Whitehall’s Joe Sika (right) lifts Reeths-Puffer’s Tyler Beckman into the air during their 171-pound title match at the GMAA wrestling meet last Saturday. Sika won the match by technical fall for his second straight city title.
MONTAGUE — After the Whitehall Vikings rolled through the competition on their way to a seventh straight city title at the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association meet last Saturday at Montague, Whitehall coach Cliff Sandee said something that ought to strike fear into any future opponent.
“It’s a pretty disappointing day today, to be honest,” Sandee said. “It’s nice to win the city championship and all that stuff, but we didn’t wrestle very well. We need to start wrestling more like teammates.”
This was after the Vikings had won half of the 14 weight classes at the city meet, racking up 222.50 points, nearly 100 more than second-place Reeths-Puffer. If that qualifies as disappointing, especially in a meet which included a couple of Class A schools, the Vikings are likely headed for a deep postseason run.
Whitehall 2-0, Montague 0-2 at MCC Jamboree
SCOTTVILLE — Whitehall capitalized on the momentum from last Saturday’s GMAA wrestling title to snag two more West Michigan Conference victories at Wednesday’s jamboree at Mason County Central.
The Vikings blasted Montague 75-3 and defeated top rival Shelby fairly handily, 39-16. Whitehall remains undefeated in WMC action heading into next Friday’s conference tournament at Hart.
Rockets 2-0 at Holland Quad
HOLLAND — The Reeths-Puffer Rockets swept two matches Wednesday night at the Holland Quad.
R-P defeated Union and the host Dutch. Their win over Union came by a decisive 54-24 score.
The Rockets have only lost twice all season in dual meets, winning four of them in a row since a loss to Kenowa Hills Jan. 9.
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