Recaps from Gwinnett County high school sports events from Monday, Feb. 18.
Team runner-up finishes by Collins Hill and Buford highlight Gwinnett’s weekend at the GHSA State Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon.
Tough late defense helps Wesleyan’s boys overcome free-throw woes and hang on to beat Trinity Christian in the first round of the Class A (Private) state basketball tournament.
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.
Brookwood’s boys and girls teams and Mill Creek’s Jake Magahey had dominating performances as the GHSA’s State Swimming Championships last Saturday.
Historically, a loss to Holy Innocents’ in the region championship game has not kept the Wesleyan girls basketball team from its ultimate goal. For that to happen again, the two-time defending state champion Wolves need a much better performance than Saturday night.
Collins Hill’s Peter Smithson takes home his third straight state championship at the Georgia High School Association’s 2019 State Diving Championships at Georgia Tech.
Buford’s wrestling team won the Region 8-AAAAA Traditional Tournament over the weekend, qualifying all 14 athletes for sectionals.
Buford boys and girls coaches Eddie Martin and Gene Durden both reach the 800-win mark and other notes from around Gwinnett County high school basketball.
Lanier’s Kameron Brown and Grayson’s Owen Pappoe led a contingent of 41 Gwinnett players on the Georgia Sports Writers Association’s 2018 All-State Football Team.
Dacula’s girls continue on a record-breaking season, and other notes from around Gwinnett County high school basketball.
Former Peachtree Ridge boys basketball coach Kieth Arrington didn’t stray from coaching high school basketball long after stepping down at the end of last season. He took over as head coach of T.L. Hanna High School’s boys basetball team in Anderson, S.C., shortly after Marcus Diggs was announced as his replacement at Peachtree Ridge.
The Wolves competitive cheer program, a cheerleading club based in Peachtree Corners, has been on the rise in Gwinnett County for the past three years with the Gold and White teams coming off a third consecutive Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders National and Grand Championships.
A.C. Carter’s heroics can’t overcome a big night from Marya Hudgins as Holy Innocents’ ends the Wesleyan girls’ 20-game winning streak with a 68-63 win.
The Buford and Mountain View wrestling teams won their semifinal matches Friday night, advancing to the finals of the Georgia High School Association’s State Duals.