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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:

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Max Baykowski excels at finding new ways to surprise his parents.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Max Baykowski excels at finding new ways to surprise his parents.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Max Baykowski excels at finding new ways to surprise his parents.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A long winter of growth for a young crop of Grand Haven wrestlers produced a plentiful harvest Saturday, as the postseason got underway with the individual district tournament.

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FRUITPORT — Illness and injury could very well define the winter prep season, as athletes deal with the realities of competing with their opponents and the Lakeshore winter.

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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.

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — The Spring Lake wrestling team has come a long way already this season, developing from a roster defined by youth to one described by potential.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — As the team scores were being read over the loudspeakers in the Grand Haven Fieldhouse gym, nine hours of hard work and intensity were beginning to culminate into jubilation for the Grand Haven wrestling team on Saturday.

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As we all attempt to break out of our collective comatose state that is often brought on by extra helpings of holiday cheer, the majority of high school winter sports teams will also be jumping back into action after the holiday break.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With a lineup full of experience from returning stars and committed newcomers, Grand Haven wrestling hosted Spring Lake, Howell, Battle Creek Lakeview and Reeths-Puffer over the weekend, hoping to test their talented roster early in the season.

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The Grand Haven and Fruitport wrestling teams traveled to quad invitationals Wednesday, while the Fruitport bowling teams battled with O-K Black Conference rival Mona Shores. 

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The Grand Haven and Spring Lake wrestling programs, along with the Grand Haven-Spring Lake co-op hockey team were in action over the weekend. Here’s a recap of their contests. 

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Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport wrestling all return some of their top talent from a year ago for another round this winter, making for exciting preseason vibes all around.

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The Grand Haven wrestling team opened its season with an impressive sweep at Holland High School on Wednesday, defeating Forest Hills Northern (66-12) and Kelloggsville (65-9) in non-conference action.

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BYRON CENTER — On the wrestling mat, matches are decided one-on-one. Teams can train, coaches can mentor and parents can cheer, but at the end of the day, the results are cut and dry.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Injuries, inexperience and a grueling wrestling season can wear down even the most talented performers, but when the postseason push comes calling, only the best of the best have what it takes to answer.

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Believe it or not, the winter prep postseason is upon us. While the basketball teams are just digging into their second conference runs, the wrestling teams are charging full steam into the district tournament. With the team and individual competitions this week, there is plenty of playoff a…