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Dundee Dynasty's Secret: Keep Driving

Dundee Dynasty's Secret: Keep Driving
Friday, January 13, 2017
The west entrance at Dundee High School, which leads to the gymnasium, makes something known to visitors in a hurry. The wrestling program is special.
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White Pigeon Emerging as D4 Hopeful

White Pigeon Emerging as D4 Hopeful
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Ten years removed from a Regional Finals appearance, the White Pigeon wrestling program has awakened from its hibernation. The Chiefs’ 18-7 overall record isn’t particularly astonishing. But given that several losses were to bigger schools outside of the st...
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Lowell Begins Work to Extend Title Run

Lowell Begins Work to Extend Title Run
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wrestling coach R.J. Boudro gets a chuckle every time he hears other people talk about Lowell High School athletes: “Those kids are huge. What are they feeding those kids?” Boudro prefers to see his championship-winning Red Arrows a different way: "The...
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Seniors Shoulder Decatur Title Hopes

Seniors Shoulder Decatur Title Hopes
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
When he was young, Coy Helmuth broke both sides of his collarbone and almost gave up wrestling. Logan Kennedy is looking to add more MHSAA Finals honors to the family tree. Fritz Williamson’s brothers told him he’d never make it as a wrestler. That trio pro...
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Cros-Lex's Lieber Readies for Final Shot

Cros-Lex's Lieber Readies for Final Shot
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Croswell-Lexington wrestling coach Joe Lilly saw championship potential in Collin Lieber when he was in sixth grade. Donnie Corby, the best to ever come through the Cros-Lex program by any metric – for now anyway – saw it, too.
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Through the Years: Wrestling 1948-2016

Through the Years: Wrestling 1948-2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
We pick back up our series on MHSAA tournaments through the years with one that's enjoyed one of the longest traditions despite evolving to include a new format only a few decades ago. The MHSAA has sponsored a wrestling tournament since 1948, splitting the postseaso...
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Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills

Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The sense of excitement is palpable when Brenden McRill recalls one of the biggest adrenaline rushes he's had on a football field. He's in his third year as Davison's starting quarterback, but it's the one time he got to play on the other side of the ball that makes M...
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As Upsets Abound, Parker Repeats in D2

As Upsets Abound, Parker Repeats in D2
Sunday, March 6, 2016
St. Johns senior Ian Parker could not help but notice what was going on around him Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals had turned into a tournament of upsets, as many returning champions, and a few multiple champions all...
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Trombley Prevents History, Makes His Own

Trombley Prevents History, Makes His Own
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Jarrett Trombley ended a bit of history Saturday night at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. And along the way, he kept his own bit of history going.
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Johnson Bounces Back for Inspired Finish

Johnson Bounces Back for Inspired Finish
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Last wrestling season ended in heart-breaking fashion for Hudson senior Kyle Johnson. Not only was he unable to repeat as an individual MHSAA champion, but he also was mourning the passing of his grandfather, Jim Kimble.
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Grandville Celebrates Champion in D1

Grandville Celebrates Champion in D1
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Kam Bush gave the Grandville High School wrestling program and his community something to cheer about Saturday at a time when cheers were fewer than usual at the end of a wrestling season. Bush made the most of his MHSAA Individual Finals opportunity, winning a Divisio...
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Belleville Twins March to Finals Together

Belleville Twins March to Finals Together
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Caleb Brown continues to be haunted by what he considers a grim disappointment in his Belleville wrestling career. But as proud as he is of reaching the MHSAA Finals this season after a near-miss a year ago, it’s made even more special by the fact that he&rsquo...
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D4 Preview: Small Schools, Big Talents

D4 Preview: Small Schools, Big Talents
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The best wrestlers in Michigan don’t have to attend the biggest high schools. Meet Dansville’s Dresden Simon, a reigning champion in Division 4 who has beaten reigning Division 1 and 2 champs this season.
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D3 Preview: Reigning Winners Abound

D3 Preview: Reigning Winners Abound
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Of 14 individual wrestling champions in Division 3 last season, 10 are back this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills. So are five who finished runner-up a year ago, and two more who were runners-up in 2014.
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D2 Preview: Champions Could Meet Again

D2 Preview: Champions Could Meet Again
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
A pair of reigning MHSAA individual champions met in Saturday’s Division 2 Team Final pitting Lowell and St. Johns. They could meet again this weekend to determine the 140-pound title.
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D1 Preview: Heavy-Duty Contenders

D1 Preview: Heavy-Duty Contenders
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Often, the most intriguing bouts heading into a weekend of wrestling at The Palace of Auburn Hills are scheduled somewhere in the middle weights.  But this weekend, arguably the best matchup could come in a rematch among the heaviest competitors in Division 1.
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Brooklyn Twins Locked In After Scare

Brooklyn Twins Locked In After Scare
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
A little more than a year ago, Cooper Gunnells’ greatest dream was thwarted by what turned into a horrible nightmare. A sophomore wrestler at Brooklyn Columbia Central at the time, Gunnells dreamed of qualifying for the MHSAA Division 3 Individual Finals at The P...
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Whitehall Pair Making Memorable Marks

Whitehall Pair Making Memorable Marks
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Reiley Brown has three brothers of his own. But the returning MHSAA champion wrestler at Whitehall High School said it might be more accurate for this article to include his fellow senior teammate Jwan Britton as a fourth sibling.
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Sturgis Finds Place Among State's Elite

Sturgis Finds Place Among State's Elite
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
In his ninth year guiding the Sturgis wrestling team, Bryan Boughton still didn’t feel as if he belonged to the fraternity of accomplished coaches who also led their respective teams into the MHSAA Division 2 Quarterfinals on Friday.  By the end of the nigh...
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Lowell Bests Rival in Familiar Matchup

Lowell Bests Rival in Familiar Matchup
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Lowell needed 13 matches Saturday to clinch another of what has become an annual MHSAA Finals back-and-forth with rival St. Johns.  But senior Lucas Hall, in his final high school team match, needed only 26 seconds to put the finishing pin on his team’s thir...
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