Sports round-up 01.13.10

Written by David Green.

Wins were few and far between for the Bulldog wrestlers last week—at a double dual league meet and at the Clinton tournament.

They’re looking pretty good, but making a lot of young mistakes, said coach Scott Clark. His youthful team needs more mat time, he said, noting that last Wednesday’s matches were the first weekday dual meets of the season.

At Clinton’s Dave Elliott Invitational, freshman John Michael Martinez was the only Bulldog to place. He picked up just one win in the 125-pound class and came in sixth.

Martinez lost to a Clinton wrestler in his opener, but came back to score a 9-0 decision against an East Jackson wrestler. He dropped his next match 2-5 against a Michigan Center.

Jordan Bach (215) scored a pair of pins, but that wasn’t enough to place. He downed a Lee wrestler in 18 seconds and Michigan Center wrestler in 34 seconds.

Mitchell Schmucker scored a 13-11 win against Lee at 150 pounds. Ryan Whitaker had a 7-2 lead before he made a wrong move and was pinned.

Three Bulldogs were out of action for disciplinary reasons.

TCC—At Sand Creek last Wednesday, the Bulldogs fell to Clinton 64-15 and to Sand Creek 66-12.

Dustin Roller (130) scored a pin at 1:51 against Clinton and at 2:45 against Sand Creek.

Kyle Clegg (145) scored a pin at 1:02 against Clinton and Brandt Kelly (112) won a close decision, 7-6.

Martinez was the only other winner for the night, stopping his Sand Creek foe at 1:04.

  • Front.batter
    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
  • Front.rock Study
    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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