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THE BUZZ: Basketball season returns to Forsyth County
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Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

Tell us who should win by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter (@forsythnews). See the results in Friday’s paper and on

Kevin Lee, Lambert

After a boys basketball hype video, with dunks of a few of the players, contaminated Lambert, the students were very excited to see their boys team in full swing against South Forsyth this past Friday. Lambert led throughout the game and the Horns never let up finishing the game comfortably with a 64-50 win. Lambert vs. South, in my opinion, is by far the largest rivalry in the county, and it showed with there being very little room to sit, or even stand for that matter. Lambert is now making their way through Alabama playing some of the best teams in the Southeast over our Thanksgiving Break. The student body is very excited to see what this season has in store for us.

Alli Prater, North Forsyth

The North Forsyth basketball program hosted their fourth annual Thanksgiving tournament, this year the 2014 Causey Orthodontics Raider Classic.Northview, Seqouyah, Roswell, Duluth and Creekview had both their boys and girls teams make the trip to Raider Arena, as well as the Greater Atlanta Christian and Alexander girls, and the Flowery Branch and West Forsyth boys. Eric Herrick and the North girls (4-0) are not accustomed to losing on their home court, and haven't done so in almost 2 years. Brian Moon and the boys are 3-4, already topping their win total from last season. Go Raiders!

Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy

Pinecrest Academy held a pep rally this past Friday in order to honor our Paladin cheerleaders and football players. Throughout this season, the cheerleaders placed third at state and the football team went to the playoffs for the first time since joining the GHSA. During the pep rally, the cheerleaders performed the routine that earned them third place; they did a fantastic job! The football team was then announced and recognized, sending them off to their playoff game with the student body's full support! It was a truly great football season here at Pinecrest Academy!

Erin Loggins, South Forsyth

It is that time of the year that we have all been waiting for. What, you ask? Lady War Eagles basketball. From region runner-ups and making it to the Final Four last season, this team is one to reckon with. This past Friday South opened up its regular season facing Lambert at home. To no surprise the Lady War Eagles came out on top. The team’s motto this season is "Here To Stay." South is THAT team to beat this season. Also, against Lambert, senior Shelby Threkeld scored the 1,000th point of her career. This upcoming season for the Lady War Eagles is going to be one to remember. Go South!

Dori Butler, West Forsyth

There has been a wave of true Thanksgiving spirit at West Forsyth as club joins with club, student with student, and grade with grade, and the school rallies together to fight hunger and Feed Forsyth. Organizing drives and donations, West Forsyth has set high expectations for their fellow students and has challenged other high schools in the area to do the same so that all of Forsyth can benefit from their joint efforts. West Forsyth demonstrates real hope and driven passion, which, combined, can also give a meal and hope to those in need. Video by senior Erika Cross.