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D4 Preview: Veterans of the Medal Stand

D4 Preview: Veterans of the Medal Stand
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
If you're a Division 4 wrestling fan, you're going to recognize more than a few faces taking the mat this weekend.  Carson City-Crystal's Kenneth Dittenber will attempt to finish his high school career with a third-straight title. Five more 2012 champs also are ba...
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D3 Preview: Back For a Final Shot

D3 Preview: Back For a Final Shot
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A total of 11 wrestlers – or nearly half of last season's finalists – will return to The Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend for another run at Division 3 championships.  Consider that a total of 11 wrestlers in this division also enter undef...
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D2 Preview: On the Cusp of History

D2 Preview: On the Cusp of History
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A year ago, Fowlerville's Adam Coon shared The Palace of Auburn Hills spotlight with the latest wrestler to win four MHSAA individual championships, St. Johns' Taylor Massa.  This weekend, Coon will attempt to become the 17th to accomplish that historical feat.&nb...
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D1 Preview: Ready to Repeat

D1 Preview: Ready to Repeat
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Detroit Catholic Central and Davison dominated MHSAA Division 1 wrestling all season before meeting in Saturday's team championship match, which the Shamrocks won to claim their second straight MHSAA title.  So it's little surprise that they combine to bring back ...
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Dundee Ends Richmond Streak in D3

Dundee Ends Richmond Streak in D3
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A few minutes after winning the MHSAA Division 3 championship on Saturday, some members of the Dundee wrestling team picked up Sean Kelitz and put him on their shoulders. Was Kelitz an unlikely hero? Certainly. A junior, he came into his match at 119 pounds with an 18-...
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Shamrocks Make it 10 with D1 Repeat

Shamrocks Make it 10 with D1 Repeat
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Rematches are always fun. But they don’t get any better than when they are between the top two teams, and in the MHSAA Finals.
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Hudson Finishes Drive for 5 in D4

Hudson Finishes Drive for 5 in D4
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Since 2009, Battle Creek has been like a second home to Hudson High School wrestling coach Scott Marry. His Tigers know the city well, as Hudson had bused back north holding the MHSAA Division 4 championship trophy every season over the last four. But on Saturday, they...
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Redwings Seniors Finish with 4

Redwings Seniors Finish with 4
Saturday, February 23, 2013
St. Johns’ seniors heard most of it and read the rest over the last year. Those last three MHSAA team wrestling championships simply were "a fluke," or if nothing more the product of seniors who graduated last spring. But these seniors – including five who ...
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Division 1: Powers Clash in Battle Creek

Division 1: Powers Clash in Battle Creek
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The eight teams wrestling in Division 1 this weekend at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena have combined for 34 MHSAA team championships.  Some like Temperance Bedford going for a dozen or reigning champion Detroit Catholic Central trying to make it 10 titles, are plent...
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Division 2: Redwings Look to Soar for 4

Division 2: Redwings Look to Soar for 4
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Only three wrestling teams have won at least four straight championships since the first MHSAA Team Finals in 1988. This weekend, St. Johns will seek to become the fourth to pin down that accomplishment.  But this might be the Redwings toughest road to finishing t...
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Division 3: Familiar Foes Face Off

Division 3: Familiar Foes Face Off
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This Division 3 Finals weekend already looks familiar with five of last season's eight Quarterfinalists making the trip back to Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena. And top seeds Dundee and Richmond are slated to meet again for the championship – like they did...
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Division 4: Chasing Hudson

Division 4: Chasing Hudson
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With a fifth-straight MHSAA Division 4 championship Saturday, Hudson would join Davison as the only two schools to accomplish that feat since the Team Finals began in 1988.  But seven other teams at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena will do their best to make their own...
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Niles' Season History in the Making

Niles' Season History in the Making
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Before every match this season, coach Todd Hesson has reminded his Niles wrestlers of the opportunities before them. Calling every face-off a chance to make history has been more than just encouragement. This season is looking good to go down as the best in the Vikings...
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Get Wrestling Tickets in Advance

Get Wrestling Tickets in Advance
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Fans wishing to purchase advance reserved and group general admission tickets for the 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Finals, Feb. 28-March 2 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, may now do so exclusively through The Palace Box Office.
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You never saw Taylor Massa wrestle?

You never saw Taylor Massa wrestle?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Well, here's another chance. Packing away our winter notes and video, we came across footage shot during the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals on Feb. 25 at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena -- including the full Division 2 championship match won by St. Johns Taylor Massa and th...
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High 5s - 3/6/12

High 5s - 3/6/12
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Skiing, wrestling and cheer champions make this week's list.
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Undefeated, still champion, now legend

Undefeated, still champion, now legend
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Taylor Massa looked up to Davison’s Brett Metcalf as a kid and grew up only 30 minutes from Williamston’s Simmons brothers. And the St. Johns senior surely knows all about Hesperia’s Justin Zeerip as well. Massa has been mentioned with those names for...
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MHSA(Q&)A: St. Johns wrestling coach Zane Ballard

MHSA(Q&)A: St. Johns wrestling coach Zane Ballard
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Seven more Redwings earned individual MHSAA titles Saturday -- to go with a third-straight team title won a week ago.
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Individual Finals: From 16 to No. 1

Individual Finals: From 16 to No. 1
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A total of 56 individual wrestling champions were crowned Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. One was St. Johns senior Taylor Massa – and he earned his own story after finishing his career without a loss. But there were plenty of others to tell as 56 wrestle...
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St. Johns' Massa: Master of the Mat

St. Johns' Massa: Master of the Mat
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Taylor Massa enters his final high school wrestling competition this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills the same way he started it; without a loss. In between then and now, however, those called to the mats against him have lost plenty. The St. Johns senior brings a...
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