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hook and half last won the day on December 15 2018

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    NCAA Qualifier

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    Evansville Mater Dei

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  1. hook and half

    Congratulations Bulldogs

    Awesome performance
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    notable matches and upsets week of 1-2-19

    Unseeded North Posey gets two falls in the final two matches to topple Attica, 30-28. Cody Moll's Vikings advance to the championship bracket! Fear the 'fro...
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    notable matches and upsets week of 1-2-19

    Unseeded North Posey wins the last six matches, posting 30 points, to beat Eastern! Wow!
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    Team State Predictions???

    Avon is in an odd place. I think they are in a great position to beat a very tough Cathedral team. On the other hand, I don’t see a scenario where Avon can beat WC, MD or PM. IC is loaded. There will be a lot of Avon fans when they square off!
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    Mater Dei Holiday Classic 12/28-29

    It is good to see Father Ryan in competition again with Mater Dei. 20 years ago, this month, Mater Dei and Father Ryan has a serious falling out! In 1998, Mater Dei lost its first dual or tournament, for the first time in nearly four years, finishing second at the 32-team Father Ryan Holiday Classic. Mater Dei’s previous loss was to Central in the 1994 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Tournament. "I don't want it to sound like I'm making any alibis; Father Ryan wrestled well," said Mike Goebel, "But the luck of the draw didn't help us at all. We had ten first-round byes, while Father Ryan got a bunch of pins in the first round. That right there might've made the difference because when we wrestled them, we did real well." Goebel had a point. In ten head-to-head match-ups with Father Ryan, Mater Dei won eight. The Wildcats had six champions while Father Ryan counted two. Injuries were costly. Brandon Boots defaulted the championship match at 145 pounds and Tom Jankowski defaulted in the semifinal match of the consolation bracket at 189, settling for sixth. Mater Dei's champions included Curtis VanNess with a pin in the final, Greg Schaefer, Dan Jankowski, with a 10-8 overtime win, B.J. Hauke with an 11-1 major decision, Mike Bishop and Mike Schroeder. Greg Schaefer was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler. "It was a weird tourney," said Goebel. "Things just didn't go our way in the team race, but it's not like we didn't wrestle well. I was pleased; the effort was there. We just didn't win this one." Evansville Courier sports writer, Steve Ford, was less diplomatic than Goebel, calling the loss “An abomination”. Ford claimed that Father Ryan “Appeared to have stacked the deck” in its favor in order to win its own tournament. The flap did not end there. Father Ryan’s athletic director, Stephen Williams, fired off a letter to Ford, criticizing him for his choice of words. Williams demanded an apology from Ford for accusing his school of “Cheating.” Ford answered the charges stating that he never used the word “Cheat”. For his part, in the spirit of ending the controversy, Ford apologized for using the words “Appeared to stack the deck”.
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    Mater Dei Holiday Classic 12/28-29

    Sorry to disappoint! Work calls. i will be back for the SIAC
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    #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei

    A shout out to Craig Akers--he made the 2:09 trip to Evansville to bring you the match. He's a big wrestling fan and a completely likable fella. A few things you did not catch by watching it online: 1. Mike Goebel and Randy Helfrich had on noise-cancelling headsets. Watching it online really took the crowd out of it. The gym was very loud. There was a number of times that the noise shook the house. 2. Perry Meridian brought a nice crowd that was VERY vocal. 3. Perry's coaching staff appears to be a class act. Mater Dei fans noticed and appreciated it. 4. I have never, nor do i ever again expect to, experience another JV match like the one last night. It was incredible! Have you ever seen the student section chant a JV kids' name? Several times, the entire building was on its feet. This match had it all--lead changes, come from behind wins and overtimes. You could live through an entire wrestling season and not see a dual rise to the level of excitement that was produced by the PM/MD JV dual. 5. The sense of humor possessed by referee Travis Cross. He is a respected official in Evansville--but got zero love from MD fans. PM fans also landed some punches! Travis is a great guy and is good for the sport of wrestling. He reffed FOUR hours of JV and varsity last night. I don't know what they paid him, but MD got its money's worth! The towel man is his brother Denver, who is also a good guy. Give them both some love the next time you see them. 6. Lots of emotion from the kids. Winning was ecstasy, losing was agony. 7. I saw wrestlers, fans and coaches from virtually all of the area schools. This was one of four huge duals, in Mater Dei's gym...since 1993! The grapplers, from both teams, got to experience what few wrestlers do: compete in a high-stakes tightly contested dual in front of 2000 hysterical fans.
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    #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei

    Good call! On January 7, 1993, MD beat third-ranked Lawrence North 32-19 then defeated fifth-ranked Bellmont 30-25--in consecutive rounds. The loss broke Bellmont's streak of 59 consecutive dual meet wins. Three days prior, the 'Cats beat sixth-ranked Evansville Central in front of a packed house at 1300 Harmony Way. The only other top-five meet was in 2013 when top-ranked Union County (Kentucky) faced off with the #2 Wildcats.
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    #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei

    I'm calling BS on this. Mike Goebel is not one to provide bulletin board material.
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    3a seeding for team state

    “Fonzie is the nicest guy what ever beat me up” -Squiggy, from the Laverne and Shirley show
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    3a seeding for team state

    See s see how this works? Blue monsters’s falcons come to evansville and beat “#1” MD and THEY are the top team. tricky!
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    Harrison 10-way Duals

    Holy smoke, it looks like UC lost 11-15 matches for the entire tournament? reitz was second?
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    #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei

    Here's a little warm-up to whet your whistle; 2014 Team State battle between PM and MD:
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    #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei

    We learned more about the wildcats and falcons today. Let’s hear some predictions! BTW- I have been browbeaten for the outcome generated by Randy helfrich’s computer. While I cannot disclose those results, I can tell you that he ran the numbers again today. nothing changed!

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