TCHS Wrestles At Area
Courtesy of TCHS
The Toombs County High School boys and girls wrestling teams kicked off their individual run to the State Championships at the GHSA Area 1 Traditional Tournament this past weekend and gained momentum heading into the State Sectional Tournament.
Girls The girls were hosted in Effingham Co. this past Friday. Three girls competed for TCHS: LaDiamond Mosley, Emily Hower, and Corneisha Bullard. LaDiamond Mosley ended the day 2-2 and finished in 5th place, Emily Hower ended the day 1-1 and finished in 2nd place, and Corneisha Bullard ended the day 3-1 and finished in 3rd place. With the top four placements moving to the State Sectional Tournament, Emily Hower and Corneisha Bullard move on, and LaDiamond ends her wrestling season. “This was a good year for our girls! This was LaDiamond’s first season and things were just starting to click for her. Emily is a staple in our program and she is making a lot of noise in her weight class. She dropped her match in the finals, but it was winnable. Corneisha has a ton of fight in her and has a huge upside. This is her first year wrestling also and has made it to sectionals. She has potential to make a run for the State Tournament.” said Coach Allen.
The boys hosted the GHSA Class 2A Area 3 Traditional Tournament this past weekend. The MatDawgs defended their home turf, winning 3 weight classes and for the second year in a row winning the Area team championship with 238 points. The Area Champions for the MatDawgs were Giovanni Yescas, Dabvn Wadley, and Tank Morris. In addition, all 14 weight classes had a representative from the MatDawgs squad placed in the top three. With the top four qualifying for the State Sectional Tournament, the entire team advances on. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team. They have put in a lot of hard work to get to this point, we just can’t take our foot off the pedal!” says Coach Allen of his team’s success.
The TCHS wrestlers competed in the State Sectional Tournament this past weekend with 14 Bulldogs advancing to the State Tournament in Macon, GA, on February 1718.