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2012-2013 Region 4-AAAAA boys basketball tournament was named after assistant head Noah Chalkley, who tragically died of a sudden heart attack in January, so it seems only fitting that the Wildcats would win it all after a 50-32 victory over Starr’s Mill in the region championship.
After the sudden death of assistant head coach Noah Chalkley the Whitewater boys basketball team rode an emotional rollercoaster ride all the way to the state playoffs.
The area tournaments for wrestling took place last weekend and numerous local wrestlers will advance to the state sectionals this week.
The Lady Panthers (14-7) extended their three-game regional winning streak with Friday night’s closely contested overtime victory against a team they previously beat by 40 points.
Whitewater went into Brookwood the only 5A school against 6A State Dual placers Chattahoochee, Lowndes and Brookwood, but came out winners in their final dual meet in Snellville on Friday night.
By Kennington Smith
Whitewater Class of 2013
On January 10, 2013 Whitewater High School experienced its greatest loss in school history and it wasn’t in sports. Assistant basketball coach Noah Chalkley died of a heart attack sending shock waves through Fayette County.
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 Whitewater Wildcats wrestling team exercised some past demons and worked their way back through the consolation bracket to take third place in GHSA Wrestling State Duals last weekend in Macon.