Daily Reporter staff reports
Alec White concluded his final home match just as he began his career four years ago.
Improving to 21-0 on the year, White won an individual title and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the New Palestine Invitational on Saturday.
White, a three-time state qualifier and two-time place winner, used a pair of decisions and his 15th pin of the season to go 3-0. White has never lost a match at home.
The senior pinned Martinsville’s Jared Drake in 13 seconds in the first round, then he beat Roncalli’s Hunter Miller by decision 8-2 before silencing Jennings County’s Dalton Craig by decision 3-0 in the championship.
Ranked fifth in the state at 126 pounds, White became a four-time New Palestine Invitational with his flawless performance.
Junior Landan Burton was runner-up at 220, winning his first match by fall in 46 seconds and his second by major decision 12-2. He fell to Martinsville’s third-ranked Clayton Scroggs in the finals 12-7. Scroggs is unbeaten on the year.
Logan Robinson was fourth for the host Dragons, going 2-2. Chase Nelson was fifth at 106, while Jared Diep (120) and Hunter Holcombe (285) were both fifth as well.
The Dragons placed eighth as a team with 99 points. Roncalli won the event, followed by Warren Central, Beech Grove and Perry Meridian.
Pair of Cougars finish undefeated at invite
The Greenfield-Central Cougars went 1-3 as a team at the North Central Invitational on Saturday, but individually, Gavin Rose and Carter Noehre were perfect.
Finishing 4-0, Rose ran the table at 113 pounds with four pins. Ranked seventh in the state, according to IndianaMat, Rose, a sophomore, scored wins against North Central, Bishop Chatard, Cathedral and Westfield.
Noehre, a junior, is ranked 10th in the state at 120 pounds and recorded three pins en route to his flawless afternoon.
Cooper Noehre was 3-1 at 138, while Brad Lowe had three pins to go 3-1 at 170. Two-match winners included Larry Evans (126), Austin Mullins (132), Micah Ballenger (152), and Lee Dullaghan (195).
The Cougars beat Bishop Chatard 78-0, but lost to North Central 48-27, Cathedral 57-15 and Westfield 36-33.
Greenfield-Central is now 17-8 on the season. The Cougars next meet is at Delta for the Hoosier Heritage Conference Tournament on Saturday.
Royals grab win at Avon Super 6
The Eastern Hancock wrestling team went 1-4 at the Avon Super 6 on Saturday, defeating Danville 54-24.
The Royals lost to host Avon 78-0, Terre Haute North 60-24, Lafayette Jefferson 48-34 and Fishers 51-21.
Jack Smith, Jordyn Wills, Alexander Burton and Josh Robinson all finished 3-2 for the Royals. Gabe Blake had the best performance at 4-1. Colby Hunt went 2-3.
Marauders fall to Millers
The Mt. Vernon girls basketball team was unable to handle visiting Noblesville on Saturday, losing 64-37.
The Millers jumped out to a 15-8 lead and never relinquished, handing the Marauders their second loss in three games.
Mt. Vernon was led by Sophie Williams, Sydnee Perry and Mary Fleming with nine point each. The Marauders are 4-13 on the season and will travel to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville on Saturday.
Swimming & diving
Cougars take top spots in Bloomington
Shyanee Milne placed first and Maci Montgomery was second for the Greenfield-Central Cougars during the Bloomington North Diving Invitational on Saturday.
A diving only event, Grace Hall placed seventh for Greenfield-Central with a personal-best score. Zoe Riggs was 15th overall.
On the boys side, Ben Rader was second. Wyatt Deno took eighth and Cooper Deno was 10th.