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Today, we release the latest wrestling poll and highlight the first week of the traditional season on the mats. Also, check out our growing statewide list of signees for National Signing Day. If you are a possible signee or know of a signee that is not yet in the database, click on the previous link and you can submit the info and be a part of National Signing Day history. #NSDFrenzy 

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How many Archer wrestlers won their individual weight classes at the Sham Slam Saturday?  
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Wednesday's answer:
The Wesleyan girls swimmers won every event in the duals team win over GAC. 



1. Archer

2. Camden County

3. Collins Hill

4. Chattahoochee

5. Cambridge

6. Grayson

7. North Forsyth

8. South Forsyth

9. North Gwinnett

10. Etowah



1. Pope

2. Woodland-Cartersville

3. Allatoona

4. Creekview

5. Ware County

6. Whitewater

7. Ola

8. Effingham County

9. Clarke Central

10. Warner Robins


Class AAAA

1. Gilmer

2. Lumpkin County

3. Alexander

4. Cass

5. Lithonia

6. Carrollton

7. Glenn Hills

8. Chestatee

9. Marist

10. South Effingham


Class AAA

1. Buford

2. Banks County

3. Morgan County

4. Woodward Academy

5. Sonoraville

6. St. Pius X

7. Elbert County

8. Oconee County

9. Rockmart

10. Blessed Trinity


Class AA

1. Jefferson

2. Bremen

3. Social Circle

4. Toombs County

5. Greater Atlanta Christian

6. Lovett

7. East Laurens

8. Spencer

9. Pepperell

10. Westminster


Class A

1. Commerce

2. Gordon Lee

3. Turner County

4. Darlington

5. Mt. Zion-Carroll

6. Holy Innocents'

7. Athens Christian

8. Strong Rock Christian

9. Mount Vernon

10. Eagle's Landing Christian

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Thursday, January 23, 2014


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Georgia is one of the premier football hotbeds in the country and we are providing all the information needed to completely cover the Peach State's incredible talent with a list of every signee in the state. In our coverage you will find a statistical breakdown by the county and high school of each athlete, as well as their future college destination and current commitment or signee status. Recruiters come back to Georgia each year because of the countless stars that have gone to college and been successful. By providing a thorough analysis of this year's signees and by doing so for future recruiting classes, Georgia High School football will continue to get the recognition and spotlight it deserves.




by Stephen Black
Sham Slam, Prep Slam shuffle rankings


Two prestigious wrestling meets occurred over the weekend and several teams earned

Photo by Perry McIntyre

their ways to higher rankings as a result. Archer won the Sham Slam to continue its domination of the state wrestling scene this year. Chattahoochee made an impressive showing in finishing sixth. As a result, the Cougars moved to No. 4 in Class AAAAAA.


Cambridge came in ninth in the Sham and moved into the top five in Class AAAAAA. South Forsyth came in 11th and debuted in the post-duals poll at No. 8. Carrollton jumped into the poll in Class AAAA and Lumpkin County moved up to No. 2.


In Class AAAA, Elbert County debuted and, in Class AA, GAC and Lovett swapped spots after the Spartans finished higher than the Lions in the Prep Slam meet at Holy Innocents'.


In Class A, Darlington climbed into the top five after an eye-opening performance at Holy Innocents'.



by Stephen Black
Archer cruises, Pope wins another county title



Archer won the Sham Slam, one of the biggest meets of the wrestling season, Saturday at Habersham Central. The meet featured all six duals state champions and nearly all of the top programs in the state.


The Tigers, the Class AAAAAA duals champions, had four overall champions

Photo by Sonny Kennedy

and five runners-up out of 12 total grapplers. Archer's total of 307 points dwarfed second-place Jefferson's 197 points. Commerce came in third overall, Collins Hill came in fourth and Gilmer took fifth. Class AAA duals champion Buford came in seventh just behind Chattahoochee. Collins Hill had three individual champs and Buford had two, the only programs other than Archer to boast more than one weight class champion.


One of the surprises of the meet was Cambridge's Kryshna Tanksley, who was runner up in the heavyweight division. Tanksley was a last-minute replacement for Cambridge and was seeded seventh, but made it all the way to the finals before losing to Archer's M.J. Couzan.


Pope won its seventh straight Cobb County championship by beating 18 other county teams including private schools North Cobb Christian and Whitefield Academy. Jake Henson was the hero for Pope by clinching the match with a 4-0 win over Allatoona's Will Kemp in the 160-pound weight class. Henson also became Pope's first four-time county champion.


Marietta came in third place with three county champions. Kennesaw Mountain's Justan Rivera won his third straight county title in the 182-pound weight class and Pope's Dave Burson became a three-time county champion in the 170-pound class.


At the Prep Slam at Holy Innocents', Greater Atlanta Christian finished the highest (sixth) of any Georgia school in attendance. Seventeen in-state schools wrestled, all of them private schools mostly located metro Atlanta, while a total of 35 schools competed. Marist came in 10th and Lovett finished 12th and was followed by Woodward Academy, Darlington and Holy Innocents'.


At 195 pounds, Rod Davis of Holy Innocents' won the weight class while Marist's Kenneth Brinson won at 220 pounds. Those were the two lone champions from Georgia schools.





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