Local sports roundup – January 13

Marauders wrestlers falls to 13th-ranked Rebels

The Mt. Vernon wrestling team won five matches Thursday night, but the host Marauders were unable to slow down the 13th-ranked Roncalli Rebels.

Roncalli defeated Mt. Vernon 51-21 in the Marauders’ final home dual of the season.

Chase and 132-pound Chris Wilkerson (27-3) both won by decision against the Rebels. Chase Wilkerson (29-1) is currently ranked 11th in the state at 120 pounds by IndianaMat.

Max Hayes (25-4), a 145-pounder, also won by decision for the Marauders, while Landon Fajardo received a forfeit. Heavyweight Jake Skotnicki won by fall.

Mt. Vernon travels to New Castle today for the Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet at 11:30 a.m.

Royals sweep Senior Night

The Eastern Hancock wrestling team posted a clean sweep Thursday night, defeating visiting Oldenburg Academy 78-0 on senior night.

The Royals won 13 matches and received a forfeit win at 113.

Eastern Hancock winners included: Dylan Anderson (106), Keagan Kendall (120), Chase Sweet (126), Ethan Boyer (132), Caleb Giddings (138), Logan Francis (145), Jordyn Wills (152), Garett Friesen, Jakob Harris (170), Tyler Vandervliet (182), Clayton Cochard (195), Alexander Burton (220) and Kaleb Maynard (285).

Wills improved his season record to 26-8, while Friesen moved to 21-10. Cochard is now 25-7 on the year. Francis is 6-0, and Giddings is 22-10. Burton is 24-10.

The Royals host the Mid-Eastern Conference Meet on Saturday at 9 a.m.


Dragons win opener

The New Palestine gymnastics team opened its season at Connersville on Tuesday, falling to the host Spartans 98.75-93.325.

Anna Greiner led the Dragons with a first-place finish on the balance beam, tallying an 8.4. Taylor Brown was third on the beam with a 7.975.

Aly Henson had a second-place finish on the floor exercise with a total of 8.5. Emma Poag placed fifth (7.825) and Addie Halter was sixth at 7.6.

Henson also was sixth on vault (8.3) and bars (7.6) and sixth in the all-around (31.9).

In addition to her third-place finish on beam, Brown was fifth on the vault (8.4).