The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Sports

November 17, 2012

Alex wrestlers take down field at Elwood

ELWOOD, Ind. — Elwood hosted the Super Six wrestling tournament and as most people expected the Alexandria Tigers walked away with the title by finishing undefeated on the day.

The host Panthers finished 3-2 along with Blackford and Eastbrook while Shenandoah went 1-4 and Crispus Attucks ended the day 0-5.

Alexandria coach Jack Grimaldi said that the Super Six turned out to be everything he expected and a little more with his freshmen giving his team a spark.

“Well, a little more than we expected,” said Grimaldi of his team’s performance.  “We felt we would have a good day, but I thought the kids wrestled well and better than we were thinking — especially our new guys — that we didn’t know.  They were untested so we were real pleased with how the new kids wrestled.”

Two of the wrestlers he mentioned were Nathan Dulworth at 120 pounds went undefeated and Austin Neill.

After finishing up the day 5-0 Grimaldi’s message to his wrestlers was that they did what they were supposed to do, and all their hard work paid off.

“That they did their job, they worked hard and their hard work paid off,” Grimaldi told his team after the tournament.  “We’ve got things to work on.  That was the first step.  Now we have to keep taking one step forward and keep wrestling.”

Alexandria’s Luke Blanton, who went 5-0, said that this was his first matches since coming off of surgery for a torn meniscus, but he said that due to the intensity of his team’s practices he didn’t feel rusty.

“We usually go pretty hard in the (wrestling) room,” said Blanton.  “I usually go with my coach or practice partner Lincoln Kyle.  We usually go really hard, so we always simulate matches in practice.  So it was pretty good.”

Blanton and Attucks’ Charlie Baker were both named the Most Outstanding Wrestlers of the Super Six.

Elwood coach Fred Short said that he used the Super Six to see where his kids are at, and the one thing he found out was that they need better conditioning.

“I’m looking at it as a gage for what we need to do in practice,” he said.  “I’m surprised, we’re usually in better shape than this but we had some freshmen huffing and puffing.  They said, ‘I’m alright’ but I’m like, ‘we practice for two hours and you’re huffing and puffing after six minutes.  That’s not good.’”

Short said that after seeing that his wrestlers weren’t in the proper shape for meets that he would be letting them know in practice that they need to work harder.

“Work harder,” he said of his message when they return to practice.  “That’s what we’ve been trying to preach is to work harder, work harder.  The intensity is not there.  I mean Alex thumped us (48-27).”

Elwood’s coach also said that his team will be much more improved and competitive once they get some off the mat things cleared up.  He said that those should be taken care of this coming week.

Will Maluvac and Sammy Mireles got praised for going undefeated on the day for Elwood.  Maluvac wrestled at 195, while Mireles wrestled at 182.  Short said Mireles’s normal weight class is 170, and that he is a light 170 coming in at about 163 pounds.

The Panthers had to take four disqualifications in each match due to these issues.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Dorer scores JEGS win at Anderson Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. The next year he flipped in Turn 1 during the CRA Super Series event. He scored another highlight Saturday night by winning for the first time with the CRA/JEGS All-Stars Tour event in the Edgewater Woods 100.|ANDERSON — Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Fre

    July 27, 2014

  • Hoosier Park preparing for 2014 Dan Patch Invitational One of the most highly anticipated days on the harness racing card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take place Aug. 8 as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon the seven-eighths mile oval for the 21st edition of the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational. As part of a weekend long festival of entertainment and racing, 10 of the top-rated pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in Hoosier Park’s signature harness racing event.

    July 26, 2014

  • Riverside falls at regional The Riverfield Little League Senior softball all-star team fell 9-3 to Ohio on Saturday morning and was eliminated from regional competition in the 15-16 year-old division.

    July 26, 2014

  • NWS - HB0727 - Leadville story photo - Jeff Mason Leadville: 'Baddest of the bad'

    An Anderson mountain biker will test himself in one of the sport’s biggest events next month. Jeff Mason will be in the Rocky Mountains for the Leadville Trail 100 on Aug. 9.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Marcum claims Late Model win Morristown driver Jeff Marcum has watched victories in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models slip away this season, but that changed Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

    July 20, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0720 - Tennis Classic - JC 1 Hiatt repeats, Hammel wins first title at tennis classic There was a repeat winner and a first-time winner in the Men's A Singles and Women's A Singles championship matches on Saturday morning at the 34th annual Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • SPT - HB0718 - Tennis Classic logo Varsity mixed doubles champs crowned at Tennis Classic The scene slightly resembled a war zone and slightly a country club at Anderson University on Thursday afternoon. As Indianapolis Colts personnel started tearing down tennis court bleachers and parked what appeared to be nearly 100 golf carts in preparation for training camp starting on Thursday next week, one of the first titles was handed out in the Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Champion drivers ready for series opener Saturday at Hoosier Park Harness drivers were turned into handicappers on Thursday and their effectiveness in that role will be determined Saturday night.

    July 17, 2014

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin