Prep roundup: Three Glads qualify for regional; Manton boys defeat Elk Rapids

MANCELONA — Three Gladiators qualified for individual regionals at the wrestling district finals at Mancelona High School on Saturday.

Andy Simaz qualified at 152-pounds after winning all three of his district match by way of pin. Simaz has been dominant at 152 all season and will look toward a possible regional title.

Gavin Wilmuth took third place at districts but was able to qualify for regionals at 140-pounds. Brendan Nicodemus was the final Gladiator to qualify, he will wrestle at regionals at 160-pounds.


Pentwater 54

Bear Lake 41

Bear Lake (8-7, 8-5): Trey Gilbert 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals; Bradley Novak 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, steal; Reagan Merrill 6 points, 5 rebounds, steal, 4 assists, block.

UP NEXT: Bear Lake host Manistee CC, Tuesday.

Manton 50

Elk Rapids 36

Elk Rapids: Jack Hawkins 14 points, 7 rebounds; Preston Ball 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals.

Manton: Trever Salani 16 points; Isaac Raden 15 points; Cole Regnerus 16 rebounds.

Benzie Central 48

Kingsley 35

Benzie Central: No stats reported.

Kingsley: No stats reported.

TC St. Francis 60

Boyne City 48

TCSF (10-3,9-0 LMC): Danny Passinault 24 points, 5 steals, 4 assists; Keaton Peck 18 points, 3 rebounds.

Boyne City: Max Vondra 13 points; Pete Calcaterra 11 points; Trevor King 10 points.


TC St. Francis 35

Boyne City 32

TCSF (6-5, 5-4 LMC): Cara Franke 8 points; Riley Gillow 7 points.

Boyne City: Jordan Noble 8 points.

UP NEXT: TC St. Francis at Gaylord St. Mary, Monday.


TC Christian 30

Kingsley 0

TC Christian (5-4): Hunter Haldaman 232; Ethan Haldaman 200.


TC Christian 29

Kingsley 1

TC Christian (8-1): Savanah Bluemel 169, 159; Emily Bluck 152; Ella Wendell 145.

UP NEXT: Conference singles tournament, Friday; Conference team tournament, Saturday.

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