Jeff's Hayden Bartles battles Charlestown's Micah Keltner, right. 

BEECH GROVE — Jeffersonville went 4-1 in Saturday’s Capital City Classic at Beech Grove.

The Red Devils defeated Plainfield 50-21, the host Hornets 51-30, Indian Creek 51-21 and Franklin Central 43-34. Their lone loss was a 53-15 setback to fourth-ranked Perry Meridian. In the narrow victory over the Flashes, sophomore Dawson Slaughter’s overtime win in the final match secured tourney runner-up for Jeff.

Hayden Bartle led the Red Devils, going undefeated in his weight class on the day. Three others — Noah Cain, Collin Corbin and Nathan Eihusen — finished as runners-up in their respective weight classes.

That was one day after Jeffersonville opened its season with a 42-15 loss at fifth-ranked Franklin. The Red Devils picked up wins from Cain, Bartle, Bradley Owen, Evan Clayton and Eihusen while dropping two matches by one point each.

“I was happy, and surprised by our level of conditioning, it was further along than I thought it would be, and we won a number of matches late in the third period as a result,” Jeff coach Danny Struck said.

The Red Devils also sent 32 grapplers to Jennings County’s JV tournament Saturday and returned with five champions and 10 runners-up.


BEDFORD — Short-handed New Albany opened its season by going 1-4 at Bedford North Lawrence’s Super Six Duals on Saturday.

The Bulldogs, who were without several due to the football team’s successful season, beat Silver Creek 52-12. They lost 36-23 to Forest Park, 54-16 to the host Stars, 42-36 to North Harrison and 66-18 to Madison. Against BNL, Paul King (126), Brendan Robertson (152) and Jaden Grant (160) were victorious.

“We had a lot of forfeits that we hope to shore up with our incoming football players that would have definitely impacted the outcome of our losses this weekend,” New Albany coach Randall Lynch said.

Silver Creek, which also started its season, lost 60-12 to the host Stars and 76-6 to Madison. Against BNL, the Dragons picked up wins from Cole Bagshaw (138), Zack Shockey (145) and Cade Beckingham (182). Against the Cubs, Eli Newman was victorious by forfeit at 285.


BOONVILLE — New Washington’s A.J. Franklin and Ezekiel Tucker both went unbeaten in Saturday’s Boonville Invitational.

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