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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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High 5s - 2/28/12

High 5s - 2/28/12
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
We highlighted some of the best from our first two Finals this winter, Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving and Team Wrestling.
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DCC's Mooradian Shoots for One More

DCC's Mooradian Shoots for One More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Championships have become a regular part of Alec Mooradian's high school wrestling career. In each of the last three seasons, he's emerged from the 16 best wrestlers at his weight in Division 1 to stand alone atop the awards podium as an MHSAA individual title winner. ...
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, February 27, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from Feb. 20-25.
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MHSA(Q&)A: Hudson wrestling coach Scott Marry

MHSA(Q&)A: Hudson wrestling coach Scott Marry
Sunday, February 26, 2012
We caught up with him after Saturday's Division 4 Final.
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D2 Final: Redwings Golden Again

D2 Final: Redwings Golden Again
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Four years ago, a highly-anticipated group of freshmen joined a St. Johns wrestling program that had long been considered solid – and took the first steps toward making it elite. Those Redwings left Kellogg Arena on Saturday with their third straight MHSAA Divisi...
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D3 Final: Richmond Gets Richer

D3 Final: Richmond Gets Richer
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Nick Burg stepped on the mat for the biggest match of his life Saturday. He was shaking. The state’s biggest wrestling stage wasn’t lost on the Richmond sophomore. Nor the fact his team was losing by a point and only two matches from seeing its two-year MHS...
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D1 Final: 'We wanted this matchup'

D1 Final: 'We wanted this matchup'
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A week after the 2011 wrestling season ended, Detroit Catholic Central coach Mitch Hancock brought his team’s Division 1 runner-up trophy into the Shamrocks’ wrestling room. He had one of his seniors paint “1 point” underneath it. The message wa...
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D4 Final: Hudson Pins 4th Straight

D4 Final: Hudson Pins 4th Straight
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hudson wrestlers know how to win MHSAA championships. And the Tigers’ seniors will leave high school never knowing how it feels to lose a title match at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.
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Team Finals: 32 Contenders, at a Glance

Team Finals: 32 Contenders, at a Glance
Friday, February 24, 2012
Headed to Battle Creek this weekend? So are 32 wrestling teams competing for one of four MHSAA team championships beginning with Friday's Quarterfinals at Battle Creek.  Check out our division-by-division primers with information on every team competing this weeke...
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High 5s - 2/21/12

High 5s - 2/21/12
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Two MHSAA Finals champions, including our first High 5 to the U.P., plus a few more who could claim titles before this winter is done.
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High 5s - 2/14/12

High 5s - 2/14/12
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
We picked this week's honorees from the southwestern and southeastern corners of the state and the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula.  
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MHSA(Q&)A: Stevensville-Lakeshore wrestling coach Bruce Bittenbender

MHSA(Q&)A: Stevensville-Lakeshore wrestling coach Bruce Bittenbender
Friday, February 10, 2012
Bruce Bittenbender took over the Stevensville-Lakeshore wrestling program in 1970 and has won more than 800 matches. Few nationally have come close to that total.
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Otisville-Lakeville's Pyles makes the list

Otisville-Lakeville's Pyles makes the list
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
As wrestling season begins its postseason run this week, a number of four-year standouts will be drawing close to the end of their high school careers. And at least a few have totaled the kind of records and statistics that would place them in the MHSAA wrestling reco...
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High 5s - 2/7/12

High 5s - 2/7/12
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We drew our first-ever honorees from girls bowling, gymnastics and wrestling.
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Queen of the Mat

Queen of the Mat
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Even if they haven’t faced her, most Lansing-area wrestlers have heard of Rachel McFarland. It’s a different story when DeWitt hits the road for Saturday tournaments. McFarland will run up against opponents who don’t know a thing about her – until she beats them.
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