(Photo by John Cook) Mayville senior heavyweight Logan LaBean bears down on his second-round opponent Alex Tyer of Bronson at the Division 4 individual wrestling state finals on Friday at Ford Field in Detroit. LaBean won the match by fall in 2:35 on his way to a third-place, repeat all-state finish that was second best in school history to last year's heavyweight state title won by former Wildcat Jackson Schenk.

Mayville, Millington wrestlers earn all-state honors

WAYNE COUNTY

DETROIT — Mayville senior Logan LaBean and Millington sophomores Jack Sherman and Hunter Norris had all-state finishes at the Division 3 and 4 individual wrestling state finals held over the weekend.

LaBean (46-5), a heavyweight and returning all-stater after a seventh-place finish last year, took third place to secure the second-best finish in Mayville program history behind last year’s state title won by Wildcats’ alumn Jackson Schenk. 

The top eight wrestlers at each weight class are considered as all-state.

(Photo by John Cook) Millington 112-pound sophomore Jack Sherman holds top control over his second-round opponent Ryker Johnecheck of Williamston on his way to scoring a 10-8 win of the consolation match that started Sherman’s run to an all-state, third-place finish at the Division 3 individual wrestling state finals on Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.

LaBean won his first match by fall in 2:18, his second match by fall in 2:35, and after an 8-4 semifinal loss, won his final two matches by the scores of 6-1 and 3-1 respectively.

Sherman (43-8) was third at 112 pounds and Norris (42-7) was sixth at 119 in Division 3 for the Cardinals.

(Photo by John Cook) Millington 119-pound sophomore Hunter Norris, top, attempts to line up a pin of Shelby’s Will Kidder in his opening match on Friday at the Division 3 individual wrestling state finals at Ford Field in Detroit. Norris went on to claim a 9-7 win of the matchup and an eventual sixth-place finish, good for all-state honors.

Sherman won his first match by technical fall before dropping a 6-0 quarterfinal decision that dropped him into the consolation bracket. He then proceeded to win his final four matches.

(Photo by John Cook) Vassar junior Zach Goss gets his Leroy Pine River opponent Jordan Koetje up off his feet to secure a takedown in his opening match he went on to win by sudden victory, 6-4, on Friday at the Division 4 individual wrestling state finals at Ford Field in Detroit.

Norris won his first two matches by decision 9-7 and 16-6 before falling in the semifinals and in the match for fifth and sixth place.

Competing at the state finals but failing to place were Caro’s John Botkins (140) and Garrett Stoick (145) in Division 3, Vassar’s Zach Goss (130) and Steven Jackson (140) in Division 4. Stoick (40-13) went 2-2, Botkins (46-8) and Goss (35-7) both went 1-2 and Jackson (40-10) finished 0-2.

(Photo by John Cook) Caro 140-pound senior John Botkins controls his first-round opponent Austin Sanders of Comstock Park on his way to winning the match 9-3 on Friday at the Division 3 individual wrestling state finals at Ford Field in Detroit.

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