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Wildcats notchs wins on court, wrestlin mats
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Danika Boyd (40) fires off a shot in the Lady Wildcats 47-28 loss. - photo by Photo by Bryan Browning

The Richmond Hill boys basketball team stayed unbeaten in Region 2-AAAAAA with a 61-60 win Tuesday night at Brunswick.

Montest Bumpers, Trey Deloach and Steven Gandy scored 16 points each to pace the Wildcats, who improved to 15-3 overall and 3-0 in the region.

Deloach added eight rebounds and three blocked shots for Richmond Hill, which takes on Bradwell Institute on Friday in Hinesville, another region contest. Brunswick fell to 13-4 overall and suffered its first 2-AAAAAA loss.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Wildcats fell 48-33. Richmond Hill is 7-11 overall and 0-3 in 2-AAAAAA.

Bryan County

The Lady Redskins ran past St. Vincent’s 62-42 on Tuesday to improve to 10-3 overall and 5-2 in Region 2-AA. Individual stats and the boys’ results in its most recent game were not available. Bryan County plays at Bacon County on Friday.

Wrestlers win region

The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team downed Effingham County on Jan. 7 to win the Region 2-AAAAAA dual meet and qualify for state.

The Wildcats outscored the Rebels 48-28 to advance to the state dual tournament beginning today in Macon. Richmond Hill’s Bailey Anderson (113-pounds), Nick Schell (120), William Evans (132), Jakeem Littles (138), Malcom Johnson (145), Charles Logan (160) and Drew Renshaw (220) won by pinning their opponents. Taylor Wilson (182) won by forfeit.

The Wildcats defeated Brunswick, 72-9. Johnson, Akeem Littles and Renshaw won by pinning their opponents. Richmond Hill won the rest of its matches by forfeit.

Peterson in Hall

Former Georgia Southern star Adrian Peterson added another honor to his already sparkling resume Monday when he was named to the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Peterson’s No. 3 jersey is retired at Georgia Southern and he still stands as the NCAA’s Division I all-time leading rusher with 6,559 yards in regular-season contests. Counting his playoff yardage, Peterson ran for 9,145 yards.

He is already a member of GS’s Athletics Hall of Fame and was a four-time All-American for the Eagles.

"What an amazing honor to be recognized for such a prestigious award," Peterson said. "I am grateful for the chance to represent my hometown of Alachua, Florida, and my parents, Porter and Reatha Peterson, who set me up for success from the very start.

Peterson also thanked the school and the Hall of Fame committee for his selection.

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