For the fifth straight season, the Lakeview wrestling team finished on top of the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference East Division.
The Spartans captured the division title on Wednesday with a 56-18 win over visiting Battle Creek Central, giving Lakeview a 7-0 record in the league.
The win was especially sweet for Lakeview considering it was the last season of the SMAC East in the current allignment of teams, as Harper Creek, Marshall and Coldwater are leaving next season to become founding members of the Interstate Eight Conference.
“It’s nice to know that were were on top at the end of the old thing and we feel like moving into the new league it puts us into a good position of saying, ‘This is what we’re about,'” said Lakeview coach Chris Dunham. “And it’s great for it to come against a team that is going into the new league with us (in BCC). It’s just a rivalry that we’re excited will continue into the future.”
Results from the match can be found below:
(At) Lakeview 56, B.C. Central 18
103: Hayden Larochelle (L) md. David Smith 14-0; 103: 112: Lal Sang (L) f. Chris Aguilera 1:41; 119: Donovan Marshall (BCC) f. Daniel New 5:05; 125: Anthony Barron (L) void; 130: Brandon Rose (L) md. Cheyenne Phipps 14-0; 135: Lal Lian (L) void; 140: Colin Read (L) void; 145: Htay Thet (L) f. Britton Collins 5:54; 152: Kenny Grayer (BCC) f. Jeremy Hinton 3:02; 160: Jacob Taylor (BCC) f. Stephon Moody :56; 171: Jacob Harvey (L) f. Brandon Crum 1:36; 189: Jallen Johnson (BCC) d. James Ruanta 2-0; 215: Cole Winters (L) f. Trent Taylor 6:00; 285: Chaz Meredith (L) d. Will Coleman 5-0.
Record: Lakeview 7-0 SMAC East.
(At) Harper Creek 42, Marshall 34
103: Double void; 112: Mitch Coon (HC) f. Eric Doane 3:06; 119: Ethan Bishop (HC) f. Kiefer Bartlett 3:00; 125: Chris Hall (M) md. Brenner Beck 14-5; 130: Skylar Ashley (HC) f. Jin Kim 2:58; 135: Bobby Owens (M) f. Jonny Ramos 1:40; 140: Joey Ramos (HC) f. Justin Saari 1:14; 145: Jake Bishop (HC) inj.def. Chad Colojro; 152: Jasper Hilger (M) f. Jesse Ectinaw 2:49; 160: Jadon Austin (M) f. Turner Shaw 1:44; 171: Corey Dexter (M) void; 189: Nate Steele (M) void; 215: Drew Michaels (HC) f. Brandon Womack :25; 285: Caleb Masten (HC) void.
Record: Harper Creek 2-5 SMAC East.
(At) Pennfield 54, Olivet 21
103: Nathan Hile (P) void; 112: Wyatt Outrey (O) d. Kurtis Babcock 5-2; 119: Dylan Huff (P) f. Ethan King 1:54; 125: Dillon Striplon (P) f. Brandon LaPoint 5:02; 130: Nick Burnett (P) f. Dave Hener :26; 135: Daprise Straham (P) void; 140: Kate Pountain (P) void; 145: Preston Schlee (O) f. Dilan Hoffman 1:47; 152: Shilo Towery (O) f. Zach Burr 2:57; 160: Dylan Sinclair (O) f. Parker Bowen :46; 171: Double void; 189: Nick Schwarz (P) void; 215: Tyler Lahusky (P) void; 285: Taylor Dean (P) f. Jarred Calkins 3:02.
Maple Valley 43, (at) Pennfield 42*
103: Nate Baird (MV) f. Nathan Hile 1:32; 112: Kurtis Babcock (P) f. Donovan George 3:02; 119: Dylan Huff (P f. Kaden Crouch 4:28; 125: Sam Barney (MV) f. Dillon Striplin 4:21; 130: Nick Burnett (P) void; 135: Matt Reid (MV) f. Daprise Straham 5:46; 140: J.J. Bassett (MV) f. Kate Pountain 1:24; 145: Dillan Hoffman (P) void; 152: Zach Pixley (MV) f. Zac Burr 5:20; 160: Parker Bowen (P) void; 171: Travis Francis (MV) void; 189: Nick Schwarz (P) f. Cole Deker 4:40; 215: Zach Rosenberger (MV) f. Tyler Lahusky 5:55; 285: Taylor Dean (P) f. A.J. Criller 3:39.
*Maple Valley wins on critera
Bellevue 65, (at) North Adams-Jerome 35: Ethan Bloch had 20 points — all scored in the first half — to go with eight rebounds in the win for Bellevue. Also for the Broncos (5-4, 4-3 SCAA), Darren Sommers had 10 points and five assists, Cole Madry had six points and 11 rebounds and Tony Reid had nine points and seven rebounds.
Athens 72, (at) Bronson 47: Jonas Gerstenberger had 16 points in the non-conference win for Athens. Also for the Indians (3-6), Jonah Harris had 15 points and five rebounds, while Hayden Bowersox had nine points and 10 rebounds.
(At) Calhoun Christian 56, Barry County Christian 19 (Tue.): Abby Parks had 13 points and five steals in the win for Calhoun Christian. Also for the Cougars (6-3), Emily Williams had 10 points and Claire Tribbett had nine points and five steals.
Maple Valley 34, (at) Constantine 30 (Tue.): Olivia Ricketts scored 11 points to lead Maple Valley in the KVA victory. Also for the Lions, Jacey Wood added six points.