Talk about a memorable weekend.
Plainwell’s Division 2 team wrestling regional semifinal against Harper Creek on Wednesday, Feb. 19, started well enough for the Trojans.
Twenty wrestlers from Allegan County competed in individual regionals on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Through eight of the 14 weight classes in its Division 3 team wrestling district final against Comstock on Wednesday, Feb. 12, Hopkins faced a 27-18 deficit.
The combined Martin/Climax-Scotts wrestling team found itself facing a serious uphill battle as it entered its Division 4 team district final against Delton on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The good news for the Allegan wrestling team was that it fared better against Wolverine Conference foe Plainwell in the Division 2 team district final on Wednesday, Feb.
Seven Allegan County wrestlers came away with individual championships at the Wolverine Conference Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8.
It wasn’t that long ago that Allegan was not only the top wrestling power in the Wolverine Conference, but also a state power under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Murray Rose.
With five weight classes remaining in its Wolverine Conference match with Paw Paw on Wednesday, Jan. 15, Allegan found itself facing a 31-18 deficit.
In his hey day, Mike Fries was one of Fennville’s most successful wrestlers.