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Takeaways from Queens of the Hardwood Classic

The stars were out at the second annual Queens of the Hardwood Classic. On Saturday, elite programs gathered at Whitewater High School to showcase their talent and battle for bragging rights. The action was fierce from the jump as Sandy Creek and Fayette County competed in the first two games of the day. Whitewater closed… Continue reading Takeaways from Queens of the Hardwood Classic

Toy drive to bring holiday cheer to Panhandle

A local resident aims to give back to communities ravaged by Hurricane Michael. Kathy Gloer has orchestrated a toy drive to benefit the Bay District Schools. The Florida Panhandle community has several families displaced without homes, and Gloer hopes to spread some holiday cheer to those in need. Gloer helped organize a Panhandle Toy Drive… Continue reading Toy drive to bring holiday cheer to Panhandle

Sandy Creek escapes with sweep against Starr’s Mill

Julian Alexander’s eyes lit up when he drilled his first 3-pointer of the night. As he turned to the crowd, the Sandy Creek senior guard gave a quick smile that signaled he knew this could be a special night. Thirty-two minutes later, the smile was still there. This time, it came with the sweet joy… Continue reading Sandy Creek escapes with sweep against Starr’s Mill

Starr’s Mill splits with East Coweta

East Coweta was the featured guest at Starr’s Mill’s home opener, but it was freshman forward Jaclyn Hester that earned all the party favors. Hester was dominant in her home debut. She scored 17 points and collected 23 rebounds as the Lady Panthers rolled past the Lady Indians 55-37. It was Hester’s second time scoring… Continue reading Starr’s Mill splits with East Coweta

Just Jada: Claude aiming for record-breaking year for Whitewater

Whitewater Lady Wildcats senior forward Jada Claude’s humble beginnings didn’t start on a basketball court. Instead, it started with a single conversation. In the seventh grade, Claude was just a regular student at Whitewater Middle School. Sports weren’t really on her radar as she enjoyed the advantages that came with adolescence. It wasn’t uncommon to… Continue reading Just Jada: Claude aiming for record-breaking year for Whitewater

Enter the Dragon: Bickerstaff commits to Drexel

On a sultry July afternoon, Sandy Creek senior forward TJ Bickerstaff was miles away from the outside world. Behind the double doors guarding the Patriots’ gym, stood Bickerstaff in his own place of solace. There weren’t any cameras or flashing lights. There wasn’t a raucous crowd screaming his name. Instead, there was just a budding… Continue reading Enter the Dragon: Bickerstaff commits to Drexel

Fayette takes two from Newnan

The Fayette County Lady Tigers have a flair for the dramatics. After trailing 17 points entering halftime, the Tigers stormed all the way back to clip the Newnan Lady Cougars 64-61 in double overtime on Saturday. Fayette improved to 3-0 on the season and earned a big victory over a Class AAAAAAA opponent. Sophomore guard… Continue reading Fayette takes two from Newnan

Sandy Creek holds off Whitewater in thriller

Sandy Creek rolled into Friday’s primetime matchup against Whitewater looking for a fresh start. After suffering a non-region loss to rival Fayette County earlier in the week, the Patriots needed to win to build confidence early in the season. Whitewater provided a unique challenge as a young and upstart program. Under new head coach Matt… Continue reading Sandy Creek holds off Whitewater in thriller

MHS alum Lyons ties NCAA record with 15 3-point explosion

Former McIntosh star guard Jordan Lyons etched his name into the NCAA record books on Thursday night. Lyons erupted for 54 points to lead the Furman Paladins to a 107-67 victory over North Greenville. The talented junior hit a NCAA record-tying 15 3-pointers and tied the Division I record with 34 3-point attempts. “It’s an… Continue reading MHS alum Lyons ties NCAA record with 15 3-point explosion

Fayette County sweeps Sandy Creek

Basketball is back in Fayette County. On Tuesday night, fans were treated to one of the top rivalries in the county as the Fayette County Tigers hit the road to face the Sandy Creek Patriots. Both squads came into the game highly-ranked in their respective classifications. According to Sandy’s Spiel, Fayette was ranked sixth in… Continue reading Fayette County sweeps Sandy Creek