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January 7, 2013

What's Going On: Southeast earns spot in tourney

Usually, this is the week when all local wrestling teams completely turn their focus to the area traditional tournaments slated for early next month.

For most, nothing has changed.

Southeast Whitfield is the anomaly.

The Raiders beat Northwest Whitfield, Cass and LaFayette in Saturday’s wrestlebacks to reach the top two of the Area 7-4A duals. Now, Southeast is preparing for Thursday’s 16-team Class 4A state duals way down in Macon.

This is the first time the Raiders’ program has reached the state finals and they will be the only local team there. Joining Southeast is region-champions Gilmer, who beat the Raiders early Saturday before their run through the wrestlebacks.

The double-elimination state finals begin with the round of 16, starting at 4:30 p.m. GHSA.net did not have brackets listed, but Southeast will compete in either the wrestlebacks or quarterfinals at 8 a.m. Friday.

Here’s a recap of what else is going on in the local sports scene, which includes a lot of local basketball squads continuing region and sub-region play this week:

• The Christian Heritage girls are 2-0 in Sub-region 6A-A and travel to Mt. Zion-Carroll Tuesday at 6 p.m. The boys team is 0-2 in sub-region and looking to turn things around.

• North Murray’s boys are undefeated in Region 5-3A and host Ringgold Tuesday and travel to Gordon Central Thursday. The Mountaineers will begin right after the girls’ game, which starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Friday.

• And Southeast Whitfield’s boys and girls teams are each 1-0 in Sub-region 7B-4A. The Raiders squads host LaFayette Tuesday and travel Friday to Heritage-Catoosa, with the girls starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Friday.

• Murray County hosts Calhoun Tuesday with the girls starting at 6 p.m. and travels to Chattooga Friday with the Lady Indians starting at 7 p.m. Coahulla Creek travels to Adairsville Tuesday with the girls starting at 5:30 p.m. and hosts Ringgold Friday with the Lady Colts beginning at 7 p.m.

• Saturday will be filled with two non-region matchups between local teams. Christian Heritage travels to Coahulla Creek, while Dalton hosts Murray County, which swept the Catamounts squads earlier this season in Chatsworth. The girls games start at 3 p.m.

• Last, but not least, the rivalry is renewed. On Friday at 7 p.m., Dalton’s girls head to Tunnel Hill for a matchup with Northwest, and the boys will start right after. All four teams are 1-0 in sub-region play after winning their openers last Friday and could each be 2-0 with wins on Tuesday. So it could be an important couple of local matchups for teams looking to win the sub-region and secure a top seed for next month’s region tournament.

Devin Golden is a sports writer for The Daily Citizen, and he is still in mourning after Nebraska’s loss to Georgia on New Year’s Day. Contact him at devingolden@daltoncitizen. com.

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