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Dundee Adds Perfect Season to Tradition

Dundee Adds Perfect Season to Tradition
Saturday, February 27, 2016
In case the championship banners and trophies weren't enough of a reminder, it wasn't necessary for an aging alumnus or a veteran coach to help Dundee's wrestlers understand the Vikings' tradition. In their midst is a senior who has lived that tradition more than most...
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New Lothrop Runs D4 Title Streak to 3

New Lothrop Runs D4 Title Streak to 3
Saturday, February 27, 2016
To say the wrestling teams from New Lothrop and Hudson high schools have had a monopoly on the championship in Division 4 lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, those two teams have won the past seven titles in D4; New Lothrop claimed the past two, and H...
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This Time, for the 1st Time, it's Hartland

This Time, for the 1st Time, it's Hartland
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Todd Cheney sat on his chair in silence and wiped tears from his face. With sophomore 119-pounder Carter Hankins losing by just a decision to Davison returning MHSAA individual champion A.J. Facundo, Cheney knew his Hartland wrestling team has locked up the Division 1...
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Team Finals Make McGuirk Arena Debut

Team Finals Make McGuirk Arena Debut
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Change can be good, but difficult at the same time.   After 28 years competing at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena, the Michigan High School Athletic Association moved it's team wrestling finals to Central Michigan University's McGuirk Arena this weekend.
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D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again

D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again
Friday, February 26, 2016
Arguably, no team has been a bigger title favorite from start to finish in MHSAA wrestling this season than two-time Division 2 reigning champion Lowell. The Red Arrows need only three more wins to make good again on those high expectations.
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D1 Preview: One Champion Will Emerge

D1 Preview: One Champion Will Emerge
Friday, February 26, 2016
Hartland, Davison and Detroit Catholic Central have taken turns against each other and as the presumed favorite in Division 1 this season.  They make up the top three seeds among another strong class of teams from Michigan's largest wrestling schools, but should b...
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D3 Preview: New Final Match-up, Guaranteed

D3 Preview: New Final Match-up, Guaranteed
Friday, February 26, 2016
Dundee and Richmond have met in the last four MHSAA Division 3 championship matches.  That will not happen this weekend.
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D4 Preview: Hornets Seek to Stay On Top

D4 Preview: Hornets Seek to Stay On Top
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Eight Division 4 title hopefuls will be the first to take the mat at the first MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals weekend hosted by Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena. Included among those eight is two-time reigning champion New Lothrop, two-time reigning runne...
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Rivals to Be Push Each Other as Teammates

Rivals to Be Push Each Other as Teammates
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The trash talk of an intense rivalry can wait. For now, Matt Santos and K.J. Suitor wear the same colors, representing the same school, focusing on the same goal — winning individual MHSAA wrestling championships.
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Frankfort Follows Coach to Title Success

Frankfort Follows Coach to Title Success
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
When Frankfort captured its first MHSAA Division 4 District wrestling championship in 22 years last Wednesday, Jaime Smith was asked if another first had been achieved that night. Was she the first woman in MHSAA history to coach a boys wrestling team to a District tit...
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Richmond 'Works Hard' to Contend Again

Richmond 'Works Hard' to Contend Again
Monday, February 8, 2016
Every sport seems to have its glamour position. There’s nothing pretty about wrestling. And at Richmond, a town of about 6,000 people located in rural northern Macomb County, there’s no substitute for hard work.
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Hillger Cashing in on Price of Excellence

Hillger Cashing in on Price of Excellence
Friday, January 29, 2016
The books are never too far away from Trent Hillger, even as he works to put his name in the Lake Fenton wrestling record books. As his mother drove him home from a Monday training session, Hillger studied with the aid of a flashlight. At breakfast the next morning, he...
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Broncos' VanLanen Preps for Big Finish

Broncos' VanLanen Preps for Big Finish
Friday, January 29, 2016
It hasn’t always been easy.  But Bark River-Harris senior Morgan VanLanen has held her own for four years in the male-dominated sport of wrestling.
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Performance: Hartland's Sage Castillo

Performance: Hartland's Sage Castillo
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
With two bouts remaining in Sunday's matchup between No. 1 Hartland and No. 2 Davison, Eagles senior Sage Castillo faced the day’s pivotal moment – and seized it. His pin at 152 pounds keyed Hartland's 27-26 win and earned him this week’s Michiga...
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'Little Mike' Builds on Family Legacy

'Little Mike' Builds on Family Legacy
Friday, January 8, 2016
Driven but not obsessed, senior Michael Higley has carried the torch for a family that first put Edwardsburg wrestling on the map. The senior 119-pounder is stalking his fourth straight trip to the MHSAA Division 2 Individual Wrestling Finals and a title that’s...
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Gaylord Marching Again Into Contention

Gaylord Marching Again Into Contention
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Gaylord had reason to celebrate over the holidays. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 6 in Division 2 by Michigan Grappler and the Michigan Wrestling Association in their pre-holiday wrestling poll, ushered in 2016 with strong showings in the Tournament of Champions at Goodri...
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Performance: Caro's Tyler Deming

Performance: Caro's Tyler Deming
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Freeland Wrestling Invitational on Dec. 30 was an event full of opportunities for Caro senior Tyler Deming. And he made good on them all in earning this week’s Michigan National Guard “Performance of the Week.
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Shores' Karel Blazes Smart Path to Stardom

Shores' Karel Blazes Smart Path to Stardom
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Samuel Karel is not only the epitome of a true student-athlete. He is also proof that there are many different roads to becoming a high school all-stater. Especially in wrestling.
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2016 Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway

2016 Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fans wishing to purchase advance reserved and group general admission tickets for the 2016 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Finals, March 3-5 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, may now do so exclusively through The Palace Box Office.
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Greer, Tri-County Aim for Big 2016 Finish

Greer, Tri-County Aim for Big 2016 Finish
Friday, January 1, 2016
Tri-County High School sophomore Dakota Greer remembers being soundly beaten by teammate Nick McGhan throughout their childhood. The two began wrestling together before they could barely write their own names. McGhan always would have the upper hand on the mat over hi...
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