The state wrestling tournament will be held Feb. 14-16 in Macon, Ga.
Parkview High School's wrestling team has five wrestlers who have qualified for the traditional state tournament this week. The tournament takes place Feb. 14-16 in Macon, Ga., according to the Georgia High School Association. Fans may watch the match live via GHSA.tv for a nominal fee, or after the conclusion of the tournament for free. Parkview Panthers Qualifying From Coach Joshua Porter: "Khalil, Harrison, and Andrew all have wrestling people predicting them to place at the tournament. All five of them are perfectly capable of doing so if they believe in themselves and want it bad enough. I believe in them!" See also:
After losing is long-time coach a few years ago, Parkview High is rebuilding its wrestling team. Its coach, players and parents believe they are definitely back on their way to state wins.
In 2009, when Coach Tom Beuglas stepped down to begin the wrestling program over at Archer High School, the Panthers took a hit. After being a powerhouse player in the 1990s and 2000s, placing in the top 5 of state 12 of the 16 years Beuglas was there, the Parkview High wrestling program hasn't done that since. Coach Joshua Porter, who is now in his second season with the Panthers, wants to change that -- bring the team back to its former glory. His goal this year: to be in the top 5 of the state. "I got hired to bring it back to where it was -- winning state titles, and that's what I plan on doing," he said, while driving in his car on a rare day away from his players. "I believe that we could have up to five state placers this year if …