While Thaggard lost his opening-round match Thursday by fall at the 1:00 mark to Shaw senior Jamal Mitchell (29-19) and in the wrestle backs by fall at the 3:59 mark to Burke County senior Chris Simon (44-10), Sloan posted wins of 3-2 against Crisp County sophomore Kaun Daniel (40-9) and 5-2 against Stephens County senior Josh Hale (46-8) to reach the semifinals which had not yet been posted at deadline Friday night.
It was the first trip to state for Thaggard, while Sloan placed fourth in the Class AAA 215 division as a freshman at Henry County and sixth in the Class AAAA heavyweight division last year as a sophomore at Jonesboro.
Sloan was scheduled to face Gilmer County junior Tyler Bertolini (35-7) in the Class AAAA semifinals Friday. The winner advances to the finals today to take on the winner of the match between Southwest Whitefield senior Carlos Fraire (50-1) and Locust Grove senior Tyler Rapes (49-4).
GOLF TOURNEY: The 10th Annual Griffin Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament is 12 noon, Wednesday April 24 at the Morgan Dairy Golf Club.
Sponsorship levels include: Tournament Sponsors ($1000 includes one 4 man team entry with Mulligans, signage on tee box, and recognition as Tournament Sponsor at Registration, and in all announcements); Corporate Sponsors ($500 includes one 4 man team entry with Mulligans, signage on tee box, and recognition as Corporate Sponsor at Registration); and Individual Teams ($75 per player/$300 per Team).
Hole Sponsors ($100 includes signage on tee box and recognition as a Hole Sponsor), Hole-in-One Sponsor ([1 available) Cost of Insurance Includes signage on each Par 3 Contest tee box and recognition as a Hole in One Sponsor) and “One Million Dollar Shoot Out” Contest Sponsor ([1 available] $250 includes signage on Contest Hole and recognition as “One Million Dollar Shoot Out” Contest Sponsor) are also available as are Cart Sponsor [(1 available) $150 for entire field (54 carts) recognition as cart sponsor on each cart); Longest Drive Sponsor ([1 available] $150 includes signage on Longest Drive Hole and Sponsor recognition); and Prize Sponsors ($50 or equivalent merchandise donation and Prize Sponsor recognition).
Charities benefiting from the proceeds include: Griffin Women’s Christian Center, Stepping Stones, Salvation Army, Flint River Boy Scouts, Griffin High School R.O.T.C. and Young Life. Please make checks payable to Griffin Exchange Club and mail to: PO BOX 351 Griffin, GA 30224. For More Information Please Contact: Todd Feltman (770) 412-0868 or (678) 858-3412 by April 17th 2013.
SHS BASEBALL: The Spalding High baseball team has three upcoming fund raisers.
The first is a BBQ plate sale Feb. 23, furnished by Huckleberry’s. Tickets, $10 each, can be picked up from any Jags player. BBQ plates can be picked up from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., in conjunction with the team’s 100-inning game that day.
The second fund raiser is the Applebee’s Pancake breakfast from 8-9 a.m., and from 9-10 a.m., March 2. Tickets are $7 and they can be bought from any Jag players. The players will also be there serving breakfast.
The team’s third fund raiser is the team’s annual Golf Tournament on March 9th at the Griffin City Course. Cost is $200 per team. Start time is 9 a,m,
Anyone interested in buying tickets for either or both events they can contact Jags head coach Mickey Moody, booster club president Ted Harris or any Jags baseball player.