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February 19, 2014

Local wrestlers qualify for individual regionals

By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse heavyweight Donald Strong, pictured during a Feb. 5 match against Sterling Heights Stevenson, is one of seven Lancers wrestlers to qualify for the 2014 MHSAA individual regionals.

A number of wrestlers from Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse and Macomb Lutheran North battled their way through individual district matches that took place Feb. 8.

Lancers and Mustangs advanced to the regional round, which took place after press time. If they’re successful at regionals, the grapplers move on to the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals, set for Feb. 27-March 1 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

L’Anse Creuse, a Division 1 squad, wrestled in a district at Macomb Dakota. Lutheran North wrestled in a D-3 district at Richmond.

Here’s a rundown of the wrestlers who fought their way to regionals. The top four wrestlers at each weight class advanced to regionals. For more on regionals, as well the team portion of the wrestling playoffs, visit our website at www.candgnews.com and click on the Sports tab.

Division 1
L’Anse Creuse
Brendan Hazelton — 112 pounds
Eric Zadek — 130
Jacob Girard — 135
Chris Good — 145
Devan Richter — 171
Pieter Barone — 189
Donald Strong — 285

Division 3
Lutheran North

Jack Pyle — 130
Kyle Schwark — 160
Ian Vert — 171

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