Two Grand Haven wrestlers had strong days at Saturday's Division 1 individual wrestling finals, navigating early losses to secure fifth place in their weight classes at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.
ROCKFORD — Fresh off a commanding district title, Grand Haven wrestlers were looking to use that momentum in the opening round of the regional tournament held at Rockford.
MUSKEGON – Spring Lake and Fruitport had a hunch of what to expect coming into the wrestling team districts at Reeths-Puffer.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Just a week into their schedule, Grand Haven wrestling is trying to make up for lost time.
Both Grand Haven and Spring Lake finished their regular seasons on Tuesday evening at Cannonsburg, on a cold snow day that required some extra care on the hill to ensure safe racing.
Despite setbacks throughout this month, there is still an air of optimism around the Michigan High School Athletic Association as they wait for student-athletes to retake the field.
While it has divided the student-athletes affected, there’s one element of the University of Michigan’s recent two-week shutdown striking families across the state as the Wolverines deal with COVID-19 complications.
After Wednesday's update from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the official start date for a handful of winter sports was pushed back yet again by two weeks.
Winter sports moving indoors will present the next challenge of the high school sports season, provided it even gets going.
The MHSAA announced plans for an updated winter schedule on Wednesday, with the vast majority of winter sports currently kept off the field by state health orders.
The state's individual wrestling finals came to a close on Saturday, and a pair of local athletes finished within the top three places of their weight classes during competition over the past two days.
Local athletes are competing in state championships this weekend, including individual wrestling finals at Ford Field in Detroit as well as bowling finals in Allen Park and Jackson. We'll have live updates to this story all day long, so check back for more information as the day continues:
Spring Lake junior Jack Parker won a regional title on Saturday as four area wrestlers finished in top-four positions necessary to advance to March’s individual finals.
Although the wrestling teams from Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport have all been eliminated from postseason action, there are a total of 14 individuals who still have a chance at becoming state finalists.
The Grand Haven wrestling team was at Rockford for team regionals on Wednesday. After beating Grandville in the regional semifinal the Bucs came up short against Rockford in the final by a score of 48-12.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven wrestling won their match Wednesday night in dominant fashion. They defeated conference rival Hudsonville 65-14 on their Bucs Pride night.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven wrestling team hosted and won the Adam H. Provencal Invitational on Saturday. With 210.5 points the Bucs beat out Jackson Northwest for first place.
Five wrestlers represented the area at Ford Field over the weekend at the MHSAA individual state championship tournament, finishing with stellar results across the board.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven's Cody Miller and Riley Rhone are a combined 79-4 this season on the wrestling mat, but it's a handful of losses last season that the two standout grapplers remember most as they prepare for a trip to this weekend's individual state finals meet at Ford Field.
The annual Grand March at Ford Field will feature plenty of local pride this year, as the Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport wrestling programs will be sending representatives to the individual state finals on March 1-2 in Detroit.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — After five consecutive seasons of hoisting the team district championship trophy, the Grand Haven wrestling team could only watch as O-K Red Conference rival Hudsonville celebrated on their home mat.
The prep sports calendar was put on ice last week, as an unprecedented streak of inclement weather produced by a polar vortex covered West Michigan with snow, ice and subzero temperatures.