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Warriors Upset Mechanicsburg; Will Meet Spring Grove on Friday

The fifth-seeded Gettysburg Area Warriors defeated the first-seeded Mechanicsburg Wildcats by a score of 41-32 in the Pennsylvania 5A Girls Basketball State Playoffs semifinals this evening.

Senior Talia Gilliard Jackson led a valiant effort for the Wildcats with 11 points and had Gettysburg on the ropes at the end of the third quarter, leading 29-24.

But the Warriors, led by a balanced scoring attack from Skye Shepherd, Camryn Felix, and Anne Bair, exploded in the final period, outscoring the Wildcats 17-3 to punch their ticket to the state finals.

Gettysburg will go on to face Spring Grove in the state finals on Friday.

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Chas helped launch and then served as vice president of his high school's first-ever mock trial club and also worked on the school newspaper and debate club. Chas has volunteered as referee in children’s sports and served as an assistant high school basketball coach. He has had many stories published in local news websites. Chas is interested in a variety of subjects including American History, Constitutional Law, and Sports Studies.

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