Schurr runner-up at County meet
The Frankenmuth varsity wrestling team competed in the annual Saginaw County Meet and almost landed a state champion.
The long-running meet was held at Hemlock High School, with 10 teams competing. The Eagle grapplers took ninth place with 75 points. Perennial power Birch Run, a Tri-Valley Conference East Division school, won the meet with 296 points. The Panthers edged another top program in TVC West school Swan Valley (270.5 points). Chesaning was third with 219.5 points, followed by Carrollton (154 points), Freeland (119.5 points), Heritage High (111 points), Michigan Lutheran Seminary (97 points), Hemlock (86.5 points). ‘Muth and Nouvel Catholic Central (45 points).
Frankenmuth’s Anthony Schurr advanced to the finals at 215 pounds. Birch Run’s George Lahar defeated Schurr in a pin at the 2:55 mark.
In other wrestling news, FHS traveled to North Branch on January 7 for a TVC East triangular against the host Broncos and Otisville-Lakeville. ‘Muth fell to North Branch, 48-33 but topped the Falcons, 42-39.
The evening’s double winners were Cameron Lambeth, Kris Roche, Nick Rogers, Josh Szczepanski, Austin Robishaw and Schurr. Out of the 14 matches wrestled, the Eagles won 10 of 14 matches.
Frankenmuth travels to Birch Run tonight (January 21) for a 6pm match and heads to Mayville for an invitational on Saturday, January 24, beginning at 8:30am. Caro visits here for a 6pm match on Wednesday, January 28 and the ‘Muth matmen round out January by competing in the Bay City John Glen Invitational, set for Saturday, January 31.