The Bowdon High School boys' basketball team captured a 50-36 road victory over rival Bremen on Tuesday night to break into the win column for the 2017-18 campaign.
The Red Devils (1-2) were led by Zach Ledbetter with 17 points, while Chris Parker added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Trajan Brown posted six points with 14 boards.
Bowdon returns to action on Friday in a 7:30 p.m. home contest against Rockmart and also plays host to Dade County on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Bremen girls 60, Bowdon 39: The Lady Blue Devils (4-0) stretched a 10-point halftime lead into a 21-point home win against the rival Red Devilettes (2-2).
Ashlynn Hodges led Bremen offensively with 16 points, followed by Morgan Cashen with 14 and Alyssa Taylor with 11.
Tanesha Kirk paced Bowdon with 15 points, while Dasia Wyatt added 13.
Bremen travels to Coahulla Creek on Friday, while the Red Devilettes host Rockmart.
The Haralson County High School wrestling team picked up a signature victory on Tuesday evening in a tri-match at Mount Zion.
After taking care of a short-handed Eagle squad that is missing the majority of its lineup due to the football team playing in the Class A state semifinals this week, the Rebels squared off against traditional power Rockmart in a battle that went down to the wire.
In the end, Haralson County prevailed in a 40-36 decision to give third-year Rebel head coach Nick White and his program a momentum-building win early in the season.
Daniel Muse dominated his decisive match at 113 pounds against one of the Yellow Jackets' top grapplers and he delivered the key 'W' to put Haralson County over the top.
"(Muse) wrestled with absolute guts and heart," White said. "I was as proud of that kid as I've ever been. He wrestled really, really well with the match on the line and he gets it done."
All four Haralson County seniors came through with strong performances, as Jacob Wilson (106), Adrian Wilson (120), Blake Rice (126) and Faizun Ray (hvy.) stepped up to help secure the win.
"To get a win over a program that is as storied as Rockmart is in our third year is big. That was a goal of our kids when we saw them and be able to give them a match. A couple of years ago, they shut us out. They beat us real bad," White said. "Our kids wanted another shot at them. So we wrestled well (Tuesday). I'm excited."
The Rebels return to the mat on Saturday at the Granger Duals at LaGrange High School.