For the first time since 2013 the Chestatee girls volleyball team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
The Lady War Eagles joined three others -- Jefferson, Buford, and Union County -- into the second round after Wednesday's opening round.
Chestatee whipped Hampton 3-0 in the Class 4A tournament and next will travel to take on Region 7-4A champion Heritage-Catoosa on Saturday in the second round.
Jefferson, the Region 8-4A champion, also advanced in Class 4A with a 3-0 sweep of North Clayton. The Lady Dragons next will play host to Cedartown in the second round.
In the Class 6A tournament, Buford spiked Rome 3-0 to advance. The Lady Wolves will play host to Lassiter in the second round.
In Class 2A/A Public. Region 8-2A champion Union County held off Atlanta Classical Academy 3-1 in the first round. The Lady Panthers next will play the Fannin County-Armuchee winner in the second round. Banks County, however, was knocked out of the Class 2A/A Public by Pace Academy 3-0 in the first round.
STATE PLAYOFFS 1st ROUND SCORES, Oct. 21
(Best-of-5 format at higher seeded team)
Buford 3, Rome 0
Chestatee 3, Hampton 0
Jefferson 3, North Clayton 0
CLASS 2A/A PUBLIC
Union County 3, Atlanta Classical Academy 1
Pace Academy 3, Banks County 0