Josey, Glenn Hills are hot entering state tournament

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WHO'S HOT: Josey. The Eagles continued their ascent with a 75-72 stunner of Swainsboro in the Region 3-AA title game.

The Eagles' Hakeem Adams was good from 3-point range at the buzzer to secure his team's second win over the Tigers this year. Josey plays host to Savannah Christian on Saturday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association Class AA state playoffs.

WHO'S HOTTER: Glenn Hills. The Spartans (25-3) won their first region title at the Region 3-AAA tournament. Glenn Hills began the year with some lofty expectations and an 11-0 start.

Those hopes sagged when the team lost three of its next five games.

But the Spartans have now won 12 in a row since falling to Washington County at home on Jan. 12.

WHO'S NOT SO HOT: South Carolina prep teams in the state playoffs. The area's boys and girls teams who qualified for South Carolina High School League play are a combined 6-16.

The Aiken and Strom Thurmond boys are the only teams remaining in the SCHSL quarterfinals.

BEST GAME LAST WEEK: Burke County 71, Washington County 64 (2 OT). It was an evening well spent for anyone who saw these teams battle for 40 minutes last Friday.

The effort displayed on both sides makes it easy to believe Burke County didn't have much left to give in Saturday's 65-35 loss to Glenn Hills.

Would any area team have fared better than Burke County if it had to go two extra periods against a near-equal and play for the region championship the next day?

DEBUNKED: Word spread at the Region 3-AAA tournament Friday that Thomson football coach Luther Welsh spoke to the school's basketball team during halftime of its game against Glenn Hills.

Thomson trailed 40-17 at the half.

Thomson coach Michael Thomas and Welsh confirmed on Monday that wasn't the case.

"It did not happen," said Thomas, who couldn't be reached for comment after the game on Friday. "I never saw Coach Welsh in our locker room. None of my players saw Coach Welsh in our locker room. Coach Welsh would never do something like that unless I asked him to. He's not the kind of coach who would do that."

WHAT A MOMENT: Cross Creek girls coach Kim Schlein had a great quote after her team's last-second win over Liberty County on Thursday.

Sharnage Young hit an unlikely 3-pointer that clinched a state playoff appearance for her team.

"I don't know what to say," Schlein said. "It worked out. I don't know how. What a great shot and great moment for our team. ... We were down a lot at the end of the third quarter but I told our girls to play hard and not give up no matter what the score was."

Schlein is in her third year as coach after spending several years as an assistant coach with Wendell Lofton at Hephzibah.

"No one expected this," she said.

Cross Creek earned the third seed in the region and will travel to face Hardaway on Friday.

Reach Jeff Sentell at (706) 823-3425 or jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

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VOICE 02/20/07 - 09:50 am
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its a shame how the media

its a shame how the media (newspaper and channel 6 and 12) refuse to give glenn hills real credit for a job well done. just imagine waking up on sunday morning (happens every game) all you see is columbia county victories plastered on the newspaper or before you go to bed all you see on all the news channels is other schools...however the paper was there to get a picture of glenn hills girls losing but not the winning boys! by the way glenn hills played on friday, and thursday...we beat burke county cause we played a better game period!!!!

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tiger4life 02/20/07 - 11:13 am
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No, the shame is how Josey

No, the shame is how Josey was given the game. Anyone with any knowledge of basketball saw how the referees (one being from Richmond County) did not call a fair game. Just remember, that will not take you fair in the state playoffs.

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shamorris 02/20/07 - 01:43 pm
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I attended the first half of

I attended the first half of the game on Saturday and I agree with the comment from tiger4life. The game within itself was an exciting game but some of the calls I witnessed prior to leaving was awful and they were called by the local referee. I also feel that a game of this magnitude should not be called by former alumnis of that school.

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alysa06 02/20/07 - 02:51 pm
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Concerning the

Concerning the Josey-Swainsboro game..... The final foul count will show that the majority of the calls made were made against Josey. No one gave Josey the game. The young men fought hard, kept their composure, never gave up and just plain hustled for the victory. Much credit to the coaching staff, players and fans.

JOSEY MOM

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Angiebee06 02/20/07 - 05:32 pm
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Where are the pictures (news

Where are the pictures (news coverage) from the Laney girls game....no write ups at all. Just what, we don't need. Our game speaks for us! Come to the State Palyoff and cheer us on....with or without the media coverage, we acheived our goal!! Great job Coach Smart and the Lady Wildcats!

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bigced79 02/20/07 - 06:15 pm
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ARC! The Purple Pride!

ARC!

The Purple Pride!

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grimreapa69420 02/20/07 - 06:27 pm
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the newspaper or news

the newspaper or news channels NEVER give richmond county any exposure..all you hear it about greenbriar and evans...there were atleast 3 region titles won by richmond county teams and none of them have really been written about...everyone might as well get used to it because as long as columbia county as all the money they will get all the hype...goodluck to all the richmond county teams during state..hopefully a state title or two can came this way so we can show them where all the real athletes live

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missashle 02/21/07 - 09:50 am
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Talking with a member of your

Talking with a member of your staff, I realize that you do not have the number of sports writers to cover all three region tournaments at the same time, but it still would be nice to give credit to the teams that were not covered over the weekend by writing something about them after the fact. Local teams took the region titles for all three classifications and the only ones getting any recognition were Greenbrier girls and ARC boys until this article that gives a short blurp to Josey and Glenn Hills boys. How about the fact that Laney and Hephzibah girls have back to back region titles? That winning shot by Hakeem was so amazing and the reaction from the crowd was even greater, yet no one will really appreciate such a great comeback because that game did not get the attention that it deserved. Swainsboro is a great team and Josey always promises an exciting game. Too bad that only the people that were physically at the game will appreciate just how special that win was for those boys. Great job Josey and good luck in the state playoffs! Good luck to the Lady Wildcats as well! I expect you to go far this year!

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docwhit 02/21/07 - 07:05 pm
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I'm also concerned about no

I'm also concerned about no write ups about Richmond County Schools winning Region Titles. It's a shame that our young boys and girls cannot get the credit that they deserve for there accomplishments. A job well done to the Lady Wildcats, Hephzibah Girls, Josey and Glenn Hills boys.I'm currently stationed oversees and the only way I keep up with what's going on is by logging on to this website.Please in the future lets try and do a better job to keep all the readers informed of what's going on in Augusta. But of Course I'm a WILDCAT fan.Thanks in advance.

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kala_3 02/23/07 - 08:49 am
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The newspaper staff CLAIMS

The newspaper staff CLAIMS that they do not have enough sportswriters to cover THREE region tournaments. I know they don't expect us to believe that. I agree that it's a shame that the media covers Greenbriar girls teams more than any of the other teams. Yes they are undeafeated, but they don't play any competitive teams. I would love to see them go up against Laney Wildcats or better yet Hephzibah Rebels. And I haven't figured out why they make such a big deal about Michelle S. Yeah, she's a pretty good player, but Sara Oland is a far better player.

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