Red Bud has big day to win BGMSAA Tra­di­tional ti­tle

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS SATURDAY - By Tyler Ser­ritt

at 132 lbs, Jebb Knight at 170 lbs, Draven Pep­pers at 189 lbs and Jaxx Knight at 215 lbs.

Also mak­ing valu­able con­tri­bu­tions for the Fire­birds was Zach McAfee, who con­trib­uted a sec­ond-place fin­ish in his weight class, Druu Faulk who added a third­place fin­ish and Cole Weaver and Derek Dusseau who each chipped in fourth-place fin­ishes.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Haber­man and Cal­houn’s Isaac Green were voted best match and Hunt was voted Most Out­stand­ing Wrestler from 70-118 lbs.

“We have had a very suc­cess­ful sea­son as a whole this year, fin­ish­ing with a 23-7 dual record,” said Bow­ers. “The kids pro­gressed ev­ery time we all com­peted and prac­ticed. Ev­ery prac­tice was ended with the ques­tion, ‘did I get bet­ter to­day?’ We took ev­ery match, win or lose, as ‘that’s not good enough, let’s get bet­ter,’ and the kids bought into it. Also, lead­er­ship from the kids them­selves was key. Jebb and Jaxx Knight, Draven Pep­pers, Misha Ar­bos, Nic Haber­man, Rowan Bur­dick, Lake Prater, Cole Hunt, along with oth­ers took get­ting bet­ter by im­prov­ing new wrestlers to heart, and they built each other. I could not be more proud of a group of kids.”

-Af­ter snag­ging sec­ond place in last week­end’s BGMSAA Dual Cham­pi­onships, Cal­houn’s wrestling se­cured a third place over­all fin­ish in the Tra­di­tional bouts.


-The Cal­houn Lady Jack­ets picked up a 49-34 home win over the Red Bud Lady Phoenix on Mon­day evening. The vic­tory pushes the Lady Jack­ets’ record to 8-1 and al­lows them to re­main closely be­hind Cartersville (10-1) at the top the BGMSAA girls var­sity bas­ket­ball stand­ings.

De­spite the loss, Madi­son Aber­nathy net­ted 13 points and Tay­lor Dot­son tacked on six for Red Bud in that con­test.

The Red Bud ju­nior var­sity girls snagged a win over the ju­nior var­sity Lady Jack­ets 37-29. Diana Smith led the way with 18 points, with KK Lyles adding six.

-The Lady Phoenix bounce back in a big way on Tues­day by dom­i­nat­ing South Cen­tral 63-7. Dayleigh Dress scored a game-high 27 points, with Olyvia Hop­per toss­ing in nine.

-Both Lady Phoenix squads col­lected vic­to­ries against Adairsville on Wed­nes­day, with the var­sity win­ning 42-34 and ju­nior var­sity win­ning 37-8. All of the pos­i­tive re­sults places the var­sity’s record at 7-4, which is good for third in the stand­ings, and the ju­nior var­sity’s record at 8-1, which is good for first place in the ju­nior var­sity stand­ings.

- Cal­houn’s var­sity boys bas­ket­ball squad topped Red Bud 50-14 on Satur­day. The re­sult moves the Jack­ets record to an im­pres­sive 10-1, which moved the team at the top of the boys stand­ings.

-The Phoenix also found re­demp­tion in its matchup against South Cen­tral on Tues­day, tak­ing down the Chief­tains. Tyler Johns fin­ished the con­test with a game-high 18 points, with Chris­tian Roberts pitch­ing in 11.

-The Red Bud ju­nior var­sity boys team found suc­cess against Adairsville on Wed­nes­day, de­feat­ing the Tigers 34-26. The team’s of­fense was pri­mar­ily shoul­dered by Brant Bryant, who had 15 points, Ethan Hib­berts, who had seven and Jaxon Pate, who fin­ished with five. The win al­lows the Phoenix to cling to the No. 1 spot in the BGMSAA stand­ings with a record of 8-1.

The var­sity Phoenix fell to the Tigers 57-27, but en­joyed strong per­for­mances by Roberts and Dustin Forten­berry, who each fin­ished with nine points.


Red Bud wrestlers pose for a photo with their first-place tro­phy af­ter win­ning the BGMSAA Tra­di­tional cham­pi­onship last Satur­day.

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