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Archer hits target in final year
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:20 PM
LINDEN - North Montgomery's Jesse Archer has been named The Montgomery County Wrestler of the Year for 2015. The 160-lb senior earned a 40-3 record throughout the 2014-2015 season, having never lost to a conference or county foe.
After defeating Eastern Hancock counterpart Jarred Waterman and Franklin Central's Dezman Goddard at the North Montgomery Regional on Feb. 14, Archer traveled to Banker's Life Fieldhouse a week later where he lost his opening match to Crown Point's eventual state-runner up, Darden Schurg.
Archer said the highlight of his season "definitely" came after he won his second semi-state match. The victory over Goddard advanced him to the state finals in Indianapolis.
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.
County grapplers stopped at state
Friday, February 20, 2015 6:59 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - The wrestling season came to an abrupt end Friday night at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. On the first night of the state finals, all three remaining Montgomery County grapplers lost, ending their seasons. The eight winners from each weight class will wrestle today for placement.
Three headed to Banker's Life
Monday, February 16, 2015 5:05 PM
NEW CASTLE - Fifteen wrestlers from Montgomery County made the trip to New Castle on Saturday for the semistate portion of the state tournament. Only three punched tickets to Banker's Life Fieldhouse and the state finals in Indianapolis.
Southmont's Connor Moore and Zach Worm will be joined by North Montgomery's Jesse Archer at the state finals. They are among the final 16 wrestlers in their weight classes. If they win on Friday, they'll place in the top-eight and guarantee themselves a medal. If they lose on Friday, they go home empty-handed.
Moore entered unranked in the 138-pound field. He won the first round with a pin and stuck the No. 1 seeded wrestler in the ticket round to advance. Moore lost to Tommy Cash, the defending state champion out of Lawrence North. Cash is ranked second in the state. Moore lost a 3-2 decision to Keegan Stansberry, of Hamilton Southeastern to finish fourth.
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.
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.
Mounties go 3-2 at North Central
Sunday, January 11, 2015 3:58 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - The Southmont wrestling team traveled to the North Central Invitational on Saturday and finished 3-2 against some of the state's best competition.
The Mounties picked up wins over Westfield (36-24), Lawrence Central (51-24) and Greenfield (45-25). They lost to Hamilton Southeastern (52-15) and Indianapolis Cathedral (60-15).
Connor Moore finished 5-0 on the day for Southmont at 138 pounds. Boone Welliever (126), Alex Grino (106), Josh Weir (152) and Caleb Martin (220) finished at 4-1.
The Mounties are now 19-5 and will wrestle at North Montgomery on Saturday for the Sagamore Athletic Conference meet. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m.
Southmont 36, Westfield 24
HSE 52, Southmont 15
Southmont 51, Lawrence Central 24
Cathedral 60, Southmont 15
Southmont 45, Greenfield 25
106--Alex Grino 4-1
113--Evan Hubble 2-3
120--Kyle McManus 1-0
126--Boone Welliever 4-1
132--Rachel Welliever 1-4
138--Connor Moore 5-0
145--Dakota Ball 1-4
152--Josh Weir 4-1
160--Reece Hightower 0-4
170--Zach Worm 3-2
182--Austin Williams 2-1
195--Anthony Gregg 2-3
220--Caleb Martin 4-1
Chargers go 1-2
CARMEL - The North Montgomery wrestling team picked up one win in three matches Saturday. They defeated Pike 42-29 before losing to Zionsville (43-23) and Carmel (48-20).
The Chargers will act as hosts for the Sagamore Athletic Conference meet Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Chargers send seniors out with big win
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 6:47 PM
LINDEN-North Montgomery's wrestling team got back into action in the new year with a dual meet against Sagamore Athletic Conference foe Western Boone.
The Chargers dominated the meet, winning 63-12 on Senior Night to send the class of 2015 off their home mats after a dual for the last time with a convincing win.
North Montgomery will wrestle again Saturday against Carmel and Zionsville.
Chargers fourth at Holiday Duals
Thursday, January 01, 2015 5:00 PM
LINDEN - The North Montgomery wrestling team finished 6-3 to take fourth place in their two-day Holiday Duals tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Chargers were 4-1 Tuesday, with their lone loss coming to Hamilton Southeastern. The Royals finished with a perfect 9-0 record to win the event.
North Montgomery went 2-2 on Thursday. They defeated North Central (44-30) and Columbus North (66-12). They lost to Bloomington South (39-36) and Lebanon (39-16). Bloomington South finished second with an 8-1 record. Lebanon was third at 7-2.
The Chargers had two weight class champions. Jesse Archer and Kobi Wray went a perfect 9-0 at 160 and 170 pounds, respectively.
Chargers go 4-1 on first day of Holiday Duals
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 7:14 PM
LINDEN - The North Montgomery wrestling team opened the first day of their annual Holiday Duals with a 4-1 record. Their only loss of the day came at the hands of the undefeated program at Hamilton Southeastern, 50-15. The Royals finished the day with a 5-0 record, as did Bloomington South.
The Chargers opened the day with a 65-13 win over East Central followed by a 61-18 win over Elwood. After the lose to HSE, they beat New Haven 52-24 and Pendleton Heights 32-28.
Tanner Webster (152 pounds), Jesse Archer (160), Kobi Wray (170) and Cole Slavens (195) all finished the day with perfect 5-0 records.
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