CAPAC — The Capac wrestling team saw to it that they would hoist the first-place trophy at evening’s end, registering a 49-30 triumph against Brown City in a Division 4 district championship clash last Wednesday.
It marked Capac’s first top district finish since they won a title as a Division 3 program in 2014.
Sandusky is where the action unfolded.
With the outcome, Capac continues their postseason path this Wednesday at a regional hosted by Memphis High School. There the Chiefs will square off versus the hosts in a semifinal meeting slated for 5 p.m.
Shane Hoffman, Hunter Tyson, Seth Dykshoorn, Hunter Thorner, Ethan Bastian and Bryce Tank led Capac with wins by pin against Brown City. Hoffman took 3:13 to stop Andrew McKelurey at 119 pounds; Tyson required 50 seconds to defeat 125-pound foe Thomas Thompson; Dykshoorn needed 2:25 to beat Nicholas Freeman at 135 pounds; Thorner took 29 seconds to upend 140-pound counterpart James Morearty; Bastian required 3:54 to conquer Hunter Aldridge at 152 pounds; and Tank needed 28 seconds to fend off 285-pound weight class adversary Alex Ross.
Nathan Schocke (112) gave Capac a victory by void.
Max Frangedakis contributed a triumph by major decision to Capac’s cause, getting the job done on the strength of a 9-1 outcome versus 103-pound rival Whitley Blake.
Robert Grant was the other Capac grappler who prevailed, notching a 16-12 win against Louis Treash at 145 pounds.
Capac reached the district title tilt with a 51-30 semifinal victory over Sandusky earlier that evening.
A group consisting of Tyson, Thorner and Omar Navarro paced Capac with triumphs via the pinfall route. Tyson needed 17 seconds to best Brittany Lambson at 125 pounds; Thorner required 3:53 to defeat 145-pound foe Logan Ryan; and Navarro took 1:28 to turn back Andrew Filkins at 189 pounds.
Frangedakis (103), Nathan Schocke (112), Hoffman (119), Dykshoorn (140) and Grant (152) provided Capac with wins by void.
Jared Schocke was the other Capac grappler who emerged victorious. He downed Adam Scott, 6-4, at 285 pounds.
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.