January 25, 2013

Raiders win twice on senior night

Southeast Whitfield’s wrestling team beat visiting Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 75-6 and Rome 34-33 in a pair of duals Thursday to celebrate the Raiders’ senior night.

In the final match against Rome, Southeast senior Aaron Thomas — usually a 126-pounder — wrestled one weight class up at 132. He won by forfeit against LFO due to the Warriors only having five wrestlers, and Raiders (22-14) coach Michael Herndon did not want one of his seven senior wrestlers to not wrestle someone.

“With two classes left, we were ahead 34-29,” Herndon said. “We could’ve taken the forfeit at 126 and the 132-pound match wouldn’t have mattered. But then Thomas would’ve won twice by forfeit on senior night. Instead, we double forfeited at 126. We wrestled (Thomas) at 132, and as long as he didn’t get pinned or lose by technical foul, then we would’ve won.”

Thomas didn’t win the match, instead losing by major decision, but avoided a pin. Other Southeast seniors honored were Jesus Dominguez (120), Lester Paucay (152), Kasey Salaices (195), Cody Ensley (195), Carlos Fraire (220) and Jose Martir (285).

“We’ve got a great group of seniors,” said Herndon, whose Raiders reached the Class 4A state duals tournament this year for the first time in program history. “They’ve really been the leaders for this team, really helping the team grow into a family. We’re real close, all pulling for each other, and I think that makes a huge difference when you’re not just fighting for yourself but also everyone else.”

Winning twice for the Raiders were Omar Ruiz (113), Paucay, Fraire and Martir. Salaices wrestled once and won.

Against LFO, Southeast only lost at one weight class.


Coahulla Creek girls 47, Cedartown 43 (OT): Coahulla Creek’s Sydney Storey sank a tying 3-pointer inside the final 10 seconds of regulation and Nikki Ross blocked a shot on the Lady Bulldogs’ ensuing possession as the Lady Colts (6-13) forced overtime and went on to pick up a non-region win on the road.

Cedartown led 19-18 at halftime and had a three-point cushion late in the fourth when Storey stepped up for Coahulla Creek.

Macey Fossett’s 15-point effort led the Lady Colts, while Ross and Storey each chipped in seven points.

“We dressed everybody in our program and everybody in our program got playing time,” Coahulla Creek coach Ryan Long said. “We’re trying to get some legs under us. This was a good, hard-fought team win for us.”


• Dalton’s boys were first, while the Lady Catamounts took second in a three-team meet that included Coahulla Creek and host Rome.

In the boys meet, Dalton won with 150 points, ahead of Rome (116) and Coahulla Creek (40).

In the girls meet, Rome won with 152 points, ahead of Dalton (106) and Coahulla Creek (44).

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