7-AAA Recap: Dawson Boys Win Title; White County Girls Runner-Up
The Region 7-AAA Championship took place on Wednesday at Unicoi State Park in Helen. The Dawson boys took the top spot on their side, while White County’s girls placed second to lead the local girls teams.
On the boys side, Dawson County won behind solid performances by Luke Hamby, Wiley Dennis, Ethan Smith, Sam Hulsey, and Brendan Swafford. That group of five finished consecutively 5th through 9th. White County, which finished 4th as a team, was led by Eamonn O’Bryant, who finished as the region runner-up. Lumpkin County boys came in 6th, and were led by Ben Sherrill (18th).
In the girls meet, White County was led by Sydnee Nix and Lily Gearing, who came in 4th and 5th, respectively. Dawson qualified for state after coming in 4th, and were led by 15th place runner Anna LeCave. Lumpkin’s Abbie Hilchie came in 16th to pace her team, which finished 5th.