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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

No. 4 Clemson stays in playoff hunt with 61-3 Citadel win

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — First and foremost for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, Saturday’s 61-3 win over lower division Citadel counts as a victory.

Clemson’s Travis Etienne (9) bounds over Citadel’s Wally Wilmore to gain a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Running for Cooper: Pope, Malphrus race in NYC marathon to raise epilepsy awareness

First it was the roar of hundreds of cheering supporters, then it was glancing every mile at the supportive note left the night before by his 8-year-old son, and finally, despite exhaustion and cramping in his legs, it was the sight of his family near the finish line that propelled Earl Pope to complete the New York City Marathon.

Photo courtesy Earl Pope Ridgeland’s Earl Pope ran in the New York City Marathon to help raise epilepsy awareness.

Basketball begins: Teams set to tip-off

Hoops season is here.

JCST file photo Jeremiah Faber and the Jaguars begin the basketball season Nov. 17-18 competing in the Windsor Forest Basketball Showcase in Savannah.

SCISA Class A state semifinal: Pee Dee 42, Thomas Heyward 34

The winning streak — and the season — is over.

Thomas Heyward’s season ended Friday in a 42-34 loss to Pee Dee in a SCISA Class A state semifinal.

Overtime thriller vaults THA to state semifinals

Thomas Heyward’s road to Columbia hasn’t required much of a commute.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to Jasper County Sun Times The Rebels celebrate after Logan Thomas scored in overtime to clinch the 20-14 win.

Martial arts academy wins 11 gold medals

Hardeeville-based Power Pack Martial Arts took home 11 gold medals Oct. 28 at the World Martial Arts Olympia Games in Savannah.

Special to Jasper County Sun Times Power Pack Martial Arts took home 11 gold medals at the World Martial Arts Olympia Games in Savannah. Pictured, from left, are Ayana Gant, Evelene Bolden, Alvin Adkins, Alton Gant and Jaime Riley.

John Paul II falls to Dillon Christian, 35-0

DILLON — John Paul II Catholic School’s football season ended Friday with a 35-0 loss at Dillon Christian, the top-ranked team in SCISA Class A.

Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in Gulf of Mexico plane crash

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay delivers against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

SCISA Class A playoffs: Thomas Heyward 20, Christian Academy 14, OT

Thomas Heyward survived Friday night, and now the Rebels advance to a SCISA state football semifinal.

Coach Nic Shuford is fired up after the Rebels' 20-14 overtime win.

SCISA Class A playoffs: Dillon Christian 35, John Paul II 0

John Paul II’s football season ended Friday night with a 35-0 loss to Dillon Christian in a SCISA Class A first-round playoff game.

Rebels ready to tackle goal: SCISA state-title run

Thomas Heyward is ready for its run at a SCISA Class A state championship.

John Paul playoff berth start of ‘big things’

John Paul II’s final regular-season game was emotional for coach Kevin Wald.

Photo courtesy John Paul II Coach Kevin Wald led the Golden Warriors to a 6-4 regular season. John Paul opens the SCISA Class A playoffs Friday against Dillon.

Jaguars fall to Bluffton, 50-22

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High fell 50-22 on Friday to visiting Bluffton in a SCHSL Region 8-AAA matchup.

Janine Wilson/Special to JCST Coach Jahmaal Nelson and RHHS lost to Bluffton 50-22.

Rebels win Region 2-A crown

QB Kelly Bryant returns for No. 7 Clemson vs Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — As Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant sat down to answer questions this week, he flashed a big smile and joked, “Y’all miss me?”

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney laugh as they speak on the field before an NCAA college football game in Atlanta. The schools meet on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)