Lady Highlanders lose Homecoming game to Cherokee

Highlands girls varsity basketball team hosted Cherokee on Dec. 3 and it came down to the final minutes, but the Lady Highlanders lost with a final of 52-49.

Before the girls Homecoming game, Highlands held a pep rally to get students fired up, see pics below.

Highlands next plays at 6 p.m. on Jan. 13 at home against Nantahala.

Highlands Reese Schmitt drives to the hoop against Cherokee at home.

Highlands B Bryson sets up on defense against Cherokee.

Highlands Hayley Borino on a fast break against Cherokee.

Highlands Ezra Branham keeps the ball moving along the perimeter.

Highlands Riley Connor makes her move to the basket against Cherokee.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt lays it up and puts 2 on the board.

Pep Rally

Ava Schmitt holds her brother steady as he shoots a lay up during Highlands’ Pep Rally before the Cherokee game.

Brandy Zagal pushes a middle schooler down the gym floor during the Pep Rally.

A middle schooler drains a basket while on the shoulders of Brandon Moss at the Pep Rally.

Highlands elementary students make some noise during the spirit competition at the Pep Rally.

Highlands K-5 grades won the Spirit Stick.

Anna Stiehler and Eliza Tate show their school spirit.

Showing school spirit at the Pep Rally.

Students show their school spirit at the Highlands Homecoming Pep Rally.

Emma Minton rocking super cool specs at the Highlands Pep Rally.

Highlands Cheerleaders perform at the Pep Rally.

Highlands Cheerleaders were instrumental is firing up the crowd at the Homecoming Pep Rally.

Photos by Brian O’Shea
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