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Brookwood, Pope Win Major Meets

A jam-packed day of top-notch wrestling occurred this past weekend, when four major tournaments took place.

Banks County Upset Highlights Dual Wrestling Tournament

At the state duals tournament in Macon, Archer, Pope, Gilmer, Banks County, Jefferson and Gordon Lee each won state championships.

Norcross, Tucker Rise To No. 1

Our first midseason girls basketball poll has been released. We will have one each week from now until the playoffs.

High School Wrestler Dies During Practice

Officials said Monday a 16-year-old wrestler at Carver High School in Columbus died during practice and classes have been suspended until Thursday. The unidentified teen collapsed while he was jogging during practice Monday morning and was later pronounced dead.

Coaches Remember 7th-Grade Basketball Player

A 12-year-old basketball player from Buford who collapsed at a game and died Saturday night is being remembered by coaches as a great kid. Coach Byron Larrieu said the 6-foot player was "a phenomenal kid with a great sense of humor."

'Dogs Look For Bowl Redemption

The Georgia Bulldogs are playing in a Florida bowl game Tuesday – just not the one they wanted. It’s the Capital One Bowl in Orlando rather than the national championship in Miami.

'Sun'-ny Bowl Return For Georgia Tech?

It’s a return trip to El Paso and the Sun Bowl for the Georgia Tech football team Monday afternoon after an uneven season. The Yellow Jackets have lost their last two games: the conference championship and the annual in-state rivalry match against Georgia. Now they turn their attention to the University of Southern California.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Sold Out

The Chick-fil-A Bowl is a sellout for the 16th consecutive year. The bowl said Monday it has sold all its tickets for the Dec. 31 game between No. 9 Louisiana State and No. 14 Clemson at the Georgia Dome.

Class AAAAAA Final: Norcross Rallies Past Lovejoy

In a game that featured two of the state’s best senior running backs, one was able to make the crucial plays down the stretch while the other could not overcome a blistering defense determined to stop the run at all costs.

Class AAAA Final: Sandy Creek Rolls Past Ridgeland

Sandy Creek left no doubt this time. After close, low-scoring affairs in their first two state championship game wins in 2009 and 2010, the Patriots closed out the Class AAAA final today at the Georgia Dome in the first half in a 45-10 whitewashing of Ridgeland.

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