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Talent abounds on All-County wrestling team
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:19 PM
Joining Jesse Archer on the All-County wrestling team from North Montgomery are Zach McCoy, Brayden Miller, Tanner Webster, Cole Slavens, Isaac Fruits and Kevin Pierce.
Southmont is represented by Alex Grino, Evan Hubble, Boone Welliever, Connor Moore, Wayne Highfield, Zach Worm and Caleb Martin.
Crawfordsville is represented by Cam Douglas, Robert Manns, Tyler Bilyeu and Nathan Bean.
On to New Castle
Sunday, February 08, 2015 6:22 PM
LINDEN - Fifteen Montgomery County wrestlers still have hopes of qualifying for the state finals after Saturday's regional at North Montgomery. Southmont is sending the most county wrestlers to the New Castle Semistate on Saturday with six. North Montgomery advanced five and Crawfordsville sent four.
The Mounties also had the only two regional champions from Montgomery County. Boone Welliever pinned his opponent in the 126-pound championship and Zach Worm won in overtime at 170.
Sagamore school's perform at Northmont
Saturday, February 07, 2015 5:35 PM
Lebanon high school receives second place in today's Regional in Wrestling.
Mounties victorious at last
Sunday, February 01, 2015 2:50 PM
All season long the Southmont wrestling team has known it was one of the best teams in the area, and even the state. They showed that with a third-place finish at the IHSWCA Team State Duals. But at the Montgomery County and Sagamore Athletic Conference meets, the Mounties left disappointed, with second and third place finishes.
Saturday at the IHSAA sectional at Crawfordsville, the Mounties left victorious.
The Mounties won six of the 14 weight classes and placed 12 wrestlers in the top-four to amass 244.5 points and edge out North Montgomery, which gained 236 points. Crawfordsville finished third with 154 points.
Chargers second, Athenians third at wrestling sectional
Sunday, February 01, 2015 2:49 PM
Montgomery County proved dominant at Saturday's IHSAA wrestling sectional at Crawfordsville. Southmont won six of the 14 weight classes and placed 12 wrestlers in the top-four to amass 244.5 points and edge out North Montgomery, which gained 236 points. Crawfordsville finished third with 154 points.
North Montgomery finished the day with four individual champions and a total of 10 regional qualifiers.
Zach McCoy won the 120-pound class with a pin. Tanner Webster finished first at 152 with a 4-2 decision. Jesse Archer improved his record to 35-0 with a pin just over a minute into his 160 pound title bout. Cole Slavens picked up North Montgomery's only head-to-head championship win over Southmont at 195 pounds via 6-3 decision.
Corwyn Hall and Kobi Wray finished second at 106 and 170, respectively.
C'ville puts positive cap on dual season
Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:21 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - The Crawfordsville wrestling capped its dual season with a 4-1 day at the Cardinal Ritter Super Six Duals on Saturday.
The Athenians' (15-11) only blemish of the day came to Whiteland in the third round, 42-30. Crawfordsville beat Triton Central (48-36), Cardinal Ritter (57-15), Guerin Catholic (52-24) and Eastern Hancock (38-36).
Four Athenians finished the day as weight-class champions with 5-0 records. Crawfordsville dominated the lighter weights, with Mitchell Rogers, Skylar Crum and Jonah Shillings going 5-0 at 106, 120 and 126 pounds, respectively. Robert Manns bumped from his normal 182 class to 195 and still dominated the day with a perfect record.
"I was really pleased with our effort on Saturday. Our kids wrestled hard, but most importantly, we wrestled hard in every round," Crawfordsville head coach Chris Ervin said. "We didn't have that 'bad round' that has been typical of us this year, so I am really pleased that we finished with great effort and consistency. This should give us some momentum and a positive outing to build on towards sectional."
Other wrestlers that had quality Saturdays were Broderick Snyder (113 pounds), Cameron Douglas (132) and Nathan Bean (285) who all finished 4-1. Deontace Peete was 1-0 at 220 pounds, splitting time with AC Rudolph, who recently returned from a knee injury.
Crawfordsville will act as host for the sectional on Saturday. Action starts at 9 a.m.
Chargers dominate Bi-County
The North Montgomery wrestlers got a final tune-up in on Saturday with a trip to the Bi-County meet at Fountain Central. The Chargers dominated the day, going 4-0 in their final warm-up / seeding opportunity for the sectional.
They will travel to Crawfordsville on Saturday to kick off the postseason at 9 a.m.
CHS rocked by Westfield
Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:00 PM
WESTFIELD - The Crawfordsville wrestling team got back into action after Saturday's Sagamore Athletic Conference meet with a trip to Westfield on Thursday. The Shamrocks took 10-of-14 weight classes for a 54-18 win in the dual meet.
"I was pleased with the way the kids competed against a good team. We were ready and competed hard. Some of our young kids are still learning how to learn from their mistakes and not make them again," Crawfordsville head coach Chris Ervin said.
Three of Crawfordsville's four wins came from the team's seniors. Robert Manns bounced back after suffering his first loss of the season at the conference meet to pin his man Thursday. AC Rudolph saw his first action since the Montgomery County meet and also picked up a pin.
"It was good to see AC Rudolph get a chance to get on the matt and get a win. He has been really slowed down with a knee injury that he reinjured at county," Ervin said. "Robert's motivated and working hard."
Another senior, Nathan Bean, got a last-second takedown to earn at 3-1 decision over a quality heavyweight from Westfield.
Skylar Crum was the other Athenian to win. He decisioned his man at 120 pounds.
The Athenians (11-10) will wrestle at the Cardinal Ritter Super Six on Saturday as a final tune up before the sectional on Jan. 31 at CHS.
Tigers take Sagamore
Monday, January 19, 2015 4:47 PM
It all came down to head-to-head matchups Saturday at the Sagamore Athletic Conference wrestling meet. North Montgomery held a slim lead over Lebanon going into the final placement round of the tournament. The teams met six times in the final round and Lebanon won five of those matches to pick up a win with 228 team points. The Chargers finished second with 212 points. Southmont was third at 200.5. Crawfordsville finished sixth with a team score of 122.
"Like I said in the paper, Lebanon's a juggernaut. They beat us five or six times in the final round. They're a tough team. They're good top to bottom," North Montgomery head coach Maurice Swain said. "I knew coming in that the first two rounds were big. And we wrestled well in those rounds. But if you don't win many matches in the final round it's hard to win the tournament.
Sagamore grapplers braced for conference showdown
Friday, January 16, 2015 7:32 PM
LINDEN - The Sagamore Athletic Conference wrestling meet will be held today at North Montgomery. Action is set to start at 9 a.m.
The conference race is expected to be a three-team race between Southmont, Lebanon and North Montgomery. The Mounties are ranked No. 3 in the state with the Tigers coming in at No. 6 and the Chargers at No. 10. Danville could also make some noise. The Warriors were previously ranked, but fell out.
The Mounties hold four No. 1 seeds in the conference tournament. Alex Grino (106 pounds), Evan Hubble (113), Boone Welliever (132) and Connor Moore (138) hold those top seeds.
Athenians rally, lasso Mustangs
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:30 PM
VEEDERSBURG - Crawfordsville fell behind 27-0 in its make-up wrestling dual against Fountain Central Wednesday night. The Athenians scored the next 47 points to win the dual, 47-27.
Robert Manns started the come back with a pin of his opponent at 182 pounds. Cade Burris followed that with a decision win. Deontace Peete took a forfeit at 220 and Nathan Bean picked up another pin at 285. Forfeits at 106 and 113 gave Crawfordsville the lead with three matches left. Skylar Crum won with a pin, Jonah Shillings picked up a decision and Cameron Douglass capped things with a technical fall to send the Athenians home happy.
Athenians place two champs
Sunday, January 11, 2015 3:59 PM
Crawfordsville held its Athenian Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday. The team finished 7th overall with a score of 123.00. West Lafayette finished first in the tournament, scoring 218.50.
The Athenians had two weight class champions. Skylar Crum won at 120 pounds, and Robert Manns emerged victorious at 182 pounds.
Crum won his first match via forfeit. He came out of his second match victorious with a technical fall. In the finals, Crum defeated Quentin Johnston of Seeger by way of major decision, 11-0.
Crawfordsville Head Wrestling Coach Chris Ervin was impressed by Crum's performance.
"Skylar Crum is doing an outstanding job for a freshman. He's wrestled for a long time and is a great competitor. He's not intimidated by older guys," Ervin said.
In the 182 pound weight class, Manns secured a win in his first match by technical fall. His second match ended with a fall 52 into the first period. The final round ended with Manns named champion over Andrew Gary of West Lafayette by technical fall.
CHS matmen go 2-3
Monday, January 05, 2015 6:13 PM
Crawfordsville finished 2-3 Saturday at the John Willems Memorial Super Duals at Hanover Central.
The Athenians lost their opening match to Crown Point, 60-13. They then beat Boone Grove 59-15 and Wheeler 48-22 to close pool play. They lost to Hanover Central (41-27) and Hammond Gavit (48-36) to close the day.
Skylar Crum, Robert Manns, and Nathan Bean finished the day 5-0.
"Nathan Bean really showed improvement today, winning a couple of tough matches in the third period. He's really coming around," Crawfordsville head coach Chris Ervin said. "Skylar Crum also had a great day and just keeps getting better every meet. Robert was consistently solid, as he has been all season for us. Tyler Bilyeu had another good day, only losing to a state ranked wrestler from Crown Point."
Three wrestlers ranked in state
Monday, December 22, 2014 6:10 PM
Individual state wrestling rankings were updated by Indiana Mat on Monday. Two Montgomery County wrestlers maintained state rankings and one broke in.
Crawfordsville's Robert Manns remains the top-ranked county wrestler. He is No. 4 in the state at 182 pounds and is ranked first among schools that feed into the New Castle Semistate. Manns went 2-0 at the Montgomery County meet Saturday to win his fourth straight county crown.
Southmont's Zach Worm also stayed in the rankings at No. 15 among 170-pounders.
Tanner Webster, a sophomore at North Montgomery, broke into the polls this week as the No. 16 wrestler at 152 pounds.
Miller propels North at county
Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:28 PM
What a difference a year can make.
Last season, North Montgomery's Brayden Miller had a season to forget. He was on junior varsity and was pinned in the first period of every match he competed in. Saturday at the Montgomery County wrestling meet, he was the star of the show. Miller got a pin in the second to last weight class to clinch the opening dual, giving North Montgomery the upset they needed to win their fourth consecutive county meet.
"Brayden Miller - to come out here and win two big matches, the kid worked hard. He worked hard every day since the end of last season. He came out here and he was the guy that made it happen today," North Montgomery head coach Maurice Swain said.
Grapplers set for county meet
Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:24 PM
The Montgomery County wrestling meet will be held Saturday at Crawfordsville at 9 a.m.
North Montgomery is the defending champion. They'll return three individual champions from last year's squad to this year's event. Zach McCoy, Tanner Webster and Kobi Wray were champions last year.
Charger head coach Maurice Swain said that every weight class is key when going against teams the caliber of Crawfordsville and Southmont.
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