Update on Ragsdale HS weekend of Track and Field State Meet, Wrestling Regionals and Swimming:Kaitlyn McGoogan with a 41-foot throw in the Shot Put/Wrestling Team(41-1) and 7 wrestlers going to the State Tournament

Posted by Press Release on February 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

EIGHT TIGERS COMPETE IN INDOOR TRACK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
*****MCGOOGAN LAUNCHES 41 FOOT THROW IN THE SHOT PUT*****

Ragsdale’s Indoor Track Program was well-represented in yesterday’s NCHSAA Indoor Track and Field State Championships at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. Among our Tigers who took part in yesterday’s State Championships were Kaitlyn McGoogan, Bryce Anthony, Wes Misenheimer, Chris Coke, Destiny Wallace, Myshawn Garris, Jaden Thomas, and Spencer Martin. All Tiger Track Athletes performed well. The night was highlighted by junior Kaitlyn McGoogan. McGoogan placed 2nd in the state, with a huge PR throw in the Shot Put of 41 feet!
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TIGER WRESTLERS BATTLE BACK WITH GUSTO

Among the impressive Ragsdale Athletic Highlights for the 2017-18 year is without a doubt the performance of our Tiger Wrestling Program, which finished its dual team season last week with a fantastic 41-1 record. Checking in with head Wrestling Coach Lewis Walker on the night that ended our Tigers dual team season, I will forever remember Coach Walker’s immortal words: “Coach, all we do now is go right back to work!”. And back to work is exactly what Coach Walker, his staff, and our incredible Tiger Wrestlers did. Yesterday, our Tigers finished Runner Up in the Midwest Regional Individual State Playoffs, held at Glenn High School in Kernersville. Our Tigers were slightly edged out for the Regional Crown by a mere .5 (1/2 a point) to Davie County. Ragsdale’s Wrestlers finished 2nd, out of a very impressive group of 19 schools in the Regionals. Below are some of the outstanding performances turned at yesterday’s Regionals:

120 – Nigel Freeman (4th)
126 – Ahmad Smith (1st)
132- Raymond Nesbit (2nd)
138- Tommy Nguyen (2nd)
152- Isaac Tahirkheli (2nd)
195 – Cameron Blizard (1st)
220- Devante Lambert (3rd)
285- Brandon Williams (2nd)

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RAGSDALE SWIMMERS FINISH STRONG

Congratulations are in order to Head Swim Coach, Ann Mulrooney, and our Tiger Swim Program for a strong finish to this season. In the NCHSAA Regionals, held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center last weekend, several of our Swimmers had strong showings, advancing to the State Championships yesterday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary: Hope Carpenter made it in the fly; Meredith McGill made it in the 100 Free; our women’s 200 free, which consists of Brianna Alker, Hope Carpenter, Meredith McGill, and Abigail Salthouse, had an impressive time of 1:42.66. Sophomores Aubrey Peoples and Thomas Ulrich had outstanding performances as well in the Regionals. Peoples claimed best times in the 200 and 500 Free, and Ulrich had a best time in the 50 Free. Hope Carpenter finished 3rd in the Backstroke in the Regionals, and made it to the podium. Our Tiger Swimmers performed well again yesterday, highlighted by Carpenter placing 8th in the state, with a time of 57.94. For pictures from yesterday and recent Swim Meets, please go to our Facebook page (link is below). Congratulations to all our Tiger Swimmers for Representing the DIAMOND R in first-class fashion!

from Brian Herndon, Ragsdale Athletics Director:
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A TIGER!


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