GHSA: hoops and wrestling to return to Macon

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The Georgia High School Association announced on Thursday that high school sports action will return to the Macon Centreplex after a year absence due to multiple issues.

The GHSA released the following statement regarding the return of prep sports to the newly renovated central Georgia venue:

"The Georgia High School Association today announces that a refurbished Macon Centreplex will be the site of four classes of state basketball championship games as well as the entire Traditional State Wrestling Tournament for the 2017-18 school year.

"The Dual State Wrestling Tournament was already scheduled for the Centreplex on January 11-13, 2018, but will now be joined at that venue by the Traditional tournament on February 8-10, 2018.

"And, after a one-year absence, GHSA basketball will return to Macon with four classifications holding their title games on March 7 and 8, 2018. Championships in the other four classes will be held at Georgia Tech on March 9-10. Which venue will host which classes will be determined at a later date in an effort to minimize travel for the participating teams and fans.

"Now under a new management firm (Spectra), the Macon Centreplex is making significant renovations. The promise of a new basketball floor, new basketball standards, new lights and other improvements that fans will notice made the return to the centrally-located facility an easy decision for GHSA officials."

In 2016, the GHSA pulled the sporting events from the facility for several issues following the basketball championships including misplaced baskets.

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