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The Lady Chiefs of McIntosh High School advanced to the next round of the state playoffs after a 76-41 victory over Lee County high school.
In what could be considered the biggest upset of the region 4-AAAAA boys basketball tournament, number one seed McIntosh High School lost to the Vikings of Northgate High School in a low scoring game 40-33.
The area tournaments for wrestling took place last weekend and numerous local wrestlers will advance to the state sectionals this week.
By Horace Holloman III
Special to The Citizen
When asked what signing day meant to him, Salomon Lorenzano fought back the tears as he recalled the sacrifices his mother made.
The sequel to the Battle of the Bubble (the annual meetings of the boys and girls basketball teams of Starr’s Mill) wasn’t as intense as the first installment. McIntosh’s Lady Chiefs cruised to a 46-27 win over Starr’s Mill and the McIntosh boys defeated Starr’s Mill 58-46, one of the first match-ups between these two schools in recent memory that did not come down to a buzzer beater.
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.
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.
Fans of the McIntosh or Starr’s Mill basketball teams know that their games against each other are often among the best of the year. Saturday night’s matchups between the varsity teams from both schools at Starr’s Mill’s Panther Pit are destined to go down as instant classics.
By Kennington Smith
Whitewater Class of 2013
It's been a rough week at Whitewater to say the least. After three former students got into a horrific car accident the beloved assistant basketball coach Noah Chalkley passed away on the eve of a big game against Northgate. The school was in a state of shock and sorrow, but the players decided to play the game in honor of their fallen coach.