High school wrestling: Wasatch holds narrow lead over Box Elder after Day 1 of 5A state tournament

OREM — After his team fell short at the hands of the Viewmont Vikings in last year’s state tournament, Wasatch head coach Wade Discher decided to make some changes to his program.

First and foremost among those: the development of depth.

Wasatch hadn’t and still doesn’t lack for star-powered wrestlers, what with the Zak Kohlers, Stockton O’Briens and Sammy Heywoods of the world littering the Wasps’ roster.

The depth behind them was an issue, however.

“Last year we took second to Viewmont and they had the numbers,” Discher said. “They had those second-tier (consolation round) kids who weren’t as experienced and they just blew us out of the water. I thought we had the better team, but with six classifications you need to have numbers. You need to have people scoring.”

With an eye on a return to the top of 5A wrestling, Discher and the Wasps worked diligently all season to develop that depth.

“I changed our schedule this year,” Discher said. “I really tried to focus on that. We sent our well-known kids to national tournaments, and I stayed back (with the rest of our team). We went to three or four Utah tournaments where those kids could get more mat time and more experience. We really tried to tend to the development of those kids, because if we are going to win (state) as a team that is where it is at.”

After Day 1 of the state tournament, the work appears to have paid off.

When competition ended Wednesday night at Utah Valley University’s UCCU Center, Wasatch was in first place, with 121 points.

The Wasps advanced nine wrestlers to Thursday’s semifinals, including Kohler, O’Brien and Heywood and Mitchel Slack.

As for Discher’s depth concerns, Wasatch did well enough. The Wasps had five wrestlers advance in the consolation round, leaving the team with 14 total wrestlers …read more

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Geo Pakistan: Huma and Abdullah in Dubai for PSL ceremony

KARACHI: Fans must be wondering about the whereabouts of Huma Amir Shah and Abdullah Sultan after switching on their TV sets and finding Aleena Farooq Shayk and Zohaib Hasan hosting Pakistan’s most popular morning show.The due actually is in Dubai to attend the Pakistan Super League’s opening ceremony which takes place today (Wednesday).In a video message Huma and Abdullah informed the viewers that they have landed in UAE with a promise to keep them updated on the star studded PSL 4 ceremony. The PSL opening ceremony would be followed by a match between defending champions Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars. …read more

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Netflix Australia’s best TV series: over 60 great shows to stream in 2019

UPDATE: The new comedy series Russian Doll, starring Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black) has been added to our list of the top trending shows on Netflix Australia – find out more about it below!

Since its arrival on Australian shores, we’ve enjoyed unfettered access to all of Netflix’s critically-lauded original shows. Not only that, users also have access to a wealth of other licensed material.

If you’re like us, you spend a good deal of your time Netflixing. Sure, Netflix also streams movies, but its television output is perhaps the reason most people have signed up for an account. There’s nothing quite like firing up Netflix and binge-watching a series at your own pace. Getting instant access to entire seasons of Stranger Things from day one is half the appeal.

This is why we’ve created the TechRadar guide to the best shows on Netflix Australia right now (in no particular order). We’ll keep this best TV show list constantly updated with the latest television shows that you should be watching on Netflix in Australia and also tell you why.

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Of course, the list includes Netflix Australia classics like Stranger Things, House of Cards, Making a Murderer, Black Mirror, Narcos and BoJack Horseman, but there’s so much more to binge on the service than the well-known titles.

We’ve selected more than 60 great series worth watching over the following pages, but if you’ve watched ’em all already you can also find out what’s new on Netflix this month right here, or cut to the chase with our quick picks for the top trending shows on Netflix right now.

The following list charts the best shows that are currently trending right now on Netflix Australia. For our complete …read more

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High school wrestling: Pleasant Grove boasts 30-point lead after Day 1 of 6A state tournament

OREM — The 6A state tournament was billed as the battle between quantity and quality.

On the one hand there was Pleasant Grove, the perennial wrestling powerhouse that qualified 26 wrestlers for state.

On the other hand was Layton, considered by many to be the most talented wrestling program in the state this year.

What the Lancers lacked in depth — Layton sent 17 wrestlers to state — they hoped to make up for with top-end wrestlers.

Pleasant Grove, meanwhile, hoped to overwhelm any challenge, whether by Layton, Syracuse, Herriman or whomever, with sheer numbers.

After Day 1 of the state tourney, quantity won out.

At the conclusion of competition Wednesday night at Utah Valley University’s UCCU Center, Pleasant Grove held a firm grasp on first place, with a score of 156.

The Vikings advanced 10 wrestlers to Thursday’s semifinals, included multiple-time state champions Cole Zorn and Maika Tauteoli.

Layton finished in second, with a score of 121. The Lancers advanced an equal number of wrestlers to the semis, including Terrell Barraclough, Tyson Humphreys, Alec Bolingbroke and Jon Hunt, to name a few.

The Vikings depth was the difference between the teams, as Pleasant Grove has 18 wrestlers remaining for action on Thursday, compared to just 13 for Layton.

Still, the title is up for grabs as the teams will face off in the semifinals multiple times.

At 126 pounds, Tayton Bennett (Layton) and Michel Stock (Pleasant Grove) are set to face off early Thursday morning.

As are Barraclough and Oakley Ridge (Pleasant Grove) at 138 pounds.

Bolingbroke and Cannon Carlson will do the same at 170, as will Jon Hunt and Keegan Wilkinson (285).

The potential remains for a couple of state final matchups between the Vikings and Lancers; well, two in fact.

“It is anyone’s right now,” Layton head coach John Fager said. “Pleasant Grove has a slight advantage, they have more kids …read more

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