Former world champion Greco-Roman wrestler Dennis Hall was to pay a visit to The Westfield School on Monday and Tuesday to tutor high school wrestlers from Westfield, as well as Jones County, Valwood and Perry.
The Wisconsin native was crowned world champion in 1995 and competed in the 1992, 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta games and claimed 10 U.S. Championships.
Hall owns World Gold Wrestling in Plover, Wisconsin, where he operates camps and clinics for wrestlers of all skill levels.
Westfield won its seventh consecutive region wrestling championship last week and is preparing for the GISA state championships.
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Chandler Dean, Josh Kinnebrew, Drayton Hammerle, Josh Jenkins, Conner Cawthon, Zack Johnson and Walker Davison all took home first place in their respective weight classes at the Region 4-AAA meet.
BEARS DOWN VETERANS IN SOCCER DEBUTS
Houston County High and Veterans High started the local soccer season with a pair of matches Thursday at the home of the Bears.
Houston County won the girls contest 1-0 and also took the boys contest 3-1.
Both Houston County’s boys and Veterans’ girls advanced to GHSA state championship games last season before finishing as runners-up.
The two programs will meet again for a double-header March 11 at Veterans High.
REGULAR SEASON BASKETBALL CROWNS WON
Warner Robins boys basketball team secured the GHSA Region 2-AAAAA regular season championship with a 66-50 victory over Jones County last week. The win earns Warner Robins its second consecutive region crown and ensures the No. 1 seed in the region tournament taking place this week at Jones County for the right to advance to the state playoffs.
The Demons are 18-4 overall this year and advanced to the GHSA Class AAAAA state championship game last season.
Northside is the GHSA Region 2-AAAAA girls regular season champion as it concluded region play with a 5-1 record. The Eagles beat Jones County 57-53 in their final region game to claim the title as they finished one game ahead of the Greyhounds in the standings.
VETERANS GIRLS TOP MARY PERSONS
Veterans High avenged its only loss of the year as it beat Mary Persons High 62-51 on Friday in a matchup of GHSA Class AAAA girls basketball powers.
The Warhawks and Bulldogs finished the regular season tied at 11-1 in region play, so sit atop the standings. Mary Persons beat Veterans 44-39 on Jan. 13.
Veterans moves to 24-1 overall this season, while Mary Persons falls to 22-2.
Veterans will host the region tournament this week in Kathleen.