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.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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