The Press-Dispatch

December 5, 2018

The Press-Dispatch

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 15 of 32

The Press-Dispatch Sports Wednesday, December 5, 2018 B- 5 as long as he keeps having success in these spots, I'm good with it. We just need him to be aware of being in bad spots and how to recov- er when we get caught. He gives me a ton of anxiety, but he's a lot of fun to watch." Frasure, meanwhile, won his first match by pin over Washington's Omar Mora before posting a win by a major decision – by a score of 9 -1 – over Princeton's Kee- gan Doerner. "Wyatt wrestled 160 our first weekend," said of Fra- sure, who went 2-2 during the Wood Memorial Duals. "This week, he moved in- to his regular weight class at 152 and looked outstand- ing." "These kids weren't too big for him," McCain added. "He was able to overpower them, push them around and really dictate the pace of the matches." Freshman Jon Cannon, competing at 145 pounds, went 2-0 on the night with one win by pin and one win by forfeit, while junior Ian Allen – competing at 182 pounds – and senior Jaydon Gordon both went 2-0 on the night with two wins by for- feit. Junior Dalton Williams, moving up to 126 pounds, went 1-1 with one win by pin. "Dalton looked really good in his first match, but had a rough go in the second against Princeton," McCain said. "This kid was about 10 pounds heavier and just lean and mean and, unfor- tunately, we couldn't over- come that." Sophomore Lane Miller, who won three of four match- es at 126 pounds during the Wood Memorial Duals, went 1-1 at 132 pounds with one win by forfeit. "Lane (Miller) moved up as well against a freshman from Princeton, got caught in a bad position and couldn't recover," McCain said. "I made the call on those matches and had them move up in weight," McCain said of Williams and Miller. "On paper, it looked good, but it backfired on us. I made the call, so I take responsibility for it. Credit to both those guys – they stepped up, did what I asked and didn't hes- itate, which I respect. There is nothing better than the 'anyone, anytime, anywhere' attitude, and everyone on this team has that mindset." Sophomore Isaiah Greer went 1-1 with one win by de- cision while competing at 120 pounds. "Isaiah looked great at 120 for us," McCain said. "He is currently making a weight cut to 113, and is handling it like a champ. As good as he has looked so far at 120, I think he is going to be a beast at 113 and is go- ing to throw guys around." "He wrestled around 135 as a freshman," McCain con- tinued. "Over the summer, by conditioning, watching what he eats and really dedi- cating himself, he has trans- formed into a totally differ- ent wrestler. His condition- ing is what really stands out. He has struggled with being able to push him- self at a high level for three rounds, and only two week- ends in, his endurance is off the charts." "Really, though, it's not just him – it's the whole team," McCain added. "Ev- erybody has been able to go the distance and really push the pace in tough matches. That tells me what we have implemented in the offsea- son and preseason with our weightlifting and condition- ing is paying off. We just need to keep building on that week to week." At 113 pounds, sopho- more Lane Potts went 0 -1 – losing to Washington's Iver- son Jeanlouis because of in- jury at the end of the sec- ond period with the score tied 4-4. In addition, senior Hunt- er Kunz, at 170 pounds, and freshman Adon Sanchez, at 285 pounds, both went 0 -2. The Chargers also suf- fered four losses by forfeit to Princeton – at 106 pounds, 113 pounds, 195 pounds and 220 pounds. "Being a new coach, I've got to change my mind- set on winning duals," Mc- Cain said. "I'm still stuck in my college mindset, where we have every weight class filled, where we have depth, and we not only worry about the individual results, but we really push for team results as well. We just don't have the depth for that mindset right now. Every time I lay out a plan for our guys, it seems to fall apart for what- ever reason." "So we're moving in a dif- ferent mindset," McCain continued. "We're going to start plugging guys in- to their strongest weight classes. Instead of moving up in weight, we're going to focus on keeping every- body healthy, wrestling at their preferred weight, and not worrying about giving up forfeits. We're going to focus on the individual re- sults right now." "As we build this program and get our numbers up and get some depth, then we can push more on team wins and worry about filling all the weight classes," McCain added. "Rome wasn't built in a day. It will take time, but I plan on being here for the long haul and seeing this program through." SPLIT Continued from page 1 COLLEGE SCOREBOX COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA 82, OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY 63 November 27 at Evansville Oakland City University 16 47 – 63 University of Southern Indiana 45 37 – 82 Oakland City University (1-3): Andrew Scott 8 - 15 1-3 22, Logan Worthington 6 -12 1-2 14, Tyler Toopes 5 -16 1-1 12, Beau Hefner 2-6 1-2 5, Nathaniel Schmit- tler 1-3 0 -0 2, Bryant Nalley 3-4 2-2 8, Jacob Sanford 0 - 1 0 -0 0, Kase Robinson 0 -0 0 -0 0. Totals 25 -57 6 -10 63. University of Southern Indiana (4-1): Alex Stein 3-9 1-2 7, Kobe Caldwell 2-10 0 -0 6, Josh Price 3-5 0 -2 6, Mateo Rivera 2-5 0 -0 4, Jacob Norman 1-2 2-2 4, Nate Hansen 6 -11 1-2 16, Emmanuel Little 5 -13 0 -0 11, Bra- den Fitzjerrells 3-6 0 -0 9, Kourtlandt Martin 2-2 3-4 7, Hugues Mbumba 2-4 2-3 6, Glen Rouch 2-3 0 -0 6. To- tals 31-70 9 -15 82. Three-point field goals: Oakland City University 7 (Andrew Scott 5, Logan Worthington Tyler Toopes). University of Southern Indiana 11 (Kobe Caldwell 2, Nate Hansen 3, Emmanuel Little 1, Braden Fitzjerrells 3, Glen Rouch 2). OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY 103, APPALA- CHIAN BIBLE COLLEGE 77 December 1 at Oakland City Appalachian Bible College 36 41 – 77 Oakland City University 52 51 – 103 Appalachian Bible College (1-2): Logan David- son 7-14 0 -0 18, Eric Miller 5 -11 13, Jacob Tincher 8 - 15 2-3 21, Kenyon Meece 2-5 0 -0 6, Jalen Mack 4-8 4- 4 12, Wesley Rinehart 1-2 0 -1 3, Travis Tumlin 0 -5 0 - 0 0, Philip Taylor 2-2 0 -0 4, Caleb Chapman 0 -3 0 -0 0. Totals 29 -65 6 -8 77. Oakland City University (2-3): Logan Worthing- ton 10 -17 5 -7 28, Andrew Scott 5 -16 2-2 15, Tyler Toopes 7-11 0 -0 17, Kase Robinson 2-5 0 -0 4, Jacob Sanford 3-9 0 -0 8, DeShaun Kendrick 1-2 0 -0 2, Austin Ladd 0 -1 2-2 2, J.D. Hoover 1-2 0 -0 2, Devon Mills 4-7 0 -1 9, Bryant Nalley 1-1 0 -0 2. Nathaniel Schmittler 5 -5 1-1 11, Aus- tin Robertson 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 40 -78 11-15 103. Three-point field goals: Appalachian Bible College 13 (Logan Davidson 4, Eric Miller 3, Jacob Tincher 3, Kenyon Meece 2, Wesley Rinchart). Oakland City Uni- versity 12 (Logan Worthington 3, Andrew Scott 3, Ty- ler Toopes 3, Jacob Sanford 2, Devon Mills). Sophomores Greer, Miller place second at Jordan Hill Classic Sophomores Isaiah Greer and Lane Miller placed first in their respective classes as the Pike Central High School wrestling team fin- ished seventh out of 11 teams in the Jordan Hill Classic hosted by Evansville Reitz on Saturday, Dec. 1. Greer, competing in the 120 -pound weight class, went 3-1 in pool play – win- ning by pin over Junior Or- daz of Evansville Bosse, winning by pin over Alexei Royar of Fort Campbell, Ky., losing by major decision to Colten Garcia of Evansville Reitz, and winning by pin over Ronald McGee of Hop- kinsville, Ky. – before losing by pin to Ahsur Power-Jones of McCracken County, Ky., in the championship match. "Isaiah was outstanding this weekend," Chargers head coach Ryan McCain said of Greer, who improved to 7-4 overall. "His first match out of the gate was against a kid from Evans- ville Bosse who's a senior and a regional qualifier last year who pinned Isaiah two weeks ago in the third (pe- riod). Isaiah wrestled tough but kind of shut down in the third. I got on his case pret- ty bad about it, because I know he is capable of more. Then he goes out there and really makes a statement and pins the Bosse kid. It was awesome." "That's what this sport is all about – learning from your defeat and taking ad- vantage of the opportunity to turn it around," McCain added. "He looks great at 120. I cannot wait to see what he looks like next week at 113." Miller, competing in the 126 -pound weight class, went 4-0 in pool competition – posting wins by pin over Jalenn Neal of Owensboro, Ky., Nathan Mason of Mc- Cracken County, Ky., Will Butrum of Evansville Reitz and Jalen Kent of Evansville Bosse – before losing by pin to Noah Kirkman of Owens- boro, Ky., in the champion- ship match. "Lane had a great tour- ney," McCain said of Mill- er, who improved to 9 -2. "He pinned his way to the cham- pionship match but ran in- to a tough kid from Owens- boro. We've got some things to talk about because he could easily make 120. He's on his way to an awesome year." Meanwhile, junior Tyler Kirby (160) and junior Ian Allen (182) placed fourth in their respective weight classes. Kirby went 3-1 during pool play competition – post- ing wins by pin over Tyler MacKay of Fort Campbell, Ky., Malachi Meredith of Evansville Bosse, and Jor- dan Hopson of Hopkinsville, Ky., and losing by pin to Da- vid Wallace of McCrack- en County, Ky. – before los- ing by pin to Nigel Kaiser of Tell City in the third-place match. "Tyler had a good week- end," McCain said of Kirby, who improved to 8 -3. "He won some great, exciting matches. We lost a tough match to a conference op - ponent that we were on the verge of winning. Tyler is going to have to do some soul searching and figure out how to pull it all togeth- er and hang for a six-min- ute match. He either pins, or gets pinned – there is no in-between for Tyler, and that has to change for him to get to the next level." "He has all the tools and physical gifts to achieve that," McCain added. "Ty- ler's biggest enemy right now is himself, but we have plenty of time to change that. Once we do, look out." Allen went 3-1 during pool play competition – posting wins by pin over Dante Dill- man of Owensboro, Ky., Chris Thacker of Evansville Reitz and Spencer Redwine of McCracken County, Ky., and losing by pin to Zachary Flynn of Jasper – before los- ing by pin to Tyler Hawhee of Tell City in the third-place match. "Ian was outstanding at 182 this weekend, but, real- ly, he should be at 170," Mc- Cain said of Allen, who im- proved to 9 -2. "That's the plan going forward. He has the strength of a 182 and the speed of a 160 pounder. I be- lieve that moving him to 170 is going lead to some great success for him." Junior Blake Henson, meanwhile, placed fifth at 138 pounds, going 2-2 in pool play competition – posting back-to-back wins by pin over Anthony Trog - den of Owensboro, Ky., and Matt Lehman of Evans- ville North before drop- ping back-to-back losses by pin to Malachi Rider of Mc- Cracken County, Ky., and Trey Mucker of Tell City – before winning by a 15 -4 major decision over Gage Delgman of Mount Vernon (Posey) in the fifth-place match. "Blake was coming off a pretty bad illness, so he wasn't at 100 percent, but he didn't hesitate to jump in the mix this weekend and get af- ter it," McCain said of Hen- son, who improved to 7-2. "He lost to a state qualifier last year from Tell City and a tough kid from Kentucky." "He wrestled very well in his fifth-place match," Mc- Cain added. "It was six min- utes of tough, no nonsense wrestling, which is what we train to do every day. Look for pins, don't get pinned, and be ready to wrestle for six hard minutes. That sums Blake Henson up per- fectly." In addition, freshman Joe Cannon placed eighth at 138 pounds, going 1-3 in pool play competition – win- ning by pin over Ben Jack- son of Evansville North before dropping losses by pin to Brayden Lamey of Evansville North, Derek Hollinger of Mount Vernon (Posey) and Kolby Koepp of McCracken County, Ky. – before losing by a 3-2 de- cision to Daniel Bittner of Evansville Reitz in the sev- enth-place match. "Jon wrestled well this weekend," McCain said of Cannon, who is now 5 - 6. "He's getting a great amount of experience as a freshman. He's got a lot to learn, but he's a quick learn- er, maybe the hardest work- ing and most dedicated kid we've got in the room. So I know he'll take the experi- ence this weekend and im- prove." Senior Jaydon Gordon (132), senior Adam Jones (170) and freshman Adon Sanchez (285) went 0 -4 in pool play and did not place. "Jaydon, Adam and Adon all had some tough matches this weekend, but all wres- tled with great heart," Mc- Cain said. "They all work hard and will keep looking to improve." As a team, Pike Central scored a total of 77 points, trailing McCracken Coun- ty, Ky. (223.5 points), Tell City (190), Evansville Re- itz (182), Mount Ver- non (Posey) (155.5), Jas- per (148.5) and Evansville North (78). Hopkinsville, Ky., placed eighth with 65 points, followed by Fort Campbell, Ky. (60), Evans- ville Bosse (48) and Owens- boro (44). "Not a bad day overall," McCain said. "Our kids real- ly stepped up and won some good matches against some tough opponents. And it re- ally gave us a good look at our weaknesses as well. That's the key from this weekend. Every week is a chance to see what we're doing well, what we need to work on, and keep progress- ing toward conference and sectional." Pike Central will compete in the Pocket Athletic Con- ference Duals on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at Heritage Hills. On Tues- day, Dec. 11, the Chargers will travel to Jasper. Pike Central High School sophomore Isaiah Greer (top) battles Princeton's Trenton Montgom- ery (bottom) during a home wrestling meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School junior Tyler Kirby (right) gets in position to pin Princeton's Jadon Houdyshell (left) during a home wrestling meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School freshman Wyatt Fra- sure (left) takes Washington's Omar Mora down to the mat during a home wrestling meet on Wednes- day, Nov. 28. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School senior Hunter Kunz (right) grapples with Princeton's Bud- dy Curl (left) during a home wrestling meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School freshman Jon Can- non (top) looks at the official while trying to pin Washington's Devonte Davis during a home wres- tling meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School freshman Adon San- chez (right) and Washington's Louk Gray (left) battle during a home wrestling meet on Wednes- day, Nov. 28. Ed Cahill photo

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Press-Dispatch - December 5, 2018