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Macomb Dakota wrestling wins regional championship
By Mark Vest
Posted February 13, 2013
FAIR HAVEN — Macomb Dakota wrestling won the program's first-ever regional championship via a 64-3 victory over Chippewa Valley Feb. 13 at Anchor Bay High School.
Coming into the season, Dakota had never made it out of districts. The Cougars will now be heading to the quarterfinals, and as far as far as coach Ed Skowneski is concerned, it is mission accomplished.
"We set a goal at the beginning of the year," he said. "We've been working towards it. Today was the day (they) needed to buckle down and get after it, and they really did."
Although Chippewa coach Gary Bundirks would have liked for his team to be moving on, he is pleased the were able to walk away from the season with a district championship to their credit.
"I'm proud of my kids," he said. "The kids wrestle hard (and) do the best they can."
For the Cougars, it is on to the quarterfinals in Battle Creek Feb. 22.
Dakota defeated Grosse Pointe North 77-3 in a reginal semifinal matchup to advance to the regional finals. Chippewa defeated Warren De Lasalle 41-30 in its semifinal.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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