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Bulldogs split nonconference doubleheader
to start baseball season
Calieb Bennett...dives across home plate headfirst for one of Odessa's 11 runs against O'Hara, but the Celtics still managed to outscore the Bulldogs 17-11 in eight innings in the season opener. photo by Kory Hales
Odessa hosted O'Hara and Santa Fe Saturday to officially kick off the baseball season.
Odessa 11
O'Hara 17
8 innings
Bulldogs trailed 10-3 entering the bottom of the sixth against O'Hara High School and scored seven runs to tie the game.
After the Celtics broke the tie in the top of the seventh, Odessa rallied once again for a single run in the bottom half to force extra innings. Read more in The Odessan.
Seven Bulldogs named All-MRVC West
Four boys and three girls from Odessa were named All-MRVC West late last week when the conference officially released its All-Conference selections for the 2014-15 basketball season.
Colby Nickels and Josiah Bennett were named to the First Team. Cody Behrman was voted Second Team All-MRVC West. Calieb Bennett received Honorable Mention.
Rhyannon Patrick and Kylin Grubb were First Team selections from the Lady Bulldogs team. Kinly Grubb received Honorable Mention. Read more in The Odessan.
Bulldog track competes at UCM
University of Central Missouri hosted the High School Mule Relays for Class 4 and 5 schools Monday.
No team scores were recorded, but medals were awarded to the top six finishers in each event.
Kylin Grubb qualified for the 55-meter hurdles with a heat-winning time of 10.27. That was the third quickest qualifying time. In the finals, Grubb ran a 9.55 to finish second. Read more in The Odessan.


Bulldogs lose tennis season opener
to Kansas City Lutheran
Odessa hosted Kansas City Lutheran Monday in the season opener for both teams. Bulldogs fell to the Knights 6-3.
Corbin Kleoppel was a 9-8 winner over Triston Aspegren in number three singles. Tyler Atkerson dominated Nathan Wagner in number five singles 8-1. Kyle Jensen lost 8-2 in number one singles to Aaron Tebbenkamp.
Kane Wolkey fell to Vince Otto in number two singles 8-2. Read more in The Odessan.
Wrestlers land eight on All-Conference list
Eight Bulldogs were named when the MRVC West released its All-Conference wrestling team last week. Dakota Miller, 120, Cole Stodghill, 195, and Dalton Koch, 285, were all First Team selections. Logan Windsor, 106, Logan White, 113, Brett Shull, 126, Jake Bartow, 152, and Austin Weygandt, 160, were all named to the Second Team.
Windsor, Koch and Weygandt were also named Academic All-Conference. They were joined on that list by Mason Bake, Armand Kenepaske, Garrett Fiegenbaum, Luke Drenon and Mason Smith.
Bulldogs won the dual championship in the MRVC West and the MRVC Tournament this season. They went on to place fifth at the state championships. Read more in The Odessan.

State qualifiers... Odessa had 10 wrestlers advance from the regional tournament in Belton last weekend to the state championships March 27-29 in St. Louis. The top four in each weight class advanced to the state tournament. State qualifiers are, front, from left, Jakson Wimberly (10U, 130lb, fourth), Gavin Gross (12U, 95lb, first), Shon Badder (12U, 75lb, third), Bryce Palmer (12U, 100lb, first), Garrett Bayless (10U, 95lb, second); back, Luke Malizzi (12U, 110lb, second), Jake Evinger (12U, 110lb, third), Xavier Walsh (12U, 175lb, second), Austin Magruder (12U, 135lb, fourth), Brenden Wood (14U, 190lb, second).  photo by Kory Hales
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