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Fencing tournament at Johns Creek Centennial draws hundreds



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Maggie Baxter, a freshman at Lambert High School, is enjoying her first year of fencing and says her favorite part is the adrenaline rush she gets at tournaments. JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Sydney Higginbotham, a sophomore at Pope High School, and Shivani Bhagat, a sophomore at South Forsyth, both talked about how kind and interesting all their fellow fencers are. JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Jordan Hirsch, a freshman at Milton High School, competed at the fencing competition at Centennial High School on Saturday, Sept. 28. JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Two opposing fencers compete against each other at the Centennial Fencing Tournament. JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Medal winners proudly pose at the Sept. 28 Georgia High School Fencing League (GHSFL) Tournament hosted by Centennial High School. JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff. (click for larger version)
October 02, 2013
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Centennial High School hosted the Georgia High School Fencing League Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The six-hour event hosted about 100 fencers from eight different schools.

The schools represented at the tournament included Pope, Johns Creek, Centennial, Roswell, Lambert, South Forsyth, Pinecrest and Milton high schools.

"I enjoy the fact that fencing is more of a thinking sport, and I like that it's very individual," said Jordan Hirsch, a freshman at Milton High School "You don't have to depend on anyone but yourself."

Shivani Bhagat, a sophomore at South Forsyth, added that the atmosphere and people at fencing tournaments are interesting and kind.

"One of my favorite parts about fencing is getting to meet the awesome competitors," Bhagat said.

Visit http://www.ghsfl.net/ for more information.

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