Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Sports

January 4, 2013

Pirate grapplers dominate on Senior Night

Greensburg — The Greensburg wrestling team bounced back and went into the new year with two solid performances in six days.

After a competitive showing in the Ben Davis Giant 16 tournament, the Pirate grapplers celebrated Senior Night Thursday. Greensburg defeated visiting Franklin County 42-28 before honoring John Cook, Justin Dance and Chaz Smiley.

Dance wrestled his final home match as the team’s lone four-year wrestler. Cook and Smiley have competed all season despite injuries.

“They’ve shown strong leadership in the room,” said head coach Matt Cochran of the trio’s value in practice and during meets. “John and Chaz have shown a lot of heart. Chaz has been working through an injury. John has been trying to find his way in to the lineup.”

Greensburg jumped out on the Wildcats and built a quick 15-0 advantage after three matches. Junior Joel Chase won by a pin over Matt Pompell at 138 pounds.

Freshman Dakota Deiwert at 145 pounds followed with a 6-2 decision to put the Pirates up 9-0.

Junior Joe Buening recorded a second-period pin just 2:36 into his match, making it 15-0.

Cook fell by major decision, 12-2, but the Pirates still led 15-4.

Dance recorded a first-period pin to put his team up 21-4.

Junior Colten Black lost his 182-pound match in a 6-2 decision, but junior Drew Neisius pinned his 195-pound opponent in the first period to make it 27-7.

Junior Matt Scheumann tallied a pin in 3:44 to increase the lead to 33-7, and sophomore Nathan Hayes won by forfeit to make it 39-7.

Freshman Travis Gauck was pinned in the 106-pound class. Freshman Brandon Butz at 113 pounds made it 42-13 with a 10-3 win, after leading 4-0 at the end of round two.

Chaz Smiley was pinned at 120 pounds, and sophomore Jordan Smiley fell 4-2 at 126 pounds.

Franklin County won the 132-pound match by forfeit to end the evening.

Still, the Pirates recorded eight individual victories and five pins.

“It was a good match and a good effort from start to finish,” said Cochran afterward. “It’s building the momentum from the Ben Davis tournament as we hit the home stretch of the season.”

Next for Greensburg is the Brown County Invitational Saturday to compete against Oldenburg Academy, Indianapolis Arlington, Indian Creek, Northview and Brown County. The Pirates then travel to Batesville Tuesday for a dual meet against their Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rivals.

Text Only
Sports
  • spt-gb-041614 SD softball PIC Lady Cougars host Raiders in double-header The South Decatur varsity softball team captured an early lead against South Ripley Saturday, but the visiting Raiders rallied back to win 10-2 at the Decatur County Softball Complex. After two scoreless innings, South Ripley broke through with a run

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • COUNTY DIGEST SCHEDULE Wednesday, April 16 SD softball at South Dearborn, 5:30 SD boys golf at Edinburgh, 4:30 Thursday, April 17 GB baseball vs Franklin County, 5 p.m. GB softball at Jennings County, 5 p.m. ND baseball vs Batesville, 5:30 ND softball at Indian C

    April 16, 2014

  • spt-gb-041514 GB girls tennis PIC Lady Pirate netters blank Knights in opener The Greensburg girls varsity tennis team opened the season Monday with a conference win over South Dearborn. The Lady Pirates were able to finish four of five matches before the rain forced the conclusion of the meet. Greensburg (1-0) beat the visiti

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt-gb-041514 GB track relays PIC Several Pirates victorious in Crossbones Relays The Greensburg track and field teams hosted the Crossbone Carnival Relays Saturday morning against Columbus North, Connersville, East Central, Madison, Oldenburg, and Pendleton Heights. The non-scoring event was an opportunity for relay teams to comp

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • COUNTY DIGEST SCHEDULE Tuesday, April 15 GB girls tennis at Oldenburg, 5 p.m. GB track at S Dearborn vs Jenn Co, 5:30 GB boys golf at Lawrenceburg, 5 p.m. ND baseball at Brown County, 5 p.m. ND track vs Oldenburg/Morristown, 4:30 ND softball at Rushville, 4:30 SD

    April 15, 2014

  • JV Pirates thump Raiders 30-5 Although it was only the first game of the season, the Greensburg junior varsity baseball team did not play like it. The JV Pirates traveled to South Ripley to take on the JV Raiders, winning 30-5. The game was never much of a contest, as the Pirates

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Pirate JV beats Batesville The Greensburg junior varsity softball team split its first two games, winning its most recent. The Lady Pirates fell to South Dearborn and beat Batesville by double digits. Head coach Russell Wilhoit said it was nice starting the season with one of

    April 15, 2014

  • Redlegs complete sweep to remain unbeaten The Redlegs 13U Baseball Club out of Southeastern Indiana improved to 6-0 on the season by sweeping a pair of doubleheaders over the weekend. The Redlegs paired off against the Indiana Longhorns this past Saturday. Game one was a back-and-forth battl

    April 15, 2014

  • GB baseball Josiah Pirates win first two on diamond

    The Greensburg varsity baseball team tallied a pair of 10-run-rule victories the past two nights to start the season at 2-0.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates tally strong marks

    The Greensburg track and field teams hosted Batesville and East Central Thursday night to open the outdoor season.

    April 12, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
Twitter Updates
NCAA Top 25
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.