Wrestling notebook: Lithonia, Collins Hill, Cambridge win meets

Photo by Rob Saye

Fresh off its DeKalb County championship on Jan. 18, Lithonia won the Last Man Standing meet at Luella Saturday. The Bulldogs featured three weight class champions in Kirkglen Hudson, Shamel Findley and Chris Nelson. Lithonia nipped second-place Marist 195-185 while Meadowcreek came in third with 144.5, Luella took fourth with 140.5 and Lakeside-DeKalb came in fifth with 136 points. Fourteen teams competed in the event.

Lithonia and Marist will face each other again at the area tournament at Marist this weekend.

Collins Hill won the Blue Devil Brawl Saturday at Marietta behind six individual champions and 145 total team points. Roswell took second with 118 points and four champions while the host Blue Devils took third with 82 points. Grayson (71 points) and Berkmar (53) rounded out the top five.

Cambridge won the North Metro meet at Brookwood Friday, a meet that featured 13 teams, some which were divided into sub teams. The Bears had a meet-best four weight class champions (J.R. Salemi, Brandon Filosi, Will Britain and Malik McNeil). Ola’s A-team came in second with 141, 57 points shy of the Bears, while Lowndes finished third with 116. Brookwood (115 points) and Locust Grove (105) rounded out the top five.

North Hall won the Hall County Duals by taking the last three matches from Chestatee, all by pins. The Trojans were 7-0 in the meet, beating Chestatee (6-1) in the final. Flowery Branch, Gainesville, West Hall, East Hall, Johnson-Gainesville and Riverside Military all competed and finished in that order behind North Hall and Chestatee.

Whitewater defeated Woodward Academy (44-29), Druid Hills (60-21) and Dutchtown (58-15) Wednesday at Woodward before dispatching Woodland-Henry (70-12) and Fayette County (41-25) on Senior Night Friday at home.

Mountain View edged visiting Peachtree Ridge 31-30 on Jan. 21. The Bears’ Adam Flatt (44-1), a junior 120-pounder, lost his first match of the season as he wrestled up in the 126-pound class. Flatt was beaten in a 9-6 decision by Kareem Al-Asady. In the area tournament next week, Flatt, who has been runner-up at the area meet the past two seasons, will likely run into Collins Hill’s Sean Russell, who is ranked No. 3 nationally.

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