Weather puts wrestling teams on hold

Published 8:55 am Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weather may have an effect on whether or not area wrestling teams can compete Wednesday as scheduled.

With school cancelled Monday due to a blizzard and the possibility of there being no school Tuesdays due to sub-zero temperatures, there is a strong chance that matches will have to be postponed.

They will be postponed due to the fact that teams would not be able to hold weigh-ins. Schools also could decide to use on-site weigh-in.

If matches go on as scheduled, Dowagiac, Brandywine, Edwardsburg and Cassopolis are all slated for matches on Wednesday, while Niles will travel to Stevensville to wrestle Kalamazoo Central and Mattawan.

The Vikings are off to a great start with an 8-3 record. Their losses are all to ranked teams, including No. 1 Davidson.

Niles is ranked No. 3 in Division 2 according to

The Vikings already own a victory over then No. 4-ranked Oxford and their only loss of the year was at the hands of No. 1-ranked Davidson.

Niles opened Big 16 West Division action with a pair of impressive wins over Portage Northern and Portage Central.

This past weekend, the Vikings captured the Muskegon Orchard View Invitational by placing 19 wrestlers, including four individual champions.

Winning titles for Niles were Andrew Flick (103), Josh Dayhuff (119), Fred Kemp (160) and Sean Craig (171).

Niles coach Todd Hesson is glad the match was moved back a day.

“This works out nice for us because we didn’t have a tournament for our ‘A’ team this weekend,” he said.


Brandywine at Climax

The Bobcats are set to hit the road yet again as they travel to Climax to face Battle Creek Lakeview and Climax-Scott.

Wrestling will begin at 6 p.m.

Dowagiac at Otsego Quad

The Chieftains will head to Otsego for a pair of Wolverine Conference matches

Wrestling is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.


Cassopolis Quad

The Rangers are scheduled to host Eau Claire and Penn C.

Wrestling will begin at 6 p.m.


Edwardsburg at Allegan

The Eddies will take on the perennial Wolverine Conference powerhouse Tigers as well as South Haven Wednesday night.

Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.