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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.

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.

Tri County’s wrestling team poses with the district trophy after winning the Division 3 district at home Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Tri County wins district wrestling tournament

Tri County’s wrestling team had to work to win their Division 3 wrestling district Wednesday. The Vikings held off a late charge from Grant to take a 39-25 win at home.

Tri County’s Nick McGhan goes for a pin against Chippewa Hills’ Kaden Ellis during the 112-pound championship match at the CSAA tournament on Saturday. McGhan earned the fall at 5:31. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

14 area wrestlers place at CSAA tournament

Three area wrestling teams wrapped up the regular season on Saturday at the Central State Activities Association tournament at Tri County. In all, 14 wrestlers from Central Montcalm, Lakeview and Tri County placed in the top four. Tri County led the way with eight individual placers, while Lakeview and Central Montcalm each had three.

Tri County’s Jordan Stearns goes up for a shot during the second half against Fremont on Tuesday night. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Tri County boys defeat Fremont in overtime

The Tri County Vikings boys basketball team has struggled to close out games all season long. Tuesday night at home was the exact opposite.

Carson City-Crystal’s Alex Baker, left, hand fights with Tri County’s Nick McGhan during Saturday’s Tri County Invitational. McGhan defeated Baker 3-0. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 47-30. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Sparta wins Tri County wrestling invitational

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.

Tri County’s Madelyn Paulen, right, tries to get an attack over the block of Grant’s Hannah Anderson (10) and Sierra Schuitema (1) during the two teams’ match Oct. 21. - Chip Burch

Tri County had solid volleyball season

The Tri County volleyball team’s first venture into the Central State Activities Association Gold Division turned out to be pretty good. The Vikings finished second in the conference with a 5-1 record, losing to Grant in a match that decided the winner of the conference. They were 28-19-8 overall.

Tri County golfers, from left, Hannah Drouin, Cierra Kargenian and Kelsey Geers display awards they were given for their play this season. Drouin was most valuable, Kargenian was most dedicated and Geers was most improved. - Courtesy photo

Tri County golfers make big improvements

Tri County’s girls golf team not only was starting out in a new conference, but was also starting out with somewhat of a new team. “We had 10 new girls this year,” noted coach Roxanne Faber. “With such a new beginner team, you’re starting from ground zero, and making a lot of improvements and that’s what we did.”

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie, right, tries to put an attack past the block of Cedar Springs’ Sydney Plummer (2) and Brooke Bennett, middle, during the Morley Stanwood Invitational Saturday. - Chip Burch

Tri County falls to host Mohawks

Tri County’s volleyball team had a chance to pull off an upset of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks at the Mohawks’ own invitational Saturday. But Morley Stanwood, ranked fifth in the state in Class C by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, ended up with a 25-21, 25-8 win over the Vikings.

Chippewa Hills’ Rachael Boerma, left, hits an attack past the block of Tri County’s Sam Inman, middle, and Lauren Baak, right, during the first game of the teams’ match on Tuesday.

Tri County remains perfect in CSAA-Gold

Tri County’s volleyball team continues to roll through teams in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. The Vikings rolled through Chippewa Hills in straight games Tuesday night, winning 25-14, 25-14, 25-19.