Nicholas Zimmerman and the Niles wrestling team will face Tecumseh in the Division 2 Quarterfinals Friday night in Battle Creek. (Leader photo/File)
Nicholas Zimmerman and the Niles wrestling team will face Tecumseh in the Division 2 Quarterfinals Friday night in Battle Creek. (Leader photo/File)

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Hesson says seeding went well

Published 7:11pm Monday, February 18, 2013

The Niles wrestling team will take on Tecumseh in the Division 2 State Quarterfinals in Battle Creek at the Kellogg Arena Friday night.

The Vikings (33-1) were given the No. 3 seed Sunday by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Tecumseh (30-12) is the No. 6 seed. The two teams will wrestle at 7:45 p.m.

Top-ranked and defending champion St. Johns (19-4) received the No. 1 seed and will a face Mason (30-8), which was given the No. 8 seed.

Lowell, ranked No. 2 in the final Michigangrappler.com poll, will face No. 7 Greenville (28-4) with the winner facing the winner of the Niles-Tecumseh match in the semifinals Saturday at 11:45 a.m.

Lowell is 17-6 on the season.

“The seeding went well,” Niles coach Todd Hesson said. “I thought they were very generous to us. Taking St. Johns out of it for a second, Lowell and Allegan I thought were next. Tecumseh had also been ranked as high as third throughout most of the season.

“I think the match-ups went as well as could be expected. Avoiding St. Johns and Allegan was big. I was glad we didn’t have to face Mason a second time as it would have been tough to beat them again. I think the remaining teams are fairly equal. The Tecumseh-Niles match-up is good. We are very similar on paper. It should be interesting.”

The other match-up pits No. 4 see Warren Lincoln (30-4) against No. 5 seed Allegan (30-5).

The Division 2 state title match will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Division 2 State Quarterfinals

At Battle Creek

Friday, 7:45 p.m.

Mat 1 – No. 1 St. Johns (19-4) vs. No. 8 Mason (30-8)

Mat 2 – No. 4 Warren Lincoln (30-4) vs. No. 5 Allegan (30-5)

Mat 3 – No. 3 Niles (33-1) vs. No. 6 Tecumseh (30-12)

Mat 4 – No. 2 Lowell (17-6) vs. No. 7 Greenville (28-4)

 

Division 2 State Semifinals

Saturday, 11:45 a.m.

Mat 1 – 1/8 Winner vs. 4/5 Winner
Mat 3 – 3/6 Winner  vs./ 2/7 Winner

 

Division 2 Finals

Saturday, 4 p.m.

Mat 4 – Semifinal winners

 

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