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Powell earns state tourney spot
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The Warren County High School girls golf team traveled to Harrison Bay golf course in Chattanooga Thursday hoping to add a regional championship to its District 6-AAA crown, but instead sophomore Nicholas Powell from the boys golf team stole the show.After qualifying for the regional tournament as an individual performer, Powell shot a 1-over 73 to earn a trip to the state golf tournament Sept. 25-26 at WillowBrook golf course.Six members of the boys and girls golf teams made the trip to Chattanooga in hopes of making the state tournament, though the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers qualified in much different ways.The Lady Pioneers won the District 6-AAA tournament, giving Warren County a chance to make the state tournament as a team. Powell, along with teammates Clayton Myers and Nick Stern, each earned individual invites for a chance to make the state tournament.The Lady Pioneers finished two strokes short of bringing home a regional championship as Warren County shot 173 as a team. Cookeville tied Walker Valley with 171, then the Lady Cavaliers went on to win a playoff to claim the championship.Freshman Saylem Powell, who led the Lady Pioneers with a round of 85, watched the playoff between Cookeville and Walker Valley intently as a berth in the state tournament was on the line.With a Walker Valley victory, Powell would have advanced to a playoff with Lady Cavalier Anna Cunningham for the fourth spot given to individuals in the state tournament.When Cookeville won though, Powell was left one spot out of the state tournament, ending an impressive season for the freshman.Sophomore Brittany Myers shot 88 as the Lady Pioneers saw their season come to a close two strokes away from a state berth.

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