Undefeated after four rounds in the duals portion of the Hall County Championships on Saturday, Flowery Branch needed a win over Chestatee to secure its second straight team title.
With the score tied 6-6, the Falcons' 152-pound Hall County individual champion Ben Yu won by pin, beginning a stretch in which Flowery Branch won six of the next seven matches to beat Chestatee 50-13 and defend their Hall County team championship.
Flowery Branch High's wrestling team certainly dominated the lightweight divisions in the individual matches of the Hall County championships. Whether that translates into a repeat team title for the Falcons will be determined today at East Hall.
In a year in which three teams reached the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs, two reached the quarterfinals and one reached the state title game, Region 7-AAA can now officially be called one of the top football regions in Class AAA.
The East Hall boys basketball team fell in the finals of the Playground Classic Holiday basketball tournament 65-58 against Mandeville High (La.) on Tuesday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Charles Perry led the Vikings (6-4) in scoring with 12 points. Dustin Duckworth and Kymmon Woods each finished with 11 for East Hall. Woods and Duckworth were named to the All-Tournament team. East Hall plays host to Johnson on Jan. 13.
December 31, 2008|
From staff reports
Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 73 to win the Class AAA girls golf individual state title Monday at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell. Caldwell beat out second place finisher Clara Halsey of Sonoraville. The Dawson County girls finished seventh as a team with a score of 298. In addition to Caldwell's 73, Sydney Morgan shot a 103 and Hannah McConnell shot a 122 for the Lady Tigers. The Dawson County boys shot a 343 to finish seventh at the state tournament. David Ford led the way with an 81.
COLUMBUS – The scores were good for Gainesville's boys, especially when you consider the fast greens and humid air pressing golfers during the Class AAAAA championship meet at the Country Club of Columbus.
Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert added to his strong performance at the Georgia Olympics, earning a fourth-place spot in the 3200 race with a time of 9 minutes, 44.1 seconds at Jefferson Memorial. Joining him in the race for the Falcons, Grant O'Callaghan was ninth (9:53.29).