3 , 2011
Indian wrestlers face competition at South Dearborn HS hosted
sectional #24, three advance to Richmond regional
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer
On Saturday, January 29, the Milan Indians
joined nine other high school wrestling teams to compete in
annual sectional competition, with hopes of extending their
season. However, opportunity ended as a team, yet presented
itself to individual advancement earned by their three seniors:
Adam Ison, Zeth O'Neal and Cory Jewett.
Senior Adam Ison opened his sectional bid with a 23-12 season
record, earning a bye in his first round. Ison advanced from
a first bout against Oldenburg Academy Twister Connor Cates
with a 9-1 decision.
Ison claimed round three with a 13-10 decision over Brandon
Thies of the hosting South Dearborn Knights.
Ison captured top honors among tribe wrestlers on the day,
earning a spot in the championship round. Indian Ison fell
in his final bout of the day to East Central Trojan Zach Hutchinson
due to a fall in 5:41.
Ison advances to regional action as the sectional runner-up
for his 160# weight class.
Senior Indian Zeth O'Neal opened his day with a bye, followed
by his pinning of Union County Patriot Morgan Edwards in 5:04.
O'Neal fell to Franklin County Wildcat Nolan Feller by a 4-10
O'Neal then earned a regional bid, wrestling to a fourth place
finish in the sectional's 145# weight class. His last bout
of the day found him short on the count by a 4-10 decision
to Lawrenceburg Tiger K.C. Hedger.
Indian senior Cory Jewett earned the third spot for the tribe
to advance individually in the 189# weight class. Jewett's
championship determined drive all but vanished due to a cut
over his eye in his second bout of the day. After earning
a bye in his first round, Jewett defeated his Union County
counterpart, Dustin Grimes, with a pin.
Jewett faced misfortune in his second bout of the day, falling
by a 3-14 point count to Cameron McMullen of East Central,
the result of a cut above his eye.
Jewett returned after a visit to the Dearborn County Hospital
to pin opponent three, John Chase of Greensburg, in 2:26.
With an automatic fourth place individual bid to regional
in his grasp, Jewett faced Franklin County's Matt Davidson,
where he fell in 3:32.
From his last bout of the day, Jewett returned to the Dearborn
County Hospital to get stitches, vowing to be ready for regional
action come Saturday, February 5, at Richmond High School.
Other individual Milan Indian results
103# - No Indian entry
112# - Mitchell Meyer -
With a season record of 13-20 going into the sectional, Indian
sophomore Meyer drew a bye in round one. Meyer fell by a pin
in 28 seconds to Union County Patriot Cody Phillips, the eventual
weight class champion. Meyer was pinned in fourteen seconds
by Franklin County Wildcat Phillip Orschell, ending his day.
119# - Tyler Money -
With a season record of 17-11 going into sectional action,
Indian sophomore Tyler Money drew a bye in round one. Money
proceeded with a 4-0 decision over South Dearborn Knight Chance
In continuing, Money fell in defeat to East Central Trojan
Brian Struewing , who won by a fall in 1:35. Money's third
bout of the day ended in defeat with a 5-0 decision to Connersville
Spartan Daniel McFarland.
In his final match of the day, Money pinned Greensburg Pirate
Blake Wood in 39 seconds, ending his sectional efforts and
season with a sectional fifth place.
125# - Nick Henry -
With a season record of 9-27 as an Indian freshman wrestler
going into the sectional action, Henry drew a bye in round
Henry fell by a pin at 2:59 to the eventual weight class sectional
champion, Zach Bottomley of the Connersville Spartans. Henry
was eliminated from sectional competition following a 2-0
decision favoring Greensburg Pirate Christian Fox.
130# - James McNeelan -
Milan Indian junior James McNeelan entered wrestling sectional
action with a season record of 16-12. McNeelan inherited a
forfeit in his first bout against an Oldenburg Academy Twister,
McNeelan fell by a 2-11 decision to Lawrenceburg Tiger Collin
Solomon. McNeelan's final match of the day resulted in a 2-4
decision favoring Greensburg Pirate Colin Rayner.
135# - Milan forfeit
140# - Matt Yatsko -
Carrying a season record of 17-11, sophomore Indian wrestler
Matt Yatsko advanced to his second match following a bye in
Yatsko proceeded, pinning Oldenburg Academy Twister Alex Johnson
just 37 seconds into the match. In continuing, Yatsko was
pinned at 4:54 by Franklin County Wildcat Jake McCoy, the
eventual weight class champion of the sectional.
From the loser bracket, Yatsko fell by a pin in 1:21 to Greensburg
Pirate Steven DeGroat. Winding his sectional just off the
pace to advance to regional in fifth place, Yatsko won his
last bout over Greensburg Pirate Evan Solgre by a pin at 3:37.
145# - Zeth O'Neal -
Carrying a season record of 27-6, senior Indian wrestler Zeth
O'Neal advanced to his second match following a round one
O'Neal proceeded, pinning Union County Patriot Morgan Edwards
5:04 into the match. In continuing, O'Neal fell by a 4-10
decision favoring Franklin County Wildcat Nolan Feller.
O'Neal followed with a 12-2 decision over South Dearborn Knight
Jamie Barron. O'Neal's final sectional bout evolved in a 4-9
loss by decision to Lawrenceburg Tiger K. C. Hedger, earning
a sectional fourth place finish and an invitation to regional
action at Richmond High School.
152# - Don Hoffrogge -
Freshman Indian wrestler Donald Hoffrogge carried a season
record of 18-12 into sectional action at South Dearborn High
School, earning a bye for round one. Hoffrogge won his next
match, defeating Greensburg Pirate Kyle Hammond by an 8-0
Hoffrogge fell by a pin in 1:16 at the hands of East Central
Trojan Andrew Lockwood, and finished his sectional bid when
pinned in 2:02 by Batesville Bulldog Matthew Linkel.
160# - Adam Ison -
Senior Indian wrestler Adam Ison carried a season record of
23-12 going into sectional action earning him a round one
Ison proceeded, earning the 9-1 decision over Oldenburg Academy
Twister Connor Cates. Continuing, Ison claimed the 13-10 decision
over South Dearborn Knight Brandon Thies.
Having wrestled his way to the championship bout, Ison had
to settle for sectional runner-up, pinned at 5:41 by East
Central Trojan Zach Hutchinson, the weight class champion.
171# - Nick Prather -
Milan Indian junior Nick Prather carried a season record of
13-15 into sectional action. Prather's second match ended
as he fell by a pin in 2:22 to East Central Trojan Mark Brown.
Prather's last match of the sectional ended in his being pinned
at 3:59 into the match by Connersville Spartan Brady Bolos.
189# - Cory Jewett -
Indian senior wrestler Cory Jewett entered the sectional with
a season record of 31-3. Thirty wins in a season is a standard
most wrestlers would envy, attained only by the sports best.
Obviously, Jewett advanced to his second match following a
round one pass.
In 5:46 Jewett pinned Union County Patriot Dustin Grimes.
As anticipated, Jewett was off to a fine sectional start,
at least so it seemed.
Jewett's next competitor would be East Central Trojan Cameron
McMullen. No special threats anticipated, but the result of
the match would devastate senior Jewett's hopes of a final
year wrestling as he received an injury above his eye that
definitely impeded his day's performance, falling 4-7 in a
decision at matches' conclusion.
As a senior, Jewett knew opportunities would not come again
next week if he could not continue. After a visit to the Dearborn
County Hospital between matches, Jewett returned to defeat
Greensburg Pirate Josh Chase by a pin in 2:26 while dawning
much wrapping and a face protector along with his head gear.
Unbelievable, that is unless you know Jewett. Jewett fell
in his last bout of the day to Franklin County Wildcat Matt
Davidson by a pin in 3:32. Incredibly with the injury and
all that had happened, Jewett earned an invitation to regional
as the fourth place sectional contender.
Following the match, Jewett returned to DCH where he received
30 stitches, vowing he'd be ready come next Saturday for the
regional at Richmond High School.
215# - John Halcomb -
Indian senior John Halcomb entered the wrestling sectional
with a season record of 13-8. First round action pitted him
against Franklin County Wildcat Andrew Brown. Halcomb pinned
Brown at 3:25 into the match.
In his second match, Halcomb lost by a 4-10 decision to Connersville
Spartan Jacob Hilsky. Halcomb proceeded, earning the 9-6 decision
over Union County Patriot Cody Radar.
Halcomb was removed from competition with a loss by pin in
3:42 at the hands of Batesville Bulldog Kevin Kreuzman.
285# - Dennis Watson -
Carrying a season record of 14-10, senior Indian wrestler
Dennis Watson advanced to his second match following a round
one forfeit by an unnamed Oldenburg Academy Twister.
Watson fell by a pin in 12 seconds in his second match to
South Dearborn Knight Jon Case.
Watson pinned Franklin County Wildcat Eric Widmer 34 seconds
into the match, then fell by a pin in 1:31 to Greensburg Pirate
Dillen Swango, ending Watson' extended season hopes.
Good Luck Milan Indian seniors Adam Ison, Zeth O'Neal and
Cory Jewett at the Richmond HS hosted wrestling regional!!
The Richmond HS hosted wrestling regional is expected to get
underway around 8 a.m.