The Sideline – January 15

Dragons ranked fourth overall in Power Poll

The New Palestine wrestling team was ranked fourth overall in Indiana Mat’s first Power Poll of 2016.

The Dragons carry a 9-1 dual-meet record this season.

Indiana Mat Power Poll


Rank, Team Points

1. Warren Central 83

2. Brownsburg 78

3. Penn 64

4. New Palestine 63

5. Indianapolis Cathedral 61

6. Evansville Mater Dei 57

7. Lowell 50

8. Merrillville 50

9. Portage 46

10. Columbus East 42

11. Perry Meridian 42

12. Danville 35

13. Delta 32

14. Lawrence North 32

15. Lawrenceburg 32

16. Yorktown 31

17. Avon 23

18. Chesterton 23

19. Franklin Community 23

20. Hobart 22

Ranking notes: Lowell and Merrillville tied for 7th … Columbus East and Perry Meridian tied for 10th … Delta, Lawrence North and Lawrenceberg tied for 13th … Avon, Chesterton and Franklin Community tied for 17th … The IndianaMat Power Poll is based off of the IndianaMat individual rankings. This poll gives point values to each ranking spot and totals them up for each team.


Five local wrestlers hold spots in rankings

The New Palestine Dragons have four wrestlers in the latest individual rankings released by Indiana Mat on Wednesday.

Three of the four are undefeated and two of those three are ranked first in their individual weight class. The unbeaten trio includes Alec White at 113 pounds, Chad (C.J.) Red at 132 and Jared Timberman at 145.

Greenfield-Central’s Gavin Rose broke through at 106 pounds in the recent rankings with the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet set for Saturday.

Local ranked wrestlers

Weight, ranking, name, school, record

106, 15th, Gavin Rose, Greenfield-Central, 10-4

113, 2nd, Alec White, New Palestine, 28-0

132, 1st, Chad Red, New Palestine, 25-0

145, 1st, Jared Timberman, New Palestine, 30-0

152, 16th, Eugene Starks, New Palestine, 20-5

Other standout wrestlers in area

Weight, name, school, record

160, Jared Waterman, Eastern Hancock, 16-1

113, Chase Wilkerson, Mt. Vernon, 25-6

126, Carter Noehre, Greenfield-Central, 26-6

170, Brad Lowe, Greenfield-Central, 24-5

285, Peyton Wuerch, Mt. Vernon, 25-1

Note: Minimum of 15 wins and winning percentage of 80-plus.


Prep calendar


Girls basketball

New Castle at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Boys basketball

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

New Castle at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Rushville at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Pendleton Heights at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.


Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock at Triton Central, 1:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Whiteland, 1:30 p.m.

Shelbyville at Mt. Vernon, 2:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Eastern Hancock at Union County, 7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Howe at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Triton Central, 7:30 p.m.

Mooresville at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.


HHC Meet at New Palestine, 11 a.m.


HHC Meet at Yorktown, 9 a.m.

Eastern Hancock Invitational, 9 a.m.