The wrestling road for Clinton County continues Friday and Saturday at Southwest District tournaments at two sites – Division II at Wilmington’s Rodger O. Borror Middle School and Division III at Troy’s Hobart Arena.,Wilmington and Clinton-Massie will compete in the Division II tournament while Blanchester and East Clinton will wrestling in the Division III tournament.,Blanchester won the Division III Sectional tournament in its home gym last week.,Doors will open at 2 p.m. for fans with wrestling beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is good for both rounds on Friday.,At Troy, doors open to the public at 2 p.m. with wrestling starting at 3 p.m. Admission cost is good for both sessions on Friday.

“When I went last year, it was very exhilarating to wrestle in front of a big crowd,” said senior heavyweight Ryan Knox, who is making his second consecutive trip to AC.,Joining Knox is fellow senior Derrick Rooney, who wrestles in the 182-pound weight class.,Being that they are close friends as well as two of the higher weight class Rams, Rooney and Knox spent much of their practice time sparring together.,Knox is hoping both he and his teammates can make some noise in this final match not only of the season, but also of their RHS careers.,“It feels so great to call myself a two time state qualifier but it would be even better to bring home some hardware by the end of the trip,” said Knox.

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Caleb Plant faces Jose Uzcategui for the IBF middleweight boxing title.,Autumn Allison, Nashville Tennessean read more

The Sooners will open the tournament with No. 16 and defending champion Arizona State on Friday at 8 a.m. CT.,The eight-team tournament field features top-25 opponents in No. 16 Arizona State, No. 20 Lock Haven and No. 13 Virginia Tech.,In its last weekend of competition, Oklahoma downed West Virginia 26-17, before taking No. 20 Pitt to the wire in a narrow 20-17 loss.,The redshirt freshman is No. 8 in FloWrestling’s latest release and No. 8 in the Trackwrestling rankings.,Fellow redshirt freshman Jake Woodley (197) was tabbed No. 24 by Trackwrestling, and as a team, the Sooners are T-36 in the same rankings.

A cowboy hat is awarded to each of the winners at the Doc Buchanan Wrestling Invitational Tournament being held Friday and Saturday at Clovis High School.,Seven of the teams in the Orange County top 10 are sending wrestlers to The Doc B, including No. 2 Villa Park, No. 3 Esperanza, No. 4.,The top two teams in the state rankings, No. 1 Buchanan and No. 2 St. John Bosco, will be represented at The Doc B.

Cross sees The Doc B as the perfect tournament at the perfect time of the season.,Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: read more

The Beavercreek High girls cross country team used their friends on the girls soccer team as motivation the following day, Nov. 10, at the state cross country championships at the famous National Trail Raceway drag strip.,The Beavercreek High School girls cross country team celebrates its state title on the victory podium, Nov. 10 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.,The Beavercreek High School girls cross country team celebrates its state title on the victory podium, Nov. 10 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.,The Beavercreek High School girls soccer team poses for a team photo with the girls Division I state championship trophy, Nov. 9 after defeating Strongsville 4-2 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.,The Beavercreek High School girls soccer team poses for a team photo with the girls Division I state championship trophy, Nov. 9 after defeating Strongsville 4-2 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.

For this fight, I look at him versus [Arturo] Gatti every night before I sleep.In that 2005 bout, Mayweather trekked to Gattis home state of New Jersey for his first pay-per-view and dominated the forward fighter, forcing him to stop after six rounds.Davis sees parallels in how Mares will fight him.I know whats coming and still watch it so I can remind myself what Im in front of, Davis said.,Al Haymon called me offering me [World Boxing Council featherweight champion] Gary Russell or Josh Warrington there were so many options [at 126 pounds], and the money is the same as Im getting in this upper weight class, Mares said.But I chose this fight because I see flaws on the kid.,Because if people dont know by now, Abner Mares is always willing to fight any opposition, style, shape or form as long as it brings excitement.Mares is boosted by the brotherhood of his trainer Robert Garcias gym in Riverside, where Garcias younger brother, Mikey, is training to move up two weight classes in his March 16 pay-per-view against Errol Spence Jr. and veteran Josesito Lopez is training as a longshot against another unbeaten welterweight champion, Keith Thurman.We work hard and at the end of the day the results will be on our side in all three fights, Robert Garcia said.,[Davis] might have a little more strength, but the conditioning will speak for itself from the training.Live gatesLess than a week after discounted tickets went on sale, Los Angeles impressively showed up for Saturdays UFC show at the Forum, and the first half of 2019 reveals the Southlands more muscular standing as a location for fight cards of all levels.Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live will stage the Jan. 13 super-middleweight title fight between Jose Uzcategui and Caleb Plant and Leo Santa Cruzs Feb. 16 featherweight title defense against Mexicos Miguel Flores one week after Davis-Mares.,Bellator MMA has its heavyweight grand prix final Jan. 26 at the Forum, and Lomachenko is scheduled for a lightweight unification April 12 at Staples Center.This has proven to be a good market, and I expect more of the fights like this to come here, said Ellerbe, after Mikey Garcia fought at Staples along with Santa Cruz-Mares last year.Davis-Mares fight promoter Richard Schaefer, whos handling some of Haymons pay-per-views, said, Los Angeles is becoming the fight capital of the United States again because of the venues the war grounds, [in Carson] and Staples, the busiest arena in the world and so many great fighters are from here.

From a state championship team and an individual state champion, to an undefeated season culminated in a classic setting, to a Division 1 commitment and a 2,000 point scorer, the 2018 local high school sports season will likely go down as one of the most memorable years of all time in Chautauqua County.,After beating Fredonia on a two-run home run by Cam Hawkins in the seventh inning for the league title, in Fredonia, the Lady Thunderbirds kept on rolling all the way through the sectional playoffs, then claiming a Far West Regional win and eventually, a Class C state title.,When the Section VI girls basketball playoff brackets were released, Dunkirk and Fredonia fans could only dream of a Class B1 title game at Buffalo State between the two longtime rivals.,Brocton baseball makes first ever trip to state final four

The 2018 varsity baseball season started with more questions than answers for the Brocton Bulldogs, who entered the year without a clear head coach and with many talented players without experience playing in big games.,After a Section VI Class D title, the Bulldogs won in the Far West Regional game to earn a spot as one of the four state finalists, and a chance to play on the minor league field of the New York Mets’ minor league team in Binghamton. read more

106 — Nathan Polesky, North Star 113 — Jacob Blough, North Star 120 — Eli Brougher, North Star 126 — Nick Ackerman, Meyersdale 132 — Cameron Snoeberger, Meyersdale 138 — Clayton Lee, Berlin 145 — Tristan Pugh, Berlin 152 — Alec Supanick, North Star 160 — Shaun Berzonski, Conemaugh Township 170 — Cole Sossong, Portage 182 — Marcos Douglas, Portage 195 — Hunter Tremain, North Star 220 — Nathan Harvey, Meyersdale 285 — Jalen Stephens, Meyersdale Somerset 6, SC 5 Somerset’s junior varsity hockey team defeated State College, 6-5, Thursday evening at Pegula Ice Arena.,CT 31, NS 24 Conemaugh Township defeated North Star, 31-24 in girls junior high basketball, Friday.,Somerset 28, CC 23 SOMERSET — Somerset dropped Central Cambria, 28-23 in girls junior high basketball, Friday.,Senior bowling SOMERSET — Top honors went to the team of Nene Lizambre, Pam Brant and Roget Caton scattering 1,821 pins Friday at Terrace Lanes.,High series: John Mostoller 574, Roger Caton 573, Dave Engleka 540, Pam Brant 529, Dave Hause 523, Mark Custer 515, Joe Tirko 498, Ray Wagner 488 High games: Roger Caton 224, Pam Brant 209, Dave Engleka 199, John Mostoller 207, 188, Mark Custer 193 All seniors ages 50 and up are invited to bowl in this walk-in noncommittal activity where new teams are picked daily.

The Wilton High School wrestling program was among the winners when the Fairfield County Sports Commission announced its 2018 Sports Persons of the Year on Monday., The Wilton wrestling program and the local other honorees from each of the 16 communities the commission serves directly will be recognized at the 14th annual Sports Night awards dinner on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Stamford Marriott at 6 p.m., Wilton also finished ninth with 100.5 points at at the Class L championship — that was the program’s second-best showing at the state class championships, trailing only the 107 points the Warriors scored at the Class M meet in 1994., Longo was the first Wilton wrestler to win a state class championship in 12 years and the first to win a State Open title in 25 years., In addition to the Wilton High wrestling program, the other Sports Persons of the Year winners were: Larry Menta (Bridgeport); the Darien High baseball team (Darien); the Joel Barlow High girls tennis team (Easton); Tyler Nelson (Fairfield); the Greenwich High girls volleyball team (Greenwich); the Masuk High softball team (Monroe); Harry Stanton (New Canaan); Sarah Houle (Newtown); Joe Maddafari (Norwalk); Reid Chavez (Shelton); Andrea O’Connor (Stamford); Ryan Duffy (Stratford); Jillian Rice (Trumbull); Gary Meunier (Weston); and Julia Marino (Westport).