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Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Daily News All-Area wrestling awards

Tri County junior Dakota Greer earned his second consecutive state individual title, this year in the Division 3 119-pound class. He is this year's Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

Tri County’s Dakota Greer is The Daily News’ Wrestler of the Year

Tri County junior Dakota Greer won a state title this past winter, going 51-0 in the 119-pound division in Division 3 and was the only area wrestler to win an individual state title, which made him an easy choice for The Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

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Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Daily News All-Area boys basketball awards

Tri County competitive cheer coach Jennifer Laskey cheers on her team during the Division 3 state finals at the DeltaPlex March 4. Laskey was named the Division 3 coach of the year by the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan.

Tri County’s Jennifer Laskey is cheer coach of the year

HOWARD CITY — Tri County’s competitive cheer team has garnered multiple awards from the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan. Vikings coach Jennifer Laskey was named the coach of the year in Division 3 along with being named the District 18 coach of the year. “I honestly was sitting in New York City and happened [...]

Vestaburg’s Noah Johnston, right, shoots over Carson City-Crystal’s Drew Stout during the teams’ game Feb. 6.

Vestaburg’s Johnston earns all- state in Class D

VESTABURG — Vestaburg junior Noah Johnston was the Wolverines’ leader on the basketball court. He was recognized for that when he was named all- state honorable mention by The Associated Press. Johnston was proud of the honor. “I feel pretty good about it,” he said. “God is good and I couldn’t be here without him.” [...]

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HIT THE LINE HARD: Surviving the first round of March Madness

Perhaps there were many like me, but my brackets for the NCAA mens basketball tournament last year found its way to the trash can far, far too early. And I can thank the first round of upsets — and expected upsets that didn’t happen — for that.

Tri County’s Ashley Bowen tries to force her way between two Grand Rapids Catholic Central players during the teams’ Class B regional game Tuesday night.

No. 4 Grand Rapids Catholic Central ends Tri County’s season

HAMILTON — Tri County’s girls basketball team had their season end Tuesday. The Vikings lost in semi-finals of the Class B regional tournament to Grand Rapids Catholic Central 55-32, ending their season at 15-8. The Cougars were ranked fourth in the state in Class B in the final Associated Press poll. Tri County co-coach Chris [...]

Tri County junior Dakota Greer, right, makes a quick move on Hemlock’s Stuart Massa in the Division 3 119-pound title match at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday. Greer won the match, giving him his second state individual of his career. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County’s Dakota Greer earns second individual wrestling title

Two years ago, as a freshman, Dakota Greer was on top of the world, winning an individual state wrestling title. On Saturday evening, he relived that feeling, earning his second state individual title with a convincing 23-8 victory over Stuart Massa of Hemlock in the Division 3 119-point title match at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Tri County's competitive cheer team does a handstand roll during the second round of the Division 3 state finals Saturday night.

Tri County cheer team finishes eighth in Division 3 finals

GRAND RAPIDS — Tri County’s competitive cheer team went to the state finals for the third time in four years Saturday at the DeltaPlex. The Vikings weren’t able to score among the top teams, but they still set schools records in the process.   The Vikings scored 748.58 points to take eighth place in the [...]

Belding’s Mitchell Ward reacts to his blood round win against Mount Morris’ Jesse Munsell during the second round of consolation matches Friday. He was 2-1 on the day and has reached Saturday’s next consolation round.

15 of the 21 local wrestlers still alive in state finals

With each wrestler that walked onto the mats at the state individual wrestling finals, there is a story of hard work, dedication as well as triumph and heartbreak.