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Swimming

Castetter wins 100 butterfly

Seymour freshman Addy Castetter took home first place in the 100 butterfly on Tuesday night in her debut meet with the Owls as they opened their season against Madison at home.

In the original article about Seymour’s win, Castetter’s name was omitted from the list of first-place finishers for Seymour after accidentally being listed as fourth place in the 100 butterfly in the meet results.

Castetter was a winner in a time of 1:08.67 as the Seymour girls won the meet 97-76.

Wrestling

Owls open season at Edgewood

The Seymour wrestling team began its season on Wednesday morning as it competed in the Edgewood Invitational.

The Owls had five matches, competing against Edgewood, Floyd Central, Owen Valley, Martinsville and Indian Creek.

Edgewood topped Seymour 55-23. Wins for the Owls came from Ricky Bogard, Liam Chandler and Logan Cunningham.

Floyd won 69-11. Seymour’s two wins against the Highlanders came from Brayden Schulz and Cunningham.

Owen Valley won 51-21. Charlie Bruce, Dane Botkin, Bogard, Chandler and Cunningham all got wins in that match.

Martinsville won 62-18. Bruce got a win via forfeit, and Bogard and Botkin both pinned their Artesian opponents.

Indian Creek got the win 48-30 over Seymour. Chandler, Schulz, Brandon Mora, Cunningham and Diego Aguilar all got victories against the Braves.

Across the day, top performers for Seymour were Cunningham, who went 4-1, Bogard went 3-1, Chandler 3-2, Botkin 3-2 and Bruce 3-2.

The Owls were without three starters on Wednesday.

“Flu bug hampered and left us not at full strength with three starters out,” head coach Dan Rasey said. “Overall, the boys showed a lot of promise despite the scores. We definitely need to get back into the matroom on Monday after the break and work on bringing more physicality out of us moving forward.”

Rasey said he challenged his team to find that “inner fire, competitive nature and grit, as they spend time with family. This tournament is quite tough and great to have at the beginning of the season to show where we are and where we need to get too. I think the team learned a lot about themselves, and hope they take that into the room moving forward. With eight of 14 weights being freshmen or sophomores, we have tremendous opportunities to learn and grow.”

The Owls will be off one week before returning to action next Thursday at Columbus East.