March 7th was the day it all changed for the Green Hill High School girls' basketball team. It was their turn to step onto the court in “The Glass House” at Murphy Center as MTSU hosted the TSSAA Class 4A State Quarterfinal game against Clarksville. They may have faced doubts along the way, but the Lady Hawks had grit and the support of the community of Mt. Juliet, hoping to see a tournament win for Green Hill.
With a full season of building trust, maintaining confidence, and sticking with the game plan, the Lady Hawks gained a historic win for their team in a 55-45 victory over the Lady Wildcats and picked up their first-ever state tournament win in their first-ever state tournament appearance. Lady Hawk senior Aubrey Blankenship states, “Us winning that first game proved that we deserved to be there.”
Through unwavering dedication, the Lady Hawks have successfully created a legacy for future players and have, without a doubt, been a powerful addition to Green Hill’s ongoing duty to Build the Hill. Fellow senior teammate Savannah Kirby explains, “Us seniors, we took a leap of faith coming to Green Hill. It was our incoming sophomore year...so, it was not only making it to the state or winning the first game, it was the legacy we leave as leaders and as people.” Sophomore and teammate Sullie Gerik adds, “If anyone has built the hill, it’s been these seniors. Everyone can go off of what they’ve done. We know how to continue their legacy and what they’ve built.” Green Hill High School remains an invaluable asset to our community, and this year the Lady Hawks have given us an impressive reminder. Go Hawks!