STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT Update
March 2 10:16, when all the mats were finally rolled up, our Orange Panthers were State Champions. This years tournament was a battle to the end. Orange brought 10 wrestlers to Greensboro. We lost 4 after two rounds & moved 6 into the Semi-Finals. Orange was leading but had JM Robinson, Union Pines, & St Stephens on our tail. Orange was ahead by 29.5 but still needed to wrestle on as JM Robinson had 2 in the championship & 4 in the consolations. Collin Smith took 5th & Anderson Pope took 3rd. Combined with JM Robinson's loss of 3 of 4 in the Consolation increased the Orange Panther lead to 18.5 points going into the Finals. The final round was not kind to the Panthers as Joe Scott, Jack Twomey-Kozak, David Peters-Logue & Aubrey Browning placed 2nd. Still it was the team effort that paid off for the Panthers repeating as State Individual Champions. Congratulations Panthers, GREAT season.
106 2nd Joe Scott
138 2nd Jack Twomey-Kozak
160 2nd David Peters-Logue
182 2nd Aubrey Browning
145 3rd Anderson Pope
126 5th Collin Smith
March 1 8:16 pm, just returned. Sent 6 into the semi-finals. Joe Scott wins by pin 4:24,Collin Smith loses a heartbreaker 6-4, Jack Twomey-Kozak forces OT with 2 seconds left in the match & wins in OT 7-5, Anderson Pope also forced OT. Being agressive as Anderson is, lost a heartbreaker 5-3. David Peters-Logue wrestled to a tough victory 4-3 & last & definitely not least, Aubrey Browning wrestled an action packed match finishing with a pin @ the 0:45 mark. GREAT job by the Orange Panthers. Will up date when the team scores are posted.
March 1, Today we lost Jared (120), Drew (170), Loagn (195), & Byron (285)ï»¿ in the consolation round. Advancing to the Championship Semi-Finals Joe Scott (106), Collin Smith (126), Jack Twomey-Kozak (132), Anderson Pope (145), David Peters-Logue (160) & Aubrey Browning (182). The semi-finals start @ 6:00 pm. Come out & support our Orange Panthers.
Team Scores going into the Semi-Finals
3-Union Pines 38.0
4-St Stephens 32.0
5-North Gaston 27.5
6-East Rowan 24.0
6-Fred T Foard 24.0
8-Rocky Mount 22.0
9-West Carteret 19.0
March 1, last night our Panthers wrestled the first round of the State Tournament. Joe (106), Collin (126), Jack (138), Anderson (145), David (160), Aubrey (182) won & moved to the Championship quarter-finals. There were some tough matches moving Jared (120), Drew (170), Logan (195), & Byron (285) moved into the consolations. Action resumes @ 9:00 am today starting with the 1st round consolation round. Come support OUR Panthers as they continue their quest to be State Champions. Going into the semi-finals the team score is:
|1st & 2nd round Results from Orange|
|Round 1||Orange||45||Grays Creek||24|
|170||Drew LeMaster||O||decisioned||Ethan Martin||CH||8-2|
|182||Aubrey Browning||O||major dec'd||Andrew Hotong||CH||9-0|
|195||Logan Joseph||O||decisioned||Roberto Sibrian||CH||7-4|
|220||Dylan Wison||O||decisioned||Robert Price||CH||7-2|
|285||Arthur Colson||CH||decisioned||Byron Stephenson||O||3-0|
|106||Joe Scott||O||pinned||Zachary Allen||CH||3:59|
|113||Gonzalo Garcia||O||pinned||Loenard Evans||CH||0:41|
|120||Jared Flynn||O||major dec'd||Nick Stefandis||CH||11-2|
|126||Collin Smith||O||pinned||Tommy Morrison||CH||5:38|
|132||Michael Proctor||O||major dec'd||Eric Jens||CH||10-1|
|138||Jack Twomey-Kozak||O||pinned||Camden Bergey||CH||3:38|
|145||Anderson Pope||O||pinned||Eliot Martin||CH||1:44|
|152||Melik Jimenez||O||decisioned||Joe Carter||CH||1-0|
|160||David Peters-Logue||O||rec'd forfeit|
1-273.0 pts Orange
2-180.0 pts Northwest Guilford
3-156.5 pts Leesville Road
4-150.5 pts Southern Alamance
5-118.0 pts Jordan
MVW - Jake DeAngelo, Southern Alamance
This weekend Team Orange hosted 22 teams for the Jim King/Orange Invitational Tournament. The competition was tough this year. Team Orange had quite a few new faces on this years team after graduating 12 Seniors from last years team. The wrestling was fast & furious starting @ ~ 4:00 pm on 5 mats. The tournament ended @ ~ 9:30 & when all the dust had settled, Team Orange placed 3rd. Team Orange place 7 wrestlers in the finals but not enough to overcome Northwest Guilford (2nd) & the Championship Cary. The Team Orange wrestlers had a great showing wrestling with a lot of heart so early in the season. The fan support in the stands was outstanding especially from last years Seniors. Thanks to Jim King for helping with the medal presentations, the wrestlers who helped with the tables, mat setup & tear down. A special THANKS for the OUTSTANDING hospitality SUITE. THe Coaches ALL ravel how great the food was & the numerous choices available. Thanks to ALL the trainers keeping our wrestlers injuriey needs wll taken care of. Thanks to the Coaching staff for preparing Team Orange in such a short period of time. And last but least THANKS to Natalie Intehar, Holly Smith, & Michaela Shriner for keeping the tournament on track & accurate at the head table.
138 lbs 1st Jack Twomey-Kozak
145 lbs 1st Anderson Pope
160 lbs 1st David Peters-Logue
106 lbs 2nd Joe Scott
120 lbs 4th Jared Flynn
126 lbs 4th Collin Smith
132 lbs 6th Michael Proctor
Orange WINS Team Sportmanship Award from Air Force
GREAT job Team Orange. Good Luck next weeknd in Eden.
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Tonight the Panthers hosted the 2012 Orange Thanksgiving Duals. There were many old faces as well as many new faces. In the first match, the Panthers held off a tough Northern Durham team. Orange faced cross town rival Cedar Ridge in the second match. Cedar Ridge is in a re-building year and the Panthers had a good showing. In the final match the Panthers faced Southern Alamance who always come prepared to wrestle. The Panthers wrestled some tough matches and forged ahead to win the match. Up next for the Panthers will be defending their Jim King/Orange Invitational title November 30th/December 1st @ Orange.
Orange 47 Northern Durham 23
Southern Alamance 44 Cedar Ridge 27
Orange 60 Cedar Ridge 16
Northern Durham 48 Southern Alamance 20
Orange 59 Southern Alamance 9
Northern Durham 54 Cedar Ridge 27
The Orange Panthers are wishing their fans, wrestlers & wrestling family a very safe & Happy Thanksgiving.
Orange completed a sweep of the pre-season tune up beating East Forsyth, East Chapel Hill, DSA, North Davidson and East Davidson. Photos in the Gallery.
Up Next: Orange Thanksgiving Quad, Tuesday night @ 5:00 pm. See you there!!
What a State tournament. At the end of wrestling on Friday night the Panthers took a slim 5 point lead into Saturday. The Panthers fought & clawed their way thru the consolations thru tremendous teamwork. After the dust had settled following the consolation finals, the Panthers had scored enough points to take a commanding lead. With 1st place locked up the only unfinished businss was Zach Rimmer's 145 lbs championship match. Zach wrestled well & defeated Alexander Knight of Rocky Mount 6-1. Zach was now a member of the State Champion elite. The teamwork displayed this weekend was outstanding. Every member of the team contributed points which led to the 1st place finish. Results from Greensboro:
1st 115.0 Orange
2nd 75.5 Union Pines
3rd 66.5 JM Robinson
4th 66.0 Northeast Guilford
5th 54.5 Ashbrook
3rd 132 Jack Twomey-Kozak
3rd 195 Jarrel Lea
4th 120 Jordan Baker
5th 138 Anderson Pope
5th 152 David Peters-Logue
5th 160 JD Wynn
What a season, 23-0, 3A State Dual Team Champion, 3A Mid-East Region Champion, 3A State Individual Team Champions, Spenser Poteat named Assistant Coach of the Year, & Coach Shriner named Tar Heel of the Week by the N&O. This year team worked hard, learned, & never gave up all season regardless of the obstalce. Congratulations Panthers on a GREAT seson & a job well done. Thanks for the memories
This weeks N&O Tar Heel of the week, our very own
Coach Bobby Shriner
Results from Morehead 3A Mid-East Regional
Panthers capture 5th Consectutive Regional Title
Our Panthers traveled to Morehead HS in Eden, NC for the 3A Mid-East Regional Tournament. The Panthers made a strong showing. After Friday night, 14 Panthers were still in the running. 11 Panthers made it to the semi-finals with 7 advancing to the finals. The Panthers wrestled GREAT & won their 5 consectutive Regional Championship. Great Job Panthers. Good Luck @ State next weekend.
|4||77.5||Chapel Hill||16||35||Northern Vance|
|7||67.5||Cardinal Gibbons||19||24||JF Webb|
|8||66||Grays Creek||20||22.5||Northern Guilford|
See you in Greenboro for State. It starts Thursday night. Stay tuned for time information early this week.
The Panthers capped off their second undefeated season in a row with the North Carolina 3A Dual Team Championship over Southwestern Randolph in front of a sell out Hometown crowd. The Panthers started strong & never looked back. The starting wt was 138. Anderson Pope scored a major decision to get the Panthers started. Next up @ 145, Zach Rimmer scored a crowd pleasing 9-7 OT win. At 152 David Peters-Logue won by a 2:38 fall which really pumped up the Orange fans. JD Wynn @ 160 scored the second OT win 10-8 in another tight match putting the Panthers in the lead 16-0. At 170 Cole McLelland wrestled a very tough match ending up on the short end 9-4. The match of the night belonged to Aderiic Snipes @ 182. Aderiic shot in for a take down but was countered & turned for 2 nearfall pts to trail 0-4 going into the 2nd period. In the 2nd period, Aderiic reversed Tyler Robbins but was reveresed to trail 2-6 going into the 3rd period. In the 3rd period, Aderiic took neutral, was taken down & turned to his back, now trailing 10-2. Aderiic reversed Tyler & pinned him at the 4:41 mark. The Orange fans were exstatic. The Orange fans were up on their feet cheering in fanatically. The win increased the Panther lead to 22-3. This match had the fans of both sides up & down throughout the match. At 195, Jarrel Lea scored a tough decision and Wesley used a quick takedown into a pin at the 1:09 mark to increase the Panther lead to 31-3. At 285, Byron Stephenson wrestled a tough match & only gave up a decision 7-0. The Panthers were in command control needing only a win to win the match. At 106, Martin Carreon met the criteria by winning by decision of 7-1 to increase the Panther lead to 34-6. Orange forfeited out to make the final score 30-34 and accomplish another underfeated season 23-0, winning the 3A State Team Dual Championship for the 2nd time in 2 yrs. For his performance, Aderiic Snipes earned the Most Valuable Wrestler Award. Congratulations Aderiic. Congratuations to the Coaches, wrestlers & fans of Southwestern Randolph on a great season.
Great job by our Panthers. Don't they just make you so PROUD!!! Thanks to ALL the parents & fans for their support, especially the alumni turnout tonight. A special THANKS to the Orange Wresling MOMS Club & John Bianco for providing the wonderful after match dinner for both teams. Great Job. Next up a trip to Eden, NC to compete in the 3A Mid-East Regional Tournament starting Friday night. Good Luck Panthers!!!!!!!!!
Tonight @ 6:00 pm our Orange Panthers compete for the 3A State Dual Team Championship @ Orange High. Our Panther wrestlers & Coaching staff have worked hard all season to prepare for this match. The Panthers will face the Cougars of Southwestern Randolph. This will be a battle to the end. Come out & support our PANTHERS. Good Luck Panthers. Go PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!
Tonight our Orange Panthers wrestled 2 tough matches. In the first match vs South Brunswick the panthers found themselves behind 9-0 before tying the score 9-9. The Panthers lost the next match making the score 13-9 but re-grouped, scratched through very close matches to built up a 43-13 over the next 6 matches. Panthers win 43-25 & earn trip to the 3A Eastern Regional Finals vs Morehead. The panthers started strong against Morehead building up a 15-0 lead before giving up a pin to make it 15-6. From there on the Panthers fought their way to a 40-22 WIN & an opportunity to wrestle for the 3A State Dual Championship @ Orange @ 6:00 pm on Saturday 2/11 vs Southwest Randolph. Come out & support the Orange Panthers as they strive to repeat as 3A State Dual Champions.
Find individual results here: Results
3A Eastern Region Semi-finals 3A Eastern Region Finals
Orange 43 South Brunswick 25 Orange 40 Morehead 22
Morehead 40 West Carteret 30
Come out & support our Orange Panthers as they defend the 3A Dual Team Championship. Go PANTHERS!!!!!
Congratulations to former Orange wrestler Chase Kernodle & DSA for making the 2A Eastern Region Semi-Finals.
Good Luck & have a safe trip to Topsail.
The Smith Family would like to THANK the Orange wrestling Family for all the prayers, thoughts & meals provided to the Smith Family during this difficult time. They really appreciate all the help. We hope for Tammy's quick recovery & prayers for her father.
The Orange Panthers were well prepared to defend their State Dua Team Championship. They showed up strong & ready as they defeated both Northern Nash & Jacksonville tonight. Next up South Brunswick on Thursday time & place to be determined, keep posted.
Tuesday night results
1st round District round
Orange defeates Northern Nash 40-27 Orange defeats Jacksonville 52-15
Jacksonville defeats West Brunswick 49-15
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