Monday, February 11, 2019











The Gator wrestling team competed at Loganville HS in the Class 5A Sectionals this weekend and qualified 12 of 14 weight classes for the GHSA Class 5A State Championship to be held at the Macon Coliseum, Wed. – Sat. 2/13 – 2/16.  There were 29 schools represented in the tournament this year.  To qualify wrestlers had to place in the top eight in their 16 man bracket at the sectional tournament.  Qualifying for the Gators were Ethan Frye at 106 lbs.  (placing 4th), Grayson Smith at 120lbs.  (placing 8th), Reese Poole at 126 lbs. (placing 1st), Dustin Varnadore at 132 lbs. (placing 7th), Mosies Butler at 138 lbs. (placing 4th), Kooper Thomas at 145 lbs. (placing 1st), Cannon White at 152 lbs. (placing 3rd), Conner White at 160 lbs. (placing 2nd), Nick Felton at 170 lbs. (placing 7th), Jesus Hernandez at 182 lbs. (placing 5th), Zay Taylor at 220 lbs. (placing 3rd), and Israel Smalls at 285 lbs. (placing 4th).  The Gators also have one female wrestler competing in the all classification state championship.  Caitlyn Mixon (9th grade) will be competing at the 146 lbs. weight class in the first female state championship in GHSA history.  For tickets and the tournament schedule visit www.ghsa.net  Complete individual results are listed below:
GHSA Class 5A Section A Results
106
Frye Ethan (49-13) placed 4th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Carr Titan (Johnson/Gainesville) 49-13 won by decision over Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 (Dec 6-5)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 won by fall over Ware Parker (Loganville) 10-22 (Fall 2:36)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 won by fall over Gould Logan (Whitewater) 13-17 (Fall 5:52)
  • Cons. Semi - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 won by fall over McCray Jeunte (Southwest DeKalb) 11-5 (Fall 4:27)
  • 3rd Place Match - Carr Titan (Johnson/Gainesville) 49-13 won by decision over Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 (Dec 5-4)
113
Phillips Anthony (32-17) placed 9th
  • Champ. Round 1 - Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Ashton Logan (Buford) 47-1 won by fall over Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 (Fall 0:55)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Park David (McIntosh) 16-13 won by decision over Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 (Dec 10-6)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 won by fall over Hussey Ashton (Walnut Grove) 0-4 (Fall 3:34)
  • 9th Place Match - Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 received a bye () (Bye)
120
Smith Grayson (39-28) placed 6th.
  • Champ. Round 1 - Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 won by decision over Krutz Henry (Clarke Central) 17-14 (Dec 8-6)
  • Quarterfinal - Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 won in tie breaker - 1 over Coley Ahorya (Arabia Mountain) 31-5 (TB-1 6-4)
  • Semifinal - Munsey Drew (Whitewater) 36-7 won by fall over Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 (Fall 1:34)
  • Cons. Semi - Sulkowski Joey (Starr`s Mill) 11-13 won by decision over Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 (Dec 6-2)
  • 5th Place Match - Roberts Brandon (Loganville) 9-9 won by fall over Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 (Fall 5:50)
126
Poole Reese (54-8) placed 1st
  • Champ. Round 1 - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 won by fall over Wymbs Tyquavious (Clarke Central) 25-15 (Fall 2:37)
  • Semifinal - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 won by decision over Tripp Jacob (McIntosh) 19-6 (Dec 8-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 won by decision over Bozoian Dylan (Buford) 26-18 (Dec 7-0)
132
Varnadore Dustin (26-17) placed 7th
  • Champ. Round 1 - Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 won by fall over Oliver Caleb (Starr`s Mill) 9-15 (Fall 2:28)
  • Quarterfinal - Duckett Keith (Southwest DeKalb) 14-8 won by fall over Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 (Fall 1:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 won by fall over Fuemmeler Johnathan (Loganville) 18-20 (Fall 1:35)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Fields Spencer (Whitewater) 11-18 won by fall over Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 (Fall 4:58)
  • 7th Place Match - Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 won by fall over Rotolo Corey (McIntosh) 23-18 (Fall 3:13)
138
Butler Mosies (47-19) placed 4th .
  • Champ. Round 1 - Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 won by decision over Allen Cooper (Clarke Central) 19-13 (Dec 6-1)
  • Quarterfinal - Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 won by decision over Ferraro Joseph (Starr`s Mill) 9-3 (Dec 17-13)
  • Semifinal - Stonecheck Nick (Buford) 47-1 won by fall over Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 (Fall 1:23)
  • Cons. Semi - Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 won by decision over Stout Seth (Whitewater) 31-11 (Dec 6-4)
  • 3rd Place Match - Ferraro Joseph (Starr`s Mill) 9-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 (SV-1 7-5)
145
Thomas Kooper (47-12) placed 1st
  • Champ. Round 1 - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 won by fall over Simmons Tyrell (Clarkston) 10-5 (Fall 3:27)
  • Semifinal - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 won by major decision over Allen Nautica (Miller Grove) 24-3 (MD 8-0)
  • 1st Place Match - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 won by major decision over Hill Todd (Buford) 35-24 (MD 15-5)
152
White Cannon (47-12) placed 3rd
  • Champ. Round 1 - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 won by decision over McKinney Xavier (Southwest DeKalb) 18-7 (Dec 9-3)
  • Semifinal - Darracott Charlie (Buford) 48-1 won by tech fall over White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 (TF-1.5 4:00 (21-6))
  • Cons. Semi - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 won by fall over Hammock Donovan (Johnson/Gainesville) 42-21 (Fall 2:30)
  • 3rd Place Match - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 won by fall over McKinney Xavier (Southwest DeKalb) 18-7 (Fall 5:06)
160
White Conner (53-16) placed 2nd
  • Champ. Round 1 - White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 won by fall over Mbacke Khadim (Lithonia) 18-10 (Fall 1:27)
  • Quarterfinal - White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 won by decision over Paramore Jonathon (Walnut Grove) 38-13 (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal - White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 won by decision over Kangni Ekoue (Clarkston) 25-7 (Dec 9-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Bergey Blaine (Buford) 49-1 won by fall over White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 (Fall 3:26)
170
Felton Nick (42-26) placed 7th
  • Champ. Round 1 - Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 won by fall over Hutchins Jimmy (Southwest DeKalb) 7-9 (Fall 4:28)
  • Quarterfinal - Coleman Meshai (Clarke Central) 31-3 won by fall over Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 (Fall 3:09)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 won by fall over Moss Connor (Whitewater) 15-23 (Fall 0:42)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Watson Deon (Statesboro) 43-16 won by decision over Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 (Dec 12-9)
  • 7th Place Match - Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 won by fall over Smith Kyle (Walnut Grove) 20-16 (Fall 2:24)
182
Hernandez Jesus (45-25) placed 5th
  • Champ. Round 1 - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by decision over Stratford Brian (Loganville) 29-18 (Dec 11-6)
  • Quarterfinal - Olszeski Kevin (Starr`s Mill) 8-4 won by fall over Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 (Fall 4:00)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by fall over Barrow Marcus (Clarke Central) 25-22 (Fall 5:23)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by fall over Abonza Luis (Buford) 18-22 (Fall 5:35)
  • Cons. Semi - Tindal Hunter (South Effingham) 48-11 won by decision over Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 (Dec 12-6)
  • 5th Place Match - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by forfeit over Olszeski Kevin (Starr`s Mill) 8-4 (For.)
195
Vo JoshDavid (4-15)
  • Champ. Round 1 - Ramjag Reano (Southwest DeKalb) 16-8 won by fall over Vo JoshDavid (Ware County) 4-15 (Fall 0:32)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Odom Colin (Griffin) 6-7 won by fall over Vo JoshDavid (Ware County) 4-15 (Fall 0:09)
220
Taylor Zay (32-14) placed 3rd
  • Champ. Round 1 - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by fall over Whiting Zavier (Fayette County) 11-6 (Fall 0:42)
  • Quarterfinal - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by decision over Wilson Earnest (Lithonia) 24-6 (Dec 24-19)
  • Semifinal - Dimaggio Evan (Buford) 39-8 won by fall over Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 (Fall 3:37)
  • Cons. Semi - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by fall over Whiting Zavier (Fayette County) 11-6 (Fall 3:21)
  • 3rd Place Match - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by fall over Phillips Brian (Statesboro) 36-26 (Fall 0:47)
285
Smalls Israel (43-15) placed 4th
  • Champ. Round 1 - Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 won by fall over Umble Corbin (Cedar Shoals) 18-8 (Fall 3:37)
  • Quarterfinal - Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 won by fall over Buck Ricky (Arabia Mountain) 25-11 (Fall 0:28)
  • Semifinal - Smith Ryan (New Hampstead) 36-5 won by fall over Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 (Fall 4:53)
  • Cons. Semi - Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 won by fall over Jones Gabe (Starr`s Mill) 16-13 (Fall 0:38)
  • 3rd Place Match - Blaske Austin (South Effingham) 44-16 won by fall over Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 (Fall 3:39)



Monday, February 4, 2019


The Ware Co. Gator Wrestling team won their 3rd straight Region 2 AAAAA traditional championship
on Saturday boasting five champions, three 2nd place finishes, four 3rd place finishes,
and two 4th place finishes, qualifying all 14 wrestlers for the sectional tournament next Saturday
to be held at Loganville HS.  The Gator champions include Ethan Frye (106 lbs.), Reese Poole (126 lbs.),
Mosies Butler (138 lbs.), Kooper Thomas (145 lbs.), and Conner White (160 lbs.).  
Region 2 AAAAA competition included all five region teams with Wayne Co. competing in wrestling
for the first time. The top 4 wrestlers in each weight class move on to sectionals, which is a state
qualifying tournament.  Wrestlers who place in the top 8 will move on to the GHSA traditional state
championship which will be held at the Macon Coliseum on Feb. 13 – 16.
GHSA will be hosting its first all-girls wrestling state championship this year.  
The Gators will be entering 2 female wrestlers in the completion this year which will begin
at the sectional tournament. Caitlyn Mixon (9th grade) will be representing the Gators at the 144 lb. weight class
and Ashleigh Griffis (10th grade) will be representing the Gators at the 116 lb. weight class.  
Tournament winners at the sectionals will qualify for the girls state championship,
which is an all classification event.  Sectional competition will begin on Friday Feb 8th at 4 PM
and continue on Saturday Feb. 9th at 9 AM.  
Individual and team results are attached.


Name Weight
record place
Ethan Frye 106
Bye vs. S Effingham Win - Fall 1-0 1st place
Anthony Phillips 113
vs. Statesboro
Loss - OT 5-3
vs. New Hampstead
Win - Fall
1-1 3rd place
Grayson Smith 120
vs. New Hampstead
Win -  Fall
vs. Stateboro
Loss - Maj Dec 10-2
1-1 2nd place
Reese Poole 126
vs. Wayne
Win - Tech Fall 16-1
vs. New Hampstead
Win - Fall
2-0 1st place
Dustin Varnadore 132
vs. New Hampstead
Win -  Tech Fall 22-5
vs. S Effingham
Loss - Fall
1-1 2nd place
Mosies Butler 138
vs. S Effingham
Win - Fall
vs. Stateboro
Win - Fall
2-0 1st place
Kooper Thomas 145
vs. New Hampstead
Win - Fall
vs. S Effingham
Win - Fall
2-0 1st place
Cannon White 152
vs. Wayne
Win - Fall
vs. New Hampstead Loss - Dec 8-6 1-1 2nd place
Conner White 160
vs. New Hampstead Win - Fall vs. Wayne
Win - Fall
2-0 1st place
Nick Felton 170
vs. S Effingham
Loss - Fall
vs. New Hampstead Win - Fall vs. Wayne
Win - Fall
2-1 3rd place
Jesus Hernandez 182
vs. Statesboro
Win - Dec 9-4
vs. S Effingham
Loss - Fall
1-1 3rd place
Joshdavid Vo 195
vs. S Effingham
Loss - Fall
vs. Wayne
Loss - Fall
0-2 4th place
Zay Taylor 220
vs. S Effingham
Loss - Fall
vs. Wayne
Forfeit
1-1 3rd place
Israel Smalls 285
vs. Statesboro
Loss- Fall
vs. Wayne
Win - Fall
vs. S Effingham
Loss - Fall
1-2 4th place

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Senior Night Vs. Wayne Co., Lowndes Co., Yulee FL Jan 29, 2019

The Gators finished their dual season with a record of 36 – 7 as they celebrated their Seniors.
The Gator Seniors are Reese Poole (126 lbs.), Dustin Varnadore (132 lbs.), Mosies Butler (138 lbs.),
Nick Felton (170 lbs.), Zay Taylor (220 lbs.), and Israel “Izzy” Smalls (285 lbs.).  
The Gators went 3 – 0 for the night beating Wayne Co. 78 – 6, Lowndes Co. 65 – 14,
and finishing the night with Yulee Fl. 68 – 9.
Ware Co. will host the Region 2AAAAA Traditional Championship on Saturday 2/2/19. 4
Wrestling will begin at 10:30 am. Individual match results are listed below:
Ware vs Wayne     Ware 78 Wayne 6
Weight
Name
Win/Loss
Result
Score
106
Ethan Frye
Win
Forfeit

113
Anthony Phillips
Win
Forfeit

120
Tristan Greer
Win
Fall
3:45
126
Reese Poole
Win
Fall
2:56
132
Dustin Varnadore
Win
Fall
56 sec
138
Mosies Butler
Win
Forfeit

145
Jeremy Butler
Win
Fall
1:19
152
JJ Rodriguez
Win
Forfeit

160
Conner White
Win
Fall
27 sec
170
Nick Felton
Win
Fall
15 sec
182
Jesus Hernandez
Win
Fall
3:00
195
Joshdavid Vo
Loss
Fall
50 sec
220
Zay Taylor
Win
Forfeit

285
Izzy Smalls
Win
Fall
26 sec



Ware vs Lowndes   Ware 65 Lowndes 14
Weight
Name
Win/Loss
Result
Score
106
Anthony Phillips
Win
Fall
47 sec
113
Ethan Frye
Loss
Dec
9-4
120
Tristan Greer
Loss
Fall
5:45
126
Reese Poole
Win
Forfeit

132
Dustin Varnadore
Win
Fall
58 sec
138
Mosies Butler
Win
Tech Fall
21-6
145
Jeremy Butler
Loss
Tech Fall
19-4
152
JJ Rodriguez
Win
Fall
5:53
160
Conner White
Win
Fall
5:51
170
Nick Felton
Win
Forfeit

182
Jesus Hernandez
Win
Forfeit

195
Joshdavid Vo
Win
Forfeit

220
Zay Taylor
Win
Forfeit

285
Izzy Smalls
Win
Forfeit



Ware vs Yulee, FL   Ware 68 Yulee 9


Weight
Name
Win/Loss
Result
Score
106
Ethan Frye
Win
Fall
1:34
113
Anthony Phillips
Win
Forfeit

120
Tristan Greer
Win
Forfeit

126
Reese Poole
Win
Tech Fall
17-2
132
Dustin Varnadore
Win
Fall
2:40
138
Mosies Butler
Loss
Dec
6-4
145
Jeremy Butler
Win
Fall
1:42
152
JJ Rodriguez
Win
Fall
1:15
160
Conner White
Win
Forfeit

170
Nick Felton
Win
Fall
11 sec
182
Jesus Hernandez
Win
Forfeit

195
Joshdavid Vo
Win
Forfeit

220
Zay Taylor
Loss
Fall
1:22
285
Izzy Smalls
Win
Dec
4-3