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Wrestling: North Forsyth, West Forsyth advance to state semifinals
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North Forsyth and West Forsyth turned in a pair of dominant performances Thursday in the second round of the Class 7A state wrestling duals, as each team earned a spot in Friday's semifinals. 

West Forsyth, which topped Newnan 74-6 in the first round, collected seven pins in a 55-15 win against Rockdale County in the second round. Noah Amick (113), Chase Murray (120), Ethan Rickert (152), Daba Fofana (182), Spencer Bovenizer (220) and Dylan Fairchild (285) each had pins for the Wolverines. Christian Walker won with a major decision, 14-6, and Brody Knapp had a 6-5 decision over Rockdale's Derrick Harris.

West Forsyth will face Camden County in the semifinals. The Wildcats posted a 74-0 win against Parkview in the first round before rolling over Mountain View, 58-15.

North Forsyth, a 57-10 winner against East Coweta in the first round, picked up a 44-18 win against Brookwood to earn a spot in the tournament's semifinals. The Raiders scored four pins, highlighted by Zander McBeth's (126) takedown of Christian Castellanos just 35 seconds into the match. Michael Gryder (106), Victor Reyes (182) and Mason Butcher (195) also scored pins for North Forsyth. Christopher Henderson (138) earned a major decision, 14-5, as did Cale Bissell (145), 11-2, and Dylan Lyerly (220), 17-7. Tate Bissell (152) scored a tech fall after going up 15-0 on his opponent. 

North Forsyth will take on Collins Hill in the semifinals, a 47-25 winner over Colquitt County in the first round and 48-19 winner against McEachern in the quarterfinals. 

West Forsyth 55, Rockdale County 15

106 Noah Amick (West Forsyth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forfeit

113 Noah Amick (West Forsyth) over Camrin Boles (Rockdale) Fall 0:54

120 Chase Murray (West Forsyth) over Joseph Carter (Rockdale) Fall 1:51

126 Christian Walker (West Forsyth) over Robert Perez (Rockdale) Maj 14-6

132 Christopher Ponce (Rockdale) over Cam Westray (West Forsyth) Fall 0:36

138 Brody Knapp (West Forsyth) over Derrick Harris (Rockdale) Dec 6-5

145 Will Phipps (West Forsyth) over Ya`Donnis Hardaway (Rockdale) Fall 1:43

152 Ethan Rickert (West Forsyth) over Hunter Muse (Rockdale) Fall 2:53

160 Jovanni Butler (Rockdale) over Carter Cady (West Forsyth) Dec 12-5

170 Jalon Bailey (Rockdale) over Lance Corcimiglia (West Forsyth) Dec 11-5

182 Daba Fofana (West Forsyth) over DaShawn Hawes (Rockdale) Fall 0:57

195 Kaleb Walley (Rockdale) over Jay Helstone (West Forsyth) Dec 6-0

220 Spencer Bovenizer (West Forsyth) over Lesario Reid (Rockdale) Fall 4:32

285 Dylan Fairchild (West Forsyth) over Edward Pollard (Rockdale) Fall 2:40

North Forsyth 44, Brookwood 18

106 Michael Gryder (North Forsyth) over Evan Gonzalez (Brookwood) Fall 1:10

113 Jacob Cox (Brookwood) over Isaac Hall (North Forsyth) Dec 12-9

120 Xavier Bentley (Brookwood) over Ivan Mercado (North Forsyth) Fall 0:23

126 Zander Mcbeth (North Forsyth) over Christian Castellanos (Brookwood) Fall 0:35

132 Brandon Peoples (North Forsyth) over Khayri Moore (Brookwood) SV-1 8-6

138 Christopher Henderson (North Forsyth) over Brian Wu (Brookwood) Maj 14-5

145 Cale Bissell (North Forsyth) over Eason Rivas (Brookwood) Maj 11-2

152 Tate Bissell (North Forsyth) over Jakob Fielden (Brookwood) TF 15-0

160 Chandler Mullis (Brookwood) over Bentley Wheeler (North Forsyth) Dec 7-2

170 David Hornsby (Brookwood) over Andrew Sexton (North Forsyth) Dec 5-0

182 Victor Reyes (North Forsyth) over Landen Moss (Brookwood) Fall 3:11

195 Mason Butcher (North Forsyth) over Jonathan Oldknow (Brookwood) Fall 4:41

220 Dylan Lyerly (North Forsyth) over Alex Bonn (Brookwood) Maj 17-7

285 Bryan Cardona-Soto (Brookwood) over Eli Edwards (North Forsyth) Dec 6-4