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SHS student gears up for national fencing competition

When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn’t spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling “the dark side”. While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.

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