Current weather

  • Scattered clouds
  • 54°
    Scattered clouds

Nikiski wrestling club competes

Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club competed in the Popeye Wrestling Tournament in Homer on Feb. 28 and the Anchorage Freestyle Wrestling Tournament on March 12. The placements for the Nikiski wrestlers follow:

Popeye Wrestling Tournament

Pre-Bantam

40-41 pounds -- 3. Caleb Litke; 40-44 pounds -- 1. Logan Dawson; 44-47 pounds -- 3. TJ Anderson; 47 pounds -- 1. Truit McCaughey; 3. Sam Yerkes; 48-49 pounds -- 1. Jacolyn Hightower; 2. Reymond Perez; 52-54 pounds -- 3. Kelly Gilliam; 72 pounds -- 1. Drew Handley.

Bantam

45-49 pounds -- 2. Dwight Mullins; 41-45 pounds -- 4. Gavin White; 5. Dakota Daniels; 50-52 pounds -- 5. Monte Freeman; 6. Kale Cramer; 52-55 pounds -- 2. Tyler Woodworth; 56-58 pounds -- 3. Jacob Brown; 57-59 pounds -- 3. Simon Grenier; 58-61 pounds -- 4. Braedon Porter; 62-65 pounds -- 1. Tucker Vann; 5. Kobe McCaughey.

Intermediate

47-52 pounds -- 3. Kyle Malston; 53-57 pounds -- 3. Noah Litke; 59-64 pounds -- 1. Gabriel Smith; 2. Devin Carr; 62-64 pounds -- 3. Koleman McCaughey; 5. Zachery Burnett; 64-65 pounds -- 1. Kameron Maxie; 66-69 pounds -- 5. Malcolm Yerkes; 69-72 pounds -- 3. Jacob Anderson; 4. Justin Cox; 71-76 pounds -- 2. Titus Riddall; 73-79 pounds -- 4. Kaitlyn Johnson; 84-90 pounds -- 1. Dustin Mullins.

Novice

62-68 pounds -- 6. Austin Spurgeon; 75-78 pounds -- 7. Donovan Smith; 78-86 pounds -- 5. Rykker Riddall; 88-96 pounds -- 2. Nicholas Gross; 91-99 pounds -- 1. Chase Gillies; 98-106 pounds -- 2. Tyler Litke; 3. Jace Kornstad; 100-108 pounds -- 2. Alex Langseth; 4. Baker Hensley; 111-118 pounds -- 2. Ian Johnson; 6. Cody Handley.

Schoolboy

85-91 pounds -- 6. Thomas Cox; 116-128 pounds -- 6. Warren Gage; 145-158 pounds -- 6. Murak Wilsak.

Cadet

107-116 pounds -- 3. Tylor Handley; 113-119 pounds -- 3. Trey Zimmerman; 157-161 pounds -- 2. Christian Riddall.

Junior

170-187 pounds -- 4. Nathan Carrico.

Anchorage Freestyle Wrestling Tournament

Pre-Bantam

39-41 pounds -- 1. Caleb Litke; 51-55 pounds -- 4. Kelly Gilliam; 59-63 pounds -- 3. Drew Handley.

Bantam

47-49 pounds -- 5. T.J. Anderson; 49-51 pounds -- 3. Dwight Mullins; 52-55 pounds -- 4. Tyler Woodworth; 56-59 pounds -- 1. Jacob Brown; 59-60 pounds -- 5. Simon Grenier.

Intermediate

52-55 pounds -- 4. Noah Litke; 58-61 pounds -- 1. Devin Carr; 64-66 pounds -- 2. Kameron Maxie; 71-73 pounds -- 2. Jacob Anderson; 3. 73-74 pounds -- 3. Kaitlyn Johnson; 82-86 pounds -- 2. Dwight Mullins.

Novice

94-98 pounds -- 1. Nick Gross; 98-102 pounds -- 1. Chase Gillies; 99-102 pounds -- 5. Jace Kornstad; 102-109 pounds -- 5. Tyler Litke; 108-117 pounds -- 3. Alex Langseth; 113-118 pounds -- 5. Cody Handley.

Schoolboy

106-117 pounds -- 3. Nathan Carstens; 116-121 pounds -- 5. Warren Gage; 174-177 pounds -- 1. Luke Johnson.

Cadet

99-105 pounds -- 4. Tylor Handley.

Junior

165-171 pounds -- 1. Kaden Spurgeon; 182-189 pounds -- 3. Nathan Carrico.

Laird builds 2-shot lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Martin Laird already had lost a four-shot lead Saturday at Bay Hill, and as his 6-iron on the par-3 17th began to fade weakly toward the pond, he wondered if a two-shot lead would disappear even quicker.

He was happy to see it land in the bunker, some 80 feet from the flag. Then came a long blast from the sand to 6 feet, and a par save that felt like a birdie. It was like that all day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, only one thing didn't change. Laird never surrendered the lead. The 28-year-old Scot made it through an up-and-down day with a 2-under 70 and had a two-shot lead over Spencer Levin.

Busch makes it 3 straight at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. -- Kyle Busch used pit strategy to take a late lead and held off Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick to win his third straight Nationwide race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.

Edwards and Harvick traded leads for most of the 150-lap race around the wide 2-mile oval before deciding to get four tires on their final stop with less than 20 laps left.

Busch came in after and opted for two tires, putting him nearly a straightaway ahead after leaving pit road. He had just enough speed to survive a final-lap bump into the wall, winning for the fifth time his past six races at Fontana.

Busch, who won at Bristol last week, has won three of five Nationwide races and has 46 career wins.

, two behind Mark Martin's all-time Nationwide mark. Busch's team, Joe Gibbs Racing, has won seven straight races at Auto Club Speedway -- five by Busch and one each by Tony Stewart and Joey Logano.

Busch led just a handful of laps and figured he had little better than a fourth or fifth-place car, but was good enough to hang around the lead.

It came down to the final pit stop on a green flag, and Busch stayed out when Edwards then Harvick came into the pits, finally coming in with 13 laps left.

Crew chief Jason Ratcliff initially called for four tires, then changed his mind, setting up the will-he-make-it finish. Busch clipped the wall coming out of Turn 2, killing some of his momentum, but he had just enough left to nip Edwards, who was surprised after the race that Busch was able to hold him and Harvick off with just two tires.

Harvick finished third and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth.

Jennifer Jo Cobb had rough day after a dramatic week at Bristol.

The Nationwide series rookie refused to race last week at Bristol because team owner Rick Russell told her he wanted to start then park the car, stirring up a she-said, he-said controversy. Driving for Rick Ware Racing at Fontana, she spun out on Turn 4 after 12 laps, returned a little while later, then went back to the garage. Cobb finished 38th.



CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS