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Dorman High School

Dorman wrestlers finish solid season


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Spartanburg – The Dorman wrestling program was again one of the top teams in region 2-AAAAA, as well as the Upper State.

In the region two tournament, eight Cavaliers placed in the top four of their respective weight classes and earned the right to compete in the AAAAA Upper State qualifier.

Jackson Chance was region runner-up in the 106-pound weight class while Wyatt Fink finished third at 113 pounds.

Owen Turner was fourth at 126 pounds and Adonis Lawson was the region champion in the 138-pound weight class.

Cory Hawkins was runner-up at 152 and Matthew Miller was fourth at 170 pounds. Seth Freeman was the region runner-up at 195 and Rico Piccirilli was the runner-up in the heavyweight division.

Lawson would continue his success at the state level. He won the Upper State title in the qualifier, then captured the state championship in his weight class.

Freeman also survived the cut in Upper State, finishing third, but did not place in the state meet.

As a team, Dorman qualified for the state duals playoffs but was eliminated by Rock Hill in the first round.

In basketball, unless you have been on Mars since December, everyone knows of the success of the boys team. Dorman has not only been the best team in the state but is ranked third nationally with a 29-1 record.

The Cavaliers won the Upper State title and were set to play Dutch Fork for the AAAAA state crown on March 6.

Seniors PJ Hall and Myles Tate were named Class AAAAA Co-player of the year by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

The girls team, coached by Valorie Whiteside, finished with an 18-10 record, including an 11-3 mark in region play. The Lady Cavs beat Nation Ford in a first-round playoff game before losing to T.L. Hanna in the second round.

Senior Alexis Rice capped her career by averaging 16.3 points per game. Rice also averaged seven rebounds and four assists. Rice was a five-year varsity player and scored more than 1,300 career points.

 Senior point guard Maquelle Bomar averaged 11 points and four steals per game this season.

“She did all of the intangible things that there are no stats for,” Whiteside said. “She was truly the heart of the team and an asset to girls basketball.”


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