Local girls wrestlers will compete in State Sectionals this weekend seeking spot in state's firs


Last February, GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines made the announcement that Georgia would add a high school wrestling state championship. In fact, the GHSA becomes only the seventh state nationally to have a girls wrestling state championship competition. Hines also included in his announcement that he expects to see additional females compete in the sport in coming years.


The four local high schools with wrestling programs will have participants this year in the inaugural competition with Cartersville High School leading the way. The Lady Canes will have eight wrestlers in the Class 4A Section A tournament at West Laurens High School while Adairsville, Cass, and Woodland will each have one female wrestler at their respective State Sectionals.



LOCAL PARTICIPANTS GIRLS STATE SECTIONALS

(Wt. Class / Wrestler / School)


CLASS 3A GIRLS at Jefferson High School

106 - Ashleigh Stancil - Adairsville


CLASS 4A GIRLS at West Laurens High School

95 - Elora Waterman - Cartersville

106 - Raven Waterman - Cartersville

126 - Destiny Smith - Cartersville

136 - Riley Payne - Cartersville

136 - Maci Cagle - Cartersville

146 - Aisia Swim - Cartersville

156 - Gabby Walker - Cartersville

166 - Paige Nelson - Cartersville


CLASS 5A GIRLS at Union Grove High School

116 - Jesse Johnson - Woodland

136 - Abigail Gentry - Cass The girls' sectional tournaments results will assist with the seeding of the Girls State Championship. A seeding meeting will be held on Sunday, February 10 to determine the final seeding for the GHSA State Championship.

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