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Trion High School photo / Trion wrestler Logan Eller

Trion, on the strength of a pair of individual champions, finished as the runner-up team in Class A as that classification and AA wrapped up competition late Wednesday night at the GHSA traditional state tournaments in Macon.

The Bulldogs, who were in third place entering the championship and consolation finals rounds in their bid to repeat as state champions, finished with 205 points — well behind champion Mount Pisgah Christian's 256.

Trion's Logan Eller at 160 pounds and Zach Sharp at 195 won titles, and the Bulldogs got second-place finishes from Seth Huskins (120) and Brantley Willbanks (220), with Bryce James (132) third and Daegan Vaughn (113) fourth.

Eller earned his title with a first-period pin of Eagles Landing Christian Academy's Colton Hardeman, while Sharp pinned Commerce's Sammy Brown late in the second period.

In Class AA, Dade County finished seventh with 126.5 points, led by 182-pound champion Cody Williams, who pinned Vidalia's Dawson Campbell in the second period. Landon Williams (195) was an individual runner-up, with Zac Smith (152) placing fourth.

Chattooga, last year's traditional champion, finished 17th with 62 points but had a repeat champion in Ty Veatch (220), with Rowan Burdick (160) a runner-up.

Fannin County won its first traditional title with 186 points, with Lovett (172.5) second and Oglethorpe County (154.5) third.

In AAA, Sonoraville faces an uphill battle to repeat as state champion after the first of two days of competition. The Phoenix had three championship finalists and six more alive in the consolation bracket Wednesday, but they were in fourth place and trailed first-place North Hall 180.5 to 140 points. North Hall put eight wrestlers in the title round, with Gilmer in second place with 151 points and five alive for titles. Rockmart was third with 141.5 points and three finalists.

Sonoraville will be represented in the title round by the Knight brothers: Eli at 132 pounds, Jebb at 195 and Jaxx at 285.

Coahulla Creek had three wrestlers alive in the consolation round, with North Murray having two and Murray County one. The championship round and final three consolation rounds in Class AAA will be completed tonight.

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Boyd Buchanan 52, Notre Dame 33: Junior point guard Jalisa Sanders led the Lady Buccaneers (11-7) to a home victory in the Division II-A East Region's District 2A semifinals with 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and Dani Reeves added 13 points. Notre Dame was led by junior Kenzie Campbell's 15 points. Boyd Buchanan will travel to take on Silverdale Baptist Academy for the district championship at 6 p.m. Friday.

Silverdale 66, Grace Academy 16: The Lady Seahawks had 27 first-quarter points as nine of Victor Underwood's players scored in the period. Post player Becca Lamb scored a game-high 17 points, while Kelsie Johnson added 11 points in the home victory for Silverdale (20-8).

Signal Mountain 54, Tyner 32: The Lady Eagles (14-3, 10-0 District 6-AA) earned their eighth straight and locked up the district's regular-season title. Jaylah Hardy and Olivia Koontz scored a combined 31 points in the road win, Hardy with nine points in an 18-point second quarter for Signal Mountain. Alona Allen led Tyner with 15 points.

GPS 37, Chattanooga Christian 36: McKamey Bratcher hit a free throw in the final seconds to lift the Bruisers to a Division II-AA East Region victory. Bratcher finished with a game-high 14 points, and Kennedy Ball added 10 points for GPS. Lily Brody had 13 points for Chattanooga Christian.

Roundup reports compiled by Patrick MacCoon and Lindsey Young. Contact MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon. Contact Young at lyoung@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter @youngsports22.

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