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Host Tiger Cubs win holiday invite

Monday, December 17, 2012

Greencastle's Blaine Fenwick finishes a pin fall against his Sullivan opponent, earning a key six points for the Tiger Cubs.
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The Greencastle High School wrestling team followed up a county championship on Thursday with a win at the Greencastle Holiday Tournament on Saturday, completing a strong week for the Tiger Cubs.

GHS hosted the event and finished with a 4-0 team record, topping South Vermillion (3-1), Sullivan (2-2), Covington (1-3) and Monrovia (0-4).

The tournament culminated with Greencastle and Sullivan squaring off.

With one weight class left, the teams were tied at 33.

A Sullivan win meant a three-way tie for first place.

Greencastle's strongest wrestlers compete at higher weight classes, but 2012 Putnam County champion Ryley Cook wasted no time, pinning his Golden Arrows opponent in just 39 seconds.

"That was a good way to end it. That was surprising," GHS coach Matt McComish said. "This is our only Saturday tournament we host with multiple teams here. It's a big deal to the guys. It's nice to get all the fans in here."

GHS had six class champions: Cameron Hinton (120), Riley Boswell (145), Aaron Langdon (160), Carter Lewis (170), Hunter Smith (180) and Jordan Froderman (285).

McComish also said 138-pound Nick Pingleton stood out. He finished 3-1, the first time he's failed to win the tournament in his four years.

Blaine Fenwick, taken to a hospital after suffering injuries to his neck at Thursday's county tournament, also competed on Saturday and said he is feeling better.

The hospital visit was precautionary, he said, and the injuries were to muscles around his neck.

Each match was tougher than the last for the Tiger Cubs' team as a whole.

Greencastle opened with a 47-23 win against Covington, then a 48-30 win over Monrovia.

After a rotation off, Greencastle faced then-perfect South Vermillion. The Tiger Cubs won 52-24. The 39-33 win over Sullivan completed the team's sweep.

"It's good to get a win today," McComish said. "South Vermillion's got a good team. (Fifth-place) Monrovia's got a lot of talent."

Greencastle hosts Avon on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

At Greencastle
Greencastle Holiday Tournament

1. Greencastle (4-0), 2. South Vermillion (3-1), 3. Sullivan (2-2), 4. Covington (1-3), 5. Monrovia (0-4)

Class winners
106 -- Charles Capps, Monrovia
113 -- Tanner Bishop, SVHS
120 -- Cameron Hinton, GHS
126 -- Cory Orndorff, Sullivan
132 -- Nick Byrd, Sullivan
138 -- Colt Thompson, Sullivan
145 -- Riley Boswell, GHS
152 -- Clay Sichting, Monrovia
160 -- Aaron Langdon, GHS
170 -- Carter Lewis, GHS
182 -- Hunter Smith, GHS
195 -- Karson Allen, Covington
220 -- Dalton Hardy, Covington
285 -- Jordan Froderman, GHS

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Proud of the Purple and Gray! Keep up the good work guys! Stay strong for Sectionals...... Congratulations Coach McComish!

-- Posted by terricollins13 on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 11:10 AM

Greencastle's North Putnam...come on BG!


-- Posted by 3cutekids on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 1:59 PM

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