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Duncan MacLean

ADA TWP. — In athletics, when the season is all said and done, only one team gets to end on a win. Often times though, the endeavor is more important than the final score.

The Grand Haven wrestling team faced off with Grandville in the opening round of the Division 1 team regional tournament on Wednesday at Forest Hills Central High School. The team’s season came to an end as the Bucs fell to the Bulldogs, 19-45.

Grandville rolled into Ada with a wall-to-wall stellar lineup, after defeating the Bucs handily in their O-K Red Conference dual, winning the O-K Red title and cleaning up at the individual district tournament at Grand Haven last weekend, the Bucs had a more than difficult task ahead of them if they wanted to see Rockford in the second round.

“A lot of times, the score doesn’t indicate the effort,” Grand Haven head coach Vince Gervais said. “Tonight, I felt like we performed really well, we were attacking, we were aggressive, we were going after them and that’s what I want to see.

“We performed really well, we just ran into a team that is better than us in Grandville on the mat tonight. It stinks ending on a loss, but I’m proud of these guys, they battled today.”

Grand Haven got off to a good start, taking two of the first four matches, leading Grandville at times over the first portion of the match, but as the Bulldog lineup got rolling, the Bucs were fighting for points.

They gave up just one pin on the night, being sure to…click here to read entire article by the Grand Haven Tribune.