Mike Phillips

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Statement day

Mitchell County and Miller County make statements at the GHSA girls state Track & Field Championships at Hugh Mills Stadium, where Mitchell County’s Akerian Florence was the only state title winner from Southwest Georgia on Saturday.

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GHSA GIRLS STATE MEET: Monroe’s Harrell tops Westover’s Mitchell for AAAA state discus title

Monroe’s Ashley Harrell wins the Class AAAA discus state title on her final throw, just edging Westover’s Ayanna Mitchell on a day when several girls from Southwest Georgia had memorable days at the GHSA state Track & Field Championships.

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Not done yet

Westover’s Ericka Taylor, one of Southwest Georgia’s most accomplished distance runners in years, didn’t achieve her goal of winning a state track title during Day 1 of the state meet Thursday in the 3,200 final, but the senior still has the 1,600 left today.

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PREVIEW: Area GISA baseball teams begin march to state title today

Deerfield-Windsor — along with seven other area private school teams — opens the GISA state playoffs today, with the Knights at home against Dominion Christian, hoping to make a run to a state title. (ADDS: full area GISA state baseball playoff schedule)

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: DWS’ Leach claims individual region golf title

Deerfield’s John Leach wins the individual title, and the Knights finish second in the GISA Region 3-AAA golf tournament, just behind defending state champion Tiftarea. (ADDS: GISA Region 3-AA golf tourney; Westover soccer; GSW golf)

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Setting the stage

With the team state titles to be decided today, a host of area stars take home individual crowns Friday on Day 3 of the GISA State Track & Field Championships at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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PREVIEW: Greenwave poised to win school’s first GHSA track championship

Terrell County’s boys track & field team could make history this weekend in the state meet in Jefferson, where the Greenwave have a chance to win their first state title.

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Lee County girls lose first-round heartbreaker

Lee County’s emotional season ends in a 5-2 loss to state power Northgate in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Tuesday.

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We play for Madison

Lee County’s girls soccer team dedicates its emotional season to Madison Stokes, a friend and teammate who died in an auto accident at the beginning of the school year.

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Historic, proud day for Lee County High athletics

For the first time, four Lee County athletes in four different sports accept scholarships Friday as basketball player Reggie Breedlove, offensive lineman Robert Hatcher, swimmer Julie Johns and wrestler Chris Rapley all sign.

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