Prep sports notebook: Westfield wins second state wrestling title in a row

February 12, 2014 

The Westfield Hornets claimed their second consecutive GISA Class AAA wrestling title with a victory on Saturday.

The Hornets just narrowly edged Bulloch for the top spot by a score of 237.5 to 232. Tattnall finished a distant third with 151 points.

Hornets freshman Josh Kinnebrew also claimed his second straight state championship in individual competition with a victory in the 113-pound division. He won a state championship at 106 pounds last year as an eighth-grader.

Locals represented at GHSA wrestling meets

Several local wrestlers will represent the area at the GHSA wrestling meets to be held Thursday through Saturday at the Gwinnett Center.

Perry’s Derekston Williams finished in first place in the 138-pound division during Class AAAA sectionals last week. Teammates Billy Gordy, Arkenzio Mitchell and Kalob Willis will also join him at the state competition.

Veterans had five wrestlers qualify for the AAAA meet. Representing the Warhawks will be Marquise Franklin, Dorian Batts, Eli Lines, Michael Mort and Grant Lensch.

The Warner Robins Demons will send two competitors to the AAAAA competition in Tyler Cranford and Greg Gilbert. They will be joined by Houston County Bear Ryan Adams who finished second in sectional qualifying in the 220-pound division.

GHSA baseball season gearing up

The GHSA baseball season is quickly approaching as many local teams open their season with scrimmage games this week.

Houston County and Veterans are expected to once again compete for state playoff berths. The Bears will scrimmage Howard at home Friday night while the Warhawks will scrimmage Coffee away on Friday.

The two programs will play one another in highly anticipated non-region contests on Feb. 25 at Houston County and March 4 at Veterans.

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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