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Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, February 26, 2015 By AL STOVER round. In the quarterfi- ley's Gabe Torgensen in "The score was lop- "Devon has wrestled Staft Reporter nals, he lost a 6-3 decision the second period, sided but Devon wrestled good throughout the sea- Cheney High wres- to tournament runner-up "The look on Mi- tough," Rasmussen said. son and he turned it up tling head coach Brad Hockinson's Cameron chaels' face after he got In the consolation at the right time," Ras- Rasmussen knew Michael Loos, of Brush Prairie. that last pin was worth bracket, he picked up a mussen said. "He wasn't FergusonandDevonWa- "Michael has been all of the hardships," 4-1win over Lindbergh's quite satisfied with eighth terman had what it takes 'Mr. Consistency' for us Rasmussen said. Diego Gallecos then lost place but it was his first to advance far in the Mat this year but you could Ferguson had a good to Quincy's Cade Wallace state medal." Classic XXVI state cham- tell the pressure wasregular season, winning via pin. In his last match, As a teamCheney fin- pionships, Feb. 20-21, at building on him and he titles in several regional helost aclose 4-3 decision ished 18th out of 65 with the Tacoma Dome and he didn't wrestle well in that tournaments. He finished to Ellensburg's Kerrigan 27 points. was not disappointed, second match," Rasmus- third inboth districts and Simpson. Simpson de-The Blackhawks lose In his first trip to the sen said. regionals, feated Waterman in the Brannon Pederson, Ty- Mat Classic, Ferguson Ferguson powered his Similar to Ferguson's final match at regionals, ler Thomas, Kodi Smith (220 pounds) finished way through the conso- path in the tournament,Waterman had a and Justin Randolph to third in his weight divi- lation bracket with pins Waterman scored a sec- strong regular season, graduation. Next season sion. Waterman, who over Washougal's Jacob' ond-periodpinoverR.A,placing in several tour- they'll bring back sev- competed in state for the Brown and Rochester'sLong's Will Tiegen, of naments including third eral returners, including second time, (182) took Matt Shields and an 11-2 Longview, then lost aat the Blackhawk Invite Ferguson, Waterman, eighth in his bracket, decision over Port Ange- 14-2 decision to Ana-in January. He captured BradenWirthand Garrett Ferguson defeated les' Kyle La Fritz in be- cortes' Aaron Tisinger, his first district title then Pederson. Orting's Kenny Marll via tween. In his last match, who finished first in the finished second at region- "We have a strong 11-4 decision in the first he pinned Sedro Wool-division, als. core group of kids com- Babcock finishes seventh at state in 200 freestyle By AL STOVER team at the 2A state cham- again finished seventh in state competition. Babcock Staff Reporter pionships Feb. 20-21, at the 200-yard freestyle in I also finished 11thinthe100 History repeated itself the King County Aquatic minute and 47.73 seconds, freestyle (49.59). for one member of the Center in Federal Way. which is4.67seconds faster Scott Nadeau finished Cheney High boy's swim Trevor Babcock once than his time at last year's 10th in the 200 individual Plenty of goodies up for grabs at Blackhawk Auction Takes place March 6 at CHS By JOHN McCALLUM many items to be auctioned Editor at the second annual Black- When Seattle Seahawks hawk Athletic Dessert and punter Jon Ryan found Silent Auction, taking place tackle Gary Gilliam in the from 6 - 8 p.m., March 6 at end zone for a touchdown the high school. pass on a fake field goal at- Also up for sale to the tempt in the NFC champi- highest bidder are replica onship game against Green championship rings from Bay, he made history. The the Seahawks 2013 Su- Canadian-native became per Bowl, the 2009 New the first punter to throw York Yankees World Se- a touchdown pass in NFL ties along with Spokane post-seasonplay. Indians baseball tickets Now, people in Cheney and much more, including have an opportunity to win some delicious desserts. a football autographed by Auction tickets are just $2, Ryan while at the same and can be purchased at time supporting Cheney the high school main office High School athletics. The or business office. Ryan football is just one of Also at the auction will Photo by John McCallum Some of the items at the Blackhawk Athletic Dessert and Auction on March 6. be information on 2015 coaches. Last year's auc- Blackhawk summer sports tioned raised over $2,200 camps, booster club infor- for Blackhawk athletics. mation, 2015 athletic forms, J o h n. M c C a l - plus a chance to meet and lum can be reached at talk with Cheney Highjmac@chene~_eepress.com. continued from page 1 take home 60 percent of the the event, according to Will Mayweather vs. fight purse while Pacquiao Forbes, are expected to Pacquiao be the greatest ery challenger who stood takes home 40. range from $1,000-$4,000. fight ever? Maybe, may- across from him in the ring Sports fans have al- ESPN's Dan Rafael wrote be not. Every fight has a except Pacquiao, whom ways been interested in that HBO, which broad- chance of not living up to - . , ts many believe can put the the drama that surrounds casts Pacqmao s figh and fan's expectations, espe- first loss on Mayweather's boxing. Before the Internet, Showtime, which broad- cially if there is a lot of hype 47-0record. The fightwas a parade of reporters would casts Mayweather's bouts, surroundingit. proposed several times surround Muhammad Aliwilljoint-produceapayper Perhaps the fight should over the years but nego- as he spun rhymes, detail- view that is expected to cost have happened years ago tiations fell through due ing how and when he was around $89.95. Analysts when both men were in to different reasons - the gorag to knock out his op- expect the event to shatter their prime or when May- main one being money, ponents. Today, boxers several historical boxing weather hung up his gloves Both fighters met at will throw verbal jabs or revenue records. The cur- for the first time in 2009. a Jan. 27 Miami Heat vs. challenge each other on rent all-time pay-per-view But if Mayweather and Milwaukee Bucks to ex- social media and fans will revenue record is $150mil- Pacquiao had their first change phone numbers, retweet, regurgitate and lion, which was generated fight years ago, would we They met in a hotel room respond to everything they from Mayweather's fight have been as interested later that night to discuss read. against Saul "Canelo" A1- in it back then as we are terms of the fight. The two I think the biggest varez in 2013. That bout today? fighters worked out a deal drawback for fight fans also has the all-time gate AI Stover can be reached where Mayweather will is the price. Tickets for record of over $20 million, at al@cheney_freepress.com. medley (2:05.33) and 15th in the 100 butterfly (56.09). In team events, Bab- cock, Nadeau, Caleb Prophet and Brock Jonge- ward finished 10th in the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.49) and 18th in the 200 medley relay .(1:51.51). As a team, Cheney finished 17th out of 37 with 40 points. Although the team loses Prophet and Justin Barker to graduation, sev- eral swimmers, includ- ing Nadeau, Babcock and Jongeward are expected to return next season. AI Stover can be reached at al@c _ ss.com. Athlete of the Week ing back next year," Ras- mussen said. "We'll take a few days off and then start freestyle wrestling. We plan to put in a lot of work through the off season." Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. 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