Fresh off its first-ever regional championship, the Delton Kellogg wrestling team will seek more hardware when it competes at the 2016 MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals at Central Michigan University on Friday.
The Panthers (18-3) have a tough road to a state championship as they are the No. 8 seed in Division 3 and will open against top-seeded Dundee (18-0) in the state quarterfinals at McGuirk Arena, beginning at 4 p.m.
The tournament continues Saturday with semifinal rounds set to begin at 10 a.m. for Divisions 1 and 4, followed by the Division 2 and 3 semifinals at noon. The state championship matches begin at 4 p.m.
BOYS SWIMMING, DIVING LEAGUE TITLES ON THE LINE
Some fast times and stellar diving scores are expected this Friday and Saturday at Western Michigan University when Battle Creek Central and Lakeview compete in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference Championships.
The SMAC Meet begins Friday at noon and will conclude with the championship heats on Saturday, also beginning at noon.
Also on Friday and Saturday, both Harper Creek and Marshall will compete at the Southwest Central Michigan Swim League Championships at Allegan. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on each day.
BOWLERS AIM FOR SPOT AT STATE FINALS
The MHSAA Bowling State Tournament for boys and girls begins Friday, as local teams seek a top-three finish at regionals.
Lakeview will compete at the Division 1 regional at Royal Scott in Lansing, hosted by Grand Ledge.
Coldwater, Gull Lake and Marshall will compete at the Division 2 regional at Continental Lanes in Kalamazoo, hosted by Vicksburg.
Pennfield and Olivet will compete at the Division 3 regional at Eastland Bowl in Kalamazoo, hosted by Comstock.
Bronson (boys only) and Galesburg-Augusta will compete at the Pinz in Kalamazoo, hosted by Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep.
GULL LAKE, HOMER SET FOR COMPETITIVE CHEER REGIONALS
The Gull Lake and Homer competitive cheer teams will put their seasons on the line Saturday as it fights for a spot in the MHSAA State Finals.
The Blue Devils will compete in the Division 2 regional at Muskegon Mona Shores, beginning at 10 a.m.
The Trojans will compete at the Division 4 regional at Sparta, beginning at 6 p.m.
The top four teams at each regional advance to the MHSAA State Finals, March 4-6 at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids.
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