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April 10, 2002

Trevor's Tourney
to be played May 18-19

The second-annual Trevor's Tournament, a co-ed softball competition, will be May 18-19 in Baldwin.

Teams should be comprised of 10-12 people, split evenly between male and female. Each team is guaranteed to play at least two games in the double-elimination tournament. The field will be limited to 12 teams and cost is $125 per team. Registration deadline is April 20.

For more information or to register, contact Michelle Leeker at (785) 594-2744 or at bmleeker@grapevine.net.

The tournament is in memory of Trevor Leeker, son of Bill and Michelle Leeker, who died as a result of Krabbe Disease at the age of 21 months in February of 2001. The tourney is to raise awareness of Krabbe Disease and all proceeds go to the Trevor Leeker Scholarship Fund.

Championship Wrestling
camp slated for Baker

The Shawn Charles Championship Wrestling Camp will be held at Baker University on June 18-22.

Charles is the assistant coach at the University of Nebraska and was a two-time NCAA runner-up as a wrestler at Arizona State. He was ASU's first four-time All-American, was an alternate to 1996 Olympic games, won a gold medal at the Goodwill Games and was a three-time Arizona state high school champion among other accomplishments.

Other coaches at the clinic will be: Pat Smith, assistant coach at Oklahoma State University; Barry Weldon, assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma; and Kevin Lake, head coach at MacMurray College. The camp will feature technique sessions from those coaches, as well as competitions throughout the week.

Cost is $285, or $200 for commuters. A $50 deposit is required and full payment is due by May 15.

For more information, contact Charles at scharles@huskers.unl.edu or call 402-476-2044. Local contact is Baldwin High School coach Kit Harris at kharris@usd348.com or call (785) 594-3481.


Baldwin to play host
to state wrestling meet

The 2002 Kansas State Freestyle/Greco Roman Wrestling Tournament will be held in Baldwin City June 1-2.

The tournament will qualify the top three finishers in the top two divisions (Cadet and Junior) in each respective weight class for nationals. The top Junior (high school age) finisher in each weight class qualifies for the National Duals team.

The tourney will also have three other divisions, Midget, Novice and School boy/girl for younger wrestlers.

For more information, contact tournament director Kit Harris at 594-3481.

BHS graduate Black
among ranked wrestlers

Baldwin High School graduate Emily Black is the No. 8-ranked women's college wrestler in the 138.5-pound catagory, according to the latest rankings as of April 1.

Black wrestles at Neosho County Community College, which is the only junior college in the United States with a varsity women's wrestling program. Black went to Neosho County on a tennis scholarship, but joined the wrestling team after the tennis program was cut.

Black has four other teammates in the national rankings. The team is ranked sixth in the country.

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