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West Georgia Wolverines and Atlanta Wolfpack Take State Titles at 2017 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Handball Tournament

The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) hosted the 2017 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Handball Tournament Saturday, November 4th in Henry County at the J.P. Moseley Recreation Center; it was the culmination of the 21st annual wheelchair handball season in Georgia. It was a full day of action, with the West Georgia Wolverines claiming the Varsity #WheelchairHandball State Champion Title, beating the Gwinnett Heat 11-4; and the Atlanta Wolfpack defeating the DeKalb Silver Streaks 15-10 to earn the JV State Title.

GA State Varsity Division
1st place – West Georgia Wolverines
2nd place – Gwinnett Heat

Junior Varsity Division
1st place – Atlanta Wolfpack
2nd place – DeKalb Silver Streaks

Students representing over 40 varying physical disability groups competed, ranging in grades from 1 to 12, most are middle and high school. GHSA formed the nation’s first dual governing alliance with the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. (AAASP) in 2001 to pioneer efforts in school athletic programs for students with physical disabilities. Through this alliance, GHSA recognizes AAASP as the governing and sanctioning body for adapted sports programs for Georgia’s schools.

For more information on Wheelchair Handball, for a copy of the rules, or how to start a team in your area, please log on to: www.adaptedsports.org. Schools or districts can learn more about becoming a member of AAASP by contacting us 404-294-0070 or the Georgia High School Association. The next interscholastic sport season will be #WheelchairBasketball, running from November to the end of February/early March 2018.

2016 Adapted Sports Wheelchair Handball Championship

2016 ADAPTED SPORTS WHEELCHAIR HANDBALL STATE FINALS 

What an amazing finish to the 2016 Wheelchair Handball season in Henry County, Georgia, this past weekend!

Henry County Schools and Henry County Parks and Recreation hosted the wheelchair handball tournament at the J.P. Moseley Recreation Center, Stockbridge, GA.  Students representing over 40 varying physical disability groups competed for the interscholastic title of GA state champions.  Game 1 – featured the  WGA Wolverines vs. Gwinnett Heat; Game 2 – featured the DeKalb Silver Streaks vs. Houston Sharks for the right to play in the finals.

The Sharks and the Heat faced each other in the finals this past Saturday, with the Sharks coming out on top as the Wheelchair Handball State Champions for 2016.  Congratulations Houston County Sharks!

(See below for scores).

Thank you for all of the athletes, families, referees, volunteers and fans that gave of their time over this handball season!

Wheelchair Handball State Championships (11-5-16):

1st Round

DeKalb: 5
Houston: 10

WGA: 6
Gwinnett: 7

FINALS-

Houston: 10

Gwinnett: 4