Effingham County Recreation and Parks completed thre first of two 2016 baseball-softball preseason tournaments. The first tournament consisted of four age groups: 7-8-year-old boys (Flea boys), 9-10-year-old girls (Mite girls), 11-12-year-old boys (Midget boys), and 13-14 year old girls (Junior girls).
Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its 39th annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield on Feb. 27. The weather was perfect and more than 85 runners competed in a one-mile run or walk and a 5K run.
The Jaguars won the GRPA South Georgia championship in Cordele, beating Crisp County 53-0 and Lee County 36-6. The Jaguars won the 1stDistrict title in Thomson with a 46-7 win over Dublin and a 43-0 romp over Thomson.
The ECRP's 12 and under Jags won the GRPA 1st District championship Nov. 19 in Thomson. They defeated Dublin-Laurens 46-7 in the first round and won by forfeit from Toombs County in the semifinals. In the championship game, they defeated Thomson-McDuffie 43-0. They advance to Cordele on Saturday to play Crisp County in the GRPA South Regionals.
The ECRP's 8 and under Jags won the GRPA 1st District championship Nov. 19, defeating Dublin 13-6. They advance to Cordele to play Crisp County in the first round of the GRPA South Regional on Saturday.