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Corydon repeats at SIWC Tourney

No matter what happened in the finals of Saturday’s Southern Indiana Wrestling Conference tournament, Corydon Central was comfortable with the overall outcome for the day.
That’s because the Panthers already knew that they had repeated as the SIWC champions.
Corydon Central notched 191 points to finish well ahead of second-place finishing Charlestown and Milan, which tied with 163 points apiece.
‘It was as well as we’ve wrestled all year and that was important. We do normally get better as the season rolls on,’ Corydon coach Richard Clipp said. ‘We felt like we were capable of winning it. As the tournament went on and our lead expanded, as far as winning goes, it was pretty much decided by the time we got to the finals. A lot of odd things happened as far as other teams, which helped, too.’
In the finals, Chris Paulley (135), Jason Ward (152) and David Terhune (189) were all crowned champions in their respective weight classes.
Runner-up finishers included Brett Eads (103), Cory Paulley (140), Kyle White (160), David Camp (215) and Casey Tuchscherer (HW).
Jared Applegate (112) and Joey Falardo (171) scored fourth-place points as well for the Panthers.
‘All of the guys were pretty special. I can’t say one person stood out.
‘We knew we were better this Saturday than the Saturday when Charlestown beat us by 24 points. There were a few lineup changes here and there and it just worked out well for us (at SIWC).’
Tonight Corydon Central hosts New Albany in an important matchup: since the Bulldogs are a sectional opponent, matches carry the additional weight of seedings for the Jeffersonville Sectional in two weeks.
‘We have kids who have semistate and state final dreams and have kids who are going to be excited about winning one match in the sectional,’ Clipp said. ‘Basically we just try to do the best we can with what we have.’
New Albany’s coaching staff is new, with skippers from both NA and Floyd Central. Clipp said he’s unsure as to the style that the Bulldogs will try to wrestle.
On Saturday at 9 a.m. the club will travel to Salem for the Mid-Southern Conference Meet.
‘The SIWC is a nine-team tournament, which plays well for us because we have enough guys to score points up and down the lineup. At Salem on Saturday, if you win one match you are pretty much in the semi-finals. That doesn’t play well for us because we have some quality kids who are going to get to the semifinals and finals in a larger tournament,’ Clipp said.
‘Charlestown won handedly last year and I think we were a whole lot better than them. I think it’ll be tough for us.
‘We’re going to have to get some help from some other teams. Then we’ll have to beat a guy or two in some places to help out.’