Sports Briefs for Friday, March 16

Schmidtke splits in NCAA meet

Aberdeen High graduate Erich Schmidtke, a junior at the University of Oklahoma, split his two matches Thursday in the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament at St. Louis.

Competing in the 184-pound division, Schmidtke dropped a 9-1 major decision to Central Michigan’s third-seeded Ben Bennett, 9-1, in his opening match.

He stayed alive in the tourney by downing Iowa State’s Boaz Beard, 11-5, in a loser-out (or “wrestleback”) match.

Schmidetke faced Northern Iowa’s Ryan Loder in another loser-out contest today.

North Beach track meet rescheduled

A multi-school track meet hosted by North Beach that was scheduled for Thursday was postponed due to wet weather that made the track unfit for competition, Hyak coach Bob Wiley reported.

The meet has been rescheduled for Tuesday.

Raymond athletes honored

Abby Maneman and Joe Crow received the most valuable player awards in their respective sports at the Raymond High School winter sports awards banquet recently. Team awards:

Girls Basketball: MVP — Abby Maneman. Most Improved — Aiysha Garcia. Captain — Courtney Hagain. Inspirational — Molly Khammala.

Boys Basketball: Inspirational — Carte Bisbee. Defensive Award — Alec Oatfield, Alex Sida. Coaches Award — Darol Ratsavongsy. Most Improved — Rayce Newman. Co-Captains — Carte Bisbee, Andrew Hamilton.

Wrestling: MVP — Joe Crow. Coaches Award — Hunter Borden. Captain — Dane Camenzind. Inspirational — Josh Camenzind. Most Improved — Grant Camenzind.

Coastal Conservation Association plans fundraising banquet

The Twin Harbors Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association has scheduled its third annual fundraising banquet for March 23 at the Aberdeen Eagles Hall. The doors will open at 5 p.m.

Glenn Hall of the Root Sports “Hawg Quest” television program and singer Tony Wintrip will be the guest speakers.

A prime rib dinner is planned, with an auction to follow. The auction and raffle items will include a three-day trip to Sportsman’s Cove in Alaska.

Tickets are priced at $60 for individuals and $100 per couple. Ticket and other information may be obtained by phoning 532-4485 or 532-4311.

Daily World staff reports