Mother Lode Dual makes its comeback
After a one-year break, Nevada Union will once again hold its annual wrestling tournament, the Mother Lode Dual, this Saturday.
The field consists of 10 varsity and eight JV teams.
Because of scheduling issues, the tournament fell through last season, but the wrestling program is excited to re-instate the tournament this season.
“It really is a nice tournament for the community,” head coach Shane Valdez said. “And we are excited to bring home the tournament again.”
The tournament was formerly known as the Jim Cunningham Holiday Classic after a social studies teacher who passed away.
Competition will take place in all three gyms.
Weigh-ins are set to begin at 6:30 a.m.
Boxing, martial arts tourney is Saturday
Jay Perry, director of Jay Perry’s Athletic Training Center, will be hosting a boxing, kickboxing and martial arts tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday.
There will be more than 100 competitors taking part in the tournament, which is the first of what Perry hopes to make an annual event.
Sports will rotate every two hours, beginning with boxing, which will be followed by kickboxing. The day will end with the Greek martial art pankration.
Although the events themselves are not open to the public, anyone interested in either viewing or participating in the future is encouraged to attend. Admission is $5.
In addition to loving the sports, Perry said he has organized the tournament to both get the word out about his gym, which many people have not heard of in its six months of existence, and to spread the word about the sports.
“We want people to see it,” Perry said. “We want people to know about all of these sports. There’s a lot of people who don’t even know we’re here.”
Jay Perry’s Athletic Training Center is in Suite C on 1050 Whispering Pines Lane.
Bear River JV comes up short against Lincoln
Despite a 20-point performance from Chris McIntosh, the Bear River boys junior varsity basketball team fell at home 46-41 against Lincoln Thursday.
The Bruins were up 31-30 after three quarters, but Lincoln outscored Bear River by six points in the final period.
“We had chances to win,” Bruin coach Steve Box said. “We were up by three with three minutes to go, but we couldn’t take advantage of opportunities when we had them.
Bear River (1-1 league, 5-11), plays again at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mira Loma.
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