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2013 - The Year That Was - 2013
by Chuck Thompson
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Walker Juhan led the Greyhounds with 1,070 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns this past fall.
Walker Juhan led the Greyhounds with 1,070 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns this past fall.
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Olivia Lane serves for the Lady Hounds, who made state.
Olivia Lane serves for the Lady Hounds, who made state.
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Victoria Dumas excelled in the hurdles.
Victoria Dumas excelled in the hurdles.
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Jarquez Smith, who signed with Florida State, blocks a shot.
Jarquez Smith, who signed with Florida State, blocks a shot.
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Jazmine Washington, who led the team in steals and hitting, was an all-state outfielder for the Lady Hounds in 2013.
Jazmine Washington, who led the team in steals and hitting, was an all-state outfielder for the Lady Hounds in 2013.
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Tim Randolph, who placed third in the state, pins an opponent during a match at the state meet in Macon last February.
Tim Randolph, who placed third in the state, pins an opponent during a match at the state meet in Macon last February.
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Some of Jones County High School’s sports teams were not as successful in 2013 as in recent years, but there were several highlights for the Greyhounds, and most of the teams provided plenty of enjoyment for their fans.

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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