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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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