Student athletes sit with poised pen preparing to put their names on the dotted line and commit to playing sports at the next level. It has become a very familiar scene at Ragsdale High School. Five more young people signed national letters of intent on May 19.
The 46th Annual Jamestown Civitan Marylene F. Griffin Memorial Golf Classic was held on May 16, at the Jamestown Park Golf Course. This year’s Classic was a one-day event featuring a two-man Captain’s Choice tournament totaling 92 players. Saturday’s weather was warm, sunny and temperatures in the mid-80s.
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It wasn’t your big-league ACC Basketball championship that brought busloads of players to Greensboro last week. Rather, it was Division III golfers who gathered at Grandover Resort May 12-15 – both courses – for the NCAA Men’s National Championship. But don’t think these guys can’t play.
Ragsdale played in the Piedmont Triad Conference tournament last week and after winning their first game, they lost in the semi-finals to bring the conference season to an end. By finishing fifth in the conference, the Tigers were hopeful of receiving a wild card berth into the NCHSAA State Tournament. On May 11, when the brackets for the tournament were released, Ragsdale was one of the 32 teams in the 4A West bracket. The Tigers were a No. 26 seed and will face the No. 7 seed, Charlotte Myers Park, on May 12 in Charlotte. The Mustangs were the winners of the Southwestern Conference and come into the tournament with a 14-8 record.
Two Jamestown youth participating in the local Pitch, Hit and Run competition put on by Major League Baseball Saturday in Salisbury advanced to the sectionals to be held in Charlotte on Sunday, May 17.
Ragsdale played two conference games last week with a chance to move into third place with wins. Instead, they dropped both games and fell into fifth place. Their only hope of getting into the State tournament now is to either win the conference tournament that started on this past Monday or to rely on getting picked as a Wild Card. Both of those scenarios are long shots, but the Tigers began their quest to pick up a slot by opening Piedmont Conference Tournament action at Southwest Guilford on May 4.
The 2015 Lady Tigers track team from Jamestown Middle School kept the undefeated streak alive by defeating Northwest Guilford 63-19 on April 27.
The Ragsdale’s men’s Track and Field team won the 4A Midwest Regional held May 2 at Dudley High School.
Ragsdale played three games last week, dropping a close game 2-0 to Northwest Guilford on Wednesday before rebounding with two wins to close out the week. Wednesday’s game was Senior Night as the Ragsdale seniors and their families were honored before the first pitch. This group of seniors has now won 14 games with two regular season games remaining this week. Two important conference games are on the schedule, Tuesday at East Forsyth and Friday at Glenn. Only the top three teams in the conference are assured of an automatic bid into the State Tournament, so these two games are critical for the Tigers’ playoff hopes.
The games may not begin until school starts next fall, but if your kids want to play in a new soccer league organizing in Jamestown and High Point, May is the deadline to sign up.
A crowd of students, teachers, coaches and family members turned out in the media center at Ragsdale High School on April 15. They were there to congratulate three students who have received scholarships to continue their sport in college.
Ragsdale split two games this past week, dropping a game to East Forsyth on Tuesday before coming back to knock off Glenn on Friday.
After the top half of the third inning of the East Forsyth-Ragsdale baseball game on April 14, an important and meaningful event took place on the field. The game came to a halt while a ceremony was held to honor one of Ragsdale’s all-time great athletes and a person who was a coach, teacher, mentor and friend to so many. The late Ronnie Smith will forever be remembered as the baseball field at Ragsdale was named in his honor as the “Ronnie Smith Baseball Stadium.” Referred to as “Coach Smith” and “Smitty,” he had a lasting impact on the lives of all those he came in contact with and now all future Ragsdale baseball players will see his name on the scoreboard and on a sign as they enter the stadium.
The Ragsdale High School swim team held its annual banquet on April 1 at Elizabeth’s Pizza in Sedgefield.
It was August of 2013 and Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth were in a sudden-death playoff at the Wyndham Championship at the nearby Sedgefield Country Club. Spieth was the reining PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and looked like he had the tournament in hand after Reed’s drive on the second playoff hole went wide right, landing among vines and TV.
Ragsdale played three games last week and after opening with a 5-4 victory against Northern Guilford, they dropped two in a row to fall to 10-3 for the season. The Thursday night game was a typical Ragsdale-Southwest Guilford matchup as the two teams played a classic pitchers’ duel, with Southwest coming away with the 1-0 victory, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. On Saturday, the Tigers began their Spring Break “tour” as they are participating in the Golden Leaf Tournament in Wilson, N.C. They lost the first game coming out on the short end of an 8-7 eight inning loss to C.B. Aycock.
Ragsdale picked up a couple of wins early this past week and were scheduled to meet High Point Central on Friday night. They picked up their first Conference win on Tuesday night by 5-0 over Southwest Guilford with John Welch going the distance for the shutout victory. On Wednesday, a classic pitching and defensive gem came down to a break in the last inning as Ragsdale knocked off Randleman by 3-2 to improve their record to 8-1.
The Ragsdale Wrestling Program was well represented in the Nationals in Virginia Beach this past weekend. Ten of our Tiger Wrestlers plus one from Jamestown Middle School competed for an opportunity at becoming a national champion and/or an All-American.
After three weeks of games at the Greensboro Coliseum, collegiate basketball is finally over in the Gate City.
Ragsdale won their first two games last week to extend their winning streak to six before opening conference play on Saturday and dropping a nine-inning decision to the Northwest Guilford Vikings. The first loss of the season for the Tigers was a tough one but was typical of games in the difficult Piedmont Triad Conference.
Madison Isaacson took home the low score in all divisions – girls and boys – at the March 21 PGS Winter Event held at Jamestown Park. Isaacson, a sophomore at Ragsdale High School, shot an 82 on the difficult course. She competed in the Level 4 Girls (12 and over) division.
March 17, the GTCC Lady Titans defeated Schoolcraft College 75-64 in the Titans’ first game of the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament in Overland, Kan.
Ragsdale and Trinity fought to a 1-1 finish on March 19.
SW Guilford will host a youth soccer night when its girls’ soccer team takes on Ragsdale on March 31 at 6 p.m.
Ragsdale got in two games this past week before the rain finally caught up with them on Saturday. The inclement weather forced the postponement of the game against North Forsyth scheduled for BB&T Stadium in Winston-Salem, the home of the W-S Dash. That game has not yet been rescheduled.
Ragsdale’s Women’s Soccer team is off to a 1-0-1 start, as the Tigers’ defensive efforts have played a key role in its opening two games.
The GTCC Women’s Basketball Team captured the Region X Championship on March 7. Their next stop is a spot in the NJCAA Division II National Championship this week in Overland Park, Kan.
It didn’t feel right.
After a couple of weeks of cold weather, sleet, snow and rain, Ragsdale was finally able to get their 2015 baseball season underway on Saturday. Taking advantage of temperatures in the 50s, the Tigers scheduled a doubleheader, facing Western Guilford in the first game and the Reidsville Rams in the second. Both of those games had been postponed because of the weather earlier in the week.
A broken collarbone almost dashed his dream of playing college football. But hard work and perseverance to get back in the game paid off when on March 4 Alec Cobb signed his national letter of intent to play at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
The Guilford Technical Community College women’s basketball team made history on Saturday.
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex will host the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament beginning Tuesday, March 10, through Saturday, March 14. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro Department of Transportation and Greensboro Police Department (GPD) advise all patrons to plan to arrive early, and carpooling is strongly encouraged. The GPD will be managing major intersections in the vicinity of the Coliseum and variable messaging systems will be deployed to advise motorists of parking and traffic information.
There was really no question. Despite the fact that No. 2-seed Florida State scored the first basket of the game, top-seeded Notre Dame was the team in control of the championship game of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Area basketball fans have a chance to meet and greet their favorite teams as the 38th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament takes this week at the Greensboro Coliseum.
GTCC advances to regional tournament as No. 1 seed
Ragsdale High School will sponsor a 5K Fun Run/Walk March 14. A 1-mile run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. The 5K run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. with the award ceremony for the 5K to be held at 10:30 a.m.
It’s somewhat ironic that Lauren Whitaker brought two props with her to sign her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Florida International University last Wednesday. Those props were real – crutches.
The Ragsdale’s women’s and men’s indoor track teams each won the Guilford County Indoor Track Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem Feb. 4.
It was 1961 in the South. Racial tension was high. Blacks weren’t allowed in the same restaurants as whites, had separate drinking fountains and had to sit in the back of buses.
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming session of The First Tee at Jamestown Park. The spring 2015 session starts on Monday, March 23, and the Wednesday session will begin on March 25. The final day for the spring session will be Wednesday, May 20 (with a built in rain date). Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or two days a week.
Jamestown Middle School captured the Conference Championship Saturday, Jan. 24
The Cowboys of Southwest Guilford hit the road to face off against their rivals the Tigers of Ragsdale on Jan. 16. Following a week off due to exams, both teams were eager to hit the game floor. The Cowboys were coming off a convincing victory over Glenn, while the Tigers were trying to rebound following a lopsided loss to Northwest.