Wildcat wrestlers on track
Richmond Hill High School wrestling coach Robert Parker had high expectations heading into the season.
Halfway through, those expectations haven’t changed.
“We really are wrestling well and the kids are coming around,” said Parker, whose Wildcats sport a 16-5 record heading into a weekend match at Battery Creek, S.C.
“We’ve had some health issues, had to fight through the flu, but the kids are in great shape and for the most part where I’d like them to be.”
He wasn’t entirely happy with the Wildcats performance in the region duals last weekend — the Wildcats pasted Glynn, lost a 39-30 heartbreaker against Effingham and were drilled 60-12 by the Gators.
“Maybe we left it all on the mat against Effingham,” Parker said. “I’ll tell you what though, if they compete like they did against Effingham every time we go out, I’ll be the happiest coach in America.”
He’s also gotten senior leadership from Zach Bringer, William Benson and Zach Perez — something he wanted to make sure to mention.
“I can’t be any more pleased with the leadership I’ve gotten out of them,” Parker said.
With the addition of both heavyweight Alex Martinez and 160-pounder Logan Rooker, the team’s lineup is “solidifying,” Parker said.
“And we’re hosting the region tournament this year, so I’m thinking we’ve got a chance of getting around eight guys to state this year. We really have got a shot at it. We’ve got guys who are solid.”
Results from Jan. 7 vs. Islands
RHHS 51, Islands 25
132 -- Evan Sharpe (IH) defeated Akira Bechtel (RH), 4-2
138 – Zach Bringer (RH) pinned Tyler Tillman (IH), 3:26
145 – Joshua Keith (IH) defeated Jonah Weed (RH), 11-0
152 – Soterios Stroud (IH) won by forfeit
160 – Gary Tompkins (RH) won by forfeit
170 – Derek Tucker (RH) pinned Cameron Risse (IH) 49 seconds
182 – William Benson (RH) pinned Andrew Riegner (IH), 5:53
195 – Alex Hill (RH) won by forfeit
220 – Caleb Branham (RH) pinned Caleb Martin (IH), 1:54
285 – Alex Martinez (RH) pinned Jeremy Wilson (IH), 2:25
106 – William Fountain (IH) pinned Nicholas Schell (RH), 1:40
113 – William Folger (IH) pinned Selena Peebles (RH) 2:32
120 – Yhsaac Bringer (RH) won by forfeit
126 – Colin Crawford (RH) defeated Shawn Scribner (IH), 12-10
Wildcats get win
Richmond Hill High School trounced visiting Ware County 72-56 in boys’ basketball Tuesday to improve to 3-10 overall and 3-2 in Region 3-AAAAA.
Isaiah Hill paced the Wildcats with 22 points. Daniel Wilder added 20 points, six rebounds and four steals, and Montrell Washington chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds for Richmond Hill.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Wildcats fell to 50-43 to the Lady to drop to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the region.
Richmond Hill plays host to Vidalia in a non-region doubleheader today beginning at 4 p.m.
Metter sweeps BCHS
The Metter High School boys’ and girls basketball teams swept Bryan County in a Region 2-AA doubleheader Tuesday night in Pembroke.
The Redskins lost 74-64 to fall to 5-8 overall and 2-7 in the region. The Lady Redskins fell 48-47 to drop to 7-7 overall and 5-4 in the region.
Individual stats were not available.
Bryan County travels to Claxton tonight for a doubleheader.