridgeland-Hardeeville HS. They are pictured with DAR Chapter Regent Debi Bacon.

RHHS boys, girls both No. 2 in final basketball poll

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High’s boys and girls are each ranked No. 2 in the final S.C. Basketball Coaches Association regular season Class AAA poll.

THA wins state skeet championships

Thomas Heyward Academy made school history in skeet shooting by earning state championships.

Special to JCST C.J. Cleland, Chandler Thames and Mark DeLong took first in the varsity division and won the SCISA state championship — the first SCISA crown in school history - at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources skeet championships in Edgefield.

Town launches community survey

Ridgeland wants to hear from its residents.

Royal Live Oaks enjoys an evening of reading

Royal Live Oaks Academy in Hardeeville hosted Goodnight Knights Feb. 1. Families rotated to literacy stations while enjoying hot chocolate and S’mores.

Photo courtesy RLOA Royal Live Oaks Academy in Hardeeville hosted Goodnight Knights Feb. 1. Families rotated to literacy stations while enjoying hot chocolate and S’mores.

THA boys, girls defeat Colleton Prep

It was a sweep Thursday for Thomas Heyward’s boys and girls basketball teams against visiting Colleton Prep.

Bobby Payne scored 18 points in THA's win over Beaufort Academy. He's pictured here against St. Andrew's. Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy

UPDATE: THA, John Paul II playoff seeds revealed

The SCISA basketball playoff picture is taking shape. After a busy week for Thomas Heyward and John Paul II’s boys and girls teams, the Rebels and Golden Warriors are in position for playoff spots when the Class AA tournament begins Friday (for brackets, visit jaspersuntimes.com).

Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Bayli Belger and the Rebels began the week in the hunt for the SCISA playoffs, which begin Friday.

School district names new human resource officer

Diane J. Richardson has been hired as the Jasper County School District’s new Chief Human Resource Officer, the school district said.

Diane J. Richardson

RHHS celebrates National School Choice Week

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School celebrated National School Choice Week Jan. 21-27.

Special to JCST Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School celebrated National School Choice Week Jan. 21-27. The student ambassadors were Miss Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School Angel Jackson, Karen Cervantes, Tuesday Cabang, Kimbraia Brown, Rashamel Butler, Ayana Mungin, Jonathan Cristofoletti, Nakel Pinckney, Andrea Habersham, Irvin Espinoza, Kaitlyn Sutton and Nallely Machias.

Legacy Christian is set for softball

Legacy Christian Academy’s athletic program is growing. The small Ridgeland school said this spring it is adding softball.

Photo courtesy Legacy Christian Academy Legacy Christian Academy has held softall tryouts in anticipation of its first season of softball.