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Mike Philips

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LATE SATURDAY: Deerfield upset in AAA championship, 19-game win streak snapped (UPDATED)

Deerfield, the No. 1-ranked GISA Class AAA team in the state on a 19-game winning streak, comes off an emotional semifinal win Friday night and can't recover in time Saturday as the Knights fall behind early to Loganville Christian and never catch up as DWS ends its season one win shy of the championship.

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Atlanta Hawks great Wilkins visits Albany

Former Hawks legend and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins spends Thursday in Albany talking about diabetes.

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PREP HOOPS PREVIEW: Eyes (back) on the prize for Westover boys

Westover, traditionally the top boys basketball program in Southwest Georgia each year, had an off year last season, but the Patriots are back with the same goal — to win a state title.

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PREP HOOPS PREVIEW: Dunson, Young look to lead Lady Pats back to the top

Two starters left for new schools, but Westover’s Lady Patriots feel they can make a run at the state title with Super 6ers DyTiesha Dunson, Ieshia Young and a youth movement that may be good enough to get them to Macon for the Final Four.

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Westwood mows down Randolph So., moves to 7-0

The Wildcats, led by Mason Worsham’s one rushing and two passing touchdowns, set a school record with an 80-0 victory against Randolph Southern, which keeps Westwood undefeated.

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HERALD PREP BASKETBALL PEEK: New Top 5 boys, girls poll; Quote of the Week; Player of the Week; By the Numbers; area schedule

Check out The Herald's weekly "Prep Peek" and see if there was any movement in the latest Top 5 Poll, who had the best quote of the last week, who wins our Player of the Week, a few key numbers and this week's area holiday hoops schedule.