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Marcheta Forrester and Allyson Edenfield, members of the Hot Mama’s Relay for Life team, dressed as rock stars for their team’s first trip around the track Friday at Oconee County High School.

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Ansley Irvin puts her arms around her sister’s neck and holds Crystal Bradberry in a tight embrace. They are standing on the track inside the stadium at Oconee County High School. Music is playing at the opposite end of the field. People are walking past on the track. On the field, kids are running around, kicking a ball or blowing bubbles or just chasing each other. It is easy to smell the hotdogs cooking on the grill at the tent where the Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church Relay for Life team is set up. • View more photos from the Oconee…

The garden at Cindy Karp’s house, which is part of the First Annual Oconee Garden Tour on Saturday.

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Head coach Derek Hon, Connor McCarthy, Malachy Mejias, Clay Malcom, Landen Benson, Jake Boran, Andrew Davis and Gabriel Young celebrate after their win Friday afternoon (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Oconee heading back to state championship for first time since 2009

Friday afternoon was a good one for the Oconee County Warriors’ tennis team. All five lines picked up wins in the first set and when the match was over, it was No. 1 Connor McCarthy, the No. 1 doubles team of Landen Benson and Andrew Davis, and the No. 2 doubles team of Jake Boran and Malachy Mejias who earned the three wins the Warriors needed to beat Sonoraville 3-0 in the Final Four of the Class AAA state tournament. For photos of the match, click here “They were a quality team. It’s clear why they got here. There wasn’t…