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Jack a chip off the old block

Staff report

Local wrestling fans probably haven’t forgotten Dave Jack.

Jack was a California state runner-up as a 191-pounder during his senior year at South Tahoe High in 1975. It reportedly was the best showing by a STHS wrestler during the time the school competed in California.



Jack later wrestled at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and qualified for the U.S. Greco-Roman Olympic Trials.

Now his son, Clayton, is carrying on the family name 30 years later. Clayton, a sophomore at Vacaville, recently placed eighth at the state meet, winning four of his seven matches.



Clayton concluded his sophomore season with a 47-13 record, including 25 pins.

T-Wolves shine on mats

Three South Tahoe Middle School wrestlers won titles last Saturday at a Tah-Neva League meet in Carson City.

Eighth-graders Chris Ewing and Myles Lopez and seventh-grader Andrew Chavez won their respective weight classes.

Two other Timberwolves also fared well. Seventh-graders Tyler Slater and Cassandra Diaz placed third and fourth, respectively.

All five Timberwolves qualified for the state championships set for March 19 in Yerington.

Orlich’s team keeps rolling

Former South Tahoe High basketball coach Tom Orlich and his Clovis West Golden Eagles moved within three wins of a California state title.

The Golden Eagles (27-5) routed Aliso Niguel (28-4) 65-48 on Tuesday in a CIF Southern Section boys’ basketball tournament quarterfinal game at Clovis West.

Next up for Orlich and Clovis West is top-seeded Westchester (22-3) of Los Angeles. The teams will meet Thursday night in L.A. The winner will likely play second-seeded Etiwanda of Rancho Cucamonga. Etiwanda is ranked fourth in the nation by USA Today.


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