Fresno City College went 3-0, outscoring its opposition 123-12, to win the Northern California dual meet wrestling championship Saturday in Santa Rosa.
The Rams beat Chabot 54-0 with Joel Rodas (125 pounds), Saul Garcia (141), Martin Fabbian (174), Preston Smith (184) and Justin Whitten (197) winning by fall.
Fito Juarez (184) had a pin in Fresno City's 36-6 win over Lassen, while Junior Davila (125), Tigran Abzhemyan (165) and Fabbian had falls in a 33-6 triumph over Sacramento.
The Rams will wrestle Santa Ana for the state dual meet title at a time and date to be determined. It will be a rematch of the 2009 dual meet final, won by Santa Ana.
WSHL Monsters top Brahmas
Josiah Nikkel's power-play goal off assists from Jason Beisinger and Zach Alvarez at the 15:44 mark of the second period put the Fresno Monsters ahead for good in a 4-1 Western States Hockey League win over the host Texas Brahmas on Saturday.
Nikkel scored off a Justin Plate assist at 5:54 of the third, and Nick McKee connected on an empty-netter.
Fresno leads the Western Conference at 5-0. The Brahmas are 4-2 in the Mid-West.
COS runner, team finish second
Bailey Henshaw (second individually in 20:41) led the College of the Sequoias women to a second-place finish, while Xavier Uranga (fourth, 21:53) paced the men to sixth place at the Santa Barbara Beach Cross Country Invitational on Friday.
Fresno City's men were sixth behind Josh Webb (18th, 22:47) and the women eighth with Sandra Navarro (16th, 21:54).
Locals to play in NCGA Cup tourneys
Four local golfers are in the field for the Hanna/Wehrman and Staedler/Jetter Cup tourneys, Oct. 24-25 at Poppy Hills Golf Course.
The top 10 Northern California amateurs based on NCGA points and the top 10 NorCal pros play in the Ryder Cup-style matches.
Mike Stieler of Coarsegold and Danny Paniccia of Clovis, both of Riverbend GC, and Belmont CC's Bryson DeChambeau will play on the amateur side. Steve Pellegrine of Kingsburg and the general manager of River Park Golf Center will play on the pro team.
Dawson stops Hopkins in sixth
Chad Dawson spent most of the past half-decade angling for a fight with Bernard Hopkins, believing he could define his boxing career by knocking out an ageless champion who had never been stopped.
Dawson got his TKO on Saturday night in Los Angeles. But his dream had looked nothing like this debacle.
Hopkins was stopped for the first time in his career in bizarre fashion when Dawson lifted him and tossed him to the canvas late in the second round, leaving the 46-year-old champion unable to continue.
Dawson (31-1, 18 KOs) claimed the WBC light heavyweight title from Hopkins (52-6-2), but both fighters were left furious and screaming when referee Pat Russell ruled Dawson hadn't fouled Hopkins, whose promoter immediately said he'll protest the result.
"They want me out of boxing, and this is one way to do it," Hopkins said. "Chad Dawson came in the ring tonight, and he just wanted to rough me up with dirty tactics. He wanted to get me out of there, and that was the only way he could."
After five unmemorable minutes, everything happened in an instant: Hopkins leaned over the crouching Dawson after throwing an overhand right, and Dawson lifted Hopkins off his feet by standing up before shrugging him onto the canvas.
On the undercard, Antonio DeMarco broke Jorge Linares' nose and eventually stopped him in the 11th round of a bloody bout, rallying late to claim the WBC lightweight title. Danny Garcia battered Kendall Holt to remain unbeaten with a split-decision victory in a 140-pound fight.