2011-2012 Highlights and Results


PANTHERS WIN!!! Zach Rimmer 145 lbs State Champion:

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:

Team Score
1st 115.0 Orange
2nd  75.5 Union Pines
3rd  66.5 JM Robinson
4th  66.0 Northeast Guilford
5th  54.5 Ashbrook
Orange placers
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.
Team Scores


Place   Pts   Team   Place   Pts   Team
            12   49   Eastern Guilford
1   237   Orange   13   47   Douglas Byrd
2   165.5   Union Pines       47   Overhills
3   117.5   Morehead   15   42   Southern Vance
4   77.5   Chapel Hill   16   35   Northern Vance
5   73   Western Harnett   17   33   Westover
6   71.5   Williams   18   27   Rockingham County
7   67.5   Cardinal Gibbons   19   24   JF Webb
8   66   Grays Creek   20   22.5   Northern Guilford
9   64   Southern Lee   21   13   McMichael
10   50   Eastern Alamance            
    50   Western Alamance            




Individuals Results



Place Wt   Wrestler
1st 113   Will Riley
1st 145   Zach Rimmer
1st 195   Jarrel Lea
2nd 132   Jack Twomey-Kozak
2nd 138   Anderson Pope
2nd 152   David Peters-Logue
2nd 160   JD Wynn
3rd 106   Martin Carreon
3rd 120   Jordan Baker
3rd 220   Wesley Dawson
4th 126   CollinSmith




See you in Greenboro for State. It starts Thursday night. Stay tuned for time information early this week.



PANTHERS WIN !!! State 3A Champions 2012 !

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!!!!!!!!!




The Panthers compete tonight for the 3A State Team Dual Champions

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!!!!!!!!!!


The Panthers repeat as 3A Eastern Region Champs

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 Chase Kernodle & DSA

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 THANKS the Orange Wrestling Family

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 State Dual Team Championship, ORANGE WINS 2, next up South Brunswick

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 places 4th @ State

This weekend our Panthers traveled to Greensboro for the 3A State Individual Wrestling Tournament. There was a lot of good & competitive matches. Orange managed to advance 4 wrestlers into the place rounds. Despite the great effort by the team when the dust settled our Panthers came up a little short placing 4th. Only 6 points separated the top four places. See articles section for brackets & team scores. Individual results:

2nd  125 Luke Mincey

2nd  140 Zach Rimmer

2nd  152 Tyrone Mason

5th   112 Jordan Baker

Our Panthers had a GREAT season. The fan support was as usual outstanding. Thanks to the Coaching Staff for their teachin