Logan Church won two matches by technical fall and pinned his final opponent to win the heavyweight title at the annual Mel Smith Invitational at Florence. Church's second-round 17-1 win by technical fall was the second fastest technical fall of the tournament.
In the championship match, Church, who was seeded first in the tournament, pinned sixth-ranked Connor Balliet of Berthoud in 1:59.
Drake Horn was 4-3 at the two-day tournament. Horn, who is ranked seventh in the state, lost in the fifth-place match by a 1-0 decision over fourth-ranked Abe Leonard of Elizabeth.
Thirty-two teams competed at the tournament, which included eight of the top 10-ranked Class 3A teams in the state.
Cody Sauve (138) was 3-2 for the tournament and scored eight team points.
Aiden Barrios (170) and Gauge Lockhart (220) also scored team points for the Panthers in Florence.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.