Off to Sectionals! Varsity wrestlers captured second in the area last weekend in Darlington. The Bears came away with four champions and will send 11 wrestlers and an alternate to the sectionals this Saturday in Bremen. Area champs included Wes Fanning (130), Jason Grimes (152), Lee Davis (160) and Charlie Rousseau (171). Second place finishers were John Hiles (103) and Court Fanning (119), while Ross Waters (112) took third. Earning fourth-place bids were Stephen Williams (125), Owen Penn (135), Jack Thomson (215) and Kyle Littles (285). Grant Gosden (189) will go as an alternate. Good luck Bears!
Man to man! Varsity boys’ hoops dropped conference games to AIS, FCA and Pace over the week. Against AIS, Rashaan Morgan scored 12 and Cole Woodyard 11, while Jim and Ed Voyles pulled 10 rebounds each. Versus FCA, Woodyard led with nine and Jim Voyles tallied eight. John Allen grabbed 10 rebounds and Will Small picked up four steals. In the Pace outing, Allen led with 15 points and 11 rebounds; Morgan tallied 10. They are at home Friday vs. Galloway…The JV pounded FCA last Thursday behind 13 points from Ethan Turner and eight each from Conner Thompson and Carter Brehm. They followed with a forfeit win over AIS and a victory over Hapeville Career Academy Saturday in which Turner led all scorers with 26 …Both the 7th and 8th grade teams ended its seasons by routing Blessed Trinity last Friday. Brent Duncan scored 12 points and Josh Levy nine to lead the 7th graders while Sam Asbury poured in 28 to spark the 8th grade.
Fast break! Girls’ hoops (17-5) went 2-1 over the week, knocking off AIS and FCA before falling Tuesday to Pace. Against AIS, Brooke DeVore scored 12 and McKenzie Bolden 11, while Bailey McBride dished out eight assists and Lexy Kepano had five steals. Versus FCA, Bolden led with 11 and four steals; Kepano followed with nine points. In the Pace effort, Bolden led with 13. They face Galloway Friday…The JV topped Hapeville behind nine points from Katie Jacobs and eight from Ciel Rodriguez. Jacobs and Mary Price Chesnutt scored 12 each Tuesday in a win over Pace …8th grade finished its season with a win over Blessed Trinity; Rachel Morton led with 17 points…7th grade split a pair to end their season. They topped BT behind 20 points from Chelsea Zoller. Zoller led with 19 in a loss to Wesleyan.
A big splash! The state swim meet is slated this Friday and Saturday at Georgia Tech and HIES will be well represented! Coach Andy Morrison has four relay teams qualified along with Bates Jones, Clayton DeHaven and Kathleen Charron who will be competing individually over the two-day event. Good luck Bears!
Until next time,
“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
- Lao Tzu
From the desk of Sports Information Director Dunn Neugebauer