High School Sports

Gilbert's Neff rates silver medal at state

Gilbert senior Drew Neff closed out a solid wrestling career last weekend in Rock Hill at the Class 2A-1A state tournament. Neff finished second to Chesterfield freshman Jerelle Hannah at 160 pounds, falling 3-1 in a title bout pairing of the Upper and Lower state champions.

Neff is only the second GHS grappler to reach the state finals at any weight. Former teammate Jeff Hoover, who placed second at 171 last season, was the first Indian to reach the finals. Neff qualified but did not place in 2009.

Senior Austin Amick, who qualified to state for the third year in a row, went 0-2 in his final high school outing.