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Leila Bailey is the Athlete of the Week. “Leila is a straight A student, team player and always goes above and beyond,” stated cheerleading coaches Abby Ramsey and Noel Ventrice.

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Banks County High School golf will begin the season with its first practice scheduled for February 7.

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Banks County High School baseball will begin its season on February 10 and is expected to have another dominating season in Region 8AA. The team finished last season with a 20-11 record and was second in the region.

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The Banks County High School Lady Leopards soccer team looks to return to the Sweet 16 this season as they begin their first practices this past week. The season quickly picks up speed and starts January 25 at Stephens County.

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The Banks County High School Lady Leopards traveled to Elbert County to face the #1 state-ranked Blue Devils and lost 62-29.

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The Banks County High School basketball team lost a close game against Elbert County this past Tuesday with a final score of 62-68. Banks held the Elbert County Blue Devils to just one point with five minutes left in the 4th quarter.

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The Banks County Middle School wrestling program has seen success this season and recently qualified for the Peach State Duals, which will be held this weekend. In addition, the team placed third during a season tournament, and sixth in the Peach State League.

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Banks County Battle Born participated in the Oconee Novice Tournament (GA-USAW) Sunday, January 9, bringing home several medals. Shown are: (L-R) Luke Downey, Tyler Downey, Drew Downey, Garrett Tacto, Jay Downey, Gauge English and Case English. Not pictured: Declan Evans. Placements were: Ca…

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With an electric atmosphere last Friday night, the Banks County wrestling team faced Rabun and Fannin for the coveted title of Dual Area Championship. Banks County quickly set the tone with a dominating win against Rabun, 61-6.

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The Banks County High School wrestling team continues its road to state by winning another tough tournament. The team traveled to Dawson County over the Christmas break and not only earned the first place finish at the Amicalola Classic, but they also produced four tournament champions. Jaco…

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Addison Hoard picked up 26 points to help the Lady Leopards beat the Towns County Indians in recent action on the basketball court. Hoard has been the top scorer for the Lady Leopards several games this season and has also led on the court with her ball-handling skills.

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The Banks County High School boys basketball team picked up two wins against Dawson County and Commerce this past week.

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The Banks County High School Lady Leopards are on a hot streak. The Lady Leopards have not only won their last four games, but they have also outscored their opponents by almost 20 points a game.

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Coach Steve Shedd earned his 100th win as a basketball coach. He is shown with the Lady Leopards after the win.

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The Lady Leopards faced East Hall this past week. It was a back and forth contest between the teams, with the Leopards only leading by two in the 1st quarter. At the end of the half, the Lady Leopards were leading 24-20.

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The Banks County High School Leopards boys basketball team faced cross-town rivals East Hall and Habersham last week, and even though they picked up losses, the young team gained valuable experience.

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Kasey Lowe and Zac McCellon competed at Clark Hill in the B.A.S.S Fishing Tournament. The team placed 55th out of 124 teams. Club sponsor Josh Shoemaker said the teams are becoming more and more competitive with each tournament. The team has several upcoming tournaments around the Northeast …

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The Banks County High School Leopard football team traveled to Lakewood Stadium Friday to face the #1 5AA ranked South Atlanta and ended the season with a 46-12 loss.

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Buck Ledford's senior season finished with yet another top running score. He participated in the invite-only Georgia Meet of Champions this past weekend. Ledford ran 15:52 in the 5K race. Ledford has been the only Banks County athlete to run the race in under 16 minutes

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Friday night, the Leopard stadium was filled with parents, teachers, students, and friends to celebrate Banks County’s 43 seniors. Senior football players, cheerleaders, band, and color guard members were honored before the region matchup against Elbert County.

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Kyndal Baker went undefeated during the regular Banks County Recreation Department season in 8 and under Girls Cross Country placing 1st in every regular season race and went on to take the State Title defeating last year’s record holder by 48 seconds.

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Andrew Shockley is this week's Player of the Week. Shockley had five touchdowns this last Friday night against Riverside. Coach Reid states that Shockley has had an incredible season this year.

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For the first home meet of the season, the Banks County Cross Country team produced a first place boys finish and hosted Senior Night for seniors and their families.

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The Banks County High School volleyball team has had an incredible run and the season came to an end this past week at Armuchee. The season ended with a winning record of 18-16 and a third place finish in area, which is an exceptional feat for this young program.

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The Lady Leopards faced Jeff Davis this past week to earn a return trip back to Columbus for the coveted state championship title. Although the team fell short, it was not without a total team effort offensively and defensively.

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The Banks County Leopards had a shutout win against the Riverside Eagles Friday night, giving them a playoff berth. Led by a host of Leopard players, including Andrew Shockley, Bowen Roberts, Bryson Cheek, Cam Cooper, Robert Walker, Kellon Walley and Caine Griffith, the Leopards demolished R…

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Jacy Ayers is the Athlete of the Week. Coach Davis states, "Jacy is a true athlete that competes every pitch. She is a vital part of the softball program.

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Buck Ledford, a senior for the Leopard Banks County cross country team, placed first place last weekend at the Mountain Invitational held in Helen. Ledford continues to dominate for the team and the area.

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Kellon Walley has been named the Player of the Week. Coach Jay Reid states, "Kellon is reliable, dependable and never questions where and what he is supposed to do. Consistent player. He had a break out game against Union, with well over 100 yards."

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The Lady Leopards cruised into the Sweet Sixteen with wins against CSK High School. Game 1 was a 15-0 win and Game 2 was a 18-0 win. The Leopards will host the next round next week. The time and dates will be announced when they are set.