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Area athletes make college choices as school year winds down


J.P. Shorter signs with Berry College

As the clock ticks down to the end of the school year, several high school athletes are making some last minute choices as to where they'll be taking court and field next year. 

In Tifton, senior J.P. Short inked a basketball scholarship with Division III Berry College in Rome, Georgia.  His ability to use both hands and his sneaky athletic ability makes him a unique find says his now former head coach Eric Holland.

He calls Short one of the more fundamentally sound players he's coached

"It's a really pretty campus and I really like the coach there. Just getting to play college basketball its really a blessing that's God has given me and now I'm apart of Berry College," said Shorter.

Berry College participates in the Division III Southern Athletic Conference.

Kair'Sha Jackson signs with Albany Tech

Over at Albany High, former Squaws basketball guard Kair'Sha Jackson isn't going far after signing with Albany Tech.  

Jackson was a crucial part of the Albany defense over the past years and is exactly what Albany Tech head coach Kenneth Williams says he was looking for.

Jackson says she's excited that all her family and friends will get to see her play not far down the road at Albany Tech.

"I feel like its going to be different but I'm ready for anything that comes my way. I just want to be able to adjust to the new people, the game, I'm just ready for everything," said Jackson.

Jackson plans to major in criminal justice at Albany Tech.

Dominique Davis signs with Paine College

The media center at Monroe High also a buzz with softball star Dominique Davis heading to the SIAC at Paine College. 

Davis says she has plenty of family from Augusta which was a big part in her signing with the Lady Lions. Davis will play centerfield and pitch at Paine.

More importantly she says she plans to major in pre-med with hopes of becoming a Cardiologist.

"I knew that my family would be here to support me and that also I would be going on a collegiate level to do something that I really love at an HBCU," said Davis.

Davis is hoping to help the Lady Lions improve on their last place finish in the conference this past season.  


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