Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

December 3, 2012

Panther wrestlers tops in Knox Catholic Invitational

CROSSVILLE — The Stone Memorial Panther wrestling team placed first on the strength of eight medalists in the 28-team Knoxville Catholic Invitational on Friday and Saturday, after the Panthers beat McMinn County 60-18 and lost 58-18 to Heritage Thursday in Athens. 

Darren Rosser (145), Anthony Giattino (152) and Cody Caruthers (160) all placed third, while Nick Bohannon (285) placed fourth in the tournament.   Cody McCarl (106), TJ Starkes (113) and Landon Barlow (170) all placed fifth, while Dakota McAdoo (138) placed sixth.  

McCarl lost in the second round to the eventual champion, but came back win five pins to take a medal.

“Cody needs to find his signature moves so he can be in the finals of these tournaments. He had a good tournament overall,” said Coach Brian Parker.

Starkes had two pins before losing to the eventual champion in the semi-finals. He had one more pin to win the fifth-place medal.  

Parker said, “TJ’s technique has definitely gotten better since last year. He has to learn to avoid the cradle to win the big matches.”

McAdoo had two pins before losing in the semi-finals, but went on to place sixth.

Rosser had two pins before losing to the eventual champion in his weight class. He went on to get two more technical falls to place third.  

“Darren is a very physical wrestler but he met an equally physical kid in the semifinals and under-estimated him. He won’t make that mistake the next time he meets him,” added Parker.

Giattino went 4-1 on the weekend with two wins and two pins.   “Anthony should have won this tournament but some conditional issues got in his way. He was definitely the better wrestler. This should be a wake-up call for him,” continued Parker.

Caruthers had five pins and a win on his way to third place.  

“Cody had a conditioning problem as well. He gave the match to the eventual champion with three stalling calls. He should have won his weight class. We will be addressing the conditioning issue in practice,” Parker added.

Barlow had a good tournament with four wins and a fifth-place finish.   He lost to a state medalist in the quarterfinals but came back strong.   Parker said, “Landon has exceeded my expectations already this season. Once we get him some signature moves from top position, he will be unstoppable.”

Bohannon went 5-2 on the weekend with four pins. He lost to a state ranked heavyweight in the quarterfinals by regular decision.  

“Nick has been pleasant surprise for us so far this season.  To come into this tournament with three weeks experience and perform so well is amazing,” the veteran coach stated.

Brenden Carter (120), Ismael Matias (126) and Justin Johnson (195) each won a match by pin to contribute to the team victory.  

“These guys did a good job for only having four weeks of experience.  The final team scores were so close, I don’t think we could have won the tournament without them,” Parker noted.

Chase Eichner (220) also participated in the tournament.

“The whole team really surprised me this weekend. I expected to be in the top five and they went above and beyond to get us the title. When I saw that we were only three points behind Lassiter, GA, I told my captains that we needed all pins in the medal round to win this thing. They came through with four pins, a tech fall, and a decision to beat Lassiter by eight points. What a great weekend,” Parker concluded.

SMHS hosts Cookeville and Livingston today at 5:30 p.m.

Text Only
Area Sports
  • Team champion.jpg Wyatt foursome takes Team Championship win by one stroke

    Greg Wyatt, Adam Forgey, Tim Richardson and Blake Garrison held off Loren Personett, Paul Brannon, Dwayne Lindsey and Jake Dailey to win the City of Crossville Team Championship honoring Bobby Nichols Tuesday afternoon at Lake Tansi.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Naiad Kuhlman.jpg Senior Olympics winner is 'on the run' for good health

    No one can get away with telling Naiad Kuhlman of Crossville that age is a barrier to exercise. The avid runner, personal trainer and instructor at Cumberland Medical Center’s Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade won’t buy the excuse.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • image001.jpg Hedgecoth takes first in sporting clays at state championship

    Cody Hedgecoth, the 17-year-old grandson of Peggy and Bobby Houston and son of Missy and William Hedgecoth, won first place in varsity sporting clays at the Tennessee State Championship.  He won by shooting 97 out of 100 clay targets.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wyatt leads team to win in Crossville Team Championship

    Greg Wyatt fired a three-under-par 69 to lead his team to a 12-under-par 60 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the City of Crossville Team Championship Tuesday morning at Lake Tansi.

    July 22, 2014

  • 60+Team .jpg Senior men's softball brings home the gold, again

    Crossville once again sent four senior men's softball teams, representing four age categories (60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79) to Franklin, TN to compete in the 2014 Tennessee Senior Olympics.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • CCHS alumni baseball game set Sept. 20

    CCHS baseball is pleased to announce that the annual alumni game will be Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at Jet Park.  This has become an annual tradition for the program to welcome back its alumni for a weekend of festivities and allow them the opportunity to lace up the spikes another time to represent the Jets.

    July 21, 2014

  • Kraft, Alexander take top spots in Ladies Invitational at Heatherhurst

    Two hundred and four ladies teed off the 41st annual Fairfield Glade Community Club Ladies Invitational July 12-13 at the Heatherhurst Golf Club's Brae and Craig courses.

    July 21, 2014

  • The truth about driver distance

    Most golfers would like to hit the ball further off the tee with the driver.  Distance may not be as important as accuracy off the tee, but it is very valuable. Longer, straighter drives make the game easier.

    July 21, 2014

  • pribanich.jpg Pribanich competed in the Flex Lewis Championship body building competition

    Caroline Pribanich represented Brickhouse Gym and her sponsor General Nutrition Centers (GNC) in the Flex Lewis Body Building championship in Murfreesboro June 28.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary 5K set Oct. 4

    The annual Crossville Rotary Club 5k race and one-mile run/walk will be Oct. 4, at 8 a.m. in downtown Crossville, with registration and post-race activities at the Crossville Depot.

    July 17, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar