The Appling County Recreation Department Tennis Team started the season with 55 players. The players worked hard all summer to compete in different contests throughout the state. There were a total of six matches with surrounding Carson England and Halee Leggett counties within this district. Appling County sent 18 players to the district playoffs. Per rules of the playoffs, the team was only allowed to send the top three for each age group. Out of the 18 participants, 15 players were able to advance to state. The three that did not make it to state won the district contest, but had already made plans to attend church camp for the week the state playoffs were being held.
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There have been a few occasions during the course of the past year that I’ve written about experiences involving various individuals personally known to me. In every case, I have allowed those depicted complete anonymity more as a matter of respect than anything. After having explored the concept of this week’s column on Friday of last week and completed the process of painstakingly researching to verify any information presented is factual, I had an experience three days ago that helped me understand my reason for not having emailed my column to Mr. Gardner (pardon the reference Jamie) before Sunday. In this case, the references aren’t anonymous as I believe those individuals involved are deserving of mention.
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