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Local Football

See who is in action this week

The varsity teams have just two more games left in the season to prove who’s boss and control their playoff destination. Jackson County Comprehensive High School will also compete in their final home match of the year against Elbert County High School on senior night. Show time is set for 7:30 p.m. Jefferson High School will open their final two games of the year by seeking a region title win against Riverside Military Academy at 7:30 tomorrow night. The Hawks of Mill Creek High School will return home for their final home game of the year against Habersham Central High School tomorrow night at 7:30.

Local Basketball

Panthers host toy drive for Toys for Tots

The Jackson County Comprehensive High School boys’ basketball team isn’t waiting until Christmas to be in the spirit of giving. The Panthers will be hosting a toy drive on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the gym of West Jackson Middle School. All of the donated toys will be given to the Marine Toys for Tots. Please bring all toys unwrapped. The day will also serve as a coaching clinic. For more information and registration, please contact 706-367-6350 or send an email to crobinson@jacksoncounty.gov. The event will serve kids from ages five to eight from 9-11 a.m. and kids nine and up from noon to two p.m.

Local Baseball

Atlanta Braves’ finest host charity event

On. Nov 3, Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves will team up with others to put on a softball charity event at Coolray Field – home of the Gwinnett Braves. Along with his wife Ashley, McCann and others will kick off the Rally Celebrity Softball Game. The day will kick off at 11 a.m. with events on the field and the first pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. Admission is ten dollars for adults, and five dollars for students. Children ten and under will recieve free entry. Parking is five dollars. This event is held annually to generate proceeds to help fund research for children with cancer. Famous guests including Chipper Jones will be in attendance.