Gladden sets eyes on '16 Olympics

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor

Gadsden City High School sophomore wrestling phenom Hannah Gladden has one goal this summer – the Olympics.

The 138-pound wrecking ball competed in three wrestling tournaments during April and May, vying for a spot on the United States’ women’s national team. Gladden placed first in two of the events and third in another to earn a spot in

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Gladden scores big win in tourney

Gadsden City High School sophomore Hannah Gladden placed first in both folk-style and freestyle during the Pigeon Forge Wrestling Classic in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on April 28. 

Gladden pinned all four of her opponents (all females) in the 140-pound weight division.

Over 400 wrestlers competed in the annual event.

Gladden plans to attend the annual national women’s match in Lakeland, Florida on May…

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Gladden is nothing short of a competitor

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Hannah Gladden insists she is just a “normal student.” The Gadsden City High School sophomore takes “normal student” classes, has “normal student” friends and has “normal student” hobbies. Most argue that Gladden is more than just a “normal student.” Gladden is the only female student-athlete in Etowah County, and possibly in
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Southside mauls Springville, 76-0

By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Southside earned eight pins, one decision and four forfeits en route to a 76-0 bashing of Springville on Jan. 24. Landon Thompson (113 pounds), Gabe Gilbert (120 pounds), Haden Ryals (132 pounds), Brannon Estes (138 pounds), Adam Pierce (145 pounds), Kade Kitchens (152 pounds), Dalton Vaughn (160 pounds) and Chase Matthews
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Southside wrestling hosts "Senior Night"

 By Joshua Price/Sports Editor Southside wrestling celebrated “Senior Night” on Jan. Senior Panthers and their parents were recognized by the crowd prior to their match with Springville. Dalton Vaughn is in his fourth year of wrestling. He has earned 14 pins thus far this season. He plans to attend Gadsden State in the fall. Trey
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