Banks County will be sending a team to Canton to compete in the state tournament.

Banks’ recreation 9-10 year old team will begin their bid for state championship Saturday, July 4, in Canton. The first competition for the boys will be against Sandy Springs with the winner advancing to play on Sunday at noon.

The loser will play again on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The 9-10 year old team finished third in the Dizzy Dean District tournament after defeating Union County’s team and the Hall County Mudcats.

In the third game of the district tournament, Fannin County bumped Banks into the loser bracket where the team battled back against the Hall County Heat to secure third place.

The 9-10 year old girls will also be heading to state after being crowned the GRPA District 7 champions.

State play will begin for the girls July 10 in Jefferson.

The girls will take on the district 6 champions at 6 p.m. then will play again at 8 p.m. win or lose.

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