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Morgan County soccer: Jacob Martin featured on SportsCenter

Morgan County’s Jacob Martin had a goal featured on SportsCenter as a top play of the week. All right after a round of chemotherapy.

MORGAN COUNTY, Ga. — The Morgan County high school soccer team was featured on SportsCenter this past week, thanks to a goal scored by Jacob Martin. That eccentric teenager that you saw on national television has had quite the journey these last six months.

It was the goal heard around the country: Morgan County defender Jacob Martin scored his first goal of the season, a game clincher featured on SportsCenter.

“My Mom called me too and said I was on SportsCenter and I thought oh my gosh, that’s literally insane,” junior Jacob Martin recalled.

He scored that goal after his 11th round of chemotherapy. 

“I didn’t even know if I was going to be able to play high school soccer, but I’ve played in every game

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WJCC Schools, York County School Division on track for fall sports season

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Warhill High School is just one of several schools in the Historic Triangle participating in the fall sports season. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)
Warhill High School is just one of several schools in the Historic Triangle participating in the fall sports season. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)

Some public schools in the Historic Triangle are gearing up for the fall sports season.

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the York County School Division are allowing students to compete in fall sports during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

WJCC Schools announced on Monday the school division is allowing high school athletes to compete in varsity sports.

“The first game of the season will be a football game on February 26,” according to the WJCC Schools’ news release. “This is the week after some high school students return to school for in-person, hybrid learning.”

However, this does not apply to junior varsity or middle school fall sports.

“We are eager for all student-athletes to have the chance to play,” said Olwen Herron, WJCC Schools superintendent, in

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Cross-country becomes first county sport to hold practice

SALINAS — Nearly a year after the pandemic shut down all sports in  California and Monterey County, cross-country has become the first sport in the region to return to practice.



a group of people playing a game of frisbee: Cross-country has become the first high school sport in the region to return to practice. (Monterey Herald file)


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Cross-country has become the first high school sport in the region to return to practice. (Monterey Herald file)

Palma began practicing Monday with close to 15 runners signed up, while Carmel will have its first official cross country practice Wednesday. Monterey is also slated to announce the start of practice this week.

In addition, King City, which has finished in the top five in the state in Division IV the past two years in boys cross-country, will start practice on Feb. 22.

“We’re trying to get kids out and doing stuff,” Palma athletic director Rob Bishop said. “Cross-country is a sport that can happen in our color tier. Let’s get them going.”

Based on the

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