Winter Sports Recap

Boys Wrestling

The boy’s wrestling team finished a great season adding another conference and county championship. The team also sent four boys to the individual state championship ( RJ, Zach, Keaton, and Hruai). Unfortunately, the wrestlers were unable to place in the State Finals.

“A lot of hard work, dedication and a lot of good people around the program, a lot of good assistant coaches.” Mathew Schoettle on what makes the program so successful. 

Girls Wrestling

This year is marked in history for the girl’s wrestling team and all of Perry Meridian. Perry was able to field their first-ever girl’s wrestling team as girl’s wrestling is officially an emerging IHSAA sport. The girl’s team entered with little experience as their only returning wrestler was sophomore Belle Osterhoudt, who wrestled with the boy’s team last season. Thirteen other falcons took to the challenge and joined the group. “To compete and be coachable is all we can ask for,” coach Cristopher Payton said. “They are ready to learn.”

Boys Basketball

This year the boy’s basketball team finished 4-18 and lost to Franklin Community in a close-fought sectional game to end the season. Starting the season with 555 wins coach Mark James fell just short of the 600 mark. A lot of questions arise on his return to coaching but James has said that he will not be teaching next year but would like to continue his coaching career. The team is also losing its three leading scorers: Richard Dubai, Patrick Schott and Brayden Jones. The Falcons have a lot of work to do this offseason but should be ready as their team has returning players with some added experience. “We played our best basketball at the end of the year,” Coach James said. “Hopefully we can build off it.”T

Girls Basketball

The girls finished 7th in the Mid-State Conference at 2-5 and had an overall record of 5-17. The team started the season slow but got some big wins later in the season against Martinsville, Indianapolis Shortridge and Greenwood. Next year the team will need to replace their top stat performer, Maya Mundy. Mundy leads the team in total points, rebounds, assists and steals. The team is relatively young but is still bringing back varsity experience from last year. Junior Izzy Eagan, Sophomore Mariah Thomas and Freshman Aubrey Hall are three returning varsity players who will likely be the team’s go-to scorers next season.

Boys Swimming and Dive

The boys finished 6-4 on the season which continues their streak of finishing over 0.500 another year. The boys got several key wins including against the township rival Southport Cardinals. The team placed seventh in sectionals which was not high enough to advance to regionals. The program also sent junior Stokes Knight to the diving state championship where he finished 22nd. All and all the team had a great season and are ready to get back at it and compete next season.

Girls Swim and Dive

The girl’s team also finished with a 6-4 record this season. The girl’s season came to an end in the sectional where they were unable to advance anyone to regionals. After a very competitive season and sectional, the girls were able to improve to 6th in the sectional compared to last year’s 8th place finish. “ It was interesting (season),” Junior Gigi Gumiran said. “A lot of hard workers.”