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PREP ROUNDUP: Central wrestling leads the way at Santa Slam; West boys basketball gets off the schneid

South Forsyth hosted the Santa Slam wrestling invitational on Friday and Saturday, which featured five county teams participating. Forsyth Central was the top team finisher, in third, with North Forsyth finishing fourth, South Forsyth finishing sixth, Lambert finishing 11th and Pinecrest finishing 17th. Three county wrestlers won individual titles: North’s Paul Watkins at 138 lbs, Central’s Branden Redecker at 182 and Central’s Keaton Platzke at 195. Five more finished second: Lambert’s Davis Dobbs at 106, Pinecrest’s Mark Metz at 113, North’s Tate Bissell at 145, Pinecrest’s Joe Metz at 152, and South’s Luis Gonzalez at 220.

West Forsyth competed in the Danny Byron Invitational in Florida, finishing fourth in the team standings on the second day of competition. Chase Murray (106 lbs.), Ethan Rickert (145) and Jackson Wells (182) won individual titles for the Wolverines.


On Saturday, the North Forsyth girls basketball team beat Roswell 65-63 in overtime, putting the Raiders at 5-2 on the season. The West Forsyth girls improved their record to 5-3 with a 60-46 win over Blessed Trinity, South Forsyth improved to 4-5 with a 54-32 win over North Springs, and Lambert beat Denmark 51-15 to move to 3-5. Twelve different players scored for the Longhorns in that win. The Pinecrest girls (1-8) got their first win of the season and the first of head coach Jonathan Oshinski’s tenure with a 32-17 victory over Mount Pisgah. The Forsyth Central girls (5-4) fell 45-33 at home to North Hall.

The West Forsyth boys basketball team (1-7) broke its winless streak on Saturday with a 74-55 victory at home over Blessed Trinity, and South Forsyth (6-5) topped North Springs 47-38, with Corey Hereford dropping 22 points on six three-pointers to lead the War Eagles. North Forsyth (3-3) lost 61-36 to Roswell, and Pinecrest (7-2) fell 59-33 to Mount Pisgah.