By Ben Murphy
The Clare varsity wrestling team picked up its first Jack Pine Conference win of the season recently, topping host Houghton Lake 52-24 on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Logan Emery (160), Brandon Ayris (171), Hart Smalley (189), Brenden Hensley (215) and Bob Green (285) all picked up wins during the Pioneer victory.
Clare (1-1 JPC) was at Gladwin on Thursday and is in Reed City on Saturday. They also wrestle at Roscommon on Wednesday along with Farwell.
The Farwell wrestlers lost to Meridian at home on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 42-30. Individual results were not available at press time.
The Eagles also wrestled on Saturday at the 21-team Williamston Invitational. Tristen Zienkiewicz placed second in the 171 class and Glenn Beardsley was third in 119.
The Eagles were at Houghton Lake on Wednesday and are at Roscommon on Wednesday along with Clare.