Sonoraville wins Woodstock Invitational

The Sonoraville Wrestling Team poses with their first-place trophy at the Woodstock Invitational on Saturday. (Contributed Photo)

The Sonoraville wrestling team took a trip to the Woodstock Invitational on Saturday and came away as the top dog in a competitive, 18-team field.

The Firebirds finished atop the team standings to earn the first-place trophy. They scored 237 total points to finish ahead of Cass (186), North Paulding (151) and Creekview (135).

Individual first place finishers in their weight class were Eli Knight (106), Tyler Hunt (132), Trevor Burdick (138) and John Knight (195). Hunt also avenged his only loss from last season during the tournament.

Gavin Thompson (120) took second in his class, and Jayce Derryberry (126) and Charlie Brown (182) each finished third. The Firebirds had five other top-six individual finishes.

Sonoraville is back at home on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against Lumpkin County as they celebrate alumni night.

In other recent prep action:

WRESTLING

Sonoraville sweeps tri-match

The Firebirds went on the road to Ringgold on Thursday night and came away with a pair of wins in tri-match.

Sonoraville defeated host Ringgold 62-18 and then beat LFO 54-16. Against the Tigers, winners were Eli Knight (106, forfeit), Hector Arbos (113, pin), Jayce Derryberry (126, DQ), Tyler Hunt (132, forfeit), Trevor Burdick (138, pin), Brandon Bell (145, forfeit), Levi Meadows (170, decision), Charlie Brown (182, technical fall), John Knight (195, pin), Ryan Redd (220, pin), Brandon Bristol (285, pin).

In the victory over LFO, winners were Eli Knight (106, forfeit), Arbos (113, technical fall), Thompson (120, forfeit), Derryberry (126, forfeit), Hunt (132, pin), Burdick (138, technical fall), Bell (145, pin), Hunter Wilson (160, forfeit), Brown (182, pin) and Knight (195, decision).

BASKETBALL

Sonoraville boys 53, North Murray 43

After big offensive efforts in their first three games of the season, the Phoenix were able to grind out a low-scoring affair on Friday in a Region 6-AAA crossover matchup on the road.

Sonoraville (4-0) trailed 9-8 after one quarter but earned a halftime lead by outscoring North Murray 19-11 in the second. They added to their lead with a 13-7 advantage in the third to lead 40-27 going to the final period and then held on from there.

Top scorer Wil Walraven was held to just five points as the Mountaineers focused most of their defensive attention on him, but others stepped up for the Phoenix, including Seth Harkins, who had a game-high 16 points. Trenton Daniel added 15.

Sonoraville is at Murray County on Tuesday for another region crossover matchup at 7:30 p.m.

North Murray girls 62, Sonoraville 43

The Lady Phoenix fell behind early and could never fully recover in a region crossover loss on the road on Friday.

Sonoraville (2-2) trailed 16-8 after one quarter and then 30-18 at the half before the Lady Mountaineers put the game completely out of reach with a 21-12 advantage in the third quarter.

Maliyah Parks was the lone Sonoraville scorer to reach double figures with 18. Alexa Geary and Sandi McMullin each added six.

The Lady Phoenix visit Murray County on Tuesday in another 6-AAA crossover matchup at 6 p.m.

Cartersville girls 51, Calhoun 43

The Lady Jackets led at the half in their season opener on the road on Saturday, but a strong second half by Cartersville sent Calhoun to a tough loss.

Calhoun (0-1) led 23-19 at the break, but Cartersville outscored the Lady Jackets 14-7 in the third and 18-13 in the fourth to pull ahead and earn a win on their home court.

Erin Davis led the Lady Jackets with 14 points and also added eight steals in the contest. Anna George and Maggie McBrayer both added eight points.

Calhoun visit Coahulla Creek on Tuesday for a region crossover matchup at 6 p.m.

SWIMMING

Calhoun boys, girls both win at home meet

Calhoun hosted Northwest Whitfield, Gilmer, Cartersville, Pickens and Cass on Thursday and the girls and boys teams each earned a first-place finish in their home pool.

The Calhoun boys scored 419 points to finish on top of second-place Northwest Whitfield with 234, and the Calhoun girls had a total of 320 points to finish ahead of second-place Gilmer with 246.

Taking first-place individually in their events were the 200-yard medley relay team of Monforte, Parker, Carroll and Bushong, Carroll in the 200-yard individual medley, Parker in the 50-yard freestyle, Carroll in the 100-yard butterfly, Parker in the 500-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Dyar, Bushong, Bailey and Tolson, Dyar in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Parker, Dyar, Carroll and Bates.

For the Lady Jackets, first-place finishers were the 200-yard medley relay team of Duke, Reid, Workman and Funes, Duke in the 50-yard freestyle, Emma Long in one-meter diving, Holsomback in the 100-yard freestyle, Funess in the 500-yard freestyle and Duke in the 100-yard backstroke.

Calhoun will visit Rome High on Thursday. They are back home on Dec. 12 to host Dalton and Creekview at the Calhoun Aquatic Center.