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Schulte’s 26-point performance propels Lady Hawks past Lady Wildcats

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BY CHARLES PHELPS

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HOSCHTON – The Mill Creek Lady Hawks (15-6, 8-2) are in prime position to take over the No. 2 spot in Region 7-AAAAAA after dispatching rival Duluth 62-50 Tuesday night.

They travel to Norcross (18-3, 9-1) Friday night.

Senior night was the theme and Mill Creek senior Meredith Schulte imposed her will on the Lady Wildcats, scoring 26 points including 16 in the first half. She also hit two 3-pointers.

Aizha Ross and Morgan Simmons added eight points apiece, while Madison Phillips and Tatum Ragsdale added seven points apiece.

As a team, the Lady Hawks went 18-for-26 from the free-throw line.

The win didn’t come easy as the Lady Wildcats stayed with the Lady Hawks in a tightly-contested first quarter. The Lady Hawks exited the quarter with just a one-point lead, 13-12.

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Hawks’ rally falls short against Duluth

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BY CHARLES PHELPS

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HOSCHTON – The Mill Creek Hawks struggled against the Peachtree Ridge Lions’ fast start en route to a three-point loss last Friday.

On Tuesday, the Duluth Wildcats built a 12-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

The Wildcats downed the Hawks for a 77-73 wire-to-win victory. The Wildcats hit four 3-pointers as part of their 26-point first-quarter performance.

The Hawks (14-8, 6-5 Region 7-AAAAAA) were led by senior Scotty Chadwick’s 16 points. Charles Botchway added 13 and Shaheim Powell chipped-in 11 points.

“They (Duluth) did some different stuff offensively,” Mill Creek head coach Chad Rogers said. “They hit shots. We struggled to keep them out of the lane, but we had to pressure them with those bigs.

“We just couldn’t let them set up and run stuff…We didn’t score in the first half, either. We have to get out and run against bigger teams like that.”

Rogers added they didn’t cause enough turnovers as well to generate more offense for the squad.

“We were a little off, but our kids didn’t give up,” he added.

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Humane Society of Jackson County hosting community meeting

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The Humane Society of Jackson County is holding a general community and appreciation meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the fellowship hall of the Living Word Worship Center. Living Word Worship Center is located at 267 Mahaffey St., in Jefferson.  HSJC supporters will be updated on activities since the last community meeting and some of the many community members who have contributed to HSJC efforts throughout the year will be acknowledged. All supporters and friends of the HSJC are invited as well as anyone in the community interested in animal welfare. Visit www.hsjc.com

Highpoint Medical Center proposed for Friendship Road

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By FARAH BOHANNON

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At the corner of Old Winder Highway/211 and Friendship Road, across from the new hospital, many Braselton residents have wondered what the construction is all about in that area. According to Braselton Planning & Development Director Kevin Keller, the property is planned to be split up to serve several different commercial developments.

Medical Arts Properties of Gainesville submitted a Modification of Standards application to Keller recently that included information from the only development that he is aware of for the time being—Highpoint Medical Center. Others who plan to develop at this location are unknown at this time. The tax map parcel ID will be parcel #15039-00643 (Hall County) and parcel #K-3006-154 and K3006-004 (Gwinnett County) with a G-C zoning.

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Schulte, Lady Hawks down Peachtree Ridge; boys lose heartbreaker, 67-64

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BY COLIN HUBBARD

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SUWANEE – Headed into Friday night’s matchup against rival Peachtree Ridge, Mill Creek was holding onto the third spot in the Region 7-AAAAAA standings, one spot ahead of the Lions.

The Hawks were coming off of a huge win over Collins Hill and looked to keep the good play going as they traveled to the Ridge to take on the Lions for the second time this season.

After a game that saw the Hawks cut the lead to within one point four separate times and tie the contest two other times, they left the court in heartbreak as the Lions held on late to win 67-64.

The Hawks never led in the game.

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