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Marauders win first-ever HHC wrestling title

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Mt. Vernon won its first-ever Hoosier Heritage Conference wrestling title Friday, beating Pendleton Heights by five points in a close race for the title.

MV tallied 238 points, with PH scoring 233. Greenfield-Central (158.5) was a close third, 1.5 points ahead of fourth-place Delta.

MV had three HHC champions – 15th-ranked  Wilkerson at 138, Drake Kendrex at 170 and P.J. Sterrett at 182.

PH had the most individual champions with four – Blake Nicholson at 106, Jarrod Miller at 160, No. 13 Tremor Bynum at 195 and Cade Campbell at 220. Two-time state champion and No. 3-ranked Brayden Curtis of Yorktown won the HHC title at 126, improving to 23-0.  He defeated 10th-ranked Chase Wilkerson of MV 3-2 in the final in one of the most anticipated matches of the night. Yorktown’s seventh-ranked Holden Parsons won the heavyweight title.

New Palestine had two champions – No. 15 Christian White at 113 and Noah Wright at 145. Greenfield-Central had two champs – No. 13 Gavin Rose at 132 and No. 3 Cooper Noehre at 152. Noehre defeated No. 13 Tytus Ragle of New Castle 12-5 in the final in a weight class that featured three ranked wrestlers. No. 11 Eric Hiestand of Yorktown finished third. Delta’s Jacob Robinson won the title at 120.

HHC wrestling
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at New Palestine
Team scores: Mt. Vernon 238, Pendleton Hts. 233, Greenfield-Central 158.5, Delta 157, Yorktown 139.5, New Palestine 135.5, Shelbyville 107, New Castle 31.

Championship matches
106: Blake Nicholson, PH (25-8) maj. dec. Kaleb Rhonemus, D (15-13) 14-5
113: Christian White, NP (25-2) maj. dec. Blaine Lee, D (22-7) 15-4
120: John Robinson, D (26-2) dec. Carson Johnson, MV (25-9) 7-4
126: Brayden Curtis, Y (23-0) dec. Chase Wilkerson, MV (22-3) 3-2
132: Gavin Rose, G-C (29-2) won by fall over Chayce Collier, S (16-8) 2:31
138: Chris Wilkerson, MV (28-5) dec. Jacob Fiew, PH (16-5) 4-1
145: Noah Wright, NP (22-4) dec. Caleb Gibson, PH (31-4) 8-4
152: Cooper Noehre, G-C (28-2) maj. dec. Tytus Ragle, NC (38-1) 12-4
160: Jarrod Miller, PH (8-2) won by fall over Brandon McKinney, G-C (11-13) 1:24
170: Drake Kendrex, MV (26-1) dec. Richard Clevenger, NP (16-12) 9-3
182: P.J. Sterrett, MV (30-4) dec. Clayton Todd, PH (21-6) 10-4
195: Tremor Bynum, PH (27-5) dec. Charlie Moore, MV (25-7) 7-2
220: Cade Campbell, PH (26-9) won by fall over Parker Smitley, MV (22-12) 1:22
285: Holden Parsons, Y (25-2) dec. Justin Stephens, PH (20-13) 13-6

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