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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]