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Norhthview's Shane Ryan celebrates his championship at 113-pounds. [Order this photo]

Times Sports Editor

BLOOMINGTON -- Northview junior Shane Ryan didn't have the sterling record as some of the other competitors in the 113-pound weight class at the Bloomington South Regional. What he does have however is a championship.

Jessie Miller drives his opponent's face to the mat during the quarterfinals. [Order this photo]
Ryan came in with an 18-17 overall record after finishing as the runner-up at the Northview Sectional, losing a heartbreaking decision to Terre Haute South's Darin Pemberton in the finals. In Saturday's regional, Ryan reversed that decision and topped Pemberton by fall to win the title and a berth in the Evansville Semistate this weekend.

The match very easily could have had a different outcome as Pemberton had Ryan on his back early in the match and Ryan narrowly averted the pin, but still trailed 5-0. However, much like the sectional bout between the two, Ryan was able to reverse Pemberton and put the sophomore on his back in the second period and scored the victory at the 3:51 mark.

"If there is a week that you are going to win, this is the week to do it because it sets you up for a good draw next weekend," Mikesell said. "It was some pretty sweet revenge. "

The Knights' Cale McCoy works his way to a semifinal victory. [Order this photo]
Ryan moves on along with teammates Cale McCoy, Jessie Miller and Justin Sampson into the Evansville Semistate on Saturday.

While Ryan's day couldn't have ended better, there were some difficult moments for the Knights as Justin Sampson lost his first two matches of the season after winning his opening bout by fall over Mitchell freshman Caelan England. Eventually he would take fourth-place and advanced to the next round. Senior 220-pounder Zach Williams lost a pair of matches and finished his career with a 24-13 mark this season and freshman Stephen Gibson placed sixth in the 120-pound class.

"It was a roller coaster kind of day. Sometimes that is the way it is at regionals, but we've got four guys moving on and we're alive for another week," Northview coach Dane Mikesell said. "With the guys that are moving on that were fourth-place, there are pretty balanced weight classes (at semistate). The different between first and fourth isn't that big of a difference so they need to get refocused and train hard this week and maybe be a little more mentally sharp for next week."

Freshman Cale McCoy won via pin in 3:42 to start off his tournament at 106 pounds and then reached the final by knocking off Southridge Sectional winner Dylan Robertson by pin in the semifinal. The victory gave McCoy another crack at Bloomingotn South sophomore Griffin Schermer.

McCoy stayed within 2-0 over the course of the first two periods before Schermer eventually grabbed an 8-2 decision.

"Cale, his first two matches, looked really good," Mikesell said. "I thought we were going to close the gap a little bit on the Schermer kid. We were down 2-0 after two periods, hanging in there. If he gets a good draw, he could very easily get out (of semistate)."

Miller had a much better outing than last year's regional trip during which he battled through illness, but didn't reach the semistate. This time around, Miller pinned Edwin Revolorio in his opening match to punch his ticket to Evansville.

In a rematch with Bloomington South's Clayton Fiddler in the quarterfinal, the Panther opened a 3-1 gap into the third period and managed to evade Miller of the match's final minute to move on and eventually win the 195-pound class. Miller would place fourth after losing a tough 4-3 decision to Southridge Sectional winner Moises Valenciano, 4-3.

"It was nice for Jessie to get through. He got through that first round draw. He wrestled so hard against Fiddler, it was a heartbreaking loss," Mikesell said. "It was hard for him to bounce back. Jessie had the kid from Jasper on the ropes, but couldn't' quite score, but (Valenciano) is a sectional champ so to lose in quadruple overtime. . .Jessie is right there."

Sampson's day started off on the right note and his second match was going in the right direction as he held a 1-0 lead in the third period against Bedford North Lawrence's Austin Davis. With Sampson controlling Davis and keeping the senior on the mat with barely 30 seconds remaining, Sampson was warned for stalling. On the restart, Davis was able to tie the match with an escape. With under 10 seconds left, Sampson went for the win, but Davis got the win as he avoided the move and countered it for a 3-1 victory.

"The second round match could have gone either way. I didn't want that kid to get a restart off a stalling call," Mikesell said of Sampson's quarterfinal bout. "He probably should have had a caution off his escape because he sort of jumped the gun. We went for a slide by at the end, Justin lost his balance and the kid landed on top of him. That's the way it goes. Justin will get focused and be ready for next week."

Gibson lost his opening round match against eventual 120-pound winner Nathan Schitter of Jasper, but fought his way off his back in his consolation match against Bloomington North's Jeremy Arthur and eventually got a pin and a sixth-place finish.

"Stephen had a good freshman season, it was his 20th win today and he beat a really good kid from Bloomington North to get to the consolation finals," Mikesell said. "If we had a little more of a scouting report on the kid from Washington we might have been better off being on our feet instead of going underneath him when he put his legs in. I'm real happy for Stephen. I'm hoping he can use this as a springboard to get ready for next year."

Competition at Evansville Reitz will begin at the Ford Center at 9 a.m. Central Time with qualifiers from Castle, Jeffersonville, Mooresville and Bloomington South's Regionals.

Bloomington South Regional

Top-four advance


Griffin Schermer (BS)

Cale McCoy (Nview)

Dillon Hurst (Jasper)

Dylan Robertson (BNL)


Shane Ryan (Nview)

Darin Pemberton (THS)

Ryan Koerner (Wash)

Michael Cole (BS)


Nathan Schitter (Jasper)

Zack Runyon (BS)

Juan Ramirez (Sridge)

David Lewis (THS)


Cory Orndorff (Sull)

Eric Elia (THN)

Edgar Chavez (Jasper)

Winston Glenn (ForPark)


Devin Broukal (BS)

Nick Byrd (Sull)

Ben Auberry (NKnox)

Dillon Deckard (Edge)


Phoenix Adams (THS)

Ruger Kersteins (Jasper)

Brennan Barlow (BS)

Keith Hurst (ForPark)


Grant Brescher (Jasper)

William Newforth (OV)

Richard Osha (Wash)

Ian Newton (THS)


Cody Helms (THS)

Jacob Mundy (Sridge)

Tyler Gilmor (THN)

Jeremy Williams (BS)


Seth Seitzinger (BS)

Gabe Koontz (Edge)

Cole Kreilein (Jasper)

Jonathan Sullivan (Sull)


Connor Galvin (BS)

Larry Shaffer (OV)

Dominique Davis (BN)

Duane Deerwester (THS)


Damien Chambers (Edge)

Dakota Thacker (BS)

Andy Fisher (Sridge)

Ian Songer (Jasper)


Clayton Fiddler (BS)

Ben Patton (Edge)

Moises Valenciano (Jasper)

Jesse Miller (Nview)


Boyd Haley (BS)

CJ Andry (Paoli)

Ethan Edington (THN)

Nick Joyner (BNL)


Guss Dajani (BS)

Austin Davis (BNL)

Ethan Schwoeppe (Sridge)

Justin Sampson (Nview)