Lady Warriors defeat Central high school in 4A state playoffs

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The White Co. Lady Warriors hosted and defeated the Central high school Lady Lions in the first round of the 3A state playoffs on Friday. A 13-0 run from the Lady Warriors in the third quarter helped them take control of the game and eventually win 63-50.

Senior Ellie Gearing plays transition defense against the Lady Lions.

White Co. was led in scoring by Piedmont-commit Bentley Cronic, who had 24 points. Junior Dasha Cannon scored 16 points, and fellow junior Maddie Futch had 10 points.

The first quarter of the game was a hard-fought battle for both teams as they traded scored. At the end of the period, the Lady Warriors led 13-11.

White Co. started to take control in the second quarter as they opened the period with a 14-2 run. This allowed them to extend their lead to double digits and take a 34-23 lead into halftime.

Senior Naomi Crumley sets up a play.

The Lady Warriors used the third quarter to seal the game. After giving up two early 3-pointers, White Co. went on a 13-0 run get their lead to 20. A late three from the Lady Lions cut the Lady Warrior lead to 49-32 heading into the final period.

Central started off the fourth quarter with a quick 6-2 run to cut into the lead. However, White Co. responded with a strong finish to the game and won 63-50 to advance to the second round of the 4A state tournament.

Bentley Cronic is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

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Bentley Cronic

Bentley Cronic is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

Cronic, a senior guard who is committed to play at Piedmont College next season, scored in double digits in three wins for White Co. (6-5, 2-1 Region 7-AAAA) last week.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Cronic scored a team-high 22 points as the Lady Warriors earned a big region victory at West Hall, 79-44.

She followed that by scoring 12 points, pulling down two rebounds, and adding an assist and steal in a 59-39 win against Class 6A’s Habersham Central on Friday, Dec. 13, in Cleveland.

The next day, Cronic scored 14 points, added three steals and an assist, as the Lady Warriors defeated Dawson Co. 64-56 in the North Georgia High School Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Dawsonville.

For her efforts, Cronic is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

Jadon Yeh is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Warriors!

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Jadon Yeh

Jadon Yeh is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Warriors!

Yeh, a freshman guard, had double-digit scoring in both games for White Co. (5-5, 0-2 Region 7-AAAA) last week as the Warriors won two straight.

On Friday, Dec. 13, Yeh scored 13 points as White Co. took down Class 6A’s Habersham Central 67-46 in Cleveland.

The next day in the North Georgia High School Showcase in Dawsonville, Yeh scored 11 points as the Warriors defeated Riverside Military Academy 58-46.

For his efforts, Yeh is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Warriors!

White Co. uses big fourth quarter to defeat Riverside Military Academy

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White Co. (5-5, 0-2 Region 7-AAAA) defeated Riverside Military Academy on Saturday afternoon at Dawson Co. high school. The Warriors won their game in the North Georgia High School Showcase 58-46. They outscored the Eagles 17-6 in the final period. Silas Mulligan lead White Co. to the win with 22 points in the game, including 12 in the third quarter. Darius Cannon scored 12 for the Warriors, and Jadon Yeh had 11 points in the win.

Silas Mulligan at the free throw line.

The Warriors jumped out to the quick lead by getting up 11-5 halfway through the first quarter. Riverside’s defense stepped up to end the quarter, holding White Co. scoreless over the final few minutes. A 3-pointer late in the quarter cut the Warrior lead to 11-8 at the end of the period.

The second quarter was more back and forth with both teams battling hard. An 8-0 run by the Eagles in the middle of the period allowed them to take the lead. The Warriors responded and regained the lead, but another late 3-pointer gave Riverside the 24-22 lead heading into halftime.

The third quarter was another dogfight, with the teams trading scores and trading leads. A late lay-up from the Warriors allowed them to take a 41-40 lead into the final period.

Jadon Yeh drives into the lane.

White Co. battled hard in the fourth quarter, and it paid off. Mulligan took charges on back-to-back plays, which epitomized their hustle and grit throughout the game. The Warriors ended the game on a 12-3 run to win the game 58-46.

The Warriors’ next game will be Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. as they travel to play at Chestatee high school.

Maddie Futch is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

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Maddie Futch

Maddie Futch is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

Futch, a junior, led White Co. (3-5, 1-1 Region 7-AAAA) to the first region win of the season Tuesday, Dec. 3, against Blessed Trinity in Cleveland.

Futch scored 11 points, pulled down four rebounds, added an assist, a steal, and a taken charge in the Lady Warriors’ 53-38 victory.

On Friday, Dec. 6, Futch led the team with 15 points, while added six rebounds and a steal, in a 59-44 loss on the road at Marist.

White Co. next visits West Hall beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, before hosting Habersham Central at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13.

For her efforts, Maddie Futch is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!


To be considered for the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week, a player must play in all games the team plays during that week and must not have any unsportsmanlike conduct (ejections, etc.). Stats considered for Player of the Week run from Monday through Saturday, with Player of the Week being selected Sunday each week.


White County falls in battle with Blessed Trinity 52-42

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Playing at White County Middle School on Tuesday, the Warriors fell to the Titans 52-42. Cooper Turner led the way for the Warriors with 13 points. Silas Mulligan also had an important 10 points.

Cooper Turner soars in for the lay-up.

The first quarter was a back and forth affair. White County had an 8-0 run in the middle of the quarter, but the Titans responded with a 6-0 run of their run. At the end of it, White County trailed 16-15.

The second quarter started out just as competitive as the first. However, the Titans ended the half on a 14-0 run to take a 34-23 lead.

Jaden Yeh finishes the lay-up.

White County won the third quarter to make the deficit only 46-37 heading into the final period.

The fourth quarter was another competitive one. White County cut the lead to only seven, before eventually falling 52-42.

The Warriors will return to action Friday as they travel to play at Marist.

Lady Warriors use big fourth quarter to defeat Blessed Trinity

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The White County Lady Warriors defeated Blessed Trinity 53-38 on Tuesday at White County Middle School. They ended the game on a 17-5 run to take a demanding lead late in the fourth.

Bentley Cronic lead the way for the Lady Warriors with 14 points. Dasha Cannon had 12 points, and Maddie Futch and Naomi Crumley each chipped in 11.

Maddie Futch at the free throw line.

Blessed Trinity opened the game with a 9-3 run to gain a lead early. However, the Lady Warriors responded to cut the lead to 13-8 at the end of the first.

White County dominated the second quarter, outscoring the Titans 19-7 to take a 27-20 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was low scoring, with White County still leading 32-27 at the end of the period.

Naomi Crumley shoots a three.

Blessed Trinity had a quick run to make the score 36-33 early in the fourth. From that point on, White County had all of the momentum. They outscored the Titans 17-5 from that point on to take the 53-38 win.

The Lady Warriors next game will be Friday as they travel to play at Marist High School.

Silas Mulligan is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Warriors!

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Silas Mulligan

Silas Mulligan is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Warriors!

Mulligan scored 15 points in the White Co. boys basketball team’s only win last week, a 58-46 defeat of Union Co.

Mulligan is a sophomore shooting guard who stands 6-foot tall and weighs 170 pounds.

The Warriors are 3-3 on the season and next host Blessed Trinity to open the Region 7-4A schedule.

For his efforts, Mulligan is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Warriors!

Dasha Cannon is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors

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Dasha Cannon

Dasha Cannon is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

Cannon, a junior, put on a show last week, averaging 22 points game for the White Co. girls basketball team.

Against South Forsyth on Saturday, Nov. 23, Cannon scored 25 points to go along with seven rebounds, an assist, and two steals.

Against North Hall on Monday, Nov. 25, Cannon poured in 19 points and added four rebounds, three steals, and a charge.

Against Union Co. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, Cannon scored another 21 points to go with two rebounds, an assist, six steals, a blocked shot, and a charge.

For her efforts, Cannon is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Warriors!

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Warriors defeat Rebels, 42-23

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It was a fast-paced, but slow-scoring game early when the Fannin County Rebels varsity boys took the court at White County High School.  Fannin (1-8, 0-4) came into the game ready to lay it all on the line, chasing their second win of the season.  The Warriors (7-3, 1-0) were coming off a devastating one-point loss to rival Dawson County (55-54), ready to tip the scales of the win-loss column back in their favor.

A couple of baskets by Ryan Beavers (Fannin #35) and a free throw made by Nathaniel Garrison (Fannin #3) would be all the points the Rebels could put on the board in the first quarter, while White County’s Austin Rowland (#15) managed two baskets for four points; followed by a 2-pt shot by Austin Harris (#5), a 2-pt score by Jimmy King (#12),  and 1-of-4 free throws made by Cooper Turner (#23).

After one quarter of action, White County led Fannin County 9-5.

The war of attrition continued into the second quarter, as Fannin was only able to score six points via Beavers (4-pts) and Joe Satchell (#5) who was held to only two points in the first half.  White County scored another nine points, extending their lead (18-11), with Rowland continuing to make his presence felt on the court.  He scored two baskets and went 2-for-2 on free throw attempts in the second quarter, giving him 10 points of total offense in the half.  He’d finish the night with 20 points altogether, the leading overall scorer on the night.

In the third, the Warriors came alive offensively.  Rowland and Harris came alive with a couple of 3-pointers, and the team spread the ball around with four different players putting the rock through the hoop on their way to a 15-6 run, keeping the Rebels restricted to another tough quarter offensively.

The lead would prove too much for Fannin to overcome in the fourth, as White County won by a final score of 42-23, improving to 8-3 overall.

The Rebels scoring was led by Beavers with seven points, followed by Satchell with five, Chase Culpepper with three, Cohutta Hyde with two. Nathaniel Garrison and Payton Holt each scored a free throw in the contest.

White County now looks to enjoy some time off for the holidays before facing Adairsville, Ga on Dec 28th in the Blue Ridge Holiday Tournament.  Fannin County continues their pursuit of victory this Friday when they travel to Hayesville, NC.


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Warriors Slay Dragons at Mountaintop Tourney

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This past Friday at the Mountaintop Holiday Classic, the White County Warriors and the Pickens County Dragons traveled to Fannin County for their match up on day two of the tournament. Both teams were coming off of a loss from the first day of the tournament and ready to walk away with a win.

It was a high action and fast paced game from the start. The Dragons made the majority of their points from down low while the Warriors did most of their damage from driving the lane. Dragon post, Seth Bishop, led Pickens in scoring from the block with twenty-one points. Warrior guard, Austin Harris, led his team in scoring with twenty-four points due to his hustle. Warrior post, Austin Rowland, had the hustle on defense to make steals and contribute twelve points for his team. With the Warriors in the lead near the end of the third quarter, Pickens makes a buzzer beater shot to tie the game 17-17.

The hopes were high at the beginning of the second quarter. Both teams had the same chances of winning and were not giving up. The lead went from team to team and it became unpredictable on who would have it next. Warrior, Chandler Harris’s outside shooting came alive which put eleven points on the board for White County. Warriors, Reece Dockery and J. Ben Haynes, also had a good game above the key by each adding five points to White County’s score. The Warriors took a seven point lead over the Dragons at the end of the second quarter by making the score 29-22.

With Pickens down more than they had been the entire game, they were determined to make a come back. Both teams applied heavy defensive pressure on the other by putting a full court press into action. The press resulted in both teams getting steals and adding onto their score. At the end of the third quarter, White County doubled their lead over Pickens with a score of 47-33.

Pickens picked up the pace at the start of the fourth quarter. The Warriors start to put even more defensive pressure on the Dragons and draw fouls. Warrior, Jay Lepkoske, contributed one of his five points from the free throw line. The Warriors also started to have good looks inside which resulted in Kaleb Crane’s overall four points. Warriors, Daniel Rowland and Cooper Turner, followed the trend and each added four points onto White County’s score. However, the Warriors were not the only ones adding onto their score. The Dragons came back at the end of the fourth quarter with a score of 53-53, putting the game into overtime.

The intensity came alive at the beginning of the quarter. Both teams had four minutes to win the game. Pickens finally took the lead that they had been working for the whole game just to have the score tied once again at 63-63, putting the game into double overtime.

Four more minutes were put on the clock as both teams gave the game their all. The quarter was filled with hustle after loose balls, fouls from attempting to keep the other team from scoring, and heart. The back and forth of the game had everyone on their feet as they watched with anticipation. Although both teams played to the best of their ability, the White County Warriors had a 74-67 victory over the Pickens County Dragons.

The White County Warriors win puts their overall record at 9-4 while the Pickens County Dragons stand at 4-9. Catch the Warriors next game on January 2 at 5:45 as they travel to take on North Cobb Christian!

Short Takes – The Ugly Americans


I could start out I suppose with some screed about the disappearing Al Franken(stein) but he’s done so much damage to himself and his party that little more need be said. Just keep it in mind that Al Franken is a really creepy fellow. My lasting image of him was his role in the movie Trading Places mocking a caged gorilla. I can’t get that image out of my mind and listening to big Al, now a humorless US Senator from Minnesota, interrogate Trump appointees as a member of the Senate Judiciary committee, I’m not convinced at all that the real gorilla truly didn’t get released back into the African wild. Enough on Al.

President Trump has just returned from his first presidential tour in the Far East. His reception by the Chinese was triumphal yet marred in the eyes of Trumps Chinese hosts by the ugly American incident that embarrassed President Trump, and should have embarrassed all American’s.

It seems that the UCLA Basketball team was on a tour playing against teams in the Chinese People’s Republic, when three of UCLA’s sterling members, Americans of African descent as it turns out, brought shame and embarrassment to President Trump and disgrace to themselves, and our nation, by assuming they were in their neighborhood corner convenience store where they could freely help themselves to pairs of sunglasses without paying for them. It’s called shoplifting or petty theft but, it’s still a crime. Could get you killed in Ferguson, Mo.

While the ‘brothers’ may look upon such actions here in America as their rightful due because their ancestors were once slaves, the Chinese look upon such social trivialities with different eyes. Ten years in a Chinese prison can be no picnic and, except for the incidental presence of an embarrassed President Trump, that’s exactly where they would have been, for a long, long time and nobody would be crying racism because nobody would care.

To their good fortune, President Trump sprung them from their worst possible nightmare of actually being enslaved as prisoners of the Chinese State. He got them home safe into the embrace of their communities where such behavior is apparently expected and alas, accepted. The three, their eyes cast down to the printed words provided to them mumbled, without contrition, their appreciation to President Trump for their salvation yet, not one word of apology was expressed to the American people for shaming our country by their feckless behavior.

People like these three are not really Americans because they have no pride and no shame. And, except for the fact they were born here, they are really just US citizens in name only, of no value to American prosperity or advancement and should be considered as such.

The three miscreants have passports and therefore, as individuals, should be allowed to come and go to foreign countries as they wish, but never, never, ever should they be allowed to go abroad again as members of any organized sports team, debate society, or anthropological research team, representing America. We have enough problems with our own government perverts stalking storm ravaged Caribbean Islands looking for poor children to molest and groping women in corporate work places to add these guys to our burden.

One big problem for America is that we have lost our morality on an individual basis. We truly believe that all (Americans) are equal yet we send forth goodwill ambassadors, passionate exponents for their sports, mostly, and they become the ugly Americans. What’s to be done?

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (18Nov17).

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