Recaps from Gwinnett County high school sports events from Monday, Feb. 18.
After another strong GHSA state wrestling traditional wrestling tournament, the future looks just as bright for Gwinnett individuals and teams.
Gwinnett’s female wrestlers find a league of their own, and other notes from the GHSA’s State Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon.
Benjamin, who missed the Region 7-AAAAAAA final, had 17 points to lead all scorers and helped the Mustangs to a 57-37 victory over Duluth.
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Office of Athletics, Student Activities and Community Schools will host its Athlete/Parent Informational Night on Wednesday at Peachtree Ridge High School’s theater.
The 2019 traditional state tournament marks the first in which girls will wrestle in their own tournament. There are 10 weight classes, and all of the state’s classifications are combined. Weight go as low as 95 and up to 225. Girls could always wrestling in GHSA varsity matches, but have not had their own division until sectionals qualifying last week.
Gwinnett’s qualifying girls and boys basketball teams are catching their collective breath and bracing themselves for the GHSA state tournament, which tips off this weekend.
Discovery’s Leslie Nkereuwem and Collins Hill’s Javyn Nicholson were named players of the year on All-Region 6-AAAAAAA Basketball Team, which was released Saturday by the league’s coaches.
No girls basketball team in Region 6-AAAAAAA challenged Collins Hill in the regular season, a trend that continued into this week’s region tournament.
Peachtree Ridge’s boys basketball team gets to play for the Region 6-AAAAAAA Tournament on its home floor after Thursday night’s 47-34 victory over Duluth in the semifinals.
The Duluth girls basketball team’s late rally stunned Mill Creek and sent the Wildcats to the Region 6-AAAAAAA Tournament finals, where they will face Collins Hill.
A driving layup by Denver Bryant and some stingy defense in the closing moments saved Duluth’s girls basketball team from an upset Tuesday night.
By defeating No. 3 seed Mill Creek 53-48 at Peachtree Ridge, No. 6 seed Duluth also secured its berth in the state tournament. Mill Creek finished 13-13, and its season is over.
Mill Creek junior Jake Magahey rewrote the Gwinnett County record book for the second straight year, and the team standings followed their usual trajectory, too.
Almost all of the Gwinnett County Swimming Diving and Diving Championships results had been read to the crowd Saturday night when the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center fire alarm went off.
The Wildcats Swim Team, representing Duluth Middle, won the Southeastern Middle School Swimming and Diving Championships at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Collins Hill’s Peter Smithson averaged 7.7 points per dive and totaled 56.65 points on the first day of county swim and dive championships. Four swimmers from different schools occupied the top four spots. Parkview’s Maxwell Pate edged North Gwinnett’s Nicholas Start for second place with 34.21 points. Stark’s 34.19 points settled him in third place in front of Hunter Misuraca from Mill Creek.
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Athletic and Activities Department will host its free Booster Essentials Program at two locations in the near future.
The Gwinnett Tipoff Club honored the best in local high school basketball this week with the announcement of its players of the month for November and December.