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    Hayesville’s Devin Whitaker hits the court as he battles for the ball against Lumpkin County.

Jackets salvage win in tournament

During the Christmas break, Towns County High School hosted the 24th annu- al Battle of the States basket- ball tournament. The tour- nament ran Dec. 27-29 and as usual, the Yellow Jackets were invited to participate. Hayesville is usually in the running for the tournament championship but not this year. The Jackets moved into the consolation bracket fol- lowing a 54-47 loss to Towns County. Hayesville then fell to the high powered offense of Polk County TN., 82-72. The tournament ended on a high note for the Jackets as they battled for a 58-47 win over Lumpkin County GA.

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Travis Dockery Sports writer

Clay County Progress

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