Sports

Rabun advances to program’s first semifinal

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TIGER — Showing strong signs of a championship program, the Rabun County volleyball team is one win away from playing for its first state championship. The Wildcats defeated the Dade County Wolverines 3-1 in the quarterfinal round of the GHSA Class A/AA-Public state playoffs at Rabun County High School’s Ken Byrd Court last Saturday afternoon, advancing to the semifinal round for the first time in program history. Rabun hosted Coosa in the semifinal round Tuesday night, but the match was not completed before press time. Follow The Tribune on Facebook or updates.

Tallulah Falls launches esports program

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Competitive gaming in the form of electronic sports is coming to Tallulah Falls School as an official Georgia High School Association activity. TFS is starting with 25 student-players, meeting after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, playing League of Legends and Rocket League. League of Legends teams consists of five players while Rocket League teams consist of three players. Each school can have multiple teams compete. According to IT Director Bryan Freeman, department personnel will support the new program, with IT Specialist Casey Barron serving as head coach for the team.

Eagles top Lions in OT, earn fifth seed

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RABUN GAP — Matt Linn ran for a touchdown with less than a minute left in overtime to lift the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Eagles past the Covenant Day Lions 22-14 in Rabun Gap last Saturday afternoon. The Eagles secured a No. 5 seed in the NCISAA postseason in the process and travel to Ravenscroft (N.C.) on Friday. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Rabun Gap (8-2, 3-0 NCISAA West) trailed the Lions (3-7, 1-2) by a score with a minute remaining in regulation, before Robin Verginelli’s rushing score tied things at 14. The Eagles took possession of the ball in overtime on Covenant Day’s 10-yard line, driving 90 yards to victory and closing their regular season with a six-game win streak.