Golden Girls

PIN: Reed City sophomore Taylor Cutler looks to gain a top position during the Junior Girls Folkstyle Duals championship meet in  Oklahoma City on Sunday. Michigan beat California B 43-18 to claim the title. (Courtesy photo/Michigan Girls Wrestling/Jennifer Gow)

PIN: Reed City sophomore Taylor Cutler looks to gain a top position during the Junior Girls Folkstyle Duals championship meet in
Oklahoma City on Sunday. Michigan beat California B 43-18 to claim the title. (Courtesy photo/Michigan Girls Wrestling/Jennifer Gow)

Cutler, Bailor help lift Team Michigan to girls junior wrestling championship

OKLAHOMA CITY — Reed City sophomore Taylor Cutler and Pine River sophomore Holly Bailor helped Team Michigan win the Girls Junior Folkstyle Dual Championship on Sunday. Both girls won their respective championship matches as Michigan rolled past California B 43-18.

“It was pretty awesome,” Cutler said. “The whole thing brought us a lot closer as a team, we were all competing for each other.”

Cutler wrestled at 139 pounds and Bailor at 97.

The meet, which is put on by USA Wrestling, included 12 teams from across the country and was held at the Freede Center in Oklahoma City.

After being down 3-0, Michigan surged back to a 18-3 lead after three-straight pins, including one from Cutler.

Cutler pinned California B’s Taea Regus at one minute, avenging a 2-0 loss to Regus at the Cadet Nationals on Friday.

“This time, I went in there a lot more aggressive,” Cutler said. “I wanted to throw her a lot sooner, and I just pinned her.”

Later in the contest, Michigan took a 33-6 lead after Bailor won by forfeit.

“This obviously means a lot to (Bailor),” Pine River coach Tim Jones said. “It can only help her confidence; she’s going to get better.”

Bailor’s pin against California A in the semifinal was integral, helping Michigan to a 30-28 victory.

“It’s great to hear they had success,” Jones said. “Bailor has hung right there with the boys that are at 103, and that has made her a tough wrestler. She’s not afraid to give up.”

Reed City coach Roger Steig said Cutler’s success on the mat is a credit to her work ethic, both during the season and on her own.

“Cutler is one of the hardest workers we have on the team,” Steig said. “Her technique is as good as any player I have coached, and she competed well for us all year long. I am not surprised that they won.”

Cutler is the only girl on the Coyotes’ roster, but Steig says she has competed at a high level.

“She puts a ton of effort into wrestling,” Steig said. “She doesn’t expect any special attention. She just jumps in and does everything. The sky is the limit for her.”

Varsity Baseball

Morley Stanwood 4, Tri County 1

HOWARD CITY — The Mohawks scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-1 lead. Riley Burhans earned the win in relief. Tom Carey was 2 for 2, including a double and a run scored.

Morley Stanwood (1-0) hosts Montabella Wednesday.

VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD

Morley Stanwood boys 76, White Cloud 57

MORLEY — Morley Stanwood’s Aaron Sharp won both the 100 meter dash and the high jump for the boys.

White Cloud girls 73, Morley Stanwood 64

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