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This week: GHSA to ratify new alignment
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The Georgia High School Association will meet on Tuesday in Macon to finalize the reclassification and realignment of member schools for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.

Habersham Central, previously in Region 8-AAAA and currently slotted in the new Region 7-AAAAAA, has appealed its region placement. The school has requested to be placed in Region 6B-AAAAAA along with Lambert, North Forsyth, South Forsyth and West Forsyth.

Schools that have issues with travel distance have the option to appeal for a lateral transfer within the same classification. Many of the Region 7-AAAAAA schools are in Gwinnett County, while Habersham Central is in Mount Airy.

Its appeal will be heard, along with another lateral region appeal from North Atlanta High, and decided upon at the meeting prior to ratification.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: After winning the Area 8-AAA duals competition on Saturday, North Hall will advance to the state competition for the first time in 10 years.

The state duals will be held on Friday and Saturday in Macon. Chestatee, which finished second to the Trojans in Area 8-AAA, will make its first state appearance.

On the other side of the spectrum, Jefferson will be taking part in the Class AA competition, attempting to win its 11th consecutive state duals title.

Chestatee will compete in a tri-match with Rabun County at Franklin County on Tuesday. North Hall will also compete in a tri-match on Tuesday. It will travel to Mill Creek; Jackson County will also be present.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: This week, East Hall will have a full slate, taking on solid Dawson County teams on Tuesday and then facing North Hall on Saturday.

The East Hall girls, who remain undefeated, topped North Hall in a close championship game to win the Lanierland tournament back in December, the teams last meeting.

Gainesville will play games on the road at Johnson on Tuesday and West Hall on Saturday.

Lakeview Academy will play at Athens Academy on Friday and host George Walton on Saturday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: After dropping its SEC opener to Alabama on Saturday, Georgia will travel to take on the Florida Gators at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Bulldogs will play again on Saturday against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

Georgia Tech will play just once this week, against N.C. State at 9 p.m. on Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.

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