Photos by Brandon Miniard
Above, Corydon Central senior Zane Schreck tries to lock his arms around Columbus North’s Bryce Hawkins during the first round of the Jeffersonville Regional on Saturday morning. Schreck pinned Hawkins in 38 seconds en route to winning the regional title at 126 pounds, making him the Panthers’ first regional champion since 2014. Photo by Brandon Miniard
Sixteen wrestlers between Corydon Central and North Harrison represented Harrison County on Saturday as they took part in the Indiana High School Athletic Association Regional 15 at Jeffersonville High School.
Mingling with a number of the top grappling programs in the southern half of the state, many area wrestlers saw their seasons come to an end in the first round. Three were able to survive the opening round to punch their ticket to next week’s semistate, including Corydon Central’s Zane Schreck and Jayden Owsley, along with North Harrison’s Payton King.
Schreck had a dominant showing en route to the championship round at 126, pinning Columbus North’s Bryce Hawkins in just 38 seconds before doing the same to Seymour’s Ricky Bogard in 34 seconds. He had a harder time in the championship against Columbus East’s Liam Krueger but managed to squeak out a 5-2 decision, becoming the Panthers’ first regional champion since current assistant coach Bailey LaHue did so in 2014.
Owsley began his day at 120 by defeating Southwestern (Hanover)’s Elijah Weatherbee via a 17-0 technical fall before claiming a 4-2 decision over Columbus East’s Gage Rutan to punch his ticket to the championship round. He was unable to blemish the perfect record of Switzerland County freshman Peyton Richards, who claimed the regional crown with an 8-2 decision.
King’s day began when he pinned Jennings County’s Xavior Gindhart in 5:24 to qualify for semistate. After falling to Charlestown’s Malachi Rios in just 44 seconds, King salvaged his day by besting Providence’s Preston Schoen in a 5-4 decision to finish third at 220.
All three grapplers will travel to the Ford Center in Evansville to take part in semistate action on Saturday, set to begin at 8 a.m. CST.
Team Scores – 1. Columbus East 158, 2. Columbus North 141, 3. Jeffersonville 83.5, 4. Switzerland County 76.5, 5. Charlestown 46.5, 6. Jennings County 45.5, 7. Scottsburg 45, 8. West Washington 44, 9. Corydon Central 37.5, 10. Providence 29, 11. Madison Consolidated 26, 12. Seymour 16, 13. Brown County 13, T14. New Washington, North Harrison 11, 16. Salem 9, 17. Eastern (Pekin) 8, 18. Borden 7, T19. Clarksville, Silver Creek, Southwestern (Hanover) 0. Individual Champions – 106 – Talon Jessup (COLE) def. Ethan Rose (SWIT) MD 12-2; 113 – Mason Jones (WW) pinned Henry Lovan (PROV) 5:37; 120 – Peyton Richards (SWIT) def. Jayden Owsley (CC) 8-2; 126 – Zane Schreck (CC) def. Liam Krueger (COLE) 5-2; 132 – Justice Thornton (COLN) def. Lane Kirchner (JENN) 6-1; 138 – Gabe Rose (SWIT) pinned Jason Shuey (COLN) 2:53; 145 – Bradley Owen (JEFF) def. Asher Ratliff (COLN) TB-1 7-4; 152 – Wyatt Johnston (WW) def. Hayden Bartle (JEFF) 9-8; 160 – Braden Moore (CHAR) def. Liam Phillips (COLN) 10-9; 170 – Teagan Trotter (JENN) def. Evan Saevre (COLN) 4-2; 182 – Jackson Fox (COLE) def. Van Skinner (MAD) 3-0; 195 – Bryson Mata (SCOT) pinned Jose Ramirez (COLN) 1:40; 220 – Tommy Morrill (COLE) pinned Malachi Rios (CHAR) 1:57; 285 – Patrick McMahon (COLE) pinned Ben Land (JEFF) 1:24.
Indian Creek Shooting Center will host the NRA — Brownells Youth Sportsfest event on Saturday.
Registration will begin at noon followed by the event at 1 p.m.
This event is for those in grades 5 through 12. They will have the opportunity to shoot trap and air rifle with one-on-one assistance from instructors.
Those who plan to do trap shooting will need to bring their own .12 or .20 gau...