Almont's Gavin Dempz works for a fall in action last Saturday at the Sandusky Invitational.
January 10, 2018
ALMONT — The Almont wrestling team registered a number one showing last Saturday at the Sandusky Invitational.
When the final scores were tallied, Almont's 151- point total proved best. They were followed by Anchor Bay (136 points), Bad Axe (111), Sandusky (83), Mio Au Sable (76), Ubly (74), Michigan Lutheran Seminary (64.5), Brown City (59.5), St. Charles (54) and Elkton-Pigeon BayPort (25).
Jack DeMara, Gavin Dempz and Hunter Spies headlined for Almont, bringing home firsts. DeMara reached the title clash at 103 pounds where he pinned Anchor Bay's Mike Higdon with 2:36 gone; Dempz gained admittance to the 119-pound championship encounter where he pinned Anchor Bay's Luke Siorius with 2:34 gone; and Spies advanced to the title clash at 215 pounds where he pinned Sandusky's Anthony Filkins with 3:03 gone.
Aiden Finn, Lane Jackson, Robbie Battani and Connor Arms contributed thirds to Almont's cause. Finn concluded 103-pound action when he pinned Bad Axe's Clark Wehner with 56 seconds gone; Jackson finished his run at 140 pounds when he pinned Anchor Bay's Evan Knapp with 58 seconds gone; and Battani wrapped up 189-pound action when he pinned Bad Axe's Devin Little with 1:24 gone; and Arms finished his run at 285 pounds when he pinned Sandusky's Adam Scott with 2:55 elapsed.
Michael Lulgjuraj added a fourth to Almont's cause. He closed out 171-pound action when he was pinned by Ubly's Shane Osantowski with 3:34 gone.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.