Parkland vs. Ragsdale at Ragsdale Quad (South Davidson/Parkland/McMchael) on 11/18/2015.
Sophomore leads Ragsdale girls golf team
The 2015 season has come to a close for The First Tee of the Triad, and Nov. 11 at Sedgefield Country Club, the Piedmont Triad chapter of the international organization presented its season-ending awards to six students and its coach of the year with the help of 2014 PGA Tour rookie of the year Chesson Hadley. The First Tee of the Triad is the local chapter of the international movement to teach children life skills through golf.
Jamestown Park clubhouse renovations are scheduled to begin Nov. 30. The snack bar and pro shop will close shortly. Operations for the course will be moved to a temporary office trailer on premises, offering beverages and snacks from this facility. The course will be open and is in great shape.
The Jamestown Middle School football team finished an undefeated 7-0 season with a 6-0 win over Mendenhall on Oct. 29. The Tigers finished the game with an outstanding goal-line stand and held Mendenhall from scoring from the 1-yard line as the clock ran out.
Nov. 7 Elite Academy 85, GTCC 80
The Notre Dame women’s basketball team has made two trips to the ACC tournament in Greensboro – and came away as victors in both tournaments.
Tom Parker, public address announcer for Southwest Guilford High School athletics, has been named the 2014-15 Bob Sheppard High School P.A. Announcer of the Year by the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA). Bob Sheppard was the stadium announcer for the New York Yankees for 57 years and is considered to be the best sports P.A. announcer ever.
Jamestown Middle School clinched back-to-back championships with their 28-0 victory over Southwest Middle on Oct. 21. The Tigers are now 6-0 on the season and the program is riding a 15-game winning streak.
Across the nation, community colleges enroll between 11 and 12 million students a year. Of that number, about 50,000 participate in intercollegiate sports.
SW Guilford's first victory over Ragsdale in 18 years.
It’s been years in the planning, but by the first part of November, signs of construction of renovations at the Jamestown Park clubhouse should be evident.
Although a 29-5 loss to Northwest Guilford dampened some spirits, it was tears of joy that dampened the faces of Ragsdale’s Homecoming Court as Cameron Phipps was named Queen. Olivia Wilhelm was runner up, with Ngoc Nguyen (left) named second runner up. Last year’s queen, Kat Jones, second from left, returned to crown her successor.
The Ragsdale Women’s Tennis team beat High Point Central 7-2 on Sept. 30. Led by Coach Jeff Steed, the Tigers improved to 8-2 with a 5-2 PT4A conference record. The Tigers are now 6-1 on the road and look to close out the rest of the season with four home matches. If the Tigers can hold on to second place, they will have made the dual team tournament for consecutive seasons. Scores from Monday’s matches were not available at press time.
In 2008, Brandt Snedeker was the first winner of the renamed Wyndham Championship in its final year at Forest Oaks Country Club.
Congratulations to Coach Dan Turner and Ragsdale’s Women’s Golf team on a huge victory Sept. 21 at Maple Leaf. The Tigers started the match 10 shots behind PT4A Conference foe Northwest Guilford. The Diamond Tigers made up eight shots and closed the gap for first place to only two shots. Congratulations to the Lady Tiger golfers and the great job they do in representing the Ragsdale community.
On Sept. 11, Ragsdale High School honored six businesses that stepped up to support Ragsdale athletics by purchasing the panels on the scoreboard in Kenneth T. Miller Stadium. The six scoreboard panel sponsors are Reynolds Orthodontics, Jamestown Family Pharmacy, Beamer Tire & Auto Repairs, Poblano’s, Chick-Fil-A and Jim Costas Insurance. Pictured from left to right are representatives of these businesses: Donna Blizzard from Reynolds Orthodontics, Rawdy Mize and Don Haslam from Jamestown Family Pharmacy, Ragsdale athlete director Brian Herndon, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Grillo from Beamer Tire & Auto Repairs and Adel Ghalyoun from Poblano’s.
Jamestown Mayor Keith Volz did the coin toss for the Ragsdale Youth Football & Cheer Program’s Jr. Pee Wee team’s first home game on Sept. 12. Despite the wet weather, there was a good turnout for the game.
The 2015 Ragsdale Tigers girls’ golf team is made up of Aitana Blevins, Brittney Williams, Brooke Brendley, Brooke Fields, Caroline Spillman, Kate Brendley and Madison Isaacson. The team is coached by Dan Turner, who was named Women’s Golf Coach of the Year in the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference. Last year’s team won the Conference Championship and team members Joliana Elias, Madison Isaacson and Brooke Fields were named All-Conference. The trio competed in regional play in Pinehurst where they advanced to the state games, also in PInehurst, where they finished seventh.
Not all major league football players started playing on a little league team and not all little league players make it to the majors. But some adults will acknowledge they first gained an appreciation for the sport as they blocked a tackle or sprinted down the field while participating in youth football.
There were a bunch of really good golfers at Sedgefield last week, but if you listened to those in attendance or listened to or read any of the media reports, only one guy played. You know who I’m talking about.
Davis Love: “It’s nice to come back. Got lots of fans and family here in town. Lots of tickets for the weekend, those kind of things. It’s nice to come back. Greensboro has always been good to me. Forest Oaks was a good place to play the tournament. Obviously the players love it here. A great classic golf course.”
Sedgefield Country Club is tight, not the course, but the grounds outside the ropes – and maybe some of the people who visited Margaritaville. There isn’t really much space for bleachers, hospitality, entertainment or even walking – especially when there’s such a big name as a draw. You could easily hear cheers and groans all over the course.
Tiger Woods entered the field for the Wyndham Championship at the last minute. He had until Friday afternoon to commit.
While Sam Snead put the GGO on the map due to his eight wins, Charlie Sifford put it into the history books by changing the face of golf, from all-white to black and white.
The goal of this event is to celebrate and promote the Ragsdale community and to raise funds for all Ragsdale athletic programs.
When describing his win at last year’s Wyndham Championship, Camilo Villegas uses the word emotional a lot. That’s understandable because that win broke a drought and set him up for the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2014 – not to mention a spot in the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship this year.
Now through the end of the Wyndham Championship, fans can purchase two tickets to the tournament for the price of one at all Piedmont Triad-area Harris Teeter locations. A VIC card is required to get the two-for-one deal. The $40 tickets available at Harris Teeter are good for tournament admission on any day of tournament week. As always, children ages 15 and under are admitted free with a paying adult so a family of four can attend the Wyndham Championship for just $40 per day.
A bit of a pall hangs over the 76th edition of what began as the Greater Greensboro Open as the tournament remembers three individuals who passed away this past year. Their contributions to the tournament could not have been any different.
Chad Cromer knew he had a lot of work ahead of him when he took over June 1 as golf course superintendent at Sedgefield Country Club’s Ross Course. Not only was the course hosting the AGJA’s FJ Invitational in less than two weeks, but the fairways had been hit hard by winterkill. Resodding or sprigging was in his immediate future.
New Sedgefield Golf Course (Ross Course) Superintendent Chad Cromer will have some busy times ahead of him in the next two weeks as the Wyndham Championship comes to town Aug. 17-23.
It’s less than a month away – still too early to confirm the field for the 2015 Wyndham Championship Aug. 17-23 – but Tournament Director Mark Brazil believes this could be the year Tiger Woods comes.
Miguel Viera is excited about the upcoming FCA PowerCamp at Gate City Baptist Church. This year he gets to coach football.
It is possible that future sports figures might just have gotten their start at the High Point City Lake Park. Seven-year-old Elijah Thomass of Jamestown practiced his golf skills while visiting the park with his grandmother on June 17. Others could grow up to be gymnasts, football stars or Kentucky Derby winners. Whatever the future, the kids and their families enjoyed the park’s various amenities as they passed the time on a warm summer day.
Sedgefield Country Club’s Macie Burcham took home the winner’s trophy at the sub-junior division of the Carolinas Girls 15 & Under Championship July 14. Burcham, 12, shot rounds of 47 and 45 at Whispering Pines Country Club. She is the daughter of Jeff and Susan Burcham.
The race is on at The First Tee of the Triad as registration has begun for fall programs.
Congratulations to Jamestown’s Stevven Anderson on his second-place
A group of 13 talented recreational players represented Jamestown Youth League (JYL) in the U12 soccer division at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina in Raleigh June 19-21 and brought the gold medal back to Jamestown.
The U12 Jamestown Youth League (JYL) All-Star team won the Summerfield Slam Tournament on June 25, winning three games in a row, and posting scores of 16-3, 10-0, 10-4.
A long-time ACC administrator and two former NFL players are among the 10 members of the class of 2015 selected for the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame.
by GEORGE J. TAYLOR, JR.
There are no caddies. Most of the clubs are in stand bags with a few push carts thrown in the mix. No concession stands or huge bleachers. There is very little gallery other than parents.
Although his dad went to college on a football scholarship, it was Ragsdale High School senior Mark Bailey’s mother Loretta who introduced her son to the game.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, several area Jamestown Youth League (JYL) soccer players participated in the 36th Annual Wrangler/McDonald’s Soccer Tournament. The tournament drew around 380 teams and over 5,800 players from eight states, with games played on 50 fields in the Greensboro/Triad area. Five teams comprised of JYL players competed against some of the region’s elite soccer talent in their given age divisions.
The First Tee of the Triad has some lofty aspirations for 2015: prepare its students for upcoming Drive, Chip and Putt competitions, present its most ambitious summer schedule since its inception in 2007 and certify 1,000 participants prior to the start of the fall season. Lofty goals, indeed, but definitely doable.