FHC wrestling claims the MHSAA division two district title


Very few teams at FHC get the recognition they deserve for their hard work and dedication to their sports. However, this isn’t the case with the boys varsity wrestling team which is always leaving its fans on the edge of their seats with some nail-biting performances. 

“This has been a year of ups and downs,” head coach Brad Anderson said. “We have overcome a lot of adversity on this team. Every wrestler on this roster is a part of that district championship from 106 pounds to 285 pounds to our lady wrestlers. It’s a total team effort in Ranger country”

The team put on a show for the whole Ranger community on February 9 in the Division ll team district championship, when it took on the winner of the Forest Hills Eastern versus Northview dual. The Wildcats would prove to be the team to beat after an exceptional win over FHE, but that victory parade would crash and burn shortly after. 

The Wildcat’s reign of terror ended harshly when they were stopped in their tracks by the Rangers with a final score of 65-15. This win was not only huge for the athletes’ confidence but also added another trophy to their ever-growing case of accomplishments this season. With this win, FHC was crowned the 2022-2023 division two team district champions, and with the excitement this brought, there is no doubt people are talking. 

“Our goal every year is to be team district champions. Division two in our area is gritty and very blue-collar tough. To be at the regionals and fighting for a chance at the state tournament is an honor and we accept the challenge,” coach Anderson stated.

Ranger wrestling has a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks, and in the FHC community, all eyes will be on the mats. The team will return to the floor again on Saturday, February 11, in the MHSAA division two individual district championship, at Hasting High School.

“After all that we have gone through as a team this season, it felt really good to pull out a huge win,” senior Luke Piotrowski said.