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Hesperia Stars Guiding Whitehall's Title Drive

Hesperia Stars Guiding Whitehall's Title Drive
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Whitehall wrestling already had a solid infrastructure in place. But the Vikings hope that the hiring of young, first-year co-coaches and brothers Justin Zeerip and Collin Zeerip – legends from nearby Hesperia who went on to wrestle at the University of Michigan ...
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Thrush Thrives in Farwell's Mat Return

Thrush Thrives in Farwell's Mat Return
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Jay Thrush was a promising wrestler at Farwell High School three years ago, finishing eighth in his class at the 2016 Division 4 Individual Finals. He followed that up with another Finals trip as a sophomore.  But that momentum was stopped when Farwell canceled th...
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In Her Fight, Inman Seeks to Provide Hope

In Her Fight, Inman Seeks to Provide Hope
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The silver lining from tragedy can take a while to come into focus. Searra Inman might not have been searching for it in the days that followed a motorcycle accident that would forever change her life.
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2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat

2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Ryan Ringler’s wrestling journey has spanned nearly 14 years and included countless miles on the road traveling to tournaments, practices and college recruiting visits. These experiences came with costs, both social and monetary, and the Cedar Springs senior stan...
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Strong Start Sends Tower Rising Again

Strong Start Sends Tower Rising Again
Friday, January 18, 2019
Wrestling Team Districts are in three weeks. Two weeks later, Michigan’s best teams will converge for the Finals at Kalamazoo’s Wings Stadium. Teams at the elite level like Warren Woods-Tower point to those championship opportunities all season. And the Tit...
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Back Home, Astrauskas Title Dreaming Again

Back Home, Astrauskas Title Dreaming Again
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tanner Astrauskas is back on track to achieve his goal of becoming an MHSAA Finals champion. Tragedy almost prevented him from realizing that dream.
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Roberts Drives Dundee to Chase Dream

Roberts Drives Dundee to Chase Dream
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The thing that keeps Dundee wrestling coach Tim Roberts motivated isn’t another dual meet victory, matching up with state powerhouse Hudson in a conference meet or hanging another banner inside the Vikings’ gymnasium. Those things are nice, but what keeps R...
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Stalling

Be the Referee: Wrestling Stalling
Thursday, December 27, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains what wrestling officials look for while watching for stalling on the mat.
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Gaylord Rules North, Seeks to Take State

Gaylord Rules North, Seeks to Take State
Friday, December 7, 2018
The town of Gaylord is surrounded on all sides by more than an hour of northern Michigan roads and landscape. But when it comes to high school wrestling, Gaylord is like an island.
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Brothers' Success Just Start for Beaverton

Brothers' Success Just Start for Beaverton
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
In a movie, this season and the future of the Beaverton wrestling program would be the epilogue, explained to us with words on the screen while triumphant music played. When Eric and Kyle Cassiday won Division 4 individual MHSAA championships in back-to-back matches la...
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Rivals & Wrestlers Show Military Support

Rivals & Wrestlers Show Military Support
Friday, October 26, 2018
Wrestling practice begins two weeks from Monday. But planning for a special military appreciation event at Coopersville is well underway and promises to be memorable.
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DCC, Hudson Standouts Next to Chase #4

DCC, Hudson Standouts Next to Chase #4
Friday, March 9, 2018
There is no offseason for a championship wrestler. And if he’s on the verge of making MHSAA history, he may get only a week off before getting back to work.
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Performance: Tri-County's Dakota Greer

Performance: Tri-County's Dakota Greer
Friday, March 9, 2018
Howard City Tri-County's Dakota Greer capped his high school wrestling career Saturday at Ford Field with a third Division 3 championship, finishing this season 43-2 and earning the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.” The champion at 119...
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Mendon's Crespo Now 2 for 2 in Finals Trips

Mendon's Crespo Now 2 for 2 in Finals Trips
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Skyler Crespo bounced around Saturday night during his post-match interview. The Mendon sophomore had just won his second Division 4 wrestling championship in as many tries, but looked like he could get right back on the mat.
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Lowell's Boone Adds To Successful Run

Lowell's Boone Adds To Successful Run
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Austin Boone doesn't know too much about losing during the winter sports season. Wrestling for Lowell, it's easy to understand why.
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Freshman Facundo Starts Title March

Freshman Facundo Starts Title March
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Alex Facundo knew the wrestler and the impressive wrestling resume he had in front of him.  But that didn't faze the Davison freshman.
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Whitman, Trombley Join 4-Time Legends

Whitman, Trombley Join 4-Time Legends
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Brandon Whitman and Jarrett Trombley will both be headed to the state of North Carolina this fall. Before leaving, however, they put on one more show Saturday night for wrestling fans at the MHSAA Individual Championships.
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Preview: Hundreds of Hopefuls, 56 Champs

Preview: Hundreds of Hopefuls, 56 Champs
Thursday, March 1, 2018
A total of 23 reigning champions will return to this weekend’s MHSAA Individual Finals, and all 56 who will be crowned will be celebrated by their schools and communities.  But as is often true on this biggest stage, the crowd’s focus will turn nearly ...
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Trombley Aims to Make More Mat History

Trombley Aims to Make More Mat History
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Typically, distractions in sports are seen as a bad thing. For Lake Fenton senior wrestler Jarrett Trombley, however, setting the goal of breaking the state’s single-season takedown record was the perfect distraction to keep his mind off chasing a fourth stra...
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DCC 'Vikings' Dominate in D1 Repeat

DCC 'Vikings' Dominate in D1 Repeat
Saturday, February 24, 2018
They are called the Shamrocks, but for this wrestling season a more appropriate nickname would be Vikings. The Detroit Catholic Central wrestling team not only won the Division 1 team championship this season, it dominated everything that got in its way in the state of...
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