LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trinity wrestling wins regional, advances to state final

Feb. 1—LINCOLNTON — Trinity will wrestle for a state championship this weekend.

The Bulldogs, the top seed, defeated No. 12 Lincolnton 56-21 in the third round and No. 2 West Lincoln 38-27 in the regional championship of the NCHSAA 2A West dual-team wrestling playoffs Wednesday evening at Lincolnton.

Trinity (36-0), making its first dual-team finals appearance, will take on Seaforth (27-1), the top seed from the East, on Saturday at noon in the Greensboro Coliseum's Novant Health Fieldhouse.

Brayden Hall (126 pounds, MD 15-4), Levi Dennis (132, fall), Jaden Allred (138, fall), Baron Justice (150, fall), Bear Schaefer (157, fall), Lawson Coltrane (175, fall), Gavin Hardister (215, TF 21-6), Aiden Burkholder (106, fall), Edgar Vasquez (113, TF 15-0) and Spencer May (120, forfeit) won against Lincolnton.

Allred (138, fall 4:07), Schaefer (150, fall 1:45), Coltrane (175, dec 10-4), Xavier Horton (190, dec 4-3), Hardister (215, MD 15-4), Joseph Trahan (285, MD 12-0), Burkholder (106, dec 4-0), Vasquez (113, dec 5-3) and May (120, fall 2:12) won against West Lincoln.


ASHEBORO — Third-seeded Thomasville lost 47-36 against second-seeded Rosewood in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A East dual-team wrestling playoffs Wednesday evening at Uwharrie Charter.

Eriberto Torres (157 pounds, fall), Nelson Vasquez (285, forfeit), BJ Sivongxey (106, forfeit), Angel Sanchez (113, forfeit), Josue Gomez (120, forfeit) and Dontae Smith (126, forfeit) won for the Bulldogs.



GREENSBORO — Wesleyan Christian's girls were third, Westchester Country Day's boys were fourth and High Point Christian posted a pair of fifth-place finishes to highlight Wednesday's PTAC swimming championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Forsyth Country Day won both team scores — totaling 218 points for the girls score and 228 for the boys. Wesleyan's girls were third with 117, followed by HPCA in fifth with 48 and Westchester in sixth with 36. Westchester's boys were fourth with 90, trailed by HPCA in fifth with 83 and Wesleyan in sixth with 80.

Wesleyan's AK Gill captured two conference titles — winning the girls 200 IM in 2:14.99 and the girls 500 freestyle in 5:35.71.

Placing in the top three were: Wesleyan's Katy Stevens (second — girls 500 IM, 2:28.06; second — girls 100 breaststroke, 1:15.92), as well as the girls 400 freestyle (third, 4:19.74) and boys 400 freestyle (third, 3:58.34) relays;

HPCA's Reade Guthrie (second — boys 100 backstroke, 1:01.05) and the boys 200 relay (third, 1:50.91);

Westchester's Ben Hunsberger (second — boys 200 IM, 2:07.53; second — boys 100 butterfly, 55.35) and Davis Williams (second — boys 500 freestyle, 5:31.86), as well as the boys 200 freestyle (third, 1:39.98) and boys 400 freestyle (second, 3:41.40) relays.



HIGH POINT — Southwest Guilford defeated East Forsyth 83-79 in nonconference boys basketball Wednesday at Southwest.

Brayden Gatlin scored 18 points to lead the Cowboys (14-5). Stevon Harrison added 16 points, followed by Cale Lloyd with 13 points and Corbin Wilson with 10 points.


THOMASVILLE — Thomasville rolled past Uwharrie Charter 62-33 in nonconference boys basketball Wednesday at Thomasville. The Bulldogs improved to 11-7 overall.

In the girls game, Thomasville lost 54-9 to move to 0-16.



SHELBY — Davidson-Davie Community College beat Cleveland Community College 94-69 in Region X DII men's basketball Wednesday at Cleveland Community College.

DJ Suggs had 15 points and six rebounds for the Storm (20-1 overall, 13-1 conference), who have won 20 games straight. Nygie Stroman added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Jakob Moore, Aden Taylor and Frank Stockton each scored 12 points.

Jashaun Hawkins scored 21 points to lead Cleveland (8-12, 8-6).