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One week after winning conference, Junior Kitan Salako at 113-pounds and Sophomore Danny Xu at 195-pounds finished fifth and sixth at the Wrestling State Championship.  Salako recorded a pin in the opening round against North Raleigh before losing to an opponent from powerhouse Charlotte Latin.  In the consolation rounds, Salako pinned his opponent from Christ School and forced a medical forfeit on his opponent from Cary.  After a 4-3 loss to Providence Day in the consolation semi-finals, Salako wrestled back to pin Wesleyan Christian Academy in the fifth and sixth place match. Senior Captain Vinicius Pavoni won two matches at State to finish his wrestling career at 170-pounds.  The team continued to improve from the previous two seasons by finishing in the top twelve. 
The Rabun Gap boys team won their NCISAA first round game against Charlotte Christian 68-52. The Eagles came out very flat against heavy pressure from the Knights and trailed 19-9 at the end of the first quarter.  However, starting in the 2nd quarter, The Eagles outscored the Knights 59-33 to claim the victory. Contributions came from multiple players.  Embry-Riddle commit Luka Majstorovic came up huge, scoring 14 points and tallying a season high 18 rebounds.  Freshman Adama Kpaan scored a season high 21 points to go along with 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Junior Kenneth Hines had 17 points, 4 assists, and a steal. Freshman Abba Wague continued his hot shooting, scoring 11 points, while shooting 50% from behind the arc.  The Eagles will now travel to Christ School (Asheville, NC) Thursday to take on nationally ranked #1 seed Wesleyan Christian at 11:30 AM.  
Dr. & Mrs. Sgro hosted Rabun Gap Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese students in their home Thursday evening to celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Also known as the Spring Festival, Lunar New Year is a major holiday for Asian cultures.  Traditionally, the festival is a time to honor deities as well as ancestors and is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Asian populations.  Students enjoyed a break from their studies and a festive dinner.  The menu included:  Prosperity Salmon Platter (Yu-Sheng), Steamed Cod with Garlic, Crispy Roast Duck & Plum Sauce, Scallop wrapped in Yam Ring, Soon Hock Fish with Soya Sauce, Vegetable and Shrimp Dumplings, Vegetables with Pacific Clam, and Mango Pudding.  Click here to view additional pictures.


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