From staff reports
ROCKFORD — Traverse City West’s Vincent Priante finished second at 103 pounds Saturday in the Division 1 individual wrestling regional at Rockford.
That will advance him to the state finals.
Priante lost to second-ranked Nolan Smith of Portage Northern 6-2 in the championship match. He had earlier beaten Brendan Stevens of Battle Creek Lakeview 9-2 and Hayden Lathroche also of Lakeview 7-4.
Priante is ranked sixth in his division.
Forest Area’s Elliott wins regional crown
Forest Area’s Matt Elliott won the 130-pound division in a Division 3 individual wrestling regional at Rogers City.
Elliott pinned all three of his opponents, including Mancelona’s Mike Meadows in the finals.
Both wrestlers will advance to the state finals.
Forest Area had two other wrestlers advance — Chris Schelske placed second at 152 and Brandon Ames fourth at 171. Manton’s Tristen Rosted won the 171-pound class.
In the Division 3 regional at Kingsley, seven area wrestlers advanced to the state meet. Manistee’s Adam Ball (a co-op student from Onekama) won the 215-pound class with a pin at 1:03 over Clare’s Brendan Hensley in the finals. Ball is now 49-1.
Benzie Central’s Tim Smith took third at 285, beating Tri-County’s Austin Sprik 5-2 in his final match. Smith is 33-11.
Finishing fourth were Kingsley’s Tyler Slater at 119, Manistee’s Jacob Williams (Onekama) at 160, Benzie’s Jared Middleton at 171, Grayling’s Jeff Myers at 189 and Benzie’s Devlin Philo at 215.
Mona Shores 6
TC Central 2
Six different Muskegon Mona Shores players scored goals in a 6-2 non-league win over Traverse City Central.
The Trojans (13-9-1) trailed 1-0 after the first period and 4-2 after two.
Derek Schrank and Alex Oliver netted the Central goals. Schrank’s came on the power play off an assist from Rhys Adle. Adle and Cam Givens drew assist on the Oliver tally.
Central outshot Mona Shores 31-28.