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Panthers fall just short
Disappointed Portal player Harrison Sherrod walks off the floor as Treutlen celebrates its region championship in the background on Tuesday in Soperton after the GHSA Region 3-A title game. Portal will learn its seeding for the state playoffs at the end of the week.
SOPERTON — The Portal Panthers’ reign atop Region 3-A came to an end after nearly three years Tuesday night as Treutlen claimed a 68-62 victory in the region’s tournament championship game. The win notched the Vikings’ first region championship since 1985. Portal had taken the previous two region titles, but played from behind throughout the night against a Vikings squad that was able to avenge a December loss to the Panthers.