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Wrestling: West, North win first-round state dual matchups
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West Forsyth and North Forsyth got off to flying starts Thursday at the GHSA state dual championships in Macon.

The Region 5-7A champion Wolverines cruised to a 74-6 first-round win over Newnan, while the Raiders defeated East Coweta 57-10. West will face Rockdale in the second round later today, while North will square off against Brookwood.

West only lost one bout against Newnan, capturing 11 of its 13 wins by fall, which allowed the Wolverines to build up a sizable lead. Lance Corcimiglia, Daba Fofana, Dylan Fairchild, Brody Knapp and Creston Lorenzo all wrapped up their matches with pins within the first minute.

For North, Eli Edwards, Dylan Lyerly, Andrew Sexton, Bentley Wheeler, Christopher Henderson, Zander McBeth and Michel Gryder all secured wins by fall. The Raiders only lost three matches by decision, with Cale Bissell, Tate Bissell and Tristan Graham all winning their matches for three points each.

West Forsyth 74, Newnan 6

170 Lance Corcimiglia (West Forsyth) over Sean Johnson (Newnan) Fall 0:24

182 Daba Fofana (West Forsyth) over Peyton Toth (Newnan) Fall 0:31

195 Jay Helstone (West Forsyth) over Ashton Heflin (Newnan) Fall 2:43

220 Spencer Bovenizer (West Forsyth) over Quinn Inman (Newnan) Dec 5-1

285 Dylan Fairchild (West Forsyth) over Paul Carroll (Newnan) Fall 0:56

106 Noah Amick (West Forsyth) over Mason Hillegas (Newnan) Fall 5:04

113 Chase Murray (West Forsyth) over Connor Marsh (Newnan) Fall 3:45

120 Tristan Kendzierski (Newnan) over DJ Little (West Forsyth) Fall 5:10

126 Christian Walker (West Forsyth) over Allen Simms (Newnan) TF 21-3

132 Cam Westray (West Forsyth) over Marlin Wortham (Newnan) Fall 3:38

138 Brody Knapp (West Forsyth) over Malik Dyer (Newnan) Fall 0:38

145 Will Phipps (West Forsyth) over Brenson Shaw (Newnan) Fall 2:35

152 Ethan Rickert (West Forsyth) over Max Broach (Newnan) Fall 3:41

160 Creston Lorenzo (West Forsyth) over Landon Toth (Newnan) Fall 0:19

North Forsyth 57, East Coweta 10

106 Isaac Hall (North Forsyth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forfeit

113 Michael Gryder (North Forsyth) over Elijah Theriault (East Coweta) Fall 1:02

120 Christian Gordon (East Coweta) over Ivan Mercado (North Forsyth) Maj 13-0

126 Zander Mcbeth (North Forsyth) over Connor Cameron (East Coweta) Fall 2:32

132 Jacob Gabriel (East Coweta) over Brandon Peoples (North Forsyth) Dec 6-0

138 Christopher Henderson (North Forsyth) over Camden Key (East Coweta) Fall 2:44

145 Cale Bissell (North Forsyth) over Jake Madison (East Coweta) Dec 3-2

152 Tate Bissell (North Forsyth) over Jaxon Garner (East Coweta) Dec 5-0

160 Bentley Wheeler (North Forsyth) over Jaison Render (East Coweta) Fall 1:12

170 Andrew Sexton (North Forsyth) over Tristan Young (East Coweta) Fall 3:13

182 Tristan Graham (North Forsyth) over Kian Hauser (East Coweta) Dec 6-4

195 Walter Lloyd (East Coweta) over Victor Reyes (North Forsyth) Dec 12-6

220 Dylan Lyerly (North Forsyth) over Malakai Dudek (East Coweta) Fall 4:46

285 Eli Edwards (North Forsyth) over Justyn Henderson (East Coweta) Fall 0:45