Edwardsburg advances to regionals

Published 7:10 am Friday, February 7, 2014

STURGIS — Back-to-back wins by Dylan Dixon and Hunter Vargo gave visiting Edwardsburg just a big enough lead to hold off host Sturgis in the championship match of the Division 2 District Tournament Thursday night.

The Eddies built up a 30-21 advantage with the wins by Dixon and Vargo.

Sturgis won the final two bouts of the night at 130- and 135-pounds to close the final margin, but it wasn’t enough.

Edwardsburg will now face Battle Creek Central in the semifinals of the regional Wednesday at Battle Creek Harper Creek High School.

Niles will face Three Rivers in the other semifinal.


Division 2 Wrestling

At Sturgis

Edwardsburg — 30

Sturgis — 27

103: Michael Higley (E) p. Jayce Mobley 1:23; 112: Alejandro Soto (S) d. Dylan Dixon 17-9; 119: Hunter Vargo (E) d. Dakotah Smith 6-1; 125: Dustin Vires (E) d. Noah Gleason 7-4; 130: Austin Smith (S) d. Keathley Marks 6-3; 135: Austin Layman (S) d. Patrick Snyder 4-3; 140: Lucas Marks (E) d. Zach Mathews (S) 6-3; 145: T.J. Vanderheyden (E) p. Tom Nolan :49; 152: Luke Carver (S) t.f. Jay Hess 16-0; 160: Anthony Neal (S) d. Jarrett Wood 5-4; 171: Cole Campbell (S) d. Jay Herman 4-0; 189: Blake Parsons (E) d. Juan Espinoza 6-2; 215: Cole D’Haese (S) p. Devin Hayes 1:21; 285: Brandon Cooper (E) p. Jake Stevens 3:14