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.