Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 9, 2014

Prep Sports Roundup: West's Priante wins district title

GRAND HAVEN — Traverse City West wrestler Vincent Priante won an individual district title and qualified for next Saturday’s regional round when he captured the 103-pound crown in action at Grand Haven.

Priante went 3-0 to earn the championship, including a victory over East Kentwood’s Austin Wieczorek, one of the top-ranked 103-pounders in the state.

Four West wrestlers went 2-2, but failed to advance. Jonah Jasman (125) picked up his 100th career win among his two victories. James Peck (215), Korey Johannson (103) and Zac Provost (160) also won a pair of matches each.

Priante will continue his season at the regional tournament in Rockford.


G.R. Catholic Central 3

TC West 1

Grand Rapids Catholic Central scored two unanswered goals over the last two periods and took a 3-1 victory over Traverse City West at the MIHL Showcase in Trenton.

West’s Nick Schultz netted a power play goal at the 12:11 mark of the second period to knot the score 1-1, but Catholic Central reclaimed the lead on Brendan Kane’s second goal of the game less than a minute later. The Cougars scored an insurance goal late in the third period when Brendan Sullivan scored on the power play. Kane’s first score got Catholic Central on the board at the 7:23 mark of the first period.

Ashton Lawton and Michael Lake had assists on Schultz’s goal for the Titans (9-13).

Tyler Buchanan was in goal for West, making 22 saves. The Titans were outshot 25-21 in the contest.

Trenton 9

TC Central 1

Trenton quickly rebounded from a 1-0 first-period deficit with nine consecutive goals to defeat Traverse City Central 9-1 at the MIHL Showcase.

Central led for a total of 21 seconds after Andrew Froese scored at the 9:13 mark of the opening period, with assists to Alex Oliver and Cam Givens. Griffin Sawyer tied it for Trenton with an unassisted goal and the floodgates opened from there. Mitchell Galea scored a hat trick, Justin Dunn scored twice and Sawyer added a second goal as well for Trenton, which led 2-1 at the end of the first period and 7-1 heading into the third period. Both of Trenton’s goals in the third period were power play scores.

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