Entries for 'Richmond'

Moment: Richmond Gets Pin to Win

Moment: Richmond Gets Pin to Win
Monday, March 30, 2020
Three matches remained in the Division 3 Wrestling Final on Feb. 28, 2015, and Dundee led 25-12 with a third-straight championship nearly in grasp. But after his Richmond teammates Adam Boyd and Roy Costello fought back to pull their team within four points of t...
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Richmond Adds Repeat to Seniors' Legacy

Richmond Adds Repeat to Seniors' Legacy
Saturday, March 7, 2020
For years, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep had Richmond’s number. Richmond finished runners-up in Division 3 to the Fighting Irish for four straight seasons from 2015 to 2018, before finally breaking through with the school’s third competitive cheer Finals champion...
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Ida Champ's Revenge 3 Years in Making

Ida Champ's Revenge 3 Years in Making
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Hunter Assenmacher had waited three years for this.  The Ida senior defeated Flint Powers Catholic’s Sean Spidle 7-4 on Saturday in the Division 3 119-pound championship match at the MHSAA Individual Finals at Ford Field. The win avenged Assen...
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D3 Preview: New Contenders Rising

D3 Preview: New Contenders Rising
Friday, March 6, 2020
Richmond and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep have dominated Division 3 competitive cheer for most of the last decade, combining to win the last eight championships and finish runner-up seven times over the last nine seasons. That may or may not come to an end this weekend at G...
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D3 Preview: Powering Up for 4-Time Fame

D3 Preview: Powering Up for 4-Time Fame
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Sean Spidle is back where he started this run, and with an opportunity to finish it among the all-time greats in MHSAA wrestling history. The Flint Powers Catholic senior, along with two others this weekend, will wrestle at Ford Field to become the 27th to win fou...
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2020 Dundee Stakes Claim as Vikings' Best

2020 Dundee Stakes Claim as Vikings' Best
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Nobody was quite ready Saturday to definitively call this Dundee wrestling team the best in program history.  But simply being in the conversation says enough.
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D3 Preview: Great Stories to be Told

D3 Preview: Great Stories to be Told
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This weekend’s Division 3 story is familiar. But last year’s finish no doubt has added to the buildup.  Dundee or Richmond has won the last 10 Division 3 team wrestling championships, and they’ve faced each other in the deciding match eight of th...
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Tolson, 3-Peater Hart Find Winning Plans

Tolson, 3-Peater Hart Find Winning Plans
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Rylee Tolson got her rookie mistakes out of the way last year. Running for the first time in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country championship, Tolson was too wired, burning up needed energy before she ever started the race.
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Meeting of Rivals Goes Richmond's Way

Meeting of Rivals Goes Richmond's Way
Saturday, March 2, 2019
For four straight years, Richmond came up just short. For four straight years, Richmond had to watch arch rival Pontiac Notre Dame Prep hoist the championship trophy and swallow the bittersweet pill of finishing No. 2.
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In the Long Run, Daniels Finishes On Top

In the Long Run, Daniels Finishes On Top
Saturday, March 2, 2019
DJ Daniels didn’t have many close calls this season, but the Caro senior 160-pounder had a couple on his way to a second straight Division 3 championship – one on the mat, and one off.
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D3 Preview: New Contenders Aim to Rise

D3 Preview: New Contenders Aim to Rise
Friday, March 1, 2019
For five straight seasons, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep has finished first and Richmond second at the Division 3 Competitive Cheer Finals at Grand Rapids Delta Plex. Over the past two weekends, they’ve faced off twice again – the Fighting Irish winning the Distr...
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Rematch of Rivals Goes Dundee's Way

Rematch of Rivals Goes Dundee's Way
Saturday, February 23, 2019
One of the things that makes the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals special is that a wrestler can be a hero for his team and make a real difference by taking a "good" loss.  That's exactly what happened for the Dundee Vikings in their Division 3 championship match again...
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D3 Preview: Spoilers Look to Advance

D3 Preview: Spoilers Look to Advance
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Dundee and Richmond have met in seven of the last nine Division 3 Wrestling Finals, and it’s hardly a shock they are the top-seeded teams heading into this weekend at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center. But there are potential spoilers waiting.
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Catcher's Grit Shines in Health Scares

Catcher's Grit Shines in Health Scares
Monday, April 9, 2018
Evelyn Swantek couldn’t have imagined what her day would be like when she awoke on Aug. 8 of last year. “It came out of nowhere,” she said. “I woke up and couldn’t talk. Part of my face went numb and I couldn’t see out of my right ey...
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Notre Dame Reloads, Runs Streak to 5

Notre Dame Reloads, Runs Streak to 5
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer coach Beth Campbell was being honest when she stated that she believed the program could possibly be in rebuilding mode this season. As Saturday night came to a close, that prediction couldn’t have ended up farther from t...
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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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Preview: Historic Opportunities Await

Preview: Historic Opportunities Await
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
It’s easy to name some of the powers that have dominated Michigan competitive cheer over the years – and most of them will return to the MHSAA Finals this weekend in Grand Rapids. But two of this year's title favorites are among 21 seeking to win a champion...
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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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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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