Hettes wins UFC bout in England

June 23rd, 2015 7:23 pm

First Posted: 10/26/2013

MANCHESTER, England — Local fighter Jimy Hettes of Swoyersville defeated Robert Whiteford by submission in two rounds in his UFC bout in the featherweight division on a fight card in England on Saturday.

The submission victory came in less than three minutes into the second round.

“I was hoping I’d land a few more punches, but he hits hard and I knew he was a tough guy, so I was just trying to get him on his back and put him in awkward positions,” Hettes said in an interview with mmajunkie.com after the fight. “It threw me for a loop to have such a late change of opponenets as they’re both so different. Beggars can’t be choosers, and I was just glad to have a fight.”

Hettes is now 11-1 in MMA and 2-1 in UFC.

H.S. GIRLS SOCCER

DISTRICT 2 CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS

Abington Heights 5, Hazleton Area 1

The Cougars end their season in a loss to the Comets in quarterfinals of the District 3A playoffs.

Abington Heights will host Wyoming Valley West on Tuesday in the semifinals at a time to be determined.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Wilkes 3, DeSales 2, 2OT

Alyia Frankel scored the game-winning goal five minutes into the second overtime to lead Wilkes to a win over DeSales.

Devon Kriebel and Ashley Hahn each scored once for the Colonels.

COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER

Eastern 3, King’s 0

King’s fell to visiting Eastern in Freedom Conference play.

Mark Labbadia took the loss in net for King’s, making four saves.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER

King’s 2, Eastern 0

King’s earned a key victory over Eastern for their first win over the Eagles since 2008.

Ivy Nulton and Erin Laird each scored once for the Monarchs.

Manhattanville 1, Wilkes 0

Wilkes fell to Manhattanville.

The loss sends the Colonels to 9-5-3 on the season.

COLLEGE MEN’S SWIMMING

King’s 120, Drew 65

King’s was victorious against visiting Drew.

Michael Sweeney was victorious in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.51 and the 500 freestyle at 5:21.95, while Justin Weilert captured the 1,000 free with a time of 11:43.79.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S SWIMMING

Misericordia splits with Kutztown, ESU

Dani Blass won four times to lead Misericordia to a split with Division-II teams Kutztown and East Stroudsburg.

MU beat Kutztown, 145-114, but fell to East Stroudsburg, 142-117.5.

Blass won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.63), 200 breaststroke (2:31.71), 200 IM (2:18.43) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay team.

King’s 106, Drew 97

King’s earned the win against Drew.

Brigid Wynn captured the 200 freestyle at 2:06.46 and the 100 freestyle with a 58.52, while Patricia Manning won the 200-individual medley with a 2:23.58.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Wilkes 3, Keystone 0

Casey Bohan posted a match-high 13 kills and added four total blocks to lead host Wilkes to a sweep of Keystone.

Paige Trusty followed with seven kills and one service aces, while Kelsey Yacko added four kills and two solo blocks.


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