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CatchMark Catch-Up highlights West Michigan Conference winter sports (March 6, 2023)

Recapping the week of Feb. 27-March 6, 2023.

Welcome to the ninth week of the CatchMark Catch-Up for the 2022-23 winter sports season in the West Michigan Conference.

It’s Monday, March 6, and we’re recapping conference highlights Feb. 27-March 4, 2023.

Whitehall senior Shane Cook completed a perfect wrestling season with a 9-5 victory over Birch Run’s Landen Roe in the Division 3 285-pound championship match Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Ford Field in Detroit. Cook (62-0) is the second straight wrestler in the 285-pound weight class to go undefeated in a season. He’s also the fourth unbeaten state champion in Whitehall wrestling history. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)


Whitehall senior Shane Cook captured the 285-pound state title in Division 3 to lead a group of 17 all-state wrestlers from the West Michigan Conference. Cook caps his dream season with a 62-0 record.

CLICK HERE for complete coverage on Cook and the emotional weekend it was.

CLICK HERE to see which wrestlers from the conference finished top eight to earn all-state.


Hart finished fourth and Mason County Central eighth as the two teams represented the West Michigan Conference well in the MHSAA Division 4 competitive cheer state finals last Thursday at CMU’s McGuirk Arena.

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Hart and Mason County Central represented the West Michigan Conference in the MHSAA’s Division 4 competitive cheer state finals Thursday, March 2, 2023, at CMU’s McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Hart finished fourth with 739.56 points, while MCC was eighth with 713.12 points. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)


Three teams and a handful of individuals from the West Michigan Conference competed in the state finals at two different locations Friday and Saturday.

CLICK HERE for a roundup from the weekend’s action.


Boys basketball districts tip off tonight with games continuing in Wednesday’s semifinals and Friday’s championship games. CLICK HERE to see the schedules and brackets for West Michigan Conference teams.

Last Thursday, Hart’s boys basketball team wrapped up a 22-0 regular-season, the first perfect run for the program in the modern era. CLICK HERE for complete coverage.

Also last Thursday, Whitehall’s boys basketball squad locked up a share of the WMC Lakes Division title. Making the game even more special was the fact it was senior night and senior Tyler Manzo — a fan and teammate favorite — scored the first bucket of the game. CLICK HERE for more coverage.


Whitehall exacted revenge against rival Montague by winning a Division 2 girls district basketball title on the Wildcats’ court Friday. CLICK HERE for coverage of the game.

Elsewhere, Hart rallied from a seven-point, third-quarter deficit against Mason County Central and captured its fourth district title in five years. CLICK HERE for complete coverage.


Hart’s girls basketball team rallied to beat Mason County Central and win a district championship. Coach Travis Rosema was hittin’ “The Griddy.” #fyp #CatchMark #catchmarksportsnet #foryoupage #wmc #hartpirates #griddydance #mhsaa

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