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Girls bring home championship
State Champs pic
Bottom row, from left, Eliza Sillesky, Brittany Griggs, Lauren Burgess, Heather Brady and Ansley Costley. Back row, from left: Coach Thad Burgess, Coach Tina Brady, Peytan Porter, Tabitha Morrison, Karlie Bearden, Haley Burgess, Summer Vaughan and Coach Barry Bearden. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

The Dawson County Park and Recreation 11-12 year-old girls captured the State Basketball Championship last weekend in Fannin County.

  

The team defeated host Fannin County, 46-9, in the opening round of play.

In the semi-finals, Dawson manhandled Manchester, 67-17.

  

The team then ran away from Fitzgerald, 71-42, to capture the championship.

The team was coached by Thad Burgess, Barry Bearden and Tina Brady.

  

Members of this year’s state championship team were: Eliza Sillesky, Brittany Griggs, Lauren Burgess, Heather Brady, Ansley Costley, Peytan Porter, Tabitha Morrison, Karlie Bearden, Haley Burgess and Summer Vaughan.