It’s been an exciting week in the world of school events, with unforgettable theatre productions, fun homecoming festivities, and strong competition in postseason sports. In case you missed it, check out these news highlights on digital ticketing for school athletics and activities around the country.
Mother and Daughter Direct Productions of "Steel Magnolias" in Alabama
Veronica Stephenson and her daughter, Sydney, recently directed productions of “Steel Magnolias” at Enterprise High School in Alabama. This is the third time that Veronica Stephenson has directed the classic play by Robert Harling, but the first time that she has overseen two different casts - one with adults and one with students.
Stephenson teaches theatre and directs all stage productions at EHS. Her daughter, Sydney, is an EHS senior who directed the student production and will attend Oklahoma City University in the Fall as a stage management major. The much-anticipated performances were held last week, and tickets were sold and managed with GoFan. Read more about this gifted mother-daughter team here.
Fantasy-Themed Homecoming Festivities in California
Rancho Bernardo High in San Diego, California celebrated homecoming last week with fantasy-themed activities leading up to the game against the Mt. Carmel Sundevils. Students presented skits during a pep rally, with themes including Star Wars, Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Alice in Wonderland. Each class also participated in creative dress-up days throughout the week to show their school spirit. Inspired by Peter Pan, the theme for their homecoming dance on Saturday was “A Night in Neverland.” Read more here.
College Lacrosse Showcase in Georgia
Fans in Fayetteville, Georgia have a unique opportunity to see college matchups in the College Lacrosse Showcase next weekend. This event will be held on Saturday, October 22 at Whitewater High School and will feature Georgia Southern, Shorter, and LaGrange. Tickets are $10 and available on GoFan. Read more here.
Volleyball Playoffs Set to Start This Week
AHSAA Volleyball Playoffs (Alabama)
13 area volleyball teams are competing in the North Super Regional, which begins Wednesday at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tournament is single elimination, and teams must win two matches to qualify for state. Tickets are $10 per day and are available for purchase by searching AHSAA at www.gofan.co. Read more here.
TSSAA Volleyball Playoffs (Tennessee)
The TSSAA state volleyball tournament starts Tuesday, October 18. Tournament play opens at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available at www.gofan.co by searching for TSSAA.
The Lady Blue Devils of Lebanon High School are champions of both the District 7-AAA and Region 4-AAA tournaments and will be making an appearance at the state tournament for the first time in 21 years. Read more here.
Softball Postseason in Full Swing
GHSA Softball Playoffs (Georgia)
Many states are gearing up for the softball postseason this week, including Georgia. The 2022-2023 GHSA State Fast Pitch Softball Playoffs open later this month, with several talented teams vying for a spot. Region rounds have been replaced by double-elimination Super Regional tournaments to determine state finalists.
Tickets for GHSA postseason softball events are available on GoFan, along with tickets for volleyball, cross country, and football playoffs. Fans can also stream GHSA postseason events on the NFHS Network.
Girls Tennis Finalists Take the Court
WIAA Girls Tennis Tournament (Wisconsin)
The 52nd annual WIAA girls tennis tournament begins this week at Nielsen Tennis Stadium at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The WIAA uses GoFan for all digital and cashless tickets. Read more about the talented student-athletes competing here.
Other Postseason Athletic Events
As the official digital ticketing partner of 39 state associations, the GoFan team proudly supports postseason athletic events in the majority of states nationwide. We're excited to highlight different regions around the country over the next few weeks in our news roundups. To view upcoming postseason events in your state, simply visit www.gofan.co and search for your state association.
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