Niles third at Allegan; Eddies’ Highley wins title

Published 8:02 pm Saturday, December 7, 2013

ALLEGAN — The Niles wrestling team finished third at the Southwest Classic in Allegan Saturday.

The Vikings had 10 wrestlers place, including runners-up Darek Bullock-Mills and Wyatt Thornton.

Edwardsburg finished eighth in the tournament, won by host Allegan.

The Eddies’ Michael Higley was the only area individual champion as he captured the 103-pound title with a 9-4 decision against Portage Northern’s Nolan Smith.


Southwest Classic

At Allegan

Team scores

Allegan 179.5, Portage Northern 144, Niles 127, Shelby 127, Lawton 123, Whitehall 121, Lowell 113, Edwardsburg 109, Hastings 109, Leslie 76, Portage Central 66, Coopersville 61, Kalamazoo Central 46.5, Otsego 43.5, Grand Rapids West Catholic 29.5, Battle Creek Harper Creek 22


Championship round

103: Michael Higley (E) d. Nolan Smith (PN) 9-4; 112: Julian Torres (LA) d. Matt Heaps (PN) 3-1; 119: Romeo Riley (KC) d. Kanen Storr (LE) 8-6; 125: Foster Karmon (A) d. Derek Krajewski (LO) 9-2; 130: Bailey Jack (LO) d. Kyle Barkovich (LA) 3-1; 135: Blake Russo (WC) d. Zach Wilcox (H) 6-3; 140: Zehlin Storr (LE) p. Darek Bullock-Mills 2:41; 145: Kyle Simaz (A) p. Jacob Heaps (PN) 1:00; 152: Jason Slaughter (H) d. Anthony Guerra (S) 3-0; 160: Dom Latora (PC) t.f. Trip Thommer (W) 17-0; 171: Brady Conner (LA) d. Levi Sabin (A) 5-0; 189: Brett Bloomberg (PN) d. Austin Farrell (A) 10-8; 215: Trent Montombo (S) p. Wyatt Thornton (N) 2:57; 288: Josh Colebrove (LO) d. Hunter Shaw (W) 9-2