RC third in Petoskey, Cards host Dick Dunn tournament

by Angie Asam–Staff Writer

The Rogers City Hurons wrestling team traveled to Petoskey Saturday for a dual tournament finishing 3-2 on the day and in third place. The Hurons were giving away voids at 112 pounds, 135 pounds and 140 pounds all day. They hosted their only regular-season home meet Wednesday (after press time).

Saturday the Hurons started the day with a 69-6 loss to eventual champions Roscommon. They then defeated a combined Benzie Central/Lake City team 60-21 before falling to the host Northmen 47-30.

ONAWAY FRESHMAN Gavin Fenstermaker has this match headed in the right direction. He wrestled well during Saturday’s annual Dick Dunn Memorial tournament.    (Photo by Peter Jakey)
ONAWAY FRESHMAN Gavin Fenstermaker has this match headed in the right direction. He wrestled well during Saturday’s annual Dick Dunn Memorial tournament. (Photo by Peter Jakey)

The Hurons then defeated Traverse City St. Francis 54-10 and Traverse City Central 51-24.

The Hurons are at the Manistee Invitational Saturday beginning at 9:45 a.m.

ONAWAY HOSTED the annual Dick Dunn invitational Saturday. “I think we wrestled well in places. The younger guys are continuing to work and develop their skills as we progress towards the postseason. It is difficult for them to see their progress but I am watching them grow and it is good to see. We have a very competitive schedule yet to complete so I am looking for better days ahead. Everyone is just wrestling hard and continuing to learn and that has been the theme of this entire year,” said coach Mark Grant.

Last Wednesday the Cardinals traveled to Mio where they defeated Whittemore Prescott (WP) 36-35 for their first team victory of the season before falling to Mio.

“I thought they looked good on their feet and wrestled tough throughout the dual. As a team we particularly appreciated Brittney’s match as she battled a tough kid and although she did not win her bout she did manage to fight her way out of bad position to keep from being pinned and that one team point that WP did not get was the difference in winning or possibly losing the dual due to criteria.  She showed a lot of heart and determination in that match.  Against Mio we were simply overrun by a full team and bad matchups on our end.  We have kids wrestling tough but experience plays a role and they certainly had that over us.  Although I do not like losing it is a little easier to digest when the team wrestles as hard as we are right now,” said coach Grant.

The Cardinals are at Ithaca Saturday and will travel to Whittemore Prescott next Wednesday.

(The complete story is available in the Jan. 21, 2016 edition of the Presque Isle County Advance)