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Bama Boys: Coaches share bond deeper than basketball

Eighteen years ago, Starr’s Mill head coach Charlemagne Gibbons was just looking for a helping hand. After an impressive basketball career as player, Gibbons was searching for an opportunity to stay connected to the game he loved. Then, he received a phone call. On the other line, was a good friend that wanted Gibbons to… Continue reading Bama Boys: Coaches share bond deeper than basketball

Sandy Creek falls 52-51 in Final Four heartbreaker

Sandy Creek was one play away from dethroning the Class AAAA defending champs, the Upson-Lee Knights, on Friday night. After having the Knights on the ropes all game, it came down to the final 9.4 seconds in regulation. The Patriots were down a point and had left everything on the floor. They just needed one… Continue reading Sandy Creek falls 52-51 in Final Four heartbreaker

Sandy Creek splits Sweet 16 matchups

Sandy Creek continued its redemption odyssey through the Class AAAA state tournament with a 73-52 win over the Stephens County Indians on Thursday night. However, it wasn’t easy considering the magnitude of hosting a Sweet 16 game at home. Despite a raucous crowd, the Patriots started the game slow and out of sync. They failed… Continue reading Sandy Creek splits Sweet 16 matchups

Sandy Creek sweeps Cartersville in region doubleheader

Bickerstaff leads Patriots to key region victory  Sandy Creek learned a valuable lesson against Cartersville in early January. After falling 62-58 in a tough road loss, the Patriots found out that they needed to play four full quarters to beat their Region 5-AAAA counterparts. On Friday, Sandy Creek got their chance for retribution against Cartersville… Continue reading Sandy Creek sweeps Cartersville in region doubleheader