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Greenville’s Alec Ward, right, tangles with Bay City Western’s Christian Schoenherr during the Division 2, 140-pound semifinal on Friday. Ward placed second after a finals match loss to St. Johns’ Zac Hall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ward places second, 11 others earn all-state wrestling honors

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.

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ROUNDUP: State wrestling tournament results

First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Feb. 26

Belding 69, Ovid-Elsie 41: The Redskins advanced to the Class B district final with a road win on Wednesday over the Marauders. Belding outscored the Marauders 25-7 in the second quarter, which included an 18-2 run…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Feb. 12

Lakeview 58, Newaygo 54: The Wildcats came back from an eight point halftime deficit to win the make-up CSAA game against the Lions Wednesday night. Nate Shurlow led Lakeview with 25 points…

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.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 31

Montabella 67, Coleman 60 (OT): The Mustangs led by six going into the fourth quarter but got outscored by the Comets 23-17 to take Friday night’s game into overtime, where Montabella held Coleman to five points…

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Winter weather is wreaking havoc on school sporting schedules

After back-to-back mild winters, this winter has been anything but. The extreme cold, wind and snow has cause schools to cancel class multiple times this winter already. This week alone, students have missed four straight days.

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.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Jan. 15

Montabella 53, Vestaburg 18: The Mustangs beat their arch rivals handily in an MSAC matchup Wednesday night that was a makeup game from before Christmas break. Taylor Smith led all scorers, canning 28 points including eight three-pointers…

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 14

Belding 45, Sparta 32: The Redskins overcame a five-point third quarter to beat the Spartans in an O-K Blue Conference matchup Tuesday night. Nick Price led Belding with 12 points and Garrett Strotheide and Kole Hart added 10 each…