Panthers open grappling season at Turkey Tussle
By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]
While Thanksgiving was still about 24 hours away, that didn’t stop the Corydon Central wrestling team from beginning the season last Wednesday when it traveled to Jeffersonville to take part in the annual Turkey Tussle.
The three-way meet proved to be a tough early test for the Panthers as they went up against a pair of lauded programs in the host Red Devils along with Columbus North.
The Panthers struggled to find success in the season opener, dropping their opening match to the Bull Dogs 64-15 before falling to the Red Devils 72-12.
Senior Zane Schreck was the biggest bright spot for the Panthers as he went undefeated in two matches at 126, highlighted by pinning the Red Devils’ Collin Cain in 3:53.
Panthers’ junior Caleb Carroll, senior Bryce Gentry and freshman Wyatt Schreck all went 1-1 on the day, while senior Nathalie Laaz and freshman James Miller also picked up victories in junior varsity action.
On Saturday, Laaz made history when she traveled to Southport to participate in the annual Gobbler Invitational, becoming the first grappler in program history to take part in an all-girls’ wrestling tournament and picking up a victory in the process.