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One team is returning to the postseason for the first time in over a decade and the other has its sights set on reaching its third consecutive state title game. Both would like to keep playing this weekend and secure a home game to start the state playoffs.
“This game (the second round region tournament playoff game) is always the hardest,” said Fayette County head boys basketball coach Andre Flynn after his Tigers narrowly avoided an upset to the Starr’s Mill Panthers.
There were no upsets on Tuesday as play started in the region 5-AAAA girls tournament at McIntosh.
Sandy Creek got in the way of Alexander in the final game of the first round on Monday night. Photo/Michael Boylan
McIntosh High School will be the site of the region 5-AAAA boys and girls basketball tournament next week and the competition will be fierce.
The area 5-AAAA wrestling tournament took place over the weekend and the teams from Fayette County did well. Whitewater placed second behind Alexander and head of Fayette County (3rd), Sandy Creek (4th), McIntosh (6th) and Starr’s Mill (7th). Overall, 32 wrestlers from the five schools have qualified for the AAAA state sectionals at Upson Lee this weekend.
This past weekend gave local basketball fans a chance to revisit what is one of the great rivalries in Fayette County high school athletics.
Today, Wednesday, Feb. 3, is National Signing Day and area schools will be buzzing with activity as numerous scholar atheltes will sign letters of intent to attend certain colleges and universities and represent them on the athletic fields as well as in the classrooms.
There wasn’t much in between in basketball games played over the weekend. If a team won, it was a solid win and if it was a loss, it got kind of ugly.
Whitewater hosted the Southside Brawl last Friday and Saturday and placed sixth, the highest finish of any of the local teams participating. Following the Wildcats were McIntosh is seventh, Starr’s Mill in 12th and Landmark in 15th.