RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil – Lemoore’s Jeff Fabry is one step closer to potentially winning a medal at his fourth straight Paralympic games.
Fabry began competition Saturday in the W1 compound bow division in men’s archery by advancing to the elimination rounds later in the week.
Needing to finish among the top 16 archers to advance, Fabry finished in 11th place with a score of 596. Fabry won the gold medal at the 2012 London Games in the event.
Fabry will begin single elimination bracket play Friday in the Round of 16 with quarterfinals and semifinals later in the day.
The gold and bronze medal matches are Saturday.
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Hanford West sweeps Tulare tournament
TULARE – The Huskies improved to 10-1 on the season, going 4-0 at the Tulare Union tournament over the weekend.
Hanford West defeated Taft 13-1, Chowchilla 18-0 then Tulare Union 8-2 and 13-0.
The Huskies open West Yosemite League play Wednesday at Lemoore.
Bears edge Liberty
HANFORD – Amanda Jorgensen shot 51 over nine holes to lead Sierra Pacific to a dual win over Liberty (Madera Ranchos) Friday.
Sierra Pacific had a team score of 286 to beat Liberty by 15 strokes.
Other scores for the Golden Bears included Sam Coons (56), Jessi Menezes (59), Maddi Montgomery (59), Megan Ulibarri (61), Haley Arlitz (63).
Tigers go 1-3 at tourney
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Lemoore lost its first three matches before closing with a 2-0 win over St. Joseph of Santa Maria to conclude play at the San Luis Obispo tournament.
Lemoore lost 2-0 to Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo), 2-1 to Templeton and 2-0 to Buena before beating St. Joseph 25-12, 25-5.
The Tigers are now 5-3 on the season and open West Yosemite League play at home against Hanford West on Wednesday.
Avenal posts perfect score in win
HANFORD – Mohammed Ali finished the two-mile course in 10:36.1 to lead Avenal to a perfect score of 15 at a cross country meet Friday at Hickey Park.
Buccaneers runners took the top five places and six of the top seven places to beat Hanford (59 points) and Sierra Pacific (60).
For Avenal, other runners included Marcos Soltero (2nd, 10:58.6), Gonzalo Gutierrez (3rd, 11:08.3), Alexis Sanchez (4th, 11:30.1), Reynoza Rodrigo (5th, 11:50.7) and Luis Mendez (7th, 12:08.7).
Hanford’s top finisher was Miguel Andrade (6th, 11:58.4). Sierra Pacific’s top finisher was Sergio Gonzalez (8th, 12:20.5).
In the girls race, Hanford West won with a team score of 36 and was followed by Firebaugh (41 points) and Hanford (43 points).
Hanford’s Skyler Martinez won the race in 13:14.5.
Hanford West’s top finisher was Erika Guzman (2nd, 13:23.4).
WHCL goes 3-1 in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD – West Hills College Lemoore opened the season by going 3-1 in dual matches Saturday at Bakersfield College.
The Golden Eagles lost to Cerritos to open the year then finished the day with three straight victories over Victor Valley (47-12), Santa Ana (27-18) and East Los Angeles (35-12).
Adrian Marufo, Isaiah Torres, Nathan Pimentel and Ivan Seville all went 3-1 in singles matches for the Golden Eagles.
Lemoore will travel to Mt. Sac Saturday before hosting East Los Angeles Sept. 23 before the start of the West Hills Invitational.
Bacon wins at Speedway
HANFORD – Brady Bacon held off Ryan Bernal in the 30-lap main event of the USAC/CRA sprints race at Keller Automotive Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds Saturday.
Rounding out the top five were Richard VanderWeerd and Brody Roa. They were followed by Jace VanderWeerd, Danny Faria Jr., Geoff Ensign, Max Adams, Kyler Shaw and Jeremy Ellertson.
Picking up heat wins were Roa and Mike Spencer.