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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 : 11:37 p.m.

Chelsea, Manchester and Saline wrestling teams fall short of state finals

By Pete Cunningham

The Chelsea, Manchester and Saline high school wrestling teams competed in regional team tournaments on Wednesday with opportunities to qualify for their respective state tournaments next week in Battle Creek.

All three teams fell short.

Saline and Manchester each fell to perennial powers in the semifinals with Saline losing 46-17 to Temperance Bedford in the Division 1 regional at Westland John Glenn High School and Manchester falling to Dundee 49-18 at the Division 3 regional at Onsted High School.

Both Bedford and Dundee ended up winning their regionals.

Chelsea made it to the finals of the Division 2 regional at Fowlerville High School after beating Eaton Rapids 42-25 in the semifinals. The Bulldogs lost to Mason in the final, 57-23.

Pete Cunningham covers sports for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @petcunningham.