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High school wrestling: North Hall has three claim state championships in Class 3A
Flowery Branch's Aiden Fincher wins at 106 in Class 4A
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North Hall's Dalton Battle wrestles for the 152 pound state championship in Class 3A on Saturday in Macon. Photos by Natalae La Douceur

The North Hall wrestling team’s season ended with a bang Saturday afternoon. 

Three Trojans wrestlers emerged as champions in the Macon Coliseum, powering the team to a second-place finish in the Class 3A traditional state tournament, coming up just shy of Sonoraville, 194.5 points to 189.5. The event caps off a hugely successful season for the Trojans, who placed first in both the Class 3A duals tournament and the Hall County meet earlier in the season. 

Jacob Pedraza finished off the season for the Trojans with his second straight championship, winning the 120-pound bracket after claiming victory at 113 pounds last year. Cody Smith added a state title at 145 pounds, while Dalton Battle placed first at 152 pounds. 

Among other North Hall finishers, Jack Whitmire (132 pounds) took home second, Logan Hawthorne (182) and Dawson Thompson (106) placed third, and Damon Campbell (138) and Christian Contreras (113) ended in fourth. Bowie Eisenberg (285 pounds) finished fifth. 

Other area wrestlers also found success Saturday afternoon in Macon. 

Flowery Branch’s Aiden Fincher took home an individual state title at 106 pounds for Class 4A. Riverside Military Academy’s Jonathan Chesser won the Class A tournament at 220 pounds. For Johnson, Antonia Martinez finished as a runner up in the girls 197-pound bracket.

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