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Saturday sports roundup: NP wins wrestling invitational
December 16, 2012Hancock County Sports
Dragons win 6-way, G-C finishes 2nd: New Palestine was perfect again on the day, winning its fourth Saturday invitational to go to 22-0 on the season.
NP is currently ranked ninth in the state by the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association, but that ranking is likely to improve.
Meanwhile, Greenfield-Central went 4-1 on the day to finish second in the invitational.
New Palestine beat Greenfield-Central 42-24 in the opening round, with C.J. Red, Tommy Cash, Robbie Elsea and Logan Hunt all recording victories by fall.
The Dragons then beat Triton Central 69-9, with Cash, Gordon Wagner, Elsea, Ian Pomfret and Brian Wagner all winning with pins. A 78-0 sweep of Union Cohttp://www.ihigh.com/hancockcountysports/write.html?id=151590unty followed, with Nick Brickens' 18-second pin being the fastest of the day. NP beat Clinton Central 64-18 and Mt. Vernon 72-9, with several wrestlers recording falls.
Going undefeated on the day for NP were Red, Cash, Gordon Wagner, Elsea and Andrew Yazel.
Meanwhile, G-C finished second. After falling to NP, G-C beat Union County 68-9, Mt. Vernon 67-6, Triton Central 59-15 and Clinton Central 51-15. Going 5-0 on the day were Sam Locke at 132, Josh Farrell at 152, Joe Hoskins at 160, Cameron Nuckols at 182 and Tyler Beeson at 285. G-C is now 7-4 on the season.
MV fell to Clinton Central 57-18 and Triton Central 54-24.
Royals have three champs at Wapahani: Eastern Hancock had three individual champions at Saturday's Wapahani Invitational -- Nathan Kell (138), Matt Bowman (160) and Hunter Knopp (170).
Cougars compete at HSE: Patrick Stutz broke a school record as Greenfield-Central's boys finished fourth in the seven-team Hamilton Southeastern invitational.
Stutz broke the 100 freestyle record with his split in the 400 freestyle relay. He also won the 100 freestyle individually, and finished second in the 50 freestyle. Wilburn, Logan and Willoughby were joined him on the 400 free relay. Other top finishers were Logan (4th 200 Free, 5th 500 free), Willoughby (4th 200 IM, 5th 100 back), Wiburn (7th 50free), N. Graber 3rd diving (11 dives),
"The boys swam a great meet against top teams in the state. We had numerous life time best times from a lot of the guys," G-C coach Emily Logan said.
G-C's girls were seventh of eight teams. "The girls did a nice job today," Logan said. "They were up against some great competition. I think it gives them a good glimpse of some the top teams in the state. They were strong in all of their races and had some really great swims."
G-C next competes Jan. 8 at Center Grove.