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Fencing tournament at Johns Creek Centennial draws hundreds

by Julia Potapoff

October 02, 2013

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.
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.
Jordan Hirsch, a freshman at Milton High School, competed at the fencing competition at Centennial High School on Saturday, Sept. 28. JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff.
Two opposing fencers compete against each other at the Centennial Fencing Tournament.JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff.
Medal winners proudly pose at the Sept. 28 Georgia High School Fencing League (GHSFL) Tournament hosted by Centennial High School.JULIA POTAPOFF/Staff.
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.