Sports Briefs for Thursday, Dec. 1

Local wrestling tournaments, meets this weekend

Aberdeen and Ocosta will kick off their seasons by hosting their own invitationals on Saturday morning, while Grays Harbor College will host two NCWA Northwest dual meets on Friday and Saturday at the Bishop Center and GHC Gym, respectively.

On Friday night, the ninth-ranked Chokers will take on 15th-ranked Brigham Young University at the Bishop Center at 7 p.m.

GHC wrestlers currently ranked in the NCWA top 20 are: Logan Sundheim (141, #11), Chaplyn Mack (157, #20), Jimmy Jones (165, #9), Queong Smith (165, #17), DJ Morrow (197, #1), Dyel Eason (285, #8), Tyler Burris (285, #10) and Joe Leal (285, #18).

BYU will also bring a few Washington wrestlers to the meet: Tyler Carlyle (Rogers – Puyallup), Tyler Weiss (Camas) and Tanner Risk (Timberline).

On Saturday, GHC will take on the University of Washington at the GHC Gym at 10 a.m.

Also on Saturday, Aberdeen will host the Kickoff Classic at Sam Benn Gym at 10 a.m. Wrestlers from Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Montesano, Elma, North Mason and Hudson’s Bay will compete in the opening weekend of the 2016-17 high school wrestling season.

The championship finals are scheduled to start at approximately 3 p.m.

In Westport, Ocosta will host the Ocosta Invitational and will have all of the Twin Harbors’ small wrestling schools, as well as other strong district teams — North Beach, Willapa Harbor (Willapa Valley/Raymond/South Bend), Adna, Napavine, Rainier, Rochester, Tenino, Darrington and Knappa, Ore.

The first round kicks off at 10 a.m. and the finals are set to begin anytime after 4 p.m. and not before.

South Bend Fall Awards

South Bend’s A.J. Sanchez and Karley Reidinger came away with the top prize of Most Valuable Player at the South Bend High School Fall Awards banquet earlier this month.

Sanchez was selected as the MVP for the football team and also shared captain honors with Jordan Dockter, Ben Byington and Josiah Markwell. In addition to his captain honors, Dockter was awarded Most Inspirational and given the Coaches Award.

Reidinger was named MVP for the Indians volleyball team this season, but was also selected Most Inspirational. Sandra Sanchez was selected as the volleyball captain. Jessica Sanchez received the Offense Award, Defense Award and Blocking Award, while Livvie Ogilvie received the Serve-Receive Award and the Serving Award.

MLB owners, players agree to new deal

With three hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expired, and with the threat of a lockout in the absence of a new one, Major League Baseball players and owners agreed to a new five-year deal.

The pact would extend through 2021, which would mark 26 years without a strike or lockout. In the previous 24 years, MLB had eight work stoppages.

Daily World staff reports