The Lakeview ‘A’ wrestling team stayed unbeaten and earned some hardware on Saturday, winning the Grand Haven Invitational.
The Spartans went 5-0 on the day, defeating Class A eighth-ranked and host Grand Haven (42-17), St. Joseph (49-15), Zeeland East (65-9), Caledonia (54-18) and Spring Lake (58-18).
“The scores are decieving because we had a lot of close matches,” said Lakeview head coach Chris Dunham. “We knew this would be a good measuring stick for where we’re at. I’m really excited because it wasn’t our upperclassmen who pulled out the big wins, but our underclassmen.”
The Spartans remain unbeaten on the season at 9-0. They were led on Saturday by 5-0 efforts from Htay Thet (135 pounds), Ross Pennock (145) and Max Pennock (152).
Going 4-1 for Lakeview were Hayden Larochelle (103), Lal Sang (112), Colin Read (130), Jacob Harvey (160), Raunel Packer (189) and Rodney Harvey (215).
Plainwell Invitational: The Lakeview ‘B’ Team finished fifth out of six teams, defeating Plainwell (46-32) with losses to St. Joseph ‘B’ (44-37), Muskegon Reeths Puffer (69-12), Coloma (53-21) and Jackson Northwest (48-30).
Going 4-1 for the Spartans were Brendan Stevens (103 pounds) and Grant Anderson (285).
Concord Grover Memorial Tournament: Battle Creek Central won the 12-team tournament with 181.5 points, while Pennfield finished second with 153 points. Homer finished third with 144 points.
Placing first in their weight class for the Bearcats were DeAndre Webb (140 pounds), Idris Perry (145) and Steven Caldwell (152). Finishing second were David Smith (103), Cheyanne Phipps (119), Jamison Browne (125) and Jacob Taylor (171). Earning third-place finishes were Abasi Perri (140), Tourean Lane (189) and Jace Trevino (285). BCC’s Donovan Marshall (119) and Trent Taylor (215) each placed fourth.
Pennfield crowned five champions in Kurtis Babcock (103 pounds), Taylor Brown (112), Dylan Huff (119), Austin Tuttle (125) and Justin Parker (189). Placing second for the Panthers was Brandon Mosteller (135), while Nick Burnett (130) finished third and Nick Schwarz (171) finished fourth.
Coldwater Invitational: Union City placed 10th, going 1-4 with a win over Harper Creek (42-39) and losses to Eaton Rapids (59-19), Bronson (69-6), Mattawan (48-26) and host Coldwater (57-24).
The Chargers had a trio of grapplers go 4-1 in Tyler Howard (140 pounds), Taylor Howard (160) and Jared Shepard (130).
(At) Climax-Scotts 58, Albion 44: Aaron Cook scored a career-high 32 points in helping Climax-Scotts stay unbeaten on the season.
Also for the Panthers (3-0), Malachi Satterlee had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Sam Eshuis had five rebounds, Zach Nabozny had five assists and Alex Lodes had four assists.