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The area tournaments for wrestling took place last weekend and numerous local wrestlers will advance to the state sectionals this week.
Fayette County varsity football players Antonio Messick and Jason Williams signed athletic scholarships with colleges this morning.
By JACOB RENIE
Sandy Creek Class of 2013
The Fayette County Tigers soundly defeated the Sandy Creek Patriots in both the boys and girls match-ups last Friday. The girls won 60-49 and the boys won 65-50, with both games staying close for a half before the Tigers pulled away to complete their victories.
Over 20 schools from Georgia joined the Wildcats at the Southside Brawl this weekend at Whitewater High School. Whitewater took third at the event. Five Wildcats made it to the championship round with eight medaling in the tournament.
Starr’s Mill’s swim team won its 13th consecutive county championship last Friday. Both the boys and girls finished in first place, while McIntosh’s boys and girls both placed second and Whitewater’s boys and girls placed third. Our Lady of Mercy placed fourth overall, followed by Fayette County and Sandy Creek.
Starr’s Mill hosted the annual Girls Night Out basketball showcase last Friday and Saturday and fans witnessed some top-notch basketball.
The local basketball teams came back from the holiday break last weekend and played games, many of them against region opponents.
The wrestling season is going at full tilt and area teams are showing strength.
While several local schools were still inflicted with football fever, the basketball season is underway and teams are hoping to build momentum heading into holiday tournaments.
The basketball season is still young but local teams are trying to pile on the wins, build team chemistry and finish the year strong.