The Lumpkin County competition cheerleading squad finished ninth in the Class AAAA championship meet on Saturday in Columbus. <br />
The Lady Indians scored a school record 243 points in their best ever finish. This marks the third straight season Lumpkin County has qualified for the state championship. The Lady Indians are led by head coach Ashleigh Devries and assistant Sandy Kassouf. <br />
Team members include Taylor Gooch, Abbie Guthrie, Emily McClure, Megan Abercrombie, Ellie Anderson, Ashley Jarrard, Carlie Lingle, Katie Rushton, Brittany Stewart, Ansley Travis, Coralei Neighbors, Emma Anderson, Brittany Bookmiller and Katie Crowell.
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
On Tuesday schools across the state, and plenty here in northeast Georgia, will learn their region foes for the next two years, as the GHSA releases its new alignments for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.
Weeks after winning a Class AAAAA individual title, Flowery Branch High cross country standout Jake Shewbert kept up his impressive fall by finishing 15th at the Footlocker South Regional race in Charlotte, N.C.