The No. 11-ranked New Palestine wrestling team remained undefeated with a 39-23 win Senior Night win over Franklin Thursday.
CJ Red, the state’s top-ranked 106-pound grappler, won by fall in 52 seconds. Heavyweight Willie Bryan was even faster, recording a 39-second fall for the Dragons (23-0).
Other New Palestine winners: Rylan McCarty (injury default at 113), Gordon Wagner (16-1 technical fall at 138), Brian Wagner (16-3 major decision at 182), Taylor Fee (126), Robbie Elsea (145), Logan Hunt (152) and Nick Brickens in a 14-12 overtime match at 160.
New Palestine hosts an eight-team invitational Saturday.
In the recently published Hoosier Basketball Magazine, Mt. Vernon junior Erica Moore earned 2012-13 All-State honors.
Mt. Vernon’s Rachel Houck was named 4th Team All-State, while Eastern Hancock’s Kristin Eischen and Greenfield-Central’s Sara Jones received honorable mention nods.
Among Hancock County boys, New Palestine’s Michael Morris and Mt. Vernon’s CJ Coleman were 2nd Team selections; MV’s Stephen Turner and Eastern Hancock’s Victor Vincz were 3rd Team; and NP’s Justin Ikerd and MV’s Anthony Burnett were honorable mention.
This is the 43rd year Hoosier Basketball Magazine has been published.
Mt. Vernon took on a possible regional foe Thursday and defeated Western Boone 55-41.
Another possible MV regional foe — 3A No. 4-ranked Lebanon, which belongs to WeBo’s Sectional 25 — faced Greenfield-Central Thursday and outscored the Cougars 16-4 in the second quarter on the way to a 63-40 victory
Freshman Kristen Spolyar (23 points, eight rebounds, eight assists) and senior Katie Curtis (19 points) led the host Tigers (12-2) in the game, which was previously postponed by snow.
Regan Lewis (12 points), Sara Jones (eight points) and Shelby Davis (six points) paced Greenfield-Central, which fell to 4-9 on the year.
In comparison to MV’s 13-point win over WeBo Thursday, Lebanon defeated Western Boone 61-53 Dec. 7. Lebanon’s two losses this season were to 4A Westfield 55-44 and 3A No. 13 Western 51-48.
MV has not played Greenfield-Central yet this season; they’ll face off Jan. 18.
Mt. Vernon beat Lebanon in last year’s regional, 64-44, although the Tigers, obviously, were without Spolyar, their current freshman standout.
For the second consecutive year, Greenfield-Central is participating in the Barefoot for Bare Feet Movement. On Jan. 12 in a home game vs. Triton Central, G-C boys basketball varsity coach Josh Johnson and his staff will go shoeless for what they hope will lead to over 100 children receiving new shoes and socks this winter in Indiana. The basketball program is hoping to raise at least $1,000.
Samaritan’s Feet’s goal is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes to children in the next 10 years.
Donations can be made to GCHS team page at www.samaritansfeet.org. All donations will receive an email back with a receipt.
WOWS N WHISTLES
Since GC girls couldn’t beat EH in the varsity game of the county tourney they decided to play some of their varsity players in the JV game so they could win it. The high scorer in the varsity championship game played in the JV tourney. That is great sportsmanship on the part of GC. Looks like someone must be trying to save their coaching job.
GC’s girls JV bball worked very hard to win the county tournament.The way i look at it if they have varsity girls that play both JV and varsity then they can play whatever. For once, GC won and Mt. Vernon didn’t. So great job GC JV girls.
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Boys basketball — Muncie Burris at EH, 7:30; GC at MV, 7:30; NP at Delta, 7:30
Girls basketball — Delta at GC, 7:30; Noblesville at MV, 1:30
Wrestling — EH at Shenandoah Invite, 9 a.m.; GC at North Central Invite, 8 a.m.; NP at NP Varsity Invite, 9 a.m.
Swimming — GC at Bloomington North Diving Invite, 9 a.m.; Shelbyville at MV, 10 a.m.
Boys basketball — Hamilton Heights at MV, 7:30