Local wrestlers rule sectional


Continuing a recent trend, Johnson County wrestlers were the dominant force in Saturday’s Mooresville Sectional.

Local wrestlers won 12 of 14 championship matches, one more than a year ago.

Second-ranked Franklin led the way, taking the team championship with a score of 257.5 and taking seven individual titles. The Grizzly Cubs also advanced 12 wrestlers to the Feb. 2 Mooresville Regional.

Center Grove finished second (221.3) and advances 11 to the regional, including three champions. Senior Anthony Schoettle (120 pounds) won his fourth straight individual title for the Trojans.

“It was a good day, but not great,” Center Grove coach Cale Hoover said. “We won some big matches and let some get away from us. You want to win every match, but we put ourselves in a good position for next week.”

Although the county’s wrestling powers Franklin and Center Grove dominated the day, the county’s smallest wrestling school, Indian Creek, also made its impact felt.

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