Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Sports

December 24, 2012

Wrestling Warriors take third

WESTFIELD — After  last year, the state team wrestling tournament was no more, as it was done away with.

The dilemma was partially solved when 23 invited schools joined at Westfield High School to compete on several different mats in three

different classes for state bragging rights Saturday.

Danville was one of the 23 schools that competed and they placed third in Class AA.

Coach Steve Pugliese was happy with the effort, but he realizes that the Warriors had a tough draw.

“I was pleased,” Pugliese said. “It was unfortunate how it was seeded. We ended up with the fourth seed, which meant that we had to wrestle No. 1-ranked Yorktown in the semis. The kids really wrestled hard.”

In the first round, the Warriors defeated No.6 Heritage Hills 51-24. In that round, Danville only lost four total matches.

However, Danville ran into Yorktown next, falling in a tight battle, 37-26.

“Against Yorktown, they were just a little bit better than us,” Pugliese said. “Our kids competed well. I’m not going to be too upset when they outwrestle us. You have to give them credit.”

Pugliese was also ecstatic about how his team continued to fight,

after the match with Yorktown was already decided.

Danville rebounded to dominate Culver Academy 55-9 to take third place, winning 12 of 14 matches.

When it came to individuals, Pugliese had several grapplers wrestle well. After returning from a broken hand, Brock Hudkins (106) wrestled in his first matches of the season and went 3-0 with three pins. Elliott Molloy (113) remained undefeated, going 3-0 on the day, after winning county last week.

In addition, Neal Molloy (145), Autry Pickens (195), and Mike Williams (heavyweight) each went 3-0 on the day for the Warriors. Pickens and N. Molloy each also won the county event last week.

Pugliese also said that several wrestlers also went 2-1 on the day. In the first year of the event, Pugliese was optimistic about its future and the success it garnered.

“I thought that it was a great tournament,” he said. “It was first class the way that they did it, for as many kids as they have to weigh in and for as quickly and efficiently as they got that done. Once the wrestling started, it really went off without a hitch. We didn’t have too much downtime between the rounds. It was a good tournament and I don’t think that you could tell it was the first time that it had been done.”

In addition, Pugliese was pleased to have the opportunities for the smaller schools in the event.

“I think that this is the best solution,” he said. “Under the old format, where you had to win the team regional, it was going to be awfully hard for us to ever get out of the team regional. We would have had to go through Perry Meridian, Bloomington South, and Franklin. I’m not one to usually say that ‘they are a big school and we can’t compete,’ but the reality is that when you have 2,500 students to 3,500 students, against 850, you’re going to have a chance to have a deeper lineup. They do football like they do for a reason.”

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • HCF 4-23 spt barnhart pic-2 Barnhart honing skills closer to home INDIANAPOLIS -- Brownsburg's Tucker Barnhart could've been drafted by any of Major League Baseball's 30 teams back in 2009. He was taken by the Cincinnati Reds, which has worked out great for the 23-year-old. Cincinnati is just a two-hour drive from

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 4-23 spt danville golf pic-1 Bulldogs second, Warriors 12th at invite Brownsburg and Danville made continued improvements on the links on Saturday, as the Bulldogs were runners-up and the Warriors placed 12th at the Danville Invitational at Twin Bridges Golf Club. With a 326, Brownsburg finished one stroke behind first

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • County Sports Results Baseball Hendricks County Tournament Championship: Avon 12, Danville 3 Highlight: T. Brandt 3 RBI Third-Place: Brownsburg 12, Plainfield 2 Fifth-Place: Tri-West 6, Cascade 5 Westfield 3, Avon 2 Highlight: K. Reynolds/M. Moore RBI Cascade 5, Greencast

    April 23, 2014

  • Orioles take county championship BROWNSBURG — Before the season, Avon baseball coach Troy Drosche said the Orioles’ bats would determine how successful they’d be. The bats blasted away at Plainfield and Danville on Saturday, as Avon rolled to consecutive wins and the Hendricks Count

    April 21, 2014

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG A run, and time like no other

    With the playoffs off and running, the Indiana Pacers’ quest for the organization’s first NBA title is underway. Even if successful, however, it’s hard to imagine it’ll have the impact of the team that fell short of that prize two decades ago.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-19 spt cascade bb pic-2 Danville rolls over Cascade in 13-3 win CLAYTON -- Solid hitting, defense and pitching pushed Danville to the semifinals of the Hendricks County baseball tournament in a 13-3 win over Cascade Friday night. "We talk about grinding and staying in the moment with our approach, and they did th

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 4-16 spt dv sb pic-2 Warriors split with Cougars DANVILLE -- After falling to North Putnam in extra innings in its doubleheader opener on Saturday, the Danville softball team finished in grand fashion to take the second game, 20-5. "I wasn't very pleased with the first game," said Danville coach Je

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • preview.jpg Sims focused on more than the ring

    Unlike many in his trade, Anthony Sims Jr. prepared for life after boxing long before landing his first punch as a professional.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG One game, but Pacers look primed for playoffs

    For the past six weeks, no one has known what to make of the Indiana Pacers, but Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, all was right with the world.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read