Daily Reporter staff reports
ELWOOD — The 18th-ranked Greenfield-Central wresting team won four out of five duals Saturday to finish runner-up at the Rex Leavitt Invitational in Elwood.
The Cougars started the meet 4-0 with victories against Union County (75-6), Alexandria (54-15), New Palestine (40-33) and Shenandoah (52-23).
Greenfield-Central lost 48-27 in the championship round to South Dearborn, which went 5-0 on the day.
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Decatur Central was third overall, New Palestine was fourth and Delta finished fifth. Shenandoah was sixth, while host Elwood placed seventh. Union County took eighth ahead of Alexandria and Monroe Central, respectively.
Greenfield-Central junior Gavin Rose, who is ranked sixth in the state at 120 pounds, was named the tournament’s most valuable wrestler. He went 5-0 with four pins.
Cougars’ senior Carter Noehre, who is ranked seventh, finished 5-0 with four pins at 132. Brad Lowe, an eighth-ranked 170-pound senior, was 5-0 with three pins.
Larry Evans (126 pounds) and 13th-ranked Cooper Noehre (145) were both 4-1.
The Cougars’ next meet is Wednesday at Pendleton Heights.
Four Dragons go 5-0 in Elwood
The New Palestine Dragons placed fourth at the Rex Leavitt Invitational in Elwood behind four undefeated wrestlers.
Christian White (106 pounds), Richard Clevenger (160), Brayden Clevenger (195) and seventh-ranked Landan Burton (220) each finished 5-0.
Noah Wright (145) and Will Olive (285) were both 4-1.
The Dragons defeated Alexandria 66-12, Shenandoah 49-27 and Union County 66-9. They narrowly lost to Decatur Central 39-36 and Greenfield-Central 40-33.
The Dragons’ fastest fall went to Max Jones at 138. He scored a 15-second pin against Union County. He went 3-2 along with Christian Rudolph (132), Jared Diep (120) and Chris Hafley (152).
The Dragons’ next meet is at Pike tonight, 6 p.m.
Royals place 8th at Hurrle Invite
The Eastern Hancock wrestling team placed eighth out of 24 teams on Saturday during the John Hurrle Memorial Invitational at Indianapolis Arsenal Tech.
Wes Myers (4-1) led the Royals with a third-place finish at 195 pounds. Alexander Burton went 3-2 to place fourth at 220. Heavyweight Clayton Cochard was fourth at 3-2.
Avery Wills went 3-2 at 145 and Jordyn Wills was 3-2 at 152 for seventh place in their respective weight classes. Garrett Friesen (160) was 3-2 along with Caleb Giddings (138).
Cougars placed 2nd at Turkey Breast Invite
The host Greenfield-Central Cougars placed second at the 2017-18 Turkey Breast Invitational with 145 points on Saturday.
The Cougars had four individual champions. Maci Montgomery was first in the diving competition, while Carley Logan won a pair of events in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. Braedy Laymon was first in the 100 free.
Indian Creek won the invite with 149 points. Oak Hill was third with 100 points, and Bishop Chatard was fourth with 38.
The event helped raise money for the Chase Smith Foundation.
Arabians edge past Cougars
The Greenfield-Central girls basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday night, defeating Pendleton Heights 57-50.
The win increases the Cougars season record to 1-4 and positions them at 1-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Marauders split weekend
The Mt. Vernon girls basketball team split their back-to-back home and away weekend.
The host Marauders defeated Rushville 64-63 in overtime on Friday and lost to East Central 44-26 on the road Saturday.
The Marauders trailed 31-22 at halftime against Rushville before charging back in the second half. Mt. Vernon outscored the Lions 33-24 through the final 16 minutes of regulation to tie the game.
Sophie Williams led Mt. Vernon with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting. She added a team-high seven rebounds. Tessa Freeman had 14 points, five assists and six rebounds. Abby Worley chipped in 11 points, shooting 3-for-3 from 3-point range.
Prior to the game, Mt. Vernon honored its all-time 1,000-point scorers in girls basketball history.
Mt. Vernon (2-4) travels to Hamilton Heights on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. varsity start.