The Lady Knights ended their five year reign as state champions at last week’s finals at Faulkner University. With an outstanding season record of 20-4, all of the team’s losses came from one opponent. In the final match-up of the year, the Coosa Valley team edged out the Knights in a hard fought battle for the top spot. As the only returning starter, outside hitter and senior Sami Nesbitt stepped up to lead the team through a tough summer pre-season and coaching change. With two sophomores and one freshman rounding out the starting lineup, the Lady Knights will definitely be strong again next season. Sami Nesbitt and Bailey Williams were honored as members of the state all-tournament team, and Nesbitt will represent Macon East on the AISA East All-Star team this Saturday at the Montgomery Multiplex.