Lady Dogs Basketball player Zoey Jackson and Football/Baseball player J.T Rice were honored at the Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Thursday, November 9. These student-athletes were honored for not only their contributions to athletics, but more importantly their contributions to their community and their work in the classroom. Thank you to these two individuals for representing Thomasville City Schools extremely well!!
Directly copied from an article written by David Almeda in the Times Enterprise newspaper THOMASVILLE — The No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the state of Georgia has made his college decision official. With his parents, teammates and coaches surrounding him, Thomasville senior Reggie Perry signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at Mississippi State on Wednesday.
Perry, a 6-foot-8 power forward, did not wait to put pen to paper, signing with the Bulldogs on the first day possible. “It feels great,” he said. “It’s one of the days I’ve been waiting on since I’ve been little, working hard every day. It proves that dreams turn into reality.”
Reggie will now look to carry a family legacy set by his father, Al. The elder Perry played in Starkville from 1974-78, and ranks third all-time for assists in program history with 510. Reggie feels like he’s ready to fill those shoes.
“My parents did a good job raising me,” Reggie said. “I’ve been working hard all my life, so I feel like I’m built for it.” “It’s a good feeling,” Al said. “It’s an honor that he chose to follow in my footsteps and keep the legacy going. We’re excited, I’m proud of him, and I’m happy for him.” The family connection was obviously a reason for the decision, but Perry also felt like the program could help elevate his game further. “It was really the coaching staff,” Reggie said. “I knew that coach (Ben) Howland could get me to where I want to be, so that’s why I chose Mississippi State.”
Signing early means Reggie can focus on the task at hand for the quickly approaching high school basketball season. He will look to lead the Thomasville Bulldogs to a deep run into the state playoffs. “It helps me a lot,” Reggie said. “Now I can focus on getting a state ring in my last year and help my team get better.”
Wednesday’s signing was a great moment for Al and his family. He hopes that his son can experience the same kinds of lasting memories that he captured during his college days. “In Starkville, at Mississippi State, the fans are awesome,” he said. “They’re outstanding. The thing that impresses me the most are the fans and the alumni at Mississippi State. They’re very, very close. At the end of the day, when he completes his tenure at Mississippi State, he’s gonna have some good lifelong friends. That’s a thing he’s going to see.”
One-Act Play cast, crew, and sponsors all traveled to Fitzgerald, represented our school proudly, and finished second in the region. Congratulations to these students and their sponsors on a TREMENDOUS performance. Our community will be able to come and see the show on November 2nd at 7:00 pm at the MacIntyre Park Auditorium.
Eli Stone, who participates with our Lady Bulldog Softball Team was selected as an All State Player in AA for this season. She will get to compete on November 11th and 12th in Columbus, Georgia representing Region 1-AA in the All State Game. Congratulations to Eli on her accomplishment and in representing our Thomasville tradition.
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