Dual state champs face challenge of sweeping titles

3:36 pm Jan. 20, 2015

Since the inception of crowning dual state champions in 2002, we have seen 48 of the 67 dual state champions go on to complete the season sweep and take home the traditional state title the following month. Last year, Archer, Gilmer, Buford, Jefferson and Commerce completed the sweep while Cambridge upset dual state champion Pope in Class AAAAA and grabbed the Bears’ first-ever state title in any sport. Jefferson has

Archer cruises to third straight team GHSA Team Dual State Title

6:45 pm Jan. 17, 2015

Archer, one of four programs that successfully defended its state title at the Macon Centreplex on Saturday, outscored North Paulding (51-20), Chattahoochee (66-14) and Collins Hill (55-18) by a combined 110 points in the winners bracket before closing out its dominating run to a third straight Class AAAAAA team dual championship with a 66-3 blowout over Etowah.
Archer’s reputation as the state’s top wrestling program and as a national power was

Team dual wrestling championship preview

10:57 am Jan. 14, 2015

If the Area Duals were an indication to things to come, this weekend’s state duals set up to be one of the most competitive the state has seen. Thrilling finishes were a theme this past weekend, but there were also the title hopefuls that won in convincing fashion and showed the state that they are the team to beat this weekend.

Class AAAAAA two-time defending dual champion Archer was one of

State title hopefuls gear up for Area Duals; Class AAAAAA poll heavy at top

10:45 am Jan. 7, 2015

Three of our six defending Dual state champions (Pope, Buford, Jefferson) find themselves in different classifications this year and that is sure to shake up this weekend’s Area Duals. In Class AAAAAA, Pope will look to win the Area 5-AAAAAA title for the first time with a field highlighted by Etowah, Roswell and Woodstock. Pope handled Etowah 53-19 on Dec. 3 and topped Roswell the previous weekend at Hillgrove 51-27.

Final wrestling rankings

2:24 pm Feb. 25, 2014

The traditional championships have been decided at long last and, consequently, the wrestling season has come to an end. Archer, Gilmer and Jefferson repeated traditional state crowns, while Cambridge won its first state championship of

Traditional wrestling championship results

1:53 pm Feb. 23, 2014

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Class AAAAAA

Team Standings:

1. Archer 249, 2. Camden County 183.5, 3. Collins Hill 102.5, 4. Chattahoochee 80, 5. North Forsyth 64, 6. Parkview 56.5, 7. Lowndes 50.5, 8. McEachern 45, 9. Marietta 44.5, 10. Brookwood 43.

Individual Standings:

106 pounds: 1. Andrew Burpee Habersham Central, 2. Matthew Sheetz Lambert, 3. Vinny Artigues Archer, 4. Todd Small North Gwinnett.

113 pounds: 1. Alonzo Allen Rockdale County, 2. Jordan Pitt Chattahoochee, 3. Codi

Wrestling: Cambridge wins first-ever state title

9:17 pm Feb. 22, 2014

Archer won its second traditional state championship in a row as five Tigers wrestlers won state championships

Saturday at the Class AAAAAA traditional state championship meet at Chattahoochee. Archer also won dual wrestling championships the past

Wrestling: Traditional championships dates, locations set

3:50 pm Feb. 14, 2014

Class A

Where: Commerce

When: Sat., Feb. 22

Schedule: TBA

Class AA

Where: Toombs County

When: Sat., Feb. 22

Schedule: TBA

Class AAA

Where: Buford

When: Sat., Feb. 22

Schedule: TBA

Class AAAA

Where: West Laurens

When: Fri. & Sat., Feb. 21-22

Schedule: TBA

Class AAAAA

Where: Loganville

When: Fri. & Sat., Feb. 21-22

Schedule: TBA

Class AAAAAA

Where: Chattahoochee

When: Fri. & Sat., Feb. 21-22

Schedule: TBA

State traditional wrestling meet postponed

2:55 pm Feb. 12, 2014

The state traditional wrestling championships have been postponed until Feb. 21-22 due to inclement weather in the metro Atlanta area. The event, which had been scheduled Thursday through Saturday at the Arena at Gwinnett this week, had been previously condensed to Friday and Saturday. Now, the event has been pushed to next weekend and is looking for a new home. The Arena at Gwinnett has scheduling conflicts and will not

Wrestling: Area meets recap

4:11 pm Feb. 5, 2014

Class AAAAA No. 1 Pope was beaten by No. 3 Cambridge at the Area 7 meet at Kell. The Bears ended Pope’s six-year winning streak in area meets. Cambridge totaled 253 points to Pope’s 249.5. Creekview came in third with 228.5. It is the Bears’ first area championship in the program’s two-year varsity history.

Marietta upended Kennesaw Mountain in Area 4-AAAAAA 235-223 after five wrestlers won area titles for the Blue