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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Wildmo driven by motivation to win third state title

Posted: Sunday, February 6, 2011 8:30 am

DURAND — Roger Wildmo became the winningest wrestler in Durand Area High School history last week.

And after posting his record-breaking 214th victory, the senior has set his sights on his next important goal — winning a third state championship.

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Three Owosso HIgh School athletes signed their national letters of intent Wednesday during National Signing Day. Shown from left are seniors Madelyn Irelan, who signed to attend Northern Michigan University in Marquette on a swimming scholarship; Louden Newbury, who will play football at Northwood University in Midland; and Brendan Hrcka,  who signed to play football at Wayne State University in Detroit. Owosso athletic director Dallas Lintner emceed the signing ceremony in the Owosso gymnasium and the athletes’ coaches all spoke. Irelan, the daughter of Brena and Steve Irelan, has set Owosso school records in the 100-yard butterfly and 200 free relay. She has won three conference titles in the 100 butterfly and will pursue a degree in forensic biochemistry. Newbury, the son of Richard and Bridget Newbury, has been a two-year starter at middle linebacker for Owosso and captured all league honorable mention honors this past fall. He will pursue a degree in sports management. Hrcka, the son of D.J. and Joellen Hrcka, is a 6-8, 310-pound left guard who has captured unanimous first-team All-Capital Area Activities Conference Red Division accolades on the gridiron. He said his major is undecided.

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