Halls High girls have record-setting season

Susan EspirituFountain City, Halls, Our Town Youth

The Halls High School girls’ basketball team had quite an astounding season.

Against the No. 2 seed Clinton, they pulled off a comeback, heart-stopping victory in the District 4-3A tournament championship game on Clinton’s home court! With the 46-42 win, the Lady Devils finished with a perfect, undefeated district season and advanced to the Region 2-3A tournament versus Carter, which Halls won, 75-36.

The win against Carter advanced the team to region semifinals which they handled with ease, eliminating the Cougars of Northview Academy, 57-35. The winning path for Halls landed them in the region championship game on March 1 against host Seymour, each team boasting season records of 24-7.

At the end of the night, it was Seymour who prevailed, 51-32, but both teams qualified for sectional play which was only the second time a Halls team made this achievement in school history.

Halls then met Elizabethton in sectional play and despite a hard-fought game, lost 40-57 at the final buzzer.

Halls’ season cannot be overshadowed by these season-ending losses as they set a program record for single-season wins and earned coach Savannah Harrison the coach of the year recognition for the district.

Sophie Tharpe was player of the year (MVP) for the district, and Megan Biliter got recognition as MVP of the district tournament. With only three seniors leaving, it will be entertaining to watch this team for the years to come!

Egg Hunt April 1

Fountain City Business and Professional Association invites all to the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m.- noon at Fountain City Park. Please note specific hunt times: 6-8 years will hunt at 9 a.m., walking to 2 will hunt at 9:45, 3-5 years will hunt at 10:15 a.m., 9-12 years will hunt at 11 a.m. Participants must bring their own basket.

Fishing anyone?

What is more fun than going fishing on a Sunday afternoon? How about fishing in Fountain City Lake in the Fishing Rodeo Classic? It starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, and it’s free for all 18 years of age and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian. Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. Register online.

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