by Ryan Schwab
FORT WAYNE - In what is no doubt a school record, the Carroll Wrestling team will be represented in all 14 weight classes during Saturday's Regional Wrestling Tournament at Carroll High School.
The Chargers advanced all 14 wrestlers while winning their third straight Sectional Championship on Saturday, 261.5-169.5 over Churubusco.
"That is what we go for every week, to try and get everyone out," Charger senior Riley Lefever, the 170-pound Sectional Champion, said.
First round winners at Saturday's Carroll Regional advance to the Snider Semi-State, held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:35
by Ryan Schwab
WATERLOO - A strong sense of strategy, a little bit of luck, and a whole lot of solid wrestling made the Carroll Wrestling team Northeast Hoosier Conference Champions on Saturday at DeKalb High School.
All 14 wrestlers placed, the only one of the eight teams to do so, including four champions and five runners-up.
After a 7-0 dual meet season, the Chargers won the NHC title outright for the first time in school history, topping East Noble 262-248.50. Carroll won the 2011 NHC tournament, but shared the NHC title with Bellmont who had a perfect dual meet record.
"You can't get these guys to take a break," remarked Charger Head Coach Scott Raypole. "They wrestle year-round. They are constantly going to different camps and clubs. The guys put in a whole year to get to this point. Hard work solves everything and when you go from fourth place last year to first place this year, that proves it to them. They take that and can apply that to everything else they do in life."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 11:17
CMS eighth advances to Finals
The Carroll Middle School eighth grade Boys Basketball team advanced to the Finals of the Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference Tournament with a 42-38 come-from-behind win over Woodside on Thursday. Carroll trailed by 12 at halftime.
Jacob Redding led the Chargers with 20 points. Arius Jones and Tyler Walter each scored seven points and Ian Miller added six. Walter added a game high six rebounds and Elijah Holmes had a team high three assists.
The Chargers hit 11-of-12 fourth quarter free throws to preserve the win.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:33
by Ryan Schwab
KENDALLVILLE - Carroll did very little to help themselves on the road Saturday night against East Noble.
What they did, however, was win.
The Chargers missed 19 free throws (18-of-37), turned the ball over 13 times, and shot 32 percent (11-of-34) from the field.
Yet, with a strong defensive effort, the Chargers left East Noble High School with a 41-31 win that brings them within a game of the .500 mark at 7-8.
"We found a way to come in and in a physical game, win. A lot of things didn't go our way," remarked Charger Head Coach Marty Beasley. "We go 18-of-37 from the free-throw line. We missed countless numbers of lay-ups. We didn't dribble well, lost the ball constantly. I am very disappointed in those regards. We got a win, which is good, but we have to find a way to be more focused and determined. We have to finish the easy stuff; lay-ups and free throws. It's hard to win games if you don't make them."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 11:14