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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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Hudson Holds On To Top Spot in D4

Hudson Holds On To Top Spot in D4
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Life isn't always easy on top. The Hudson wrestling team found that out this year. The reigning Division 4 champion had to deal with a few no-shows, as well as some tough injuries. But in the end, the Tigers were able to overcome and win their seventh MHSAA title.
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Lowell 'Mighty' Again in 5th Straight Title Win

Lowell 'Mighty' Again in 5th Straight Title Win
Saturday, February 24, 2018
They begin their wrestling careers as little wrestlers in superhero costumes.  A little over a decade later they are dressed in the wrestling singlet of the Lowell Red Arrows and making wrestling history in the state of Michigan.
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Dundee 'Team X' Takes Back D3

Dundee 'Team X' Takes Back D3
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Brandon Whitman and the Dundee wrestling team quickly changed into Team X T-shirts as the clock wound down Saturday night on the MHSAA Division 3 Team Wrestling Final at Wings Event Center. The shirts were in honor of the Vikings' 10th team title won in the program's i...
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Newberry Finalists Relish Title Opportunity

Newberry Finalists Relish Title Opportunity
Friday, February 23, 2018
In 1988, the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals were reunified with both peninsulas competing for the same championships.  But before 2008, Upper and Lower Peninsula wrestlers still competed for separate individual titles – making for far less matchups between the ...
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D1 Preview: DCC Ready for Challengers

D1 Preview: DCC Ready for Challengers
Thursday, February 22, 2018
For nearly two seasons, no high school team in Michigan has been able to take down reigning Division 1 champion Detroit Catholic Central.  This weekend’s MHSAA Finals at Kalamazoo’s Wings Events Center would be the time and place for aspiring challenge...
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D2 Preview: Lowell Aims to be 3rd to 5

D2 Preview: Lowell Aims to be 3rd to 5
Thursday, February 22, 2018
After becoming the fifth school in MHSAA history to win four straight Team Wrestling Finals last year, Lowell can become just the third to make it five consecutive this weekend at Wings Events Center. The Red Arrows will be chasing the record for longest streak held by...
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D3 Preview: Rivals Seeded to Meet Again

D3 Preview: Rivals Seeded to Meet Again
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dundee and Richmond have met in six of the last eight Division 3 Team Finals, but none carried as much anticipation as this weekend’s possible rematch is building. Richmond claimed last season’s MHSAA title on a tie-breaker after the teams tied 28-28, and t...
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D4 Preview: Hopefuls Knocking on Door

D4 Preview: Hopefuls Knocking on Door
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Hudson and New Lothrop have met for the Division 4 championship the last four seasons, and last year even as the Hornets entered Finals weekend unranked. But a look at the overall strength of this year’s quarterfinalists signals a new contender could rise.
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Performance: Eaton Rapids' Austin O'Hearon

Performance: Eaton Rapids' Austin O'Hearon
Friday, February 16, 2018
Eaton Rapids' Austin O’Hearon, the reigning Division 2 individual champion at 145 pounds, led Eaton Rapids to a Team District championship on Feb. 7 as the Greyhounds won their matches by a combined score of 147-3.  He then went on to win his Individual Dist...
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Cushman: Good to Great to 101 Straight

Cushman: Good to Great to 101 Straight
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Flushing’s Ben Cushman wanted to be better than good on the wrestling mat. After his sophomore season ended in at the MHSAA Finals, one win shy of the podium and all-state honors, Cushman decided to do everything he could to become great – to be able to com...
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Performance: Dundee's Brandon Whitman

Performance: Dundee's Brandon Whitman
Friday, January 26, 2018
Dundee's Brandon Whitman is fast approaching an opportunity to join one of the elite groups of achievers in any sport in MHSAA history.  With a chance at becoming the 23rd four-time individual wrestling champion a little more than a month away, Whitman contin...
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Coaching Cousins Build on Macomb Roots

Coaching Cousins Build on Macomb Roots
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Success must begin somewhere. And for the Macomb Dakota wrestling program, its beginnings can be traced to a church in Mount Clemens nearly 25 years ago.
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Expectations High for Battle-Tested Gaylord

Expectations High for Battle-Tested Gaylord
Friday, January 5, 2018
During the winter of 2001, Davison’s Chase Metcalf was in the process of winning a second consecutive MHSAA individual wrestling title. Jerry LaJoie, the wrestling coach at Gaylord, was quite familiar with Metcalf and his younger brother, Brent, who would finish 2...
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Comar Sets Goals for Self, Clinton

Comar Sets Goals for Self, Clinton
Friday, December 8, 2017
Clinton High School has had a remarkable run of Division I college athletes over the past six years. In fact, eight have come through the halls of the northern Lenawee County school that boasts an enrollment of only 310 high school students total. Noah Comar could beco...
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Performance: Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman

Performance: Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman
Friday, March 10, 2017
Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman joined one of the elite groups of individual champions in any MHSAA sport Saturday when he defeated Birmingham Groves’ Colin Takata by technical fall, 24-7, to win the Division 1 championship at 140 pounds – and become the 2...
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Gonzalez Locks Down Emeralds' 1st Title

Gonzalez Locks Down Emeralds' 1st Title
Friday, March 10, 2017
It was a celebration nearly fit for a king Sunday as the city of Manistique welcomed home its first MHSAA Finals champion. Senior Tanner Gonzalez became the first Manistique wrestler to capture an individual title by taking a 5-4 double-overtime decision from Dansville...
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Crespo Begins 'Chase' with 1st D4 Title

Crespo Begins 'Chase' with 1st D4 Title
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Oftentimes a coaching change is accompanied by the need to restock talent in order to rebuild. That certainly wasn’t the case for first-year Mendon wrestling coach Caleb Stephenson, who took over for his father, Art, this winter.
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