Local Sports: Dundee takes on two No. 1s; Airport tops Flat Rock

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Kade Kluce of Dundee tries to turn Steve Skinner of Lowell before winning by fall in the 119-pound match Friday, January 29, 2022.
Kade Kluce of Dundee tries to turn Steve Skinner of Lowell before winning by fall in the 119-pound match Friday, January 29, 2022.

Dundee's wrestling team made the rounds this week.

The Vikings, the No. 1-ranked team in Division 3, defeated Hudson 56-16 Wednesday. The Tigers are the top team in Division 4.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dundee wrestling hosts two No. 1-ranked teams

The tour continued Friday against Division 1 No. 1 Detroit Catholic Central and Division 2 No. 1 Lowell. The results were not quite as complimentary, but the experience was invaluable.

Lowell defeated Dundee 36-28 and Detroit Catholic Central won 45-19.

"It was a good experience to go through that this week," Dundee coach Tim Roberts said. "I'm glad we got to go through that and get those kinds of matches before the postseason. The guys handled it well."

Logan Sander of Dundee attempts to pin Landon Miller of Lowell at 140 pounds Friday, January 28, 2022, going on to win 11-5.
Logan Sander of Dundee attempts to pin Landon Miller of Lowell at 140 pounds Friday, January 28, 2022, going on to win 11-5.

Dundee wrestled well despite a shorthanded roster. Three regular starters were out with illness Friday.

"That's the way it goes," Roberts said. "You compete with what you have available to you on the day you compete. You can't control when people get sick."

Going 2-0 for Dundee were Kade Kluce (112/119), Cameron Chinavare (125), Logan Sander (140) and Casey Swiderski (152). Trey Parker and Kaden Chinavare also wrestled well for the Vikings, who fell to 10-4 overall.

"We had a lot of good matches," Roberts said. "A lot of guys wrestled tough, but we just came up on the short end of a couple tough duals with good teams."

Dundee's Casey Swiderski manhandles Nate Cleaver of Lowell, winning by technical fall 22-6 at 152 pounds Friday, January 28, 2022.
Dundee's Casey Swiderski manhandles Nate Cleaver of Lowell, winning by technical fall 22-6 at 152 pounds Friday, January 28, 2022.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Airport dominates Rams

FLAT ROCK – Lauren Pitock scored 16 of her game-high 23 points in the second quarter to lead Airport to a 54-24 win over Flat Rock on Friday.

Airport outscored Flat Rock 29-4 in the second to take a 39-14 lead into halftime. The Rams scored just 10 points the rest of the way.

Tara Szuper added a season-high 14 points for the Jets.

"We really played good team defense tonight," Airport coach Darrell Mossburg said. "Tara Szuper, I'm for her. She's been struggling lately and hit some nice shots from the perimeters and finished well at the rim. Lauren played great at both ends."

Sophia Somerset led Flat Rock with 8 points and Abby Goldobin added 2 points and 10 rebounds.

"Airport absolutely outplayed us in all facets of this game," Flat Rock coach Brian Kryk said. "We had no answer for their pressure."

Airport ; 10 ; 29 ; 8 ; 7 ; - ; 54

Flat Rock ; 10 ; 4 ; 5 ; 5 ; - ; 24

AIRPORT: M. Szuper 3 (1) 0-0 7, T. Szuper 6 (2) 0-1 14, Pitock 9 (1) 4-7 23, Rodak 1 (1) 0-0 3, Drummond 1 1-2 3, Mumbower 1 0-0 2, Redin 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 (5) 5-10 54.

FLAT ROCK: Goldobin 0 2-4 2, Geresy 1 0-0 2, Cerroni 1 3-6 5, Kopp 1 (1) 0-0 3, Knight 1 0-0 2, Somerset 3 2-4 8, Beaudrie 1 0-0 2. Totals 8 (1) 7-14 24.

Carlson's streak continues

GIBRALTAR – Gibraltar Carlson struggled with just 3 points in the second quarter, but the rest of the game went the way of the Marauders as they defeated Dearborn Edsel Ford 43-34.

Carlson extended its winning streak to eight games to move to 12-2 overall and 10-0 in the Downriver League.

Emma Shimizu scored 16 points to lead Carlson.

Carlson ; 14 ; 3 ; 14 ; 12 ; - ; 43

Edsel Ford ; 5 ; 6 ; 13 ; 10 ; - ; 34

GIBRALTAR CARLSON: Cioccio 1 (1) 0-0 3, Pate 1 0-0 2, Poli 3 (3) 0-2 9, Miller 4 0-0 8, E. Shimizu 5 6-7 16, Bongiorno 2 1-3 5. Totals 16 (4) 7-12 43.

DEARBORN EDSEL FORD: Steinhebel 4 2-3 10, Kowalski 2 (1) 0-0 5, Gerlach 2 (1) 0-0 5, Moulton 1 0-0 2, Elgahmi 0 0-2 0, Jackson 6 0-0 12. Totals 15 (2) 2-5 34.

PREP HOCKEY

SMCC fights back

TRENTON – St. Mary Catholic Central fell into a 5-0 hole in the opening period Friday when Riverview scored three times on a five-minute major penalty.

The Falcons fought back, but lost 8-2.

“To the kids’ credit, they came back and pretty much played even the rest of the game,” SMCC coach Brian Hughes said.

Noah Riester netted his first high school goal and Daniel Neubauer also scored for the 0-18 Falcons. Riley DeSarbo had two assists. Owen McLaughlin and Ian Bird added one each.

Huron United falls

ROYAL OAK – Bazel Wolf and Matthew Croteau scored, but Huron United (4-11) fell 10-2 to Madison Heights Bishop Foley Friday night.

PREP SWIMMING

Warriors vanquish Milan

WOODHAVEN – Milan swam its second meet in as many days Friday, falling to Woodhaven 105-73.

Winners for the Big Reds (7-2) were Ben Heikka in the 500-yard freestyle, Zach Heikka in the backstroke, and the 200 medley relay of Zach Heikka, Zack Zeller, Gavin Kruise and Sam Kennedy.

Milan also had multiple season-best times on the day from Davis Vandergrift (50 free, 100 free), Ty Neuvirth (100 free), Elias Hobbs (200 free, breaststroke), Sam Kennedy (50 free), and Gabe Edwards (100 free). Gunnar Kruise, Matthew Johnson, Parker Prior and Steven Gottardi also had strong performances.

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