Beasley did just that, keeping his finals opponent — Norwell senior Kade Zadylak — raised off the mat often enough to take away some of his scoring chances on the way to an 11-5 victory and a berth in the first round of the State Finals Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.,Lone defeated Fort Wayne Snider senior Vertis Hawkins by 18-3 technical fall, Mississinewa junior Kyler Funk 8-5 and Garrett senior Austin Leech by 13-0 major decision before losing 3-2 to Jay County junior Mason Winner in the finals.,Senior Adam Hooley (145) and sophomore Ibrahim Khaoucha (195) of Northridge, junior Rasheek Bonds (120) of Goshen, seniors Brandon Bergman (182) and Brian Bergman (285) of Lakeland and senior Isaac Weimer (113) and junior Kyler Brown (126) of West Noble all lost in the second round.,Bowing out in the first round were freshman Jasper Graber (106), sophomore Justin Puckett (113) and junior Caid Lacey of Northridge, freshman Nick Olson (106), seniors Christian Santos (132) and Braxton Rodriguez (138) and junior Kaleb Kilmer (220) and Jose Rosales (285) of Goshen, freshman Ben Miller (113) of Lakeland and junior Shayne Tierney (145) of West Noble.,FORT WAYNE SEMISTATE Team scores: Jimtown 64.5, Huntington North 64, Yorktown 47, Central Noble 44, Oak Hill 41, Fort Wayne Carroll 36, Bellmont 35, Adams Central 32, Western 32, Rochester 31.5, Garrett 28, Norwell 28, Leo 26, Jay County 25, Wabash 24, Prairie Heights 21.5, Homestead 21, Northridge 21, Fairfield 16, NorthWood 15, Columbia City 11, Madison-Grant 11, Manchester 11, Fort Wayne Snider 10, Bluffton 9, Churubusco 8, Eastern 8, Monroe Central 7, Angola 6, Delta 6, East Noble 4, Southern Wells 4.

The Stanley County Buffaloes, Miller/Highmore-Harrold Bandits and Sully Buttes Chargers wrestling teams all met up for the Big Dakota Conference Wrestling Tournament at Parkview Gymnasium in Fort Pierre on Saturday.,23 teams in total competed in the one day tournament.,The Bandits placed 11th with 55 team points, while the Chargers placed 21st with six team points.,The Winner Warriors won the Big Dakota Conference Wrestling Tournament by getting 185 team points.,Action for that tournament is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Full Placing Results for area teams at Big Dakota Conference Wrestling Tournament in Fort Pierre read more

ESPN, along with other media outlets, reported Thursday afternoon that the Pelicans sent forward Nikola Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Jason Smith, Stanley Johnson and four second-round draft picks.,Mirotic, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, both of which are career highs.,The Pelicans also officially announced Thursday that the team had acquired forward Markieff Morris, as well as a 2023 second round draft pick, from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward Wesley Johnson.,Morris is a former lottery pick was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, one spot before his twin brother and Kansas University teammate Marcus.,In 26 games (13 starts), the former lottery pick out of Syracuse averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds.

The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.

Foskey, a four-star defensive end from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., became the final member of Notre Dame’s 2019 recruiting class, joining 21 players who signed during the early period in December.,The Illini added a pair of linebackers to the 11 players they signed in December, getting the day started by announcing the signing of four-star prospect Shammond Cooper from St. Louis’ Trinity Catholic High School.,Three-star linebacker Tarique Barnes of Memphis, Tenn., brought the class to 13 players.,In terms of average player rating, Illinois’ class ranks seventh in the conference, and its three four-star signees — including cornerback Marquez Beason and quarterback Isaiah Williams — trail only five Big Ten teams.,Illinois was considered a likely landing spot for Cooper thanks to his strong ties with Cory Patterson, his former high school coach who is now an Illini assistant coach, and Williams, his high school teammate who signed with the Illini in December.

Earlier that month, San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson had lost a bet to Chicago Mayor Martin H. Kennelly, after wagering that Cal would defeat Northwestern in that year’s Rose Bowl.,A week before the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship Game in 1967 (known later as Super Bowl I), Donald A. Tilleman, the mayor of Green Bay, Wis., sent a telegram to his counterpart in Kansas City, Mo., betting him a block of Wisconsin cheese that the Packers would win, and proposing that prime steaks would make for a good prize.,After the Packers lost in the NFC championship game to the Giants, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg received a special delivery that contained 10 pounds of cheese spread, 20 aged strip steaks and three pounds of chocolate — plus a pair of cheese-wedge sunglasses for good measure.,Thus began the era of mayors wearing rival teams' jerseys, flying the winner’s flag above city hall or singing the national anthem at their next game.,In April 1997, more than two months after the Packers defeated the Patriots in that year’s Super Bowl, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that Mayor Paul Jadin still hadn’t collected the winnings from his bet with the mayor of Providence, R.I., Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., who would later be sent to federal prison on racketeering charges.

During the game, the host’s dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier mixed breed, spends the evening hanging out near the poker table munching on a meaty hambone.,Nonetheless, this oft vilified dog (pit bull is actually not a breed, but an umbrella term that includes many breeds that descended from bulldogs and terriers), boasts many devoted advocates and dedicated defenders who passionately proclaim the pit bull “breeds” should not be condemned because of a few bad actors.,Initially, pit bull breeds were was trained for bull baiting and dog fighting, and evolved tremendous jaw strength and an aggressive swagger along the way.,Pit bulls accounted for 284 (that’s 66 percent) of those deaths despite the fact that the dog represents only about six percent of the country’s entire canine population.,That’s right, it was my former student’s whose-life-I-saved dog that attacked me and sent me to the ER that night, an event which, in a remarkable coincidence, also occurred the week before Christmas as did his alcoholic misadventure more than forty years before.

In a leaderboard stacked with familiar names and some of the best anglers in the industry, Western fishing veteran Todd Woods rose to the top on the first day of the WON Bass Arizona Open fishing tournament on Wednesday.,Woods, a Los Angeles resident and regular on the FLW Western series, hauled in a limit of five bass weighing 23.70 pounds, more than five pounds better than the rest of the field on what turned out to be a tough day on Lake Havasu for most of the 128 pro and co-anglers.,Shaun Bailey, who won the FLW event in Havasu last February, leads the Havasu anglers in the event, weighing in ninth in the first round with a limit at 14.67 pounds.,Havasu’s Chris Kinley is the top angler that didn’t catch a limit, weighing in three bass at 11.58 pounds.,The slow day caught some of the world’s top fishermen, including Havasu’s Roy Hawk, who turned in three bass at 7.19 pounds and is in 41st place.

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden Vikings outscored the Fairfield Falcons 17-11 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 60-49 victory in the Monticello Empire League boys basketball opener between former Solano County Athletic Conference rivals, Wednesday.,Both teams are at home Friday, with Fairfield hosting Rodriguez and Vanden playing Vacaville.,Wood 49, Rodriguez 48: At Vacaville, Jhalen Grayer grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the winning bucket with 20 seconds left in leading the Wildcats to a victory over the Mustangs in the MEL opener for both teams.,FAIRFIELD — Using four pins and six forfeit victories, the Rodriguez High wrestling team opened Monticello Empire League competition with a 60-24 win over MEL newcomer Vanden.,In other MEL games, Vacaville recorded a 4-1 victory over Armijo and Vanden blanked Fairfield, 8-0.

Rickey Dixon, the great Oklahoma defensive back, will join the likes of Vince Young and Jacob Green, icons of Texas and Texas AM, in the next class of the College Football Hall of Fame.,On Monday, Lorraine asked her husband what everyone wants to know: "Would you play football again, knowing what you know now?","I don't know, I guess it's our faith," said Lorraine, who met Rickey in college and married him more than 25 years ago.,Before leaving, Switzer hugged Rickey close, looked into his haunting eyes and told him, "Good things will happen this year.",Rickey won't go, Lorraine said, but his children will represent their father on his big night.