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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.
Sagamore Wrestlers at State
Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:04 PM
Penn won the state championship by 6.0 points, receiving first place with 79.0 in today's wrestling tournament.
Finishing ninth was Danville with 35.0. Lebanon finished 15 with 27.0. Southmont, Western Boone, and North Montgomery ended the tournament with 00.0 points and 67 overall.
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.
Mounties school record for wins
Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:44 PM
FORTVILLE -- The Southmont wrestling traveled to Fortville Saturday for the Marauder Team Duals Invite and finished in 2nd place, going 4-1 on the day.
Four Mounties had perfect records on the day to win their weight classes. Alex Grino (106 pounds), Boone Welliever (126), Wayne Highfield (145) and Anthony Gregg (195) were not beaten Saturday.
Additionally, Evan Hubble (113 pounds), Zach Worm (170) and Caleb Martin (220) finished 4-1.
"We wrestled very well. It was a really good showing," Southmont head coach Kevin Wilkinson said. "It was really our first test since the conference meet and that huge disappointment. Hopefully this is an indicator of how we will wrestle next Saturday."
Southmont ended the regular season with a record of 24-6 (6-1 SAC). The 24 dual wins are the most in school history. The Mounties will travel to Crawfordsville on Saturday for the sectional meet to kick off the postseason.
Mounties dominate Mavs
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:15 PM
NEW MARKET - The Southmont wrestling team celebrated the last home dual of their four seniors in style Wednesday night. The Mounties dominated the McCutcheon Mavericks, 65-11. Southmont lost only one head-to-head matchup. Six of McCutcheon's points came from a forfeit at 285 pounds.
"I can't complain. My guys wrestled a lot better. Tonight we really focused on intensity and just wrestling a full six minutes," Southmont head coach Kevin Wilkinson said. "Because we didn't do that last Saturday (at the Sagamore Athletic Conference meet) and everyone saw how that worked for us. I stressed intensity and aggressiveness. They took what I had to say and I think that motivated them. Hopefully we'll keep it rolling.
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.
Mounties third at Team State
Sunday, January 04, 2015 6:17 PM
MUNCIE - The Southmont wrestling team had a goal going into Saturday's Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Duals at Ball State. They wanted to finish in the top three in Class 2A. They did just that.
Southmont, which was seeded fourth, defeated South Bend St. Joseph's 59-12 and fifth-seeded Rochester 40-31 to win their pool during the morning session.
In the first placement, round, Southmont took on Yorktown. The Tigers defeated the Mounties 67-6 on their way to their third consecutive Team State championship. Yorktown has never lost at the IHWSCA Team State Duals event in its three-year history. The Tigers were the top seed in Class 2A and are the No. 1 ranked team in the state.
Mounties ready for sectional foe
Friday, January 02, 2015 4:57 PM
MONTEZUMA - The Southmont boys' basketball team will kick off the second half of their season with a trip to Riverton Parke tonight.
The Panthers have struggled to a 1-9 record this season. Southmont is off to a 3-4 start with two of their losses coming in the last weekend before Christmas break to Western Boone and North Vermillion.
The Panthers and Mounties could potential meet in the Class 2A sectional at Southmont in March.
"We haven't approached it differently (because it's a sectional opponent). The sectional is still a long ways away," Southmont head coach Jon Sparks said. "(Over break) we've been really focused on the process. We've had six days of practice where we've been trying to fine-tune some things. We've added a few wrinkles offensively and defensively, and we've been really focused on ourselves over break."
Southmont matmen focused on IHSWCA Team State
Thursday, January 01, 2015 4:59 PM
The Montgomery County wrestling championship eluded the Southmont Mounties on Dec. 20. They have a chance on Saturday to claim an even bigger title when they wrestle at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Duals at Ball State.
The Mounties (13-2) are in Class 2A and they are seeded fourth out of the 12 teams in their class.
Southmont head coach Kevin Wilkinson said that he was happing with the seeding, considering they weren't sure what the loss to North Montgomery at county would do to the committee's view of his team.
"With the team there, the committee decided we should be the fourth seeded team. I was OK with that," Wilkinson said.
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