Sixth Week “Best Of 2013-14” Features Wrestling Showdown

Contact:  John Johnson
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – July 28 –  An MHSAA Wrestling Final so tight and so exciting that it had to be decided on a tiebreaker highlights the sixth week of  "Best Of 2013-14” offerings on the MHSAA.tv Website this week.

For eight weeks over the Summer, the MHSAA.tv Website will spotlight some of the best tournament action from the 2013-14 school year, presenting four games each week.

Each contest will be easily identified with a “Best Of 13-14” thumbnail on the home page of the MHSAA.tv Website.  Here’s a look at the games which will be featured from July July 28-August 4:

•  Lowell v. St. Johns:   2014 Division 2 Team Wrestling Final.   This was a battle royale between the two perennial grappling powerhouses which ended in a tie score after 14 weight classes.  The Red Arrows of Lowell prevail over the four-time defending champion Redwings of St. Johns on the fifth tiebreaker – total sixth-point wins.

•  Marine City v. Grand Rapids South Christian:   2013 Division 4 Football Final.  Jarrett Mathison and Pete Patsaslis each scored three touchdowns and Olivia Viney became the first female in the MHSAA Football Record Book with her seven extra point kicks in Marine City’s 49-35 win.

•  East Grand Rapids v. Okemos:    2014 Division 2 Girls Lacrosse Final.  The Chiefs were looking to return to the winners circle for the first time since 2010, and hung tough with the Pioneers through the early moments of the second half before East scored five of the last six goals, two by Liza Elder, to record an 11-7 victory and repeat as champions in Division 2.

•  Richland Gull Lake v. Bloomfield Hills Marian:    2014 Division 2 Girls Soccer Final.  Meeting in the finale for the second straight year, Gull Lake got a goal midway through the second half from the hero of the 2013 game – Sydney Nikitas – and topped the Mustangs for the second straight season, 2-1.

During the course of the 2013-14 school year, over 3,000 events were produced on MHSAA.tv by PlayOn! Sports and MHSAA member schools participating in the School Broadcasting Program, covering everything from athletics to announcements to commencements to the performing arts and school board meetings.

DVD’s of the “Best Of 13-14” game videos are available through the MHSAA.tv website.


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