High School

Carson City-Crystal's Dillen Decker points to his family after defeating Montabella’s Joey Durham 15-6 in the Division 4, 152-pound final on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Four area wrestlers win individual state titles, 13 place in top eight

Blood, sweat and tears. Not in any particular order, but that is the life of a wrestler. Without any of the three, success on the mat is hard to come by.

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ROUNDUP: Individual state wrestling finals results

Individual state wrestling finals results, with 13 of 22 area wrestlers placing.

Tri County freshman Dakota Greer, top, tries to pull Richmond’s Roy Costello over during Friday’s Division 3 103-pound championship semifinal match at The Palace. Greer won by decision 7-3. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Six area wrestlers advance to individual state finals

After two days, six area wrestlers are in position to earn the ultimate achievement — an individual state championship. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending extravaganza — with nearly 900 wrestlers taking part — began on Thursday and concludes with the championship matches today starting at 4:45 p.m.

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ROUNDUP: First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling finals

First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, March 2

Tri County 52, Newaygo 38: The Vikings advanced in the Class B district at Newaygo by beating the host Lions for a third time this season, using a 17-4 third quarter scoring run to overcome a three-point deficit at halftime…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 27

CC-Crystal 71, Ashley 49: The Eagles were winners in a MSAC contest with the Bears Friday night. Grant Gage led CC-Crystal with 18, Kolton Kavanaugh added 17 and Jeremy Schneider added 11…

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MSAC one vote away from expanding

The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is waiting on the vote from one school board. When that vote happens, the conference could expand. Breckenridge and Merrill applied for admission into the MSAC. So far, current members have voted and a majority are on board with the expansion, according to Conference President Matt Walderzak.

Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass over the head of Montabella’s Josh Balhorn during Tuesday’s game. Shurlow scored 10 points for the Wildcats. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Defense leads Lakeview past Montabella at home

The Lakeview Wildcats thrive when their defense leads to easy offense. Such was the case Tuesday night at home. The Wildcats’ defense forced 21 turnovers, which led to easy baskets — 30 field goals in all — in a 69-27 victory over Montabella.

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Seven area wrestlers win regional championships

t was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as 22 of 36 regional qualifiers advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state finals tournament on Saturday. Seven wrestlers won regional championships in their respective divisions and weight classes. The top four placers in each bracket advances to the state finals.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 20

CC-Crystal 60, Montabella 25: The Eagles won their game against the Mustangs in a MSAC battle Friday night. CC-Crystal got 13 from Kaleb Barrett and nine each from Garrett Tabor and Grant Gage…