Wrestlers do well at league tourneys

KENT CITY — Chippewa Hills had five individual champions at Saturday’s CSAA Conference wrestling tournament.

Champions were Chayton Wiggins, Colby Roosa, Bray Haynes, Mason Hayes and Trenton Wiggins.

Taking second places were Carl Whipple, Taylor Gibson, Daylin Wittig and Carson Hayes. Third places went to Justin Bonner, Logan Hansen and Gabe Petoskey.

Big Rapids had one place finisher with Heaven Hurley taking fourth with a 2-2 record and one pin.

“I didn’t think we wrestled well,” Big Rapids coach Bruce Hoffman said. “We were kind of flat.”

Big Rapids will be at Reed City on Monday.

Ryan Simmons was conference champion at 112 for Reed City. Austin Fowler was third at 189. Ryan Neal (289) and Chad Landis (152) won matches for RC.

Reed City coach Roger Steig said Cassie Enos (171) competed on Sunday in the first-ever Michigan Girls State Wrestling championships, sponsored by the MHSAA, on Sunday at Adrian College. Enos took second place.

Pine River first

Pine River won the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Conference tournament on Saturday.

For Pine River, Kei Beduchi (103) was fourth, Matt Treiber (112) third, Seth Duncan (119) third, Jordan Koetje (130) first, Wyatt Underhill (125) fourth, Phil Rigling (140) third, Thomas Hooker (145) third, Christian Charles (152) fourth and Austin Wuesten (160), Brock Nelson (171), Creed Watson (189), Tim Rizer (215) and Bryan McCurry (heavyweight.) were all first.

Pine River girls were at the state tournament at Adrian College on Sunday. Dallas Snider (115 was second and Molly Holmes (119) was third.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Fremont 42, Big Rapids 32

FREMONT — Fremont improved to 9-3 overall and 7-1 in the CSAA in this win on Friday over Big Rapids.

The Cardinals, 4-8, are home with Newaygo on Friday.

COMPETITIVE CHEER

Evart second

EVART — Evart placed second at its home meet on Saturday.

“We had our season’s highest score in rounds one and three,” coach Marty Pattee said. “The team did an excellent job competing against some tough teams. We had an amazing third round. Breckenridge was first. I am so proud of how far this team has come. They never give up and will surprise some teams at districts. Our next competition is Wednesday in Marion.”

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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