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Basketball: Jaguars sweep Lake Marion

Photo courtesy Janine Wilson/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Coach Frederick Toomer talks his girls team.

2 compete in SCISA all-star game

Jasper County was represented Dec. 2 at the SCISA North-South all-star football game.

Streaking Jaguars boys, girls back on the court Tuesday

Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s boys began the week continuing to play well.

Jaguars continue impressive run of success

The Jaguars continue to enjoy some home cooking.

JCST file photo RHHS coach Jeremiah Faber has the Jaguars off to a 3-0 start. RHHS is 31-2 at home since 2014.

SCISA champs have local roots

Jasper County has strong ties to a state-championship football team in Charleston.

Rebels putting on the pressure

Thomas Heyward’s girls are keeping up the pressure.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Thomas Heyward’s pressure defense helped lead THA to a strong start.

THA boys (5-1) surging

A busy schedule has been good, but Bob Layman’s looking forward to the rest of December.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Zack Black helped the Rebels to two wins in their first three games. Carmen Pinckney/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Zack Black helped the Rebels to two wins in their first three games.

Step of Faith led by 3 seniors

Step of Faith’s girls basketball program is led by seniors Nicole Polk and Haley Cribbs, who have played for four years, and Brittani Brown, a three-sport athlete who is playing basketball for the first time.

Step of Faith seniors Nicole Polk, Brittani Brown and Haley Cribbs.

THA clay target teams start season strong

Thomas Heyward’s clay target teams had a strong showing at Hermitage Farms in Camden this weekend with three first-place finishes, a second-place finish and a winner for Highest Overall Average in a division.

Intermediate advance winners were Hayden Lassiter, Logan Smith and Cameron Vangeison.

ACC QBs Bryant, Rosier face similar path to title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The voids to fill were huge and the pressure enormous for both Clemson’s Kelly Bryant and Miami’s Malik Rosier. How would the backups fare when they were promoted to starters?

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney paces on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y. Clemson faces Miami in the ACC championship on Saturday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Jaguars begin quest for Class AAA boys state crown

Jeremiah Faber often talks about his continued thirst and hunger to win a state championship. He’s in his 33rd season coaching the Jaguars, but has yet to win a boys basketball title.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Rashamel Butler, RHHS’s point guard, is part of a deep Jaguars team that began the season ranked No. 2 in the state by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association.

Jags aim to get on winning track

Led by Que Drayton, a preseason top five Class AAA senior in the state and last season’s Region 8-AAA Player of the Year, Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s girls hope to make a run at a state crown. The team, which began the season 0-2 and ranked No. 3 in the state in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association poll, hosts Colleton County on Friday.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Jamee Mack and the Jaguars host Colleton County on Friday.

Rebels boys (2-1) and girls (3-0) enjoy winning ways

The Rebels have started strong. Thomas Heyward’s boys and girls basketball teams each began the season 2-0 with convincing wins last week. The girls won Tuesday night and the boys lost.

Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Coach Bob Layman led Thomas Heyward to a 2-0 start to the basketball season.

THA’s Thomas is on the mend, talks region-winning season

Logan Thomas’ football season ended with 8 minutes, 46 seconds remaining in Thomas Heyward’s SCISA Class A state playoff game against visiting Pee Dee.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST THA quarterback Logan Thomas broke his fibula and tore ligaments in his left ankle during the team’s Nov. 11 loss to Pee Dee. He had surgery last Friday and said he hopes to be out of the cast by late February.

$10,000 raised for THA sporting clays team

A golf cart and trailer raffle helped raise $10,000 for Thomas Heyward’s sporting clays team.

Frankie Denmark won the golf cart and trailer raffle that earned $10,000 for Thomas Heyward’s sporting clays team.

RHHS boys basketball ranked No. 2 in the state, girls are No. 3

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High’s boys and girls basketball teams are considered to be among the best teams in the state.

JCST file photo Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s Que Drayton was named a top five Class AAA senior in the state by the SCBCA.

THA, RHHS football teams honored

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST Zach Bond was the SCISA Region 2-A defensive player of the year.

Jaguars begin hoops season with 2 wins