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Sports calendar

A complete guide to the county's upcoming basketball games, swim meets and wrestling matches

Saturday, Nov. 22
Basketball: Fayette County, McIntosh at Sandy Creek Shootout (boys); OLM at W.D. Mohammed (girls); Whitewater at New Manchester.
Wrestling: Starr's Mill at Kennesaw Mtn. Duals; Whitewater at Mill Creek Duals.

Monday, Nov. 24
Basketball: Landmark at FCA Southside Thanksgiving Classic; OLM at Walker.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Basketball: Landmark at FCA Southside Thanksgiving Classic; Sandy Creek at Shaw (boys).
Wrestling: Whitewater at Hillgrove Duals.
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Flash run to state title

The team lines up at the start of the state preview meet in Peachtree City a couple of weeks ago. They finished first in this meet. From left are Audra Daniel, Melanie Hargrove, Anna Marie Pakulski, Allie Walker, Avery Giffen, Olivia Gibson, Megan Dobso, Zoe Smith, Brianna Brown, Kaylea Fox, Abby Murray, Amy Bragg, Paris Alsup and Nia Blount. Photo/Sherri Smith Brown.

PTC Flash runners win state championship, compete at regionals

The Peachtree City Flash running team won last weekend’s 11-12 girls USATF state championship and is competing this weekend at regionals in Myrtle Beach. Based on their performance there, the squad could be going back to Myrtle Beach in December for the USATF National Junior Olympics. The runners are students at Booth, Whitewater and Rising Starr middle schools so the future looks bright for high school cross-country in the county.

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Undefeated Majestics win cup

From left, Majestics team Georgia Wessels, Emma Linton, Riley Munoz, Lauren Lawson, Lani Messer, Sofie Cupertino, Sara Bang, Ana Qovanaj, Julia Geise, Lauralee Walls. Back row, from left, coaches David Munoz and Brian Messer. Photo/ Carl Lowry.

The Majestics of the Peachtree City Lazers finished the Fall 2014 season with a perfect 10-0 record.

This past weekend they capped off their undefeated season by winning the U10 girls Kohl’s US Youth Soccer American Cup tournament held at McCurry Park in Fayetteville. In the tournament, the Majestics posted 3 shutouts in four games including a hard fought 2-0 final in the championship game against Henry County.

The coach is Brian Messer, who was named the 2013 assistant coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for his work at McIntosh High School.

SMHS wins first-ever state championship

Above, The Starr’s Mill cheerleading team with their trophy from winning the state championship. This is the first state championship in cheerleading for the Lady Panthers, who earned a perfect 100 score with the judges. Photo/Submitted.

Panthers, Chiefs, Wildcats finish in top spots for regions

The Starr’s Mill Panthers earned their first-ever state championship in cheerleading last weekend at the Columbus Civic Center, while two other Fayette schools finished in the top three.

In the 5-A classification, Starr’s Mill scored 295 points to edge Union Grove (293). The rest of the top five were Ola (290), Northgate (288) and Houston County (286). Read More»

PTC locals dominate USAPA annual pickleball tournament

Above, Tyson Sandlin (left) and Chris O’Brien. Below, O’Brien, who won the pickleball championship in Athens, practices on his father’s homemade pickleball court. Photos/Submitted.

By Joel Kinsman (special to The Citizen)

Tyson Sandlin and Chris O’Brien won decisively in their brackets during the first annual Pickled Peach Tournament held in Athens, Ga. Neither Sandlin nor O’Brien lost a game, which placed them against each other for the championship.

In a game normally played in 20 minutes, the two battled for 45 minutes. It was a contest of speed versus size. Sandlin was fast while O’Brien possessed long reach and a bigger size. Eventually Tyson squeaked past his longtime friend and fellow player, 15-14. Read More»

SCHS moves up in playoffs

Sandy Creek wide receiver Korey Banks, Jr., in the game against FCHS, Nov. 7 (SCHS won 23-8). The Patriots are the only Fayette County team to advance in the state playoffs. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Last Friday was the busiest mid-November night in years for high school football in Fayette County, with four teams reaching the first round of the state playoffs. Unfortunately, only one will advance to this week’s second round.

SANDY CREEK 23, COLUMBIA 14: The Patriots (10-1), the only Fayette team playing at home this weekend, were in control the entire way, going up 14-0 on Eric Swinney’s 75-yard touchdown run and taking a 23-0 halftime lead. They will travel to Jesup this Friday to face Wayne County, the top seed from Region 3-AAAA. Read More»

High School Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Basketball: Fayette County at Norcross (girls).

Thursday, Nov. 20
Basketball: Fayette County at Norcross (girls).
Wrestling: Central-Carrollton, Locust Grove and Northgate at Whitewater.

Friday, Nov. 21
Football: Round of 16 in state playoffs.
Basketball: Landmark at FCA Southside Thanksgiving Classic; Northgate at Starr’s Mill.

Saturday, Nov. 22
Basketball: Fayette County, McIntosh at Sandy Creek Shootout (boys); OLM at W.D. Mohammed (girls); Whitewater at New Manchester.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Kennesaw Mtn. Duals; Whitewater at Mill Creek Duals. Read More»

State football playoffs begin next weekend

Playoff action has already begun in all of the higher classifications and the field for the Class A state football playoffs will start next weekend, with one local school in the mix and another that just missed making it.

The Georgia High School Association’s final power rankings, released earlier this week, for the Class A Private category has the Landmark War Eagles in the middle of the pack out of the 16 teams in the playoffs. Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) finished No. 17. Read More»

High honors, class and field

Danielle Gray in action this fall for Kennesaw State. Photo/Charissa Gray.

After being named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team last week, redshirt-sophomore Danielle Gray of the Kennesaw State soccer team collected another academic honor as the she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Read More»

Nov. roundup

Friday, Nov. 14
Football: First round of state playoffs.
Basketball: Fayette County at Mundy’s Mill; Mt. Vernon at Landmark (girls); Hapeville Charter at Sandy Creek (girls).

Saturday, Nov. 15
Basketball: Lovejoy at Fayette County; Landmark at Providence; Cedar Grove at Sandy Creek (girls); Sandy Creek at Mays (boys); Whitewater at Lithia Springs.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Dacula Duals.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Basketball: Whitefield at Landmark (girls); McIntosh at Morrow; Whitewater at Newnan.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Fayette County.

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