TRAVERSE CITY — Advantage, TC West.
The Titans started off a string of three straight days of TC Central-TC West varsity match-ups with an 84-0 wrestling victory over Central.
The two schools meet up today in boys basketball and on Friday in girls basketball.
"We wrestled well," West coach Berard Priante said. "We've been working on some things in the room, something different. Obviously with the number of voids, the match wasn't in question, but you want the kids that are wrestling to use the things you're working on in practice — and they all did that tonight.
"At 119, Tyler (Post) is a freshman, wrestling up a weight. He wrestled really well. In the first period, he was a little weary, but after that he wrestled well. At 152, Gabe (Jasman) is a sophomore. He had a little trouble out of the gate, but then he started working on the things we worked on in practice and turned that match around."
Jasman's win put West up 24-0. Central's Andre Passos had the match's first points with a take down, but Jasman was able to convert a risky reversal, reaching back for a headlock that ended up with a pin with 14 ticks left in the first period.
Post was up 5-0 after one period and 13-2 at the end of the second before getting a pin 34 seconds into the third.
The Titans other wins by pin came from Caleb Kase at 140 (1:07), Ryan Drake at 189 (0:56), James Peck at 285 (0:49), Vincent Priante at 112 (5:13);
West received wins by void from Mike Lambert (135), Sean Clark (145), Jake Draper (160), Josh Wheaton (171), Jonah Tanis (215), Brad Squires (103), Jonah Jasman (125) and J.P. Bullock (130).
Vincent Priante leads the team with a 25-3 record, while Drake and Peck each have 18 victories.
Central, which will be without its best wrestler for the rest of the season due to injury, also had several grapplers out with the flu.
Josiah Lopez-Wild is scheduled for surgery next week for a broken shoulder blade and is expected to miss six months, putting the 189-pounder's return around the start of football season.
Only two of the six Trojans with matches Wednesday wrestled last year.
"They wrestle so much better in practice," Haughn said. "And I'm not talking just about because we're wrestling against us. They move constantly. We just don't have any experience.
"But we're coming on. We've got 30 kids out in middle school. We've got the numbers underneath."
Central is at the eight-team Lakeview Invitational on Saturday before going to Alpena on Wednesday to face the Wildcats and Petoskey.
West is at Saturday's 16-team Sparta Invitational, and also travels to Alpena to face the Northmen and Wildcats.
TRAVERSE CITY — Advantage, TC West.
- Poll: Have you noticed air pollution from upwind states?
Central, Cadillac battle to 6-6 Big North standoff
This hockey game had a little bit of everything. Except a winner.Continued ...
Budget deal would extend Medicare cuts
Munson Healthcare would have to endure an additional two years of Medicare sequester cuts under a deal unveiled by lead budget negotiators for the Senate and House.Continued ...
Ice Wine Time
Mark Johnson can’t help but smile while frigid weather plunges the Grand Traverse region into an early winter.Continued ...
Health insurance numbers below projections
Only 6,847 Michiganders selected marketplace health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act through November, less than 1 percent of the state’s population.Continued ...
Editorial: Farmers find old ways to bring food to market
Unlike a lot of other people who earn their living off the land, dairy farmer Bob Plummer doesn’t trouble himself with the status of the Farm Bill in Washington.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Healthy food that tastes good hard to find
Have you ever stumbled on a recipe that made you holler because it was so good?Continued ...
Editorial: Relief petition starts at Frankfort
To the eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that petitioned the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions, a word to the wise: Save your breath.Continued ...
GT County settles 2014 budget
It took a while, but Grand Traverse County commissioners finally agreed on a 2014 budget.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/12/2013
A waste of space; Caring people.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 12/12/2013
Lessons and Carols; Open house; Resolution Run. (Plus more)Continued ...
Prep Sports Roundup: Elks hold off Norsemen
Elk Rapids held off a late comeback attempt by Suttons Bay in posting a 51-46 non-league victory Wednesday. (Plus more)Continued ...
Family: Woman pocketed donations meant for funeral
Tyler Antaya’s death in a November dirt bike crash prompted an outpouring of support for his family.Continued ...
Late Blair couple bequeath $100K to TADL
Library services in Blair Township are a step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a $100,000 bequest to the Traverse Area District Library from the trust of former township leaders.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: 12/12/2013
Bear Lake’s Ferguson to Hope; AAU basketball tryouts Sunday; ‘We Ski’ program set for January. (Plus more)Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/12/13
Service of Lessons and Carols; Ranch Rudolf holiday open house; Leelanau Outdoor Center "Winter Warm-Up"; and more.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Girls Basketball: Grand Haven beats TC West
Traverse City West fell behind early and couldn't recover as Grand Haven defeated the Titans 43-31 tonight.Continued ...
Weather Service: Lows in single digits next week
A cold front is sweeping through the nation on an unusually large scale, but the Great Lakes are protecting Traverse City from the lowest temperatures, which reached zero degrees in states like the Dakotas.Continued ...
- Poll: Has Rich done a good job as TCAPS board member?
Hebden sparks Central, 5-2
Parker Hebden may have "park" in his first name, but he's started the season in high gear.Continued ...
One Cookie at a Time
Avid home bakers work tirelessly throughout the holiday season to create their beloved confections for family and friends. But dozens come together each year to spread the wealth of their secret family recipes, to make their efforts carry more impact than just expanding waistlines.Continued ...
Murder suspect has criminal past
Jason Anthony Ryan, newly charged in the 1996 rape and murder of Kalkaska resident Geraldine Montgomery, is no stranger to the criminal justice system.Continued ...
Editorial: Rich helped TCAPS reach needed goals
The issue: Marjorie Rich leaving TCAPS board. Our view: She and others have given the district needed leadership.Continued ...
Stone House Cafe closes
The owners of Stone House Cafe, a landmark bakery and eatery for the past 18 years in Leland, have announced the restaurant will close its doors.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/05/2013
Substandard policy; Improper use of Vasa.Continued ...