The year got off to a good start with the boys’ basketball and wrestling teams both performing well.
In his second year as coach, Dennis Woolfolk’s basketball team produced the school’s first winning record in more than a decade, going 17-11, finished second in the region tournament and qualified for the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
The Greyhounds were upset by Richmond Hill in the opening round of the state tournament, but 6-9 center Jarquez Smith was an all-state player and signed with Florida State, where he has been playing a good bit as a freshman this season.
The Lady Hounds struggled, however, finishing 8-17 and being eliminated in the opening round of the region tournament, which Jones County hosted.
The grappling Greyhounds had one of their best years on the mat, winning the school’s first region title in the 15 years of the program. The young team was quickly eliminated in the state duals held in Macon, but 10 Greyhounds qualified for the state sectionals in individual competition, with Tim Randolph, Jackson Williamson, Daniel Curry and Scott Rooks advancing to the state tournament, also held in Macon. Randolph placed third in the 106-pound class, and Williamson was fifth in the 285-pound division.
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