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Starr’s Mill earns road victories against Whitewater

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers have found their offensive rhythm. On Friday night, the Panthers showcased their perimeter acumen, including 6 3-pointers, to prevail 64-60 over the Whitewater Lady Wildcats. Panthers’ guard Alice Anne Hudson lead the way with 25 points. She started off hot, hitting back-to-back threes, to give Starr’s Mill an early edge.… Continue reading Starr’s Mill earns road victories against Whitewater

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

Starr’s Mill sweeps Battle of the Bubble round one

  Starr’s Mill head coach Charlemagne Gibbons described his halftime speech to his team as a “Coming to Jesus” moment. He wasn’t pleased with the effort the Panthers gave in the first half of Tuesday’s rivalry game against McIntosh. The Panthers sauntered into halftime tied at 28 with the Chiefs. Gibbons wasn’t happy his team… Continue reading Starr’s Mill sweeps Battle of the Bubble round one

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

Starr’s Mill rallies to beat Whitewater, advance to state title match

The road to the Class AAAAA State Championship ran through Whitewater High School on Tuesday night. In an instant classic, the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers overcame an early deficit to dispel the Whitewater Lady Wildcats 3-2 in five sets. Starr’s Mill advanced to face bitter rival, the McIntosh Lady Chiefs, in the state title game.… Continue reading Starr’s Mill rallies to beat Whitewater, advance to state title match

Whitewater outlasts Starr’s Mill to win Region 3-AAAAA Crown

There is a new team sitting atop the Region 3-AAAAA softball throne, as the Whitewater Lady Wildcats dethroned Starr’s Mill and won their second region title under head coach Robert Townsend. Whitewater traveled six miles down the road into enemy territory. It is never easy to win at Panther Stadium, but the Wildcats were up… Continue reading Whitewater outlasts Starr’s Mill to win Region 3-AAAAA Crown

Whitewater defeats Starr’s Mill for shot at State Title Game

As she leapt into the air, Whitewater junior midfielder Madison Wright couldn’t contain her excitement. Drenched in sweat and exhibiting the battle scars of an all-out war with Starr’s Mill, Wright was in shock. The Lady Wildcats had just pulled off an improbable 3-0 win over Lady Panthers in front of a rabid crowd. In… Continue reading Whitewater defeats Starr’s Mill for shot at State Title Game