Competing in the Chattahoochee River Wrestling Association, a combined 14 wrestlers from the two schools placed among the top six to win a medal.
In the team competition, LaGrange finished fourth out of 10 teams, while Callaway was 10th.
Nine LaGrange wrestlers placed in the tournament, with Qua Tucker earning the highest finish with a third-place result.
The tournament began on Friday and wrapped up on Saturday at LaGrange High.
“It was a tough tournament in which Alexander dominated,” LaGrange coach Scooter Weathers said. “We knew going in that Alexander would be the team to beat. We wrestled them several times in the semifinals and wrestled them tough only to come up short. We are young in spots but we are competing very well. The guys are giving great effort.”
Weathers said Tucker had a strong showing.
“Qua had a great tournament,” Weathers said. “He lost a close match in the semis against Alexander. He really gets after it on the mat and is such a fun young man to coach.”
Garrett Godby, Kane Shirey, Matt Watford, Jacob Butler and Logan Pitts each finished fourth for LaGrange.
Pitts was in the toughest weight class that included three-time state-champion Tyler Askey of Northgate.
One of Pitts’ wins was against number two seed Woodrow Kavanaugh.
“For Logan to finish fourth, that is great,” Weathers said.
Kyler Hall, Times Morgan and Corey Morgan each placed fifth for LaGrange.
“Corey is still learning and is a great young man who is fun to coach,” Weathers said. “All he wants to do is win and get better. He is going to have a bright future in wrestling.”
For Callaway, the top finisher was Delvron Bledsoe, who made it to championship match before falling short.
Brandon Sutton added a fourth-place finish, Clayton Vaught was fifth, and Sam Moseley and Dustin Holmes each finished sixth.
The top wrestler at the tournament was Askey, who has never lost a match to a Georgia wrestler.
“He is the best wrestler I have seen in Georgia in a long time,” Weathers said. “He is definitely a special wrestler. He is one that will wrestle at a big-time school like Penn State, Iowa or even Oklahoma. He is a great young man off the mat, but on the mat he is a dominant force.”
Weathers said he’s hoping to bump up the numbers for the CRWA tournament next year.
“We are going to open up the CRWA up to some more teams for next year like Whitewater, McIntosh, Fayette County, Sandy Creek, Pike County, and Central Phenix-City,” Weathers said. “It is a great organization in which you pay one entry fee and get a varsity tournament and a JV tournament. We are wanting to get to 18 teams and keep it there. We have had several teams get out and have several teams want back in for next year.”