Wrestling: Greyhounds win Hillgrove Duals

By Craig Sager II

Score Atlanta

The seventh annual Hillgrove Duals boasted a talented field with Pope, Hillgrove, Kell, Sprayberry and Lassiter in one pool of teams, and Whitewater, Walton, Riverwood, Campbell and Kennesaw Mountain in the other. Whitewater and Pope entered the event as the favorites and met in the championship. The Greyhounds dominated with a 60-12 victory over Whitewater and was a perfect 5-0, topping Hillgrove (66-10), Lassiter (55-18), Sprayberry (75-6) and Kell (63-15) en route to their final round win over Whitewater. Kennesaw Mountain placed third with a 4-1 mark and Sprayberry and Walton each went 3-2. The Raiders edged Hillgrove 50-42 in a tight fifth-place match.

Archer prepares to defend its title at the Southern Slam Meet in Greenville, S.C. this weekend. The Tigers won the 42-team tournament last year. The top 20 finishers last year received automatic invitations back for this year. Alexander, Archer, Buford, Kell, Parkview and Woodward Academy will represent Georgia in this year’s edition of the Southern Slam.

Archer returns as a favorite and has been the most impressive team in Class AAAAAA so far. The Tigers are 10-0 in duals and have three tournament wins in their trio of appearances. Archer’s latest sweep came in the Takedown Sportswear duals with a 64-10 win over Bradley Central (Tenn.) and four lopsided wins over its Georgia opponents. Archer topped Banks County (62-12), Marietta (81-0), South Forsyth (61-12) and Woodstock (66-3).

Meadowcreek had a successful run in this weekend’s Blue Devil Classic. Ade Henderson-Harden (152 pounds), O.G. Henderson-Harden (195 and 220) and Ryan Moore (195 and 220) went unbeaten in the two-day event. Eighteen teams participated in the event and host Norcross finished third.

22 comments Add your comment


December 5th, 2013
12:51 pm

thank you for covering hs wrestling

Scott Filosi

December 5th, 2013
1:02 pm

Thank you for your coverage of wrestling! Georgia is now a true top 10 state for wrestling producing national champions and D1 talent. I love seeing coverage and would like to see lot’s more. Keep it coming and thank you.

Mark Vaught

December 5th, 2013
1:11 pm

Thanks for covering wrestling. I hope to see more articles in the future.

Dan Gable

December 5th, 2013
1:35 pm

Thanks for the great article. I hope to read more info about Georgia High School wrestling throughout this season

Dustin Lyle

December 5th, 2013
1:42 pm

Great article. Always great to see and hear about High School wrestling. Looking forward to reading future articles.

Kary Colat

December 5th, 2013
1:54 pm

So glad to see an article on the fastest growing sport in the STATE! Thank you so much for noticing GA Wrestling!

Denise Nelson

December 5th, 2013
2:43 pm

Good Job Greyhounds! Nice to have wrestling in the AJC, good reading!

Denver Stonecheck

December 5th, 2013
3:26 pm

Great article! Thanks for covering this great sport, wrestling, and one that is growing here and getting Georgia wrestlers national exposure!

Jordan Burroughs

December 5th, 2013
3:29 pm

Thanks for the article! Wow! I can’t believe that Dan Gable and Kary Colat commented on this article! I really look up to those guys!

Dean Davis

December 5th, 2013
3:32 pm

Loved seeing this article in the AJC. I would like to see more high school wrestling coverage on a regular basis.

Coach Vickers

December 5th, 2013
3:33 pm

Awesome to see wrestling in the paper!!!

Charles Morris

December 5th, 2013
3:42 pm

Wow this is great thank you so much for taking time out to cover wrestling.

George St. Pierre

December 5th, 2013
6:28 pm

Great job AJC for covering man’s oldest and toughest sport! Wrestling in GA is no on the radar nationally and it continues to grow. I hope your coverage continues.

Johny Hendricks

December 5th, 2013
6:29 pm

I agree with George – even though I got robbed in the fight – as a wrestler I love to see this coverage especially in the South – GA is putting out some great D1 kids – keep it up.

Adam Strong

December 5th, 2013
7:30 pm

Really appreciate the wrestling coverage, GA as a wrestling state is on the rise at the Grade school-Middle school and High school levels. All levels are also traveling the Nation in search of the toughest competition. Thank you AJC.

Loudon Swain

December 5th, 2013
8:22 pm

Great article! could you write one up about my match vs Shute, please dont include the drama about Carla

J. Everton

December 5th, 2013
8:38 pm

Nice article. Love seeing wrestling in the AJC. Cant wait to see more coverage in the future. Thanks

Steven Flournoy

December 6th, 2013
12:03 am

You guys have no idea how much it means to the “Wrestling Family”, and yes we are all a family whether we are rivals or not, to see this article! Thank you so much from all of us!

Buvaisar Saitiev

December 6th, 2013
9:44 am

Thanks AJC for covering wrestler. I like to see wrestler from other country. I especially like to follow the kid from rural area.

Jordan Burroughs

December 6th, 2013
1:25 pm

Saitviev..any chance you come out of retirement and give me a match????

Buvaisar Saitiev

December 6th, 2013
2:25 pm

Jordan you flash in the pan like that blond Slay who lost in Olympic finals but still has a gold medal. American wrestlers fun to watch, kind of like watching Russians play Basketball.

Silly Americans think they can make up for a lack of skill by doubling their effort.


December 9th, 2013
11:25 pm

Why dont we talk about the fact that Meadowcreek and Norcross lost this weekend to Single A Mt. Zion of Carroll. Now that is a story.