Both Briarwood basketball teams won the first game of the region championships this week, ensuring berths in the state playoffs.
Thomson High School's boys begin the region tournament at 8:30 p.m. Monday, facing Hephzibah at Josey.
Eight Thomson High School students represented McDuffie County at the SkillsUSA Regional Contest.
For the third consecutive year, senior Brett Jenkins placed first in the plumbing category. Senior Devan Anderson placed third in masonry.
The following is a list of persons arrested for various criminal and traffic offenses by area law enforcement authorities and taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson from Jan. 30-Feb. 7.
Leroy Burley Jr.
The Lady Bucs of Briarwood fell to the visiting Lady Gators of Gatewood Schools on Friday by a score of 61-31.
"It was a frustrating game for us tonight," head coach Clayton Parrish said following the game.
The Briarwood Buccaneers fell to the visiting Gatewood Gators 74-67 in overtime Friday before a packed house.
"We may have lost this one, but we didn't lose the war," head coach Bo Fleming said after the game.
Thomson High School has produced many fine athletes who have gone on to college careers. I'm proud of that.
We've also had several, especially in the last few years, enter coaching and teaching, against my advice.