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High school scoreboard: Buford volleyball team rolls into third round of playoffs

The Buford volleyball team is on its way to the Elite 8 of the Class 5A state playoffs after defeating Hiram (25-1, 25-17, 25-13) in the second round of the playoffs Tuesday in Buford. 

Tatum Shipes led the attack for the Lady Wolves with 16 kills and eight digs. Stella Alverson contributed 23 assists for Buford, while teammate Halston Hillier finished the night with eight kills. 

Buford plays again Saturday against a team to be determined.

Jackson County 3, East Hall 0: Niyah Rucker had 13 kills in East Hall’s loss against Jackson County (25-19, 25-18, 25-21) in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Tuesday in Jefferson. 

Holly Poole added 18 digs with seven kills and two aces for the Lady Vikings (31-18). Savannah Thellman had 26 assists, nine digs, three aces and a kill for East Hall.

High School score can be reported by 10:30 p.m. each night by calling 770-718-3415 or email

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