Sports Briefs 12/31

Aberdeen wrestling tourney rescheduled

The Aberdeen Kickoff Classic wrestling tournament, postponed from early December due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Feb. 1, Bobcat coach Chuck Veloni reported.

It has also been retitled the Aberdeen Last-Chance Tournament. It will be the last invitational event for many teams prior to subregional competition.

The tourney had been tentatively rescheduled for Jan. 4, but many of the original entrants had already made other commitments for that date. A strong field has already been assembled for the Feb. 1 event, according to Veloni.

Haerle, Marshall win forecasting contests

Vidette reporter David Haerle won the season championship in The Daily World Pro Football Forecasting Contest that concluded last weekend.

Thanks to last-minute heroics in the Green Bay-Chicago and San Francisco-Arizona games, Haerle posted a 15-1 record on the final week to tie Sports Editor Rick Anderson for season honors at 158-84-1, a .653 percentage. He beat Anderson (13-3 on the final week) on the Lock of the Week tiebreaker.

Daily World sports writer Rob Burns (12-4) finished 10 games off the pace.

Lake Quinault teacher/coach Darren Marshall went 14-2 on the final week to snag the Guest Forecaster of the Year award. He surpassed the 12-2 mark by Larry Burgher that had stood up since early November.

Marshall is believed to be the first person in contest history to win the guest forecasting award on the last week of the regular season, which is traditionally difficult to predict. As a group, guest forecasters posted a 146-96-1 record this season.

The Daily World


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