Franklin's DJ Smith, top, tries to gain a position of dominance over Greenwood's Jacob Skaggs in a wrestling match to determine first and second place during in an IHSAA wrestling sectional at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, Ind., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Smith defeated Skaggs and took first place in the 113 pound weight class. Mike Wolanin / The Daily Journal
When the Center Grove boys golf team closed its campaign with a sixth-place finish at the IHSAA state finals, it closed the curtain on what was yet another special year for Johnson County sports.
During the 2013-14 school year, three local athletes won state championships. Several others enjoyed success beyond winning seasons, as did a number of local teams.
Leading the charge — or rather, the barrage — was the Franklin wrestling team.
On a day that saw the Grizzly Cubs boast four state-placers and the Mental Attitude Award winner, senior D.J. Smith and junior Jacob Stevenson capped a historic run at the IHSAA