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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Chapel Hill shortstop and Georgia signee Savana Sikes was named the GACA Class AAAA Player of the Year.

Five players from the county were selected to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-state teams.

Chapel Hill senior Savanna Sikes was selected the Class AAAA Player of the Year. Teammate Taylor Middlebrook, a sophomore, was named to the classification first team as an infielder.

Chapel Hill junior Paige Vincent was selected to the second team as a catcher.

Alexander had two players named to the Class AAAAAA all-state teams.

Faith Shirley was named to the first-team at catcher along with teammate Georgia Blair, who was selected to the first team as an infielder.

It was the third time this season that Sikes has been chosen as a player of the year. She was named the Region 5-AAAA and Douglas County Sentinel player of the year.

The Auburn signee finished the season with a .432 average and seven home runs. The shortstop is a four-time all-county selection.

Middlebrook, a sophomore infielder, hit .451 with 33 runs scored.

Shirley hit .588 with 47 RBI and scored 33 runs to go with seven home runs. She signed a scholarship with Georgia Southern, a Div. I school that plays in the Sun Belt Conference.

Blair, a junior, led the county with 10 home runs with a .475 batting average.

Vincent hit .416 with 12 doubles and 25 RBI this past season.

Alexander won its second straight region title and reached the first round of the state playoffs.

Chapel Hill won its fifth straight region title and lost in the second round of the playoffs.

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