The Pope Greyhounds look like an even stronger bet to defend their state wrestling championship than when the season started.
The Greyhounds easily claimed the Region 5AAAA meet for the fifth consecutive season at the Hound Pound on Friday and Saturday, and will be the favorite when the Class AAAA duals are held this weekend in Macon.
Both teams return to action Tuesday against Lassiter at Walton, with the girls starting at 6 p.m. and the boys tipping off at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, the Wheeler boys downed Cherokee 70-57 to bring their record to 5-5. But the girls lost to the Lady Warriors by the same score as their record is now 5-7.
Wheeler plays host to Etowah on Tuesday.
The Pope boys basketball team is flying high, sporting a 13-2 record after Thursday's 62-44 win over Lassiter. The Pope girls, who are 7-6, also defeated Lassiter 44-34.
The Greyhounds play at home against North Paulding in a Region 5AAAA game.