Winter sports season shows signs of success for several local teams

In wrestling, Kenneth Rivers leads the Patriots in wins (14) and pins (10). Dylan Baker has recorded 12 wins, with Kodie Simpson earning 10 and Michael Thompson nine, six by way of pin.

Hank McCormick continues to rack up wins in the pool for the Patriots boys swim team, recently breaking the one minute barrier in the 100 butterfly and earning four wins in the last week. McCormick has also scored wins this season in the 200 medley, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Gavin Friedrich has also recorded wins for the Patriots in the pool in the 500 freestyle.

The AuSable Valley indoor track and field team has also seen its share of success, with Paul Ford winning each of the high jump events at the four league meets this season with jumps of 5’-8”, 5’-10”, 5’-10” and 6’-0”.

Ashlee Estes twice captured the high jump competition for the Lady Patriots with jumps of 4’07”, while scoring one win in the long jump with a mark of 15’-3”.

Note: Statistics, state rankings and records represent games and meets held through Feb. 3.

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