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March 3, 2014

Postseason underway for Roseville, East Detroit teams

By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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Postseason underway for Roseville, East Detroit teams
The Roseville High boys basketball team will begin the postseason with a matchup against either St. Clair Shores Lakeview or Clinton Township Chippewa Valley in a Class A district semifinal set for 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Roseville. Pictured is Panthers senior swingman Elijah Collier, left, during a regular-season game against Sterling Heights Stevenson.

It’s “win or go home” for teams in the Eastsider coverage area, as the postseason is now underway in every sport except boys basketball and swimming, which begin their playoffs March 3 and March 4, respectively, after press time.

The playoffs are in full swing in hockey, girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, and wrestling.

Here’s a look at how each of the local teams had performed at press time.

Roseville wrestlers do battle at state finals
Roseville High senior wrestlers Jeff Fresch and Tyler Petrone battled their way to the state finals, which took place after press time.

The appearance at the state finals is the second for both grapplers.

Fresch, wrestling at 145 pounds, finished third in his weight class at a Division 1 regional to qualify for the state finals. Petrone, battling at 189 pounds, also placed third in his weight class to advance.

The top eight wrestlers in each weight class at the state finals earn All-State honors. For more on the individual finals, including a photo gallery, visit www.candgnews.com.

Bowling teams fall in regionals
The East Detroit High and Roseville High boys and girls bowling teams saw their seasons end at a Division 1 regional tournament Feb. 21 in Woodhaven.

East Detroit’s boys placed 13th at the regional, which was won by Warren Mott with 3,898 points, after totaling 3,173 points. The Shamrocks’ girls squad finished ninth with 3,052 points. Belleville won the girls side of the regional with 3,674 points.

At the same regional, Roseville’s boys finished 10th with 3,509 points, while the Panthers girls ended with 2,832 points — also good for 10th place.

The top three teams at each regional advanced to the state finals, which took place after press time.

Roseville sophomore Kyle Houvener qualified for the D-1 individual state finals by finishing 10th at the individual regional Feb. 22 in Woodhaven. The top 10 individuals moved on to the state finals, which took place after press time.

Boys basketball postseason underway
The Roseville High boys basketball team will begin the postseason with a matchup against either St. Clair Shores Lakeview or Clinton Township Chippewa Valley in a Class A district semifinal set for 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Roseville.

East Detroit’s Class A district quarterfinal bout with Warren Woods Tower took place after press time. The winner of that game moves on to take on Warren De La Salle at 4:30 p.m. March 5 at Fraser.

For continuous coverage on the various state playoffs, check back to www.candgnews.com and visit www.mhsaa.com.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Jason Carmel Davis at jdavis@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1107. Twitter Follow Jason on Twitter.