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Hounds bound for state playoffs

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Jones County has one wrester and two basketball teams heading to state competition later this week.

Senior Daniel Scott placed seventh in the 220-pound division of the Class 5A B Sectional last weekend at Alexander High School in Douglasville, qualifying him for the state tournament to be held Thursday through Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.

He is scheduled to wrestle Dalton Dimsdale of Walnut Grove in the first round. Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

In basketball, the Jones County boys (18-10) placed fourth in the Region 4-5A tournament last Friday and will face Region 2-5A champion Wayne County (15-12) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Jesup in the opening round of the state playoffs.

The Lady Hounds (23-5) were also fourth in the region tournament and will play at Region 2-5A champion Statesboro (22-5) in the opening round at 6 p.m. on Friday.