Title Time for Pope, Wheeler Teams
The Greyhounds claimed a second straight state wrestling crown, while the Wildcats are region basketball champions.
Two Pope wrestlers won individual titles as the Greyhounds stormed to their second consecutive Georgia Class AAAA traditional wrestling title Saturday at Gwinnett Arena.
Cameron Munsey (126) and Jake Henson (152) were the individual title winners, while Billy Meek's bid to win a title in the 160 was undone in a dramatic overtime loss to Hunter Gamble of Union Grove.
The Greyhounds tallied 115 points, well ahead of Alexander, which had 96.5 points (full team standings).
The state meet capped another dominating season for Pope, which won its first state duals title in January.
Reclaiming Region 5-AAAAA boys basketball supremacy didn't look promising for the Wheeler Wildcats in the third quarter of Saturday's final against Lassiter.
But the Wildcats staged a big rally to win 67-61 at Marietta High School. They'll play host to Northview in next Saturday's first round of the Georgia state tournament.
Wheeler also will have back starters Elijah Staley and Kejuan Johnson, who have were suspended for fighting for the last two games.
But the Walton boys didn't get a break in the Class AAAAA brackets released on Sunday. The Raiders will have to play at top-ranked Milton in the first round.
The Wheeler girls will play at Alpharetta in their first round game.