02-16-2017 Tri-City Area Sports

Nine area wrestlers punched their ticket to individual regional competition Saturday

 Coloma participated in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s district 24-3 competition at Constantine Saturday, February 11. Five wrestlers earned a fourth place or better finish and will move on to regional action Saturday, February 18 at Delton Kellogg. Dylan LeClair captured fourth place in the 112 lb. weight class. He lost a 10-6 decision to Ethan Reed of Delton Kellogg.

Cody Reese, wrestling in the 125 bout, took second place after he was pinned by Lake Odessa-Lakewood’s Jon Maag at 0:47 in the championship match.

Cole Allmon finished in fourth place. He lost his match in the 145 lb. weight class to Trent Ackerman of Delton Kellogg 6-3.

Cole Allsup won third place in the heavyweight category after his opponent Noah Fayling of Parchment withdrew on a medical forfeit.

Jamane Smith wrestled in the championship match at 189 but lost a 3-2 decision to Anthony Reo of Paw Paw for a second place finish.

Hartford and Watervliet wrestled at the MHSAA district 28-4 meet at Bangor Saturday. One Indian and three Panthers will move on in regional competition Saturday, February 18 at Kent City.

LOCKED UP FOR THE MOMENT… Hartford’s Sam Shank was leading his Bangor opponent 11-10 until the final seconds of the third period in their match during team district competition Wednesday at Watervliet. Shank lost the match 12-11. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Sam Shank of Hartford won his third place match in the 130 lb. weight class. He wrestled to a 5-4 decision over Isaiah Smith of Gobles.

Klayton Marshall took fourth place Saturday.  He lost a 7-0 decision to Kristopher Tobin of Homer in the 125 lb. weight class.

Brad Yazel, in the 152 bout, earned a second place finish.  He was pinned at 3:26 by Franklin Ulrich of Vermontville-Maple Valley in the championship match.

Logan Swigart won third place by defeating Greg McPike of Gobles 7-3 in the 189 weight class.

Coloma wrestling wins team district title

 Coloma’s varsity wrestling squad grappled their way to the team district title Wednesday, February 8. They defeated Berrien Springs 45-30 in a roller coaster outing for the championship.

Coloma won seven contested matches; Berrien Springs won four.

Wrestlers earning victories for Coloma included Jamane Smith, who continued his winning ways by pinning Mason McCray at 1:02 in the 189 lb. weight class.

Comet Cole Allsup won the heavyweight match by pinning O’Shaveon Williams at 1:26. Teammate Cody Reese notched a pin at 1:35 of Scotty Gervais in the 125 lb. bout.