Area wrestlers shine at conference tournaments

Teams prepare for districts this week

Chippewa Hills' Tyler Geer (back) works on Reed City's Elijah Lentz in a 135-pound match during Saturday's CSAA tournament at Chip Hills.

Chippewa Hills' Tyler Geer (back) works on Reed City's Elijah Lentz in a 135-pound match during Saturday's CSAA tournament at Chip Hills.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REMUS – Reed City had two conference champions in Saturday’s Central State Activities Association individual tournament on Saturday.

Bryson Hughes was 3-0 at 171 and Wyatt Spalo was 2-0 at 215.

Wrestlers earning honorable mention all-conference awards were Noah Morgan, who was 3-1 and placed third at 189; Myles McCarthy, who was 3-1 and placed third at 125; Alex Andrus, who was 2-1 at 145 and placed third at 145 and Izaiah Lentz, who was 4-2 and placed fourth at 140.

Team districts are at Big Rapids on Wednesday. The host team at 5:30 p.m. will wrestle Reed City. The winner takes on Chippewa Hills, which has a bye, for the title.

Individual districts are Alma on Saturday.

Highland Conference/Northwest Conference tournament

Pine River wrestled in its home gym for the conference championship tournament on Saturday and was third overall behind Kingsley and Benzie Central.

Taking first place were Jordan Nelson (119) and Ryder Holmes (140). In second place were Damian Jackson (125), Seth Duncan (130), Phil Rigling (152) and Cayden Mys (160). In third were Garret Sperkoski (125) and Rogan Nelson (171). In fourth place was Wyatt Underhill.

“Rogan Nelson had a great match for third and avenged a loss from earlier in the season.

Pine River is in Manton for the Team District on Wednesday.

Evart was also at Pine River on Saturday and finished fourth out of the 11 teams.

Evart had seven top four placers. Cole Hopkins took first at 171 pounds. Sam Bailey was second at 189 and Alex Burhans and Kaden DuBreuil took tnird and fourth respectfully at heavyweight. Ethan Conk placed third at 103 pounds. Jaxon Craven took fourth at 130 pound. Cole Staats took fourth at 135 pounds.

“We also had Alannah Bentley wrestling in the girls tournament in Midland.” Evart coach Ben Bryant said. “She went 3-1 and took second on the day.”