The Capac wrestling team poses for a photo after clinching a top Division 4 district finish last week. The Chiefs knocked off Memphis and New Haven on the way to a title.


CAPAC — The Capac wrestling team earned a first-place finish at a Division 4 district hosted by Memphis High School last Wednesday.

With the outcome, Capac (18-3) moves on to this Wednesday’s regional at Clinton. There the Chiefs will square off versus Mayville in a semifinal meeting set for 5:30 p.m. The survivor of that clash then meets the hosts for the distinction of champion.

In Wednesday’s district action, Capac opened with a 39-30 win against Memphis.

Max Frangedakis and Arturo Rosales led Capac with victories via the pinfall route. Frangedakis needed 3:56 to defeat 112-pound foe Logan Strickland and Rosales required 17 seconds to best Jack Tomaszek at 189 pounds.

Nathan Schocke (135), Shane Clor (140), Bryce Tank (215) and Jesus Martinez-Guerrero (285) provided Capac with triumphs by void.

Shane Hofmann was the other Capac grappler who prevailed. Hofmann obtained a 4-2 win against 130-pound counterpart Andrew Trombley.

Capac then met New Haven for district honors next.

When the final scores were added up, Capac had posted a convincing 57-6 victory.

A group consisting of Hofmann, Schocke, Clor, Hunter Tyson, Rosales, Martinez-Guerrero and Tank paced Capac with wins by pin. Hofmann took 1:21 to turn back Brady Packer at 130 pounds; Schocke required 5:57 to stop 130-pound adversary Myles Wyche; Clor needed 1:03 to down Mason Sauer at 140 pounds; Tyson took
1:00 to beat 171-pound rival Cody Hellar; Rosales required 2:28 to conquer Joshua Martin at 189 pounds; Martinez-Guerrero needed 3:50 to stop 215-pound foe Zade Tovia; and Tank took 1:53 to defeat Cole Pannell at 285 pounds.

Ben Rodriguez (125) gave Capac a triumph by void.

Frangedakis added the other Capac win, accomplishing the feat with a 4-2 victory over Josh Martin at 119 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.