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Three Local Teams Compete at James C. Haile


Three local junior high basketball teams competed at the James C. Haile State Tournament in Murfreesboro.

The event is usually held over the last two ½ weeks in January each year.

The Macon County Junior High School boys team competed in the AAA bracket. The lost the first game in the 9 team field to North Middle by a final score of 22-26 on January 25th.

The Macon County Junior High girls team competed in a 10 team field in the AAA bracket. On Jan 27th they defeated the West Middle girls team. In the semi-final game, the junior Tigerettes lost to DeKalb Middle on Jan 28th.

The Red Boiling Springs Junior High boys competed in the A boys bracket and had an 18 team deep field. On Jan 18th they faced Thurman Francis Middle and won by a final score of 54-34. The quarterfinal game on Jan 21st was against West Side Middle and they won 27-18. The semi-final was against Carroll-Oakland in Wilson County and the junior Bulldogs fell just short on Jan 28th.

Congratulations to these three teams representing Macon County. (Photos by Barry Kirby and Wally Etheridge)