By GREG MENGELT
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Floyd Central’s wrestlers entered the 2012-13 season as the Hoosier Hills Conference favorites.
If there was any doubt of that, there is no longer after the Highlanders easily swept the field in the Hoosier Hills Conference duals on Friday and Saturday.
After beating Jeffersonville 52-14 and New Albany 52-21 on Firday, Floyd won five times on Saturday, including dominating performances over contenders Columbus East (42-21) and Jennings County (43-12).
In their final two matches, the Highlanders beat Bedford North Lawerence and Seymour by a combined 149-12.
After going 1-1 on Friday, Jeffersonville won its first three matches on Saturday — defeating Seymour, New Albany and Bedford North Lawrence — before falling to Jennings and East in its final two matches.
Stevie Jones at 106 pounds and heavyweight Gavan Jolley-Little each went unbeaten for the Red Devils. Jolley-Little defeated three wrestlers who had beaten him a year ago.
Jasi Coureur was 6-1 at 113 pounds and JoJo DeLeon, Oscar DeLeon and David Fridley each went 5-2 for Jeff.
New Albany finished the event with a 3-4 mark, defeating Madison on Friday and Seymour and BNL on Saturday.
• Highlanders sweep East: Floyd Central’s boys and girls each defeated Columbus East handily, winning every event on Saturday. The Highlander girls won 145-41 and the boys defeated the Olympians 138-46.
On the girls’ side, Meg Taylor, Maryn Meldrum and Amy McCormick each won four races, while Sarah Taylor won three events.
Oscar Anderson, Eli Anderson and Kyle Crater won four races on the boys’ side and the trio combined with Noble Guyon to win the 400 freestyle relay. Guyon also won the 100 butterfly.
Sydney Baumann and Dylan Nichols were the winners in the diving competitions.
NEXT: Floyd Central at Madison, Tuesday.
• Jeff boys sweep Tell City Relays: Jeffersonville’s boys won every event to win the Tell City Relays on Saturday. The Red Devils, who are 4-0 on the season, broke four meet records.
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NEXT: Jeffersonville Double Duals, Tuesday.