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Local sports briefs: Jefferson rec team fares well at state track meet
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The Jefferson recreation track and field team had nine top-four finishes in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association B/C Class State Track meet last Saturday at Maddox Track and Grisham Stadium in Carrollton.

Reese Bowles picked up three top-four finishes, including first place in the 14U girls high jump with a height of 4 feet, 5 inches. She also finished second in the 14U girls 1600-meter (6 minutes, 11.37 seconds) and third in the 14U girls 800 (2:47.06). Bowles’ first-place title marks the fourth straight year of at least one Jefferson title. Kyle Kashubay had two runner-up finishes in the 14U boys 1600 (5:00.14) and 14U boys 800 (2:15.81).

Jay Branch finished third in the 12U boys standing long jump (7-0.25). Chase Gunter finished third place in the 10U boys shot put (23-10). Camille Porter finished fourth in the 12U girls 800 (2:50.13) and Blaine Townsend finished fourth in the 12U girls long jump (12-2).

State playoff teams featured on HCS-TV

With recent successes by area teams in spring sports, Hall County Sports television features baseball, soccer and track on this week’s show.

In baseball, HCS-TV sits down with coaches Jimmy Lawler of Flowery Branch and Deuce Roark of Lakeview Academy, who discuss their playoff appearances this year.

HCS-TV also talks to soccer coaches Wolfgang Jager of the West Hall boys and Nathan Wallace of the North Hall girls, whose teams played in the Class AAA state finals. Hall County athletes performed well at last week’s state meet in Jefferson, with four state championships and four more medalists. HCS-TV talks to Class AAA shot put and discus state champion Daniel Drummond of Flowery Branch, pole vault champion Paul Malquist of Gainesville and 3200-meter champion Cody Barger of North Hall about their state titles.

HCS-TV airs at 8 and 9 tonight on Charter channel 23.

Weschler shoots hole-in-one

Gene Weschler shot his fourth career hole-in-one Wednesday at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

Weschler earned the shot on hole No. 3, par three, from 120 yards out, using a wedge.

Witnesses were Roy Lyle, Don Wells and Lee Bowers.

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