HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Girls’ scoreboard and schedule:
Region 7-AA: Model tops Rockmart, 45-33 to win region title.
Region 7-AA: Gordon Central over Pepperell, 45-30 to earn 3rd seed in GHSA state tournament.
First round match-ups for GHSA State Tournament:
Class 5A: #10 Rome at #4 Flowery Branch
Class 3A: Cedar Grover at Sonoravillle
Class 2A: # 2 Putnam Co. at #6 Model; #9 Rabun Co. at Rockmart; Gordon Central at Elbert Co.; Pepperell at #4 Banks Co.
Boys’ scoreboard and schedule:
Region 7-AA: Chattooga beats Rockmart 69-56 to win region title.
Region 7-AA: Pepperell topped Coosa, 49-46, to earn 3rd seed in GHSA state tournament.
Region 6-AAA: Sonoraville over Ringgold, 69-64 to earn 3rd seed in GHSA state tournament.
Region 6-AAA: Calhoun over Bremen 63-53 to claim region title.
First round match-ups for GSHA State Tournament:
Class 5A: Cass at #1 Buford
Class 4A: Heritage-Catoosa at #10 Cartersville
Class 3A: Sonoraville at Pace Academy; Redan at Calhoun.
Class 2A: Coosa at #10 Banks Co.; Pepperell at #8 Elbert Co.; Monticello at Chattooga; Putnam Co. at Rockmart
Appreciation: We thank Kevin Strickland, John McClellan, Kathy Whitehead and Jack Druckenmiller for their assistance in providing updated scores and photos.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
GHSA Wrestling State Championship Individual Results for local schools:
106 lbs.: Class 2A: Griffin Jarrett (1st), Chattooga; Class 3A: Eli Knight (1st), Sonoraville
113 lbs.: Class 1A: Carl McDurmon (2nd), Darlington; Class 5A: Caden McCrary (1st), Woodland
120 lbs.: Class 5A: Kyle Gollhofer (1st), Woodland; Ivan Arguello (2nd), Rome
126 lbs.: Class 1A: Dalton Blankenship (1st), Darlington; Class 2A: Walker Byrd (2nd), Model
132 lbs.: Class 1A: Colton Woods (1st), Darlington; Class 3A: Tyler Hunt (1st), Sonoraville
138 lbs.: Class 2A: Truett Bowman (2nd), Rockmart; Class 3A: Trevor Burdick (1st), Sonoraville
138 lbs: Class 1A: Davis Peek (3rd) Darlington
152 lbs.: Class 2A: Zoryan Hendricks (2nd), Rockmart
160 lbs.: Class 2A: Griffin Pace (2nd), Rockmart; Class 5A: Cody Cochran (1st), Woodland
160 lbs: Class 1A: Garrett Sheffield (5th) Darlington.
182 lbs.: Class 2A: Jacob Henderson (1st), Armuchee
195 lbs. Class 3A: John Knight (2nd), Sonoraville
220 lbs.: Class 5A: Tripp Breeden (1st), Cass
285 lbs.: Class 2A: Luis Medina (2nd), Chattooga; Class 5A: Seven Richards (1st), Cass
Pepperell High School sent five boys and all five placed in 2A.
- Drake Miller 3rd
- Jack Bennett 4th
- Isaiah Bevels, Landon Camp & Ethan Sharp 5th.
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY UPDATE
From Darlington: 17 Soccer Academy players signed to play at the collegiate level. These young people sign for $1.1 million in scholarships over the next four years.
The following Soccer Academy members signed to play at the collegiate level:
- Bronwyn Luitwieler – UNC Asheville
- Brittany Burke – USC Upstate
- Kahjae Douglas – Mount Olive
- Arttu Heinonen – KuPS (Finland, Kuopio)
- Paavo Riihijarvi – Coastal Carolina University
- Nickolai Clarke – University of Mount Olive
- Andrew McDowall – University of Tampa
- Will Reed – Wofford College
- Harris Peek – LaGrange College
- Ethan Willie – Wofford College
- Russell Shealy – University of Maryland
- Pedro Franca – University of Mount Olive
- Fonso Rodriguez – Tubio
- Josh Dunn – Mount Vernon Nazarene University or North Greenville University
Academy Players Not Enrolled at Darlington:
- Marissa Mowry – Anderson University
- Courtney Rhea – Berry College
- Chanceley Book – Georgia State University
Rome Braves‘ 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium.
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season (and all the way back to 2008).
- Georgia Highlands: Lady Chargers lose 70-43 at South Georgia Tech. Next: Friday at Andrew College; 5:30 p.m. Chargers win 82-80 over South Georgia Tech. Next: Wednesday at home vs. South Georgia State, 7:30 p.m.
- Berry men: Next: At Sewanee, 4 p.m. Sunday.
- Berry women: Next: At Sewanee, 2 p.m. Sunday.
- Shorter women: Lady Hawks fall 83-61 to Union on Saturday. Next: At West Georgia, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
- Shorter men: Hawks lose 71-61 to Union on Saturday. Next: At West Georgia, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Fun Run returns March 10. Complete details here.