2 Houston teams compete in wrestling dual championship

Sun News correspondentJanuary 8, 2014 

Two Houston County teams have qualified to compete at the GHSA Team Dual Wrestling Championship beginning Thursday in Macon.

Warner Robins will face Allatoona in its opening match after finishing as runner-up to Jones County at the GHSA Region 2-AAAAA competition. If the Demons win, they will face the winner of the Clarke Central and Northside-Columbus match. If they lose to Allatoona, they will fall to the loser’s bracket and face the loser of Clarke Central and Northside-Columbus.

The Perry Panthers will compete in the Class AAAA division and face Glen Hills in their opening match.

Perry will face either Gilmer or Fayette County in the following round depending on the outcome of the Glen Hills match.

Gilmer is the overall No. 1 seed in Class AAAA.

Northside basketball gains momentum

The Northside Eagles boys basketball team gained some much needed momentum before the Christmas break and has carried it through to the new year with a perfect 2-0 record since the calendar change.

The Eagles won the Bear Brawl Christmas tournament with a 59-48 victory over Warner Robins and picked up their first GHSA Region 2-AAAAA win of the season with a 72-61 win over Houston County last week.

Guard Darrin Clark took home MVP honors at the Bear Brawl and led the Eagles with 20 points in their victory over the Bears.

“We had a lot of growing pains early in the season with a new system, new coaches and a new style, so we had to learn a lot,” Northside head coach Scott Wynn said. “We’re playing well because they’ve been working their tails off every day at practice. They want to learn, and they want to get better. The best thing that’s happened is that everybody is starting to understand their role, and they accept it.”

Northside has won seven of its last eight games overall and currently sits at 10-4 on the season.

The Eagles face two crucial region games this week on the road at Jones County and then at home against Warner Robins.

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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