Clinton Township, Macomb Township
Dakota wrestling team, various individuals get past district round
Posted February 12, 2014
MACOMB TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Dakota wrestling team won a second straight Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 district title with a 31-22 win over Anchor Bay Feb. 5 at Anchor Bay.
The Cougars battled Warren De La Salle in a 2014 D-1 regional semifinal after press time. The other half of the regional bracket featured Fraser High and Grosse Pointe South. Dakota was looking to capture a second straight regional title after capturing the program’s first regional title last winter.
Macomb L’Anse Creuse North saw its season end in a 65-9 loss to Anchor Bay in a D-1 district semifinal.
Macomb Lutheran North fell 72-12 to Richmond in a D-3 district final Feb. 5 at Richmond.
Wrestlers qualify for individual districts
The 2014 MHSAA wrestling individual postseason began with districts Feb. 8.
The individual finals are set for Feb. 27-March 1 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Here is a list of individual wrestlers in the Clinton-Macomb Chronicle coverage area who battled their way through districts. Wrestlers need a top-four finish to advance to regionals.
The D-1 regional featuring wrestlers from Dakota, LCN and Clinton Township Chippewa Valley is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Walled Lake Northern.
The D-3 regional featuring wrestlers from Lutheran North takes place at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Richmond High.
DIVISION 1 — REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
Sal Caruso - 103 pounds
Zack Prater - 119
Andrew Burnham - 125
Kyle Cendrowski - 135
Nick Papas - 140
Alex Bozinovski - 152
Jake Johnson - 160
Joshua Burnham - 171
Greg Brohl - 189
Antonio Balabani - 215
John Price - 130
Evan Lockemy - 140
Jacob Browning - 140
Tristen Szajna - 152
Tristan Oliver - 160
Oscar Flores - 215
Mike Srbinovich - 130
DIVISION 3 — REGIONAL QUALIFERS
Jack Pyle - 130
Kyle Schwark - 160
Ian Vert - 171
For more information on the team and individual wrestling postseason, visit www.mhsaa.com.
About the author
Staff Writer Jason Carmel Davis covers prep sports throughout Macomb County. Jason has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2011 and graduated from Michigan State University.
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