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Tri County’s Jayson Veneklasen wrestles against Grant’s Caleb Yates during Wednesday’s district finals. Tri County won 62-8.

Tri County tops Grant for wrestling district title

The Tri County Vikings were familiar with the Grant Tigers. The Lakes 8 Conference members has faced each other plenty this season. So it was a surprise when Tri County cruised through the Division 3 district championship match over rival Grant 62-8. The win was the Vikings second consecutive district title.

Lakeview’s Nolan Saxton goes for a pin during his semifinal match on Saturday at the Lakeview Invitational. Saxton went on to win the match and the 112-pound championship.

Tri County takes second place at Lakeview Invitational

Four area teams participated in Saturday’s individual wrestling format Lakeview Invitational. The Tri County Vikings placed second out of 15 teams with 157.5 points. Behind tournament winner Mason County Central’s 172.

Greenville’s Nate Bower moves by a Tri County defender along the baseline during Tuesday’s road game. The Yellow Jackets won 76-37.

Greenville cruises by Tri County for third win

Ultimately, the end result is what counts. The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team didn’t have a great start, but they improved as the game continued and finished strong for its third win in as many games. Greenville’s offense ignited in the third quarter as the Yellow Jackets routed the Tri County Vikings on Tuesday 76-37.

Lakeview’s Jacob Tanis puts a shot on goal during Tuesday’s game at home against Tri County.

Lakeview holds on for win over Tri County

It didn’t take long for the Lakeview Wildcats soccer team to take control. Lakeview senior David Wheeler was able to knock in a goal just five minutes into the game against the Tri County Vikings on Tuesday evening in a nonleague 2-1 victory at home.

Greenville’s Chandler Humphrey, right, keeps the ball away from Tri County’s Dylan Matulis during Monday’s game between the two teams.

Greenville soccer hands Tri County first loss

Tri County’s boys soccer team came into their game against Greenville undefeated at 7-0. The Jackets came in 2-6, so on paper it seemed the Vikings would be a heavy favorite.

Greenville’s Stankey Field, where the Yellow Jackets play baseball, shows some standing water in the infield and in foul territory after Tuesday’s rain.

Local sports teams having to work around bad weather

All the sports events scheduled for Monday and even Tuesday were canceled because of rain. With the exception of a few teams, most school teams have yet to take the field or the track to start the season.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber, right, tries to keep Logan Griffin of Erie Mason on the mat during Saturday’s Division 4 state final at 112 pounds. Dittenber lost 5-4 in four overtimes.

14 wrestlers place at individual state finals

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. That may have been the case for Carson City-Crystal senior Kenneth Dittenber, who was in search of a third straight individual wrestling state title on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Carson City-Crystal’s Kenneth Dittenber starts his Division 4 semifinal match against Sanford Meridian’s Joe Shuler with a handshake. Dittenber won by major decision 14-3 and will be trying for his third straight state title today.

Area wrestlers take center stage for individual titles at state finals

Brighter lights. Bigger arena. That is the setting called the Palace of Auburn Hills. This weekend, it’s not the Detroit Pistons on centerstage, but the best of the best in high school wrestling.

Greenville’s Kyle Reamer goes for a pin during his district final match against Big Rapids on Thursday. Greenville is one of five area teams to win district titles last week.

5 area wrestling teams look for regional titles

Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Tri County’s Jordan VandeVrede (24) moves the ball along the baseline for the Vikings durings Tuesday’s game at Greenville. Stephen Roy of Greenville is defending.

Greenville’s size too much for Tri County

The Tri County Vikings played even with the Greenville Yellow Jackets for the first quarter. After that, Greenville’s size, ability to rebound and its transition game took over in a 62-47 victory on Tuesday night at North Gym.