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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Hermiston trapshooting sees 2 place in top 100
Thomas Mabbott
finishes 73rd, while
Kaden smith is 98th
East Oregonian
MasON, Mich. — Hermis-
ton’s Thomas Mabbott hit 99 out
of a possible 100 targets sunday
during the finals of the individual
portion of the usa High school
Clay Target league National
Championship, helping him to a
73rd-place finish at the event.
Mabbott, who hit 94 targets in
Saturday’s prelims, finished with
a final score of 193.
Teammate Kaden smith was
right behind him, hitting 94 in
the prelims and 98 in the finals
for a two-round total of 192. He
was 98th overall.
Mabbott and Kaden smith
were the only two Hermiston
shooters to place in the top 400 in
prelims and advance to the finals.
“It’s an accomplishment, for
sure,” Hermiston coach slade
smith said. “There were 1,800
entries out of 12,000 shooters in
the country. Of those 1,800, 400
make the finals. To be in the top
100 in the country is pretty good.
They placed better than our top
two last year.”
Though Mabbott and smith
were one target apart, when
there is a tiebreaker, the compe-
tition uses a reverse run to the
last missed target. The larger the
number, the higher you will be in
the standings.
Woodrow Glazer of New
Prague High school in Minne-
sota won the individual title for
the second year in a row, hitting
200 out of 200 targets. He also
had a perfect score last year.
“Both of our guys have run
200 straight in their careers,”
coach smith said. “They knew
what it would take. They shot
well sunday, they moved up,
and that was impressive. They
have been our most consis-
tent shooters the past couple
of years. It’s nice to see them
get in the finals and compete
against each other.”
Tyson stocker (91 in prelims),
Trevor Wilson (86), Mitchell
Pimentel (68) and Haylee Ham-
ilton (68) also competed in the
individual competition, but did
not make the finals.
The Bulldogs are finished with
high school competitions until
next spring, but that doesn’t mean
they are shelving their shotguns.
“some will compete in other
sanctioned events,” coach smith
said, “but they tend to take
some time off and play a bit in
the summer.”
Djokovic tops Federer
in Wimbledon final
Simon no
match for
a former
East Oregonian
saCRaMeNTO, Calif. — uri-
jah Faber may have spent the past
few years in retirement, but he
hasn’t lost a beat.
Faber, a former World extreme
Cagefighting champion, signaled
his return to mixed
martial arts on
with the fastest KO
of his career.
dropped his oppo-
nent in just 46 seconds at the
Golden 1 Center in sacramento
during the uFC Fight Night 155.
It was Simon’s second fight of
the year, and his career’s second
loss. His first came via submis-
sion against anderson dos santos
at the Titan Fighting Champion-
ships 37 event on March 4, 2016.
See UFC, Page B2
all-stars fall
short in little
league state
little league baseball
team goes 1-2 in Bend-
hosted tournament
East Oregonian
AP Photo/Laurence Griffiths
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy during the presentation Sunday after he defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer during
the men’s singles final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.
AP Tennis Writer
IMBledON, england —
For nearly five tight, tense
and terrific hours, Novak
djokovic and Roger Fed-
erer traded the lead, playing on and on
and on until an unprecedented fifth-set
tiebreaker was required to settle their
memorable Wimbledon final.
In the end, it was djokovic who
emerged victorious, coming back to
edge Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6,
13-12 (3) and become the first man in 71
years to take home the trophy from the
all england Club after needing to erase
championship points.
“unfortunately in these kinds of
matches, one of the players has to lose,”
djokovic said. “It’s quite unreal.”
after facing two match points at 8-7
in the last set, he wound up claiming his
fifth Wimbledon title and second in a
This triumph also earned djokovic
his 16th Grand slam trophy overall,
moving him closer to the only men
ahead of him in tennis history: Federer
owns 20, Rafael Nadal has 18.
“I just feel like it’s such an incred-
ible opportunity missed,” said Federer,
who actually accumulated 14 more total
points, 218-204. “I can’t believe it.”
He has ruled grass courts since the
early 2000s; he has won Wimbledon
eight times dating to 2003, and this was
his record 12th appearance in the title
match. But djokovic is now 3-0 against
Federer in finals at the place and 4-0
against him in five-setters anywhere.
This one was unlike any other,
That’s because, while it was remi-
niscent of Federer’s 16-14 fifth-set vic-
tory over andy Roddick in the 2009
Wimbledon final, that score is no longer
possible: The all england Club altered
its rule this year to do away with nev-
er-ending matches and institute a tie-
breaker at 12-all in a deciding set.
At one point during the final set
sunday, djokovic asked chair umpire
damian steiner whether the change
called for the tiebreaker at 10-10. later,
See Tennis, Page B2
BeNd — Pendleton’s 12u
little league baseball team’s
state run came to an end on
The Pendleton all-stars went
1-2 at the 12u state tournament
in Bend. The team opened the
weekend with a 10-1 loss to Hol-
lywood Rose City on saturday
morning, knocking them into the
loser’s bracket. From there, they
blew out Clackamas 8-1, and fin-
ished things off with a 9-3 loss to
North Bend.
Hollywood buried the all-
stars early on in game one, put-
ting up five runs in the bottom
of the second inning, from which
Pendleton never recovered.
The all-stars sent four pitch-
ers to the mound in an effort
to contain Hollywood, and
although they collectively tal-
lied eight strikeouts — two more
than their opponents could — it
See Baseball, Page B2
Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA
lausaNNe, switzerland (aP)
— Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman
with alleged links to organized crime,
resigned Monday as president of the
International Boxing association after
his tenure played a role in the body
being stripped of the right to organize
the Olympic boxing events.
The uzbekistani became interim
president of aIBa in January 2018
and was officially elected president 10
months later.
That was despite opposition from
the International Olympic Committee,
which pointed to united states sanc-
tions against Rakhimov. The u.s. Trea-
sury has accused him of involvement in
drug production and heroin trafficking.
Rakhimov denies any wrongdoing and
is trying to have the sanctions lifted.
Rakhimov said his legal battles left
no time for boxing.
“These processes now require me to
be constantly present in legal and other
proceedings in order to speed up the
clearing of my name from these false
accusations,” he said in a statement on
aIBa’s website.
Rakhimov stepped aside from the
presidency in March but continued
to formally hold office while a new
interim president, Mohamed Moustah-
sane, took over the running of aIBa.
That wasn’t enough for the IOC,
which stripped aIBa’s Olympic sta-
tus last month, citing Rakhimov’s
involvement as well as aIBa’s chaotic
finances. The IOC will now organize
Olympic boxing tournaments itself,
plus the qualifying events, and aIBa
is facing possible bankruptcy without a
slice of Olympic revenues.
In this Nov. 3, 2018,
file photo, the new
president of the
amateur boxing
federation, Gafur
Rakhimov, speaks
to the media upon
head of AIBA in
Moscow, Russia.
AP Photo/Alexander
Zemlianichenko, File