SCHS Wrestlers Participate in State Tourney

A Stephens County Indian wrestler places fifth in the state at his weight classification.

Josh Hale took fifth place at this past weekend’s GHSA State AAAA Wrestling Championships in the 220-pound weight class.

Hale went 4-2 during the tournament, picking up two falls out of his four victories. He finishes the year with a record of 49-9.

Meanwhile, Alan Fuller also represented Stephens County at the state wrestling tournament this past weekend.

Fuller went 2-2 during the tournament, including one fall. His final season record was 42-12.

As a team, Stephens County finished tied for 29th in the team standings. Gilmer won the AAAA title.

Meanwhile, the state AAAA basketball tournaments are also getting started tonight and Stephens County’s boys’ and girls’ teams are both taking part.

The Lady Indians will start things off tonight in the first round of the girls’ AAAA basketball playoffs on the road at LaGrange, the second seed from Region 5-AAAA.

Tip-off in LaGrange is set for 6 p.m. with airtime on AM 630 WNEG and set for 5:45 p.m.

Other first-round games involving 8-AAAA teams include region champ Madison County hosting Sandy Creek, Chestatee hosting Columbus, and Eastside traveling to Fayette County.

Meanwhile, the Indian boys will travel to Fayette County for a first-round AAAA state basketball playoff game tomorrow.