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  • The Hayesville Middle School Yellow Jackets, front row; from left, Will Englemann, Dylan Martin, Jacob Odell, Jackson Burch, Blake McClure, Grant Brewer and Kolbe Ashe; back row, manager Charlie Gottlieb, Paul White, Kyle Lunsford, Jake McTaggart, Michael Raborn, Rudy Seaker, Brady Shook and head coach Jonathan Hensley celebrate their Smoky Mountain Conference tournament championship.

Conference champs

Middle school boys claim SMC
After a tough regular season that saw the Hayesville Middle School boys basketball team fight their way to a regular season Smoky Conference Championship, the Yellow Jackets had one more goal in mind. That goal was achieved when Hayesville defeated the Andrews Wildcats 58-46 in the championship round of the SMC tournament to become the undisputed conference champion.
The action lived up to the pre-game hype with both teams playing hard from the tip-off. Seventh grader Kolbe Ashe tried his best to set the net on fire as he lit it up with seven 3-pointers for 21 of his 22 points. Jake McTaggart, Hayesville’s big man, had 17 points in the win. 

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By Travis Dockery —

Clay County Progress

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