The junior varsity Lady Hounds had their five-game winning streak to start the season snapped with a 17-2 loss to Ola at home last Tuesday, but they bounced back to down Veterans 5-3 on Wednesday at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, coach Mikayla Greene reported.
Now 6-1, Jones County plays at Locust Grove today before heading to Kennesaw Mountain for a junior varsity tournament this weekend.
Kaitlyn Quillen provided the Lady Hounds’ only offense against Ola, hitting a late home run.
Against Veterans, Jones County scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take the victory.
Maggie Glover went 4-for-4 and stole two bases, Kayla Bonner was 2-for-4 with a triple, and Megan Hamilton and Brianna Edmonson were both 2-for-3.
Edmonson got the win, holding Veterans to three runs on nine hits and two walks in seven innings. She struck out two.
The Jones County junior varsity football team downed Americus-Sumter 18-12 at home to open the season last Thursday.
Jacob Webb caught two touchdown passes and Daniel Scott ran for one for the Hounds, coach Chance Scott reported.
Domonic Bass returned an interception to the 5 to set up Scott’s winning touchdown.
Jones County hosts Baldwin at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Jones County’s freshmen football team tied Mary Persons 6-6 in Forsyth last Thursday.
Coach John Abernathy said it appeared the Hounds would win when Kendrick Wooten intercepted a pass and ran it in for what would have been the go-ahead touchdown with 30 seconds left. But a penalty away from the play wiped out the score, leaving the teams tied.
Wooten scored the only touchdown for the Hounds, who play at Upson-Lee on Thursday.
Mid school football
Clifton Ridge downed Gray Station 14-6 last Thursday in the seasonopening football game for both of Jones County’s middle school teams.
Jaylen Sanford caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a touchdown for the Cougars, coach Charles David reported.
Mid school softball
The Gray Station Lady Hounds downed Monroe County 9-1 in a home softball game last Tuesday.
Coach Mandy Vaughn said Ciara Stephens allowed only one hit and struck out four in the victory.
Keegan Goins went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the offense.
The Clifton Ridge Lady Cougars were unable to play their opening game against Lamar County last Thursday because the umpires did not show up.
They are scheduled to play Gray Station at the high school field at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.