Saline cruised to its 9th straight MHSAA team district championship Thursday at Saline High School.
Saline defeated Ann Arbor Huron, 66-15, to win the title.
Kolton Malinczak and Cade Gilless won by pin for Saline. Most of Saline’s points were earned because Huron didn’t have wrestlers in the various weight classes.
As a team, the Hornets advance to the regional. Saline takes on host Salem at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winner competes against Belleville or Detroit Catholic Central for the regional trophy and the chance to advance to the team wrestling final.
The Hornets can’t focus on the regional tournament yet. The road to Ford Field starts Saturday when Saline’s wrestlers will compete in the individual district tournament at Novi. The top four Hornets in each weight class advance to the regional, which will be held Feb. 16 at Saline.
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