WATKINSVILLE – The Jefferson Lady Dragons saw their season come to an end Wednesday night in the first round of the Region 8-AA tournament with a 46-38 loss to Union County at North Oconee High School.
February 19, 2009|
BY RENALDO STOVER
Times Regional Staff
The very best of Georgia's wrestlers will come together one last time over the next three days.
Day one of the 2008-09 GHSA Traditional Wrestling Tournament, the final wrestling of the season, begins at 5:30 p.m. today at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. It continues at 8 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.
OAKWOOD – One scoring spurt was the difference in West Forsyth's 58-48 win against Chestatee in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament Tuesday at West Hall.A Lamar Brooks 3-pointer with four-minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the third quarter gave the War Eagles a 26-25 lead, their first of the game.
Two area coaches were named Coach of the Year in the Region 8-A All-Region team released Tuesday. Lakeview Academy's Seth Vining was honored as boys Coach of the Year while Commerce's Eddie McCurley was recognized as Girls Coach of the Year.
East Hall High girls coach Joey Rider doesn't need a No. 1 seed in the Region 7-AAA tournament. The second-seeded Lady Vikings (19-7) may have more than enough depth to compensate for its lower spot in the bracket.
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).