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  • Progress photo by Travis Dockery
    Freshman Blake McClure tries to fly around defenders and to the basket.

Jackets eliminated early

The varsity Yellow Jacket basketball team ended their regular season with senior recognitions and a 79-53 home win over the Hiwassee Dam Eagles on Tuesday, Feb, 6. After a few days rest, Hayesville opened post-season play on Friday, Feb. 9 in round one of the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament. In a result that shocked many, the Andrews Wildcats eliminated the Jackets with a 69-56 loss. 

The Hive was buzzing when the Jackets hosted Hiwassee Dam to finish out the regular season schedule. Emotions skyrocketed from the opening tip which only threw fuel onto the fire of intensity. 


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By Travis Dockery Sports writer

Clay County Progress

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