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WRESTLING: ‘Institution’ retires

Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:00 pm

BYRON — An era has ended in Byron High School wrestling.

After coaching varsity wrestling the past 34 years — including the last 32 at Byron — Marti Covert has finally decided it’s time to step down and enjoy the fruits of retirement.

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Byron senior defensive back Jack Lawrence, second from right, signed his national letter of intent to play Division III football at Alma College Monday afternoon in the Byron library. Also Also shown from left to right are Byron varsity defensive coordinator Byron Schartzer, Byron athletic director Nate Maury and Byron assistant Mike Maguire. Lawrence made The Argus-Press All-Area first team this past fall while racking up 36 tackles with one interception for coach Dave Richardson’s Eagles. Lawrence, the son of Amy and John Lawrence, plans to major in biology. “I loved the facilities, the people and the coaches at Alma College and they make you feel you’re a part of their family,” Lawrence said.

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