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Top AAAAA wrestlers

Five wrestlers from Starr's Mill and Whitewater finished in the top six in their respective weight classes at the recent GHSA state traditional wrestling tournament. From left are Whitewater senior Zach Thorne, sixth place at 132 pounds; Starr's Mill junior Cory Carter, sixth place at 220 pounds; Starr's Mill senior Alex Ashley, first place at 285 pounds and a two-time state champion; and Whitewater senior Alex Walker, fourth place at 160 pounds. Not pictured is Whitewater senior Reid Loveless, fifth place at 106 pounds. Photo/Special.

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