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Corydon wins four at MSC

Corydon wins four at MSC
Corydon wins four at MSC
Corydon CentralÂ’s Ryan DeWitt looks up at the clock before turning his opponent over for a pin. Photos by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

Corydon Central came away with four Mid-Southern Conference wrestling champions after convincing wins Thursday at the MSC Meet in Scottsburg.
In the 103-pound class, top-seeded Matthew LaHue picked up the first championship for Corydon Central. A semi-state qualifier last year, LaHue scored his second consecutive MSC title, pinning Scottsburg’s Justin Wright in 1:46.
LaHue dominated the match from the whistle. Early in the first period, the sophomore nearly pulled off a pin with his legs wrapped around the leg and neck of Wright. The move scored three points at the time for a near-fall, but LaHue wasted little time scoring a pin a few seconds later. The win moved his record to 19-3 on the season.
At 125 pounds, Corydon Central sophomore Dustin Springer also scored an MSC championship by pin. He took a commanding early lead over Charlestown’s Kevin Gonzalez. After one period, Springer led 5-0, scoring on a near-fall. Springer finished Gonzalez off with 16 seconds left in the second period, scoring a pin at 3:44.
Springer improved his record to 19-3, including 14 by pin. In his semi-final match, Springer defeated Scottsburg’s Andrew Belcher by pin at the 1:51 mark.
Corydon Central’s Jackson Fowler also scored a pair of victories by pin, including taking down Charlestown’s Dakota Bungcayao in the finals in the 130-pound class. Fowler overmatched his championship foe, scoring a pin at 1:43.
The senior, coming off a semi-state berth last season, also defeated Eastern’s Dustin West with a pin at 1:42. Fowler takes his record to 16-2 thus far.
At 215, Corydon Central’s Ryan DeWitt scored a decision win over Charlestown’s David Enteman to take first place. After a scoreless first period, DeWitt went ahead in the second, 4-3, after scoring a take down.
In the final period, Enteman scored an early escape to tie the score. DeWitt, a junior, countered by scoring a pair of takedowns, which led to an 8-5 win.
DeWitt defeated Salem’s David Miller in the first round with a 2-0 decision. The wins moved DeWitt to 19-2.
Charlestown came away with the team title for the fifth consecutive year. It was a narrow finish, as the team outscored Scottsburg, 255-227. Charlestown came away with six first-place finishes, while Scottsburg and Corydon Central each had four. Corydon Central finished third overall with 130 points, followed by Eastern (64) and Salem (35).
Scoring third-place finishes for Corydon Central were Patrick Green, Matthew Seelye and Steven Anderson.
Green, wrestling at 145 pounds, scored a 7-2 victory decision against Scottsburg’s Andrew Palmer. Green improved his record to 12-11 on the season.
At 152 pounds, Seelye scored a 36-second pin against Eastern’s Ryan Green to take third place. Seelye moved to 7-10 on the year.
Anderson, at 160 pounds, took third by forfeit, taking his record to 7-7.
The sectional tournament will take place Saturday at Jeffersonville, beginning at 9 a.m. Ten teams will take to the mat for the individual event. The top four place winners in each weight class will advance to the regional tournament.
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Team results ‘ 1. Charlestown 255, 2. Scottsburg 227, 3. Corydon Central 130, 4. Eastern 64, 5. Salem 35.
Individual results ‘ 103: LaHue (CC) pinned Wright (Sc), 1:46; 112: Lowery (Ch) pinned Murphy (Sc), :31; 119: Kelly (Sc) dec. Wolf (Ch), 10-6; 125: Springer (CC) pinned Gonzalez (Ch), 3:44; 130: Fowler (CC) pinned Bungcayao (Ch), 1:43; 135: Beevers (Ch) pinned Ortega (E), 5:04; 140: Newcomb (Ch) dec. Kelly (Sb), 7-3; 145: Suddeth (Ch) pinned Gilliatt (Sa), :35; 152: Daugherty (Ch) maj. dec. Cole (Sb), 12-3; 160: Howard (Sb) pinned Hall (Ch), 1:18; 171: Rodgers (Sb) dec. Bowen (Ch), 4-1; 189: Henderson (Sb) pinned Taylor (E), :25; 215: DeWitt (CC) dec. Enteman (Ch), 8-5; 275: Slaten (Ch) pinned Duke (Sb), 5-2.

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