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December 29, 2012 11:38PM
Griffith assistant taking over coaching duties
Griffith head wrestling coach Travis Walls hasn’t been coaching the Panthers.
Assistant coach Chris Mares has taken over as the team’s acting head coach following a recent issue being investigated by The School Town of Griffith Central Office.
“He hasn’t been dismissed,’’ Panthers’ Athletic Director Bill Crowley said. “All I will say is, it’s a personnel issue. I have no further comment.’’
Several attempts to reach Walls were unsuccessful.
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KENNY HUGHES, LOWELL
The 160-pounder was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at Mishawaka High School’s Al Smith Invitational Friday, while helping the Red Devils to a No. 7 finish in the team standings. Hughes recorded five pins in a remarkable span of 6:50, including his stick of Merrillville’s Matt Hollins in 1:22, to capture the crown.
Defending team champion Merrillville, which lost to Penn by a single point (215-214), had a champ in Bobby Steveson (170) and three runners-up in Adam Garcia (120); Jacob Covaciu (132) and Shawn Streck (285).Lake Central’s Gelen Robinson won the 220-pound crown.
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Updated: January 31, 2013 6:53AM