FROM STAFF REPORTS
BENZONIA — Forest Area scored a pair of wrestling wins Wednesday, beating Mancelona 39-30 and Benzie Central 33-24.
Six Warriors went 2-0 — Landon Elliott at 112, Matthew Elliott at 125, Tyler Lessingwell at 130, Dion Burke at 160, Brandon Ames at 171 and Nick Ames at 189.
Chris Schelske went 1-1 at 152.
Mancelona finished 1-1 after beating Benzie 39-30.
For the Ironmen, Cody Fuller at 103, Mike Meadows at 135, Tristan Waters at 215 and Keegan Richardson at 285 all went 2-0. Caleb Nygren at 112, Noah Burroughs at 119, Noah McDaniel at 125 and Tevin Nygren at 152 went 1-1.
Forest Area and Mancelona will be at Gaylord on Saturday for the Northern Michigan Championships.
Titans, Trojans drop double - duals
Traverse City West had four wrestlers finish 2-0, but the Titans dropped Big North Conference duals to Petoskey 51-26 and Alpena 41-36.
For West, Vincent Priante at 103-112, Jonah Jasman at 119, Michael Lambert at 130 and Caleb Kase at 140 all went 2-0 on the night. Brad Squires at 103 and James Peck at 215 each posted one win.
Central also lost to Petoskey and Gaylord. The Trojans only had one win on the night as Justice Korson had a pin against Alpena at 140.
Central is at Portage Central on Saturday while West competes in the Northern Michigan Championships at Gaylord.
East Jordan 70 Kalkaska 56
Jordan Weber and Joe Manville scored 15 points apiece as East Jordan defeated Kalkaska 70-56 for its first Lake Michigan Conference win.
Noah Baccus added 11 points and six assists for the Red Devils, who led 49-28 at half.
Marlon Reese and Mitchell Dunn topped Kalkaska with 17 points apiece.
East Jordan (3-5) plays Grayling on Friday.
Forest Area 62 Pellston 49
Forest Area improved to 5-1 in the Ski Valley Conference with a 62-49 triumph over Pellston.
The Warriors (6-2 overall) led 31-24 at half. Chad Roberts led the way with 17 points. Austin Vance added 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Justin Burke pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds to go with 10 points..
Austin Hamlin led Pellston with 15 points.
Forest Area hosts Gaylord St. Mary on Friday.
Gaylord St. Mary 51 Central Lake 30
Nick Lochinski scored 16 points and Charles Strehl 12 as Gaylord St. Mary posted a 51-30 Ski Valley win over Central Lake.
Will Brockman's eight points and seven rebounds paced Central Lake.
Kalkaska 67 East Jordan 38
Kelli Guy's 24 points, four assists and three steals sparked Kalkaska to a 67-38 Lake Michigan Conference win over East Jordan.
Tabitha Kibby added 13 points and four steals for the Blazers (7-3, 4-1). Taylor Kibby chipped in nine points and Alexis Hayden and Ellie Barber eight. Taylor Birgy pulled down 10 rebounds.
Brianna Newberry scored 10 points and Val Peters nine for East Jordan.
Kalkaska travels to Boyne City on Friday.
Charlevoix 52 Grayling 45
Kourtney Putman netted 16 points as Charlevoix beat Grayling 52-45 in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Gabby Gray added 14 points, three steals and three assists for the Rayders (4-7), who host Petoskey Tuesday.
Madeline Boss chipped in eight points and five rebounds.
Suttons Bay 49 GT Academy 31
Suttons Bay outscored Grand Traverse Academy 22-4 in the third quarter en route to a 49-31 non-league win.
Jane Hursey led the Norse (2-9) with 10 points. Delaney Kaufman contributed nine points and 13 rebounds, Caylee Pattison nine points and Andrea Emery eight.
Pellston 54 Mancelona 30
Emma Dunham netted a game-high 22 points as Pellston defeated Ski Valley Conference rival Mancelona 54-30.
Kelly Lewis added 10 points for the Hornets.
Emily Dixon and Makenzie Willson paced Mancelona (0-12) with eight points.
Mancelona hosts Ellsworth on Saturday.