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Tremendous THA: 5 wins in a row for Rebels

Thomas Heyward’s 37-0 shutout of the visiting Dorchester Raiders last Friday was a game where everything went right from the get-go. On the game’s first play, the Rebels got going when Logan Thomas hit Bobby Payne for a 67-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

Ridgeland resident earns top rookie racing honors

After a long and hard-fought first mini-stock car racing season – one marked by wrecks, rain-outs and rumors in the pits that everyone was out to break in the cocky new guy – Brandon Johnson, a Ridgeland resident, earned Rookie of the Year honors at Pooler’s Oglethorpe Speedway Park Sept. 29.

Special to JCST Ridgeland resident Brandon Johnson won Rookie of the Year in his division Sept. 29 at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, Ga.

Football Friday final: Battery Creek 44, RHHS 18

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High fell 44-18 Friday to SCHSL Region 8-AAA rival Battery Creek on homecoming night.

JCST file photo Jahmaal Nelson and the Jaguars have lost four straight games.

Dungey has 3 TD passes, Syracuse stuns No. 2 Clemson 27-24

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers’ chances to repeat as national champions.

Football Friday final: John Paul II 30, The King’s Academy 12

Led by Zach Doe’s three touchdowns and a stingy defense, John Paul II beat host The King’s Academy, 30-12.

Football Friday final: Thomas Heyward 37, Dorchester 0

Thomas Heyward wasted no time Friday making a statement in its important SCISA Region 2-A game against visiting Dorchester.

Volleyball: HHP beats THA, 3-1

Volleyball: THA tops St. Andrew's, 3-0

Rebels take 35-12 win over Stallions

The Thomas Heyward Rebels made big plays on both sides of the ball in a 35-12 non-region road win over the Williamsburg Stallions.

Volleyball: Rebels hoping to finish strong

As the postseason approaches, the Thomas Heyward volleyball team is trying to finish the regular season strong to punch its ticket in the SCISA playoffs.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST Ivy Bryan serves during a recent Thomas Heyward match

Jaguars fall 34-8 at May River

All the May River High football team wanted was a big win on homecoming night. In just the program’s second year of existence, victories have been few and far between.

Barb Farley/For Jasper County Sun Times May River and Ridgeland-Hardeeville fight for a loose ball Friday.

‘We have the talent to do some special things’: THA wins 3 in a row

After one quarter of Thomas Heyward’s eventual 52-23 victory over the Hilton Head Christian Eagles on Friday, the Rebels found themselves in a hole. They were down, 10-0 in the non-region game, in front of the homecoming crowd, and they needed something to happen.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST Zach Bond and Thomas Heyward jump for joy last Friday as the Rebels won their third straight game, beating Hilton Head Christian 52-23. THA visits Williamsburg Academy this Friday.

Doe’s 3 TDs propel John Paul II to 36-14 win

It didn’t take long for the Carolina Academy defense to be introduced to Zack Doe.

Friday Football finals: Thomas Heyward 52, Hilton Head Christian 23; John Paul II 36, Carolina Academy 14

Both of the county's SCISA teams won Friday.

Patterson (3 TDs) leads Rebels over JP2; THA eyes third straight win Friday against HHC

It’s no surprise to Thomas Heyward coach Nic Shuford that the Rebels have taken early control of the last two games — both victories.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST J.R. Patterson gains ground en route to scoring three touchdowns in Thomas Heyward’s 42-20 win over John Paul II.

Youth soccer scores

Jasper County Recreation Department standings

RHHS volleyball starts strong

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High volleyball coach Kevin Palmer said he’s pleased with his team’s play.

RHHS has a bye before facing May River Oct. 6

In the second quarter of Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s 53-12 home loss to the Hilton Head Seahawks, Derald Nelson hit Jertaveon Smalls with a 27-yard pass to the Seahawks 7. Two plays later — with the Jags down 7-0 — Freddie Aiken ran 3 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-6.

JCST file photo RHHS coach Jahmaal Nelson and the Jaguars will enjoy bye week Friday before starting the SCHSL Region 8-AAA season Oct. 6 at May River.

Volleyball: Rebels back in action Tuesday

It’s been a busy time for Thomas Heyward’s volleyball team and the Rebels appear to be thriving. They began the week winning two of their last three matches.

Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Jana Christian goes for a spike in an early season contest. The Rebels enjoyed a two-game winning streak last week.

Friday Football finals: Thomas Heyward 42, John Paul II 20; Hilton Head High 53, RHHS 12

J.R. Patterson ran for three touchdowns and Logan Thomas added two rushing scores Friday night to lead Thomas Heyward to a 42-20 win over visiting John Paul II in a SCISA Region 2-A contest.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Thomas Heyward’s J.R. Patterson scored three touchdowns to lead THA to a 42-20 win over John Paul II.