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.
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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
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