• Villa Rica Lady Wildcats look for perfect season & State Championship

    By: Berndt Petersen


    VILLA RICA, Ga. - The Villa Rica Lady Wildcats are one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in 50 years!

    The Lady Wildcats -- who are 32-0 this season -- will play the Buford Lady Wolves on Friday night in the GHSA Girls Basketball AAAAA State Championship.

    If the Lady Wildcats win the game, they’ll finish with an undefeated 33-0 record and a State Championship. The last time a Villa Rica team accomplished this was 1969!

    And get this: Two members of that 1969 team -- Sheila Sidney and Janice Hembree -- work in the cafeteria at the school.

    "It's unreal. The whole town is excited!" Hembree said.


    On top of that, the school recently brought the 1969 team in to meet with the 2019 team. How cool is that?!

    "It's a wonderful time and something you never forget," Sidney said. "That's why I want the girls to experience what we had and have the memories we've got."

    The school will dismiss early on Friday so everyone can go to Macon for the big game.

    "We're all making plans to go down there. My sister and I are doing a sisters trip to Macon," Sidney said.

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