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. Teammates Jaclyn Hester (14 points) and Ashtyn Lally (10 points) sustained the momentum late to secure the victory.

Starr’s Mill has won three out of their last four games. The Panthers improved to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in region play.

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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. The Battle of the Bubble Series will carry extra weight as the Chiefs hope to repeat as state champions. Starr’s Mill looks to win their first title under head coach Jason Flowers.

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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 to the task. In front of a packed house, the Wildcats went 12 rounds with the Panthers and took both games of the region championship doubleheader.

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

Whitewater celebrates punching their ticket to the state championship game. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)

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 enemy territory, Whitewater advanced past last year’s Final Four demise and punched their ticket to the Class AAAAA state championship game. What awaits next is a battle with their other (more…)

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Whitewater sweeps Jones County in the state playoffs
April 27, 2018-Fayetteville, GA-The Jones County Greyhounds varsity baseball team travels to Fayetteville to take on the Whitewater Wildcats in the first round playoff games as a part of the 2018 Georgia Boys Baseball State Championship Brackets Class AAAAA. The Wildcats move on to the next round by winning 2-1 and 6-2.

Whitewater sweeps Jones County in the state playoffs

Whitewater baseball head coach Rusty Bennett knew he needed to motivate his team.

After losing a tough series against Starr’s Mill earlier in the season, the Wildcats sat at 4-9 and outside of the state playoff picture. They struggled to find consistency on offense and had defensive lapses in the field.

So, Bennett sat down with his team and made a list of goals to accomplish for the remainder of the season. On that list was to raise the team’s average, have quality starts, and to host state playoff matchup among other things. The players took notice and it resulted (more…)

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Whitewater continues hot streak with 11-1 win over Griffin

An aura of confidence has energized the Whitewater Wildcats baseball team.

After a rocky start to the season, the Wildcats have turned it around in the last couple of weeks. Riding a three-game sweep of rival Fayette County, the Wildcats returned home to face the undefeated Griffin Bears in region play.

The Bears were 6-0 in Region 3-AAAAA and held a slight lead for second place. However, the Wildcats weren’t fazed by their region foes. Behind an early offensive jolt, Whitewater overpowered Griffin 11-1 on Tuesday night.

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