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WRIGHT STUFF: Kokomo's Jabin Wright, left, works against Eastern's Blake Hicks in a dual match earlier this month. Wright on Saturday won the 113-pound weight class at the Frankfort Super Six.

KT-area wrestling teams took to the mats in tournaments at five different locations on Saturday.

Maconaquah and Peru claimed championships. The Braves won Fort Wayne Bishop Luers' invitational while the Bengal Tigers took the hardware in Logansport's Super Six.

Taylor also had a nice day, going 4-1 in Clinton Prairie's tournament.

Western and Eastern finished 3-4 in Western's invitational. Kokomo wrestled at Frankfort.

Luers Invitational

Maconaquah won the Fort Wayne Bishop Luers Invitational with a perfect 5-0 record.

The Braves posted victories over Luers (48-30), Whitko (54-21), Fort Wayne Northrop (47-36), Mishawaka Marian (42-39) and Fort Wayne South (45-30).

The Braves had four individual champions: Wyatt Wilson (113-pound weight class); Zack Bullock (120); Ian McKinley (145); and Collin Silvers (195). Each had a 5-0 record.

Other Mac grapplers with strong showings included: Evan Alter (4-1 at 126); Aaron Sedwick (4-1 at 182); Jacob Hoestler (3-2 at 106); Adam Bowman (3-2 at 285); and Zach Purcell (2-0 at 132 and 138).

Logan Super 6

Peru went 5-0 to win the super 6, and five Bengal Tigers won their weight classes. Peru beat Delphi 54-25, beat Logansport 48-32, beat Rochester 60-19, beat Benton Central 66-18, and beat Culver Academies 57-21.

Bengal wrestlers DeShawn Bayless (145 pounds), Peyton Sturgill (152), Jordan Rader (160), Erik Hobbs (195) and Devin Reagle (220) each went 5-0 to win his weight class. Additionally, Ethan Robinette (106), Seth Anderson (113) and Wyatt Gray (182) were each 4-1, and Kameron Wernz (120), Carter Kintner (126), and Avery Jones (285) were each 3-2.

Cl. Prairie tourney

Taylor finished 4-1 on the day, losing 52-18 to Attica in its opener before reeling off six straight wins against Turkey Run (39-34), Faith Christian (72-0), Frontier (57-22) and Pioneer (69-6).

"I thought we wrestled pretty well, we're definitely progressing and getting better every time we wrestle," Taylor coach Aaron Schlueter said. "We're continuing to build on the things we've been learning and we're starting to see wrestlers flourish."

Eight Titans finished with winning records for the day, with three going undefeated. Dylan Lapetina (182 pounds), Zach Pittman (195) and AJ Ramirez (HWT) were all a perfect 5-0 on the day.

Allan Winburn (113), Chad Elmore (126) and Mason Cheeks (132) were all 4-1 on the day, while Hunter Blades (120) was 3-2 and Cory Dillman (220) was 3-1.

Western Invite

Oak Hill won the eight-team invitational, amassing 237 points. Marion was second (217.5), Western was third (187), Eastern fourth (167) and Tipton eighth (67). Oak Hill had four weight class champions.

Eastern scored two champions as Austin Duchetau (120 pounds) and Evan Ellis (220) won their weight classes.

Western's Tanner Heady was the champion at 152 pounds, going 3-0. Peyton Lechner (106), Dalton Walker (120) and Tyler Lechner (126) each went 2-1 and finished in second. Sam Touloukian went 3-1 and took third at 182.

"Tanner Heady had a really good day," Western coach Chad Shepherd said. "He had two really big wins and that's what seniors are supposed to do. He stepped up and he looks like he's wanting to lead by example."

Frankfort Super 6

Kokomo went 1-4 at Frankfort. The Kats lost 42-28 to McCutcheon, lost 47-20 to Lebanon, beat host squad Frankfort 33-29, lost 47-27 to Hamilton Southeastern, and lost 51-14 to North Montgomery.

Kokomo's Jabin Wright went 5-0 to win the 113-pound class, and Szhantrayle Roberson went 5-0 to win the 145-pound title. Also, T.T. Allen (138) and Gavin Hererra (195) were each 3-2.

"We came into it on a six-match winning streak and we knew it was one of those days where if you win a match at this tournament, you're a good team because there's six solid teams there," Kokomo coach Ryan Wells said. "This is a little humbling but I'm OK with losing a dual if we get better from it.

"Jabin had a really good day at 113, he beat a few solid kids. And Szhantrayle was just lights out. He's really starting to step it up. He was real aggressive .. and he beat some good kids handily."


Tri-Central 48, Eastern 30

Cold shooting plagued the Comets on the road in a Hoosier Conference game with the Trojans.

Tri-Central (4-8, 1-1 HHC) scored the final six points of the first quarter, turning a 6-all tie into a 12-6 lead at the first stop and never looking back. The Trojans led 23-15 at the half and 38-23 after three quarters.

"We haven't really had a game where we pulled away like that, and I told the girls at the half to just keep playing smart and we just continued to pull away," TC coach Kyle Stage said. "We pressured up front and got a lot of layups. We did a good job of containing [Hailey] Holliday and [Emily] Richards, holding those two to 20 combined points."

Holliday finished with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern (2-8, 1-1 HC), while Richards finished with nine.

"We just shot really poor," Eastern coach Todd Stout said. "We shot 13 of 51 and the majority of the stuff we missed was inside. Cold shooting hurt us throughout the game, and their ability to get to the free throw line, they were able to get there twice as much and when we did get there we couldn't hit them."

The Trojans were 14 of 22 from the charity stripe while Eastern was just 3 of 11.

Emily Richard led TC in scoring with 19 points and Taylor Davis added 12. Haley Farris pulled down 11 rebounds.

Twin Lakes 51, Western 41

The Panthers struggled from the field and dug a big hole early in a Hoosier Conference loss at Twin Lakes. Western hit just 17 of 60 shots. Twin Lakes (4-6, 2-1 HC) led 25-11 at halftime.

"For the first time all year we came out kind of flat. It was hard to battle back from that," Western coach Adam Morelock said. "We ran our sets early and had plenty of good looks, but shots weren't falling. Early foul trouble made it very difficult to rebound for us.

"We were down 22 at one point and cut it to eight in the fourth, just didn't have enough gas in the tank to finish. We have to do a better job of coming out of the lockerroom strong."

Sarah Connolly led Western (3-6, 0-3 HC) with 14 points, Kaylee Penning had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Tessa Sanders scored nine points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

Carroll 45, Rossville 23

The Cougars (8-1) pushed their winning streak to eight games and moved to 3-0 in Hoosier Heartland Conference play with a victory at Rossville.

Macy Willoughby (24 points) and Sidney Fisher (15) combined for all but six of Carroll's points. Makayla Jackson added four points and eight rebounds, and Rebekah Conn also took eight boards.

Carroll led 30-17 at halftime and 38-23 after three quarters. The Hornets (6-3, 2-2 HHC) were held scoreless in the fourth.

Cass 66, Maconaquah 29

The Kings led the entire way in a rout in Bunker Hill.

Olivia Collins scored 24 points, Bailey Gremelspacher had 14 and Ashton McClain added eight and 11 assists for the Kings (9-3).

Cass led 35-16 at halftime and 50-22 after three.

Bri Humbert scored 15 points to lead the Braves (1-9).


Twin Lakes Invite

Kokomo took first at the six-team relay invite with a score of 146. Culver was second with 120 and Twin Lakes was third with a 76.

"It was our first time competing in this and it offered us a chance to do some fun things," Kokomo coach Jay Glick said. "We looked pretty good in the water. It was a team togetherness thing, cheering each other on."

Jordan Bousum finished the day as a quadruple winner, while Logan Hawk, Alex Whiteman, Drew Davis, Damon Huntley and Conner Wood were triple winners. Max White was on two winning relays, while Brian Harding, Jack Stevens and Alex Ward earned a win each.

Hawk, Whiteman, White and Bousum won the 200 medley relay, while Bousum, Davis, Huntley and Wood took first in the 200 free relay. Other first-place finishes for the Katfish were the 500 crescendo relay (Huntley, Whiteman, Davis, White), the 200 backstroke relay (Harding, Davis, Wood, Hawk), the 200 breaststroke relay (Bousum, Stevens, Ward, Whiteman), and the 500 sprint relay (Huntley, Wood, Hawk, Bousum).


Twin Lakes Invite

Kokomo took second in the six-team invite. Culver Academy won with a score of 138 and Kokomo finished with 118.

The Kats won three events. Morgan Reecer, Aditi Sood, Brittany Lucas and Addison Reckard won the 800 freestyle relay, Jessica Estep, Hayden Phipps, Sood and Madison Cleaver won the 200 free relay and Cleaver, Reckard, Lucas and Estep won the 400 free relay.

"This was a ton of fun," Kokomo coach Donita Walters said. "It was a back-and-forth meet, pretty much with Culver and us. Manchester got in front of relays, mixing things up. We had one relay disqualified and we only had one diver. I couldn't ask any more from the ladies. They gave 100 percent.

"I wanted to do this [event] for a long time. It was a lot of fun. We just couldn't hold Culver off."

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