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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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Simon Hunt (3) leads the charge to the Oconee fans following the Warriors' win against Westminster on Tuesday night (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Oconee takes down Westminster in PKs in second round of state tournament

Eighty minutes weren’t enough. Ninety minutes weren’t enough. After ending regulation tied 1-1 and two five-minute overtime periods tied 1-1, the Oconee County Warriors and Westminster Wildcats went into a PK shootout to determine the winner of Tuesday night’s second-round matchup in the Class AAA state tournament. For photos of the game, click here After missing their first PK and trailing for most of the shootout, Oconee County senior goalkeeper Gilbert Herrera-Bleyle made a big save on Westminster’s seventh shooter and senior Simon Hunt, the Warriors’ seventh shooter, drilled his PK for the game-winning goal to send the Warriors to…