Prep wrestling | Hurricanes thrive at Disney

July 17, 2014 

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Manatee High School's Caleb Rudisill tries to maneuver Jupiter's Alex Radli into position for a pin as they compete in the 113 pound weight class Saturday at Manatee High School. Rudisill won the match against Radli, who is rated 2nd in the state at 106 pounds. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald


Prep wrestling: Hurricanes thrive at Disney

ORLANDO -- Caleb Rudisill and members of the Manatee High wrestling team had a solid showing during the Disney Duals, which wrapped July 1.

The Manatee Mafia placed 14th out of 46 teams, and Rudisill went 10-1 to earn All-America honors. A rising junior, Rudisill won 57 matches last season and was ranked No. 1 in Class 3A at 113 pounds heading into the state tournament, where he fell a win short of reaching the medal round.

Rudisill won his first 10 matches in Orlando and is 42-11 in offseason matches.

Jesse Fulk, a state runner-up last season at 160 pounds whose 59 wins set a single-season program record, went 9-2 and also earned All-America honors. A rising senior, Fulk has wrestled 60 matches in the offseason, winning 48.

After losing 21 of 22 previous matches at past Disney Duals events, Tim Dinsdale went 9-2 and earned All-America status. Tyrek Hoyte, a surprising medalist at 126 pounds last year, went 6-5.

Also notching winning records for the Canes were Alex Ginn (7-4), a state qualifier last year, John Baldwin (7-4) and Eric Pompey (5-4).

Cycling: Gallopin wins 11th stage of Tour

OYONNAX, France -- France's Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France in a hilly ride in eastern France, as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.

The pack returned to action on Wednesday after the race's first rest day with the 187.5-kilometer (116.3-mile) ride from Besancon to Oyonnax -- not far from the Swiss border.

NBA: Hornets land Stephenson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.

The controversial shooting guard agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season. Stephenson is expected to be introduced at a press conference Friday.

ELSEWHERE -- Heat free agent James Jones will be joining LeBron James with the Cavaliers. Jones and the Cavaliers agreed to terms on a veteran's minimum deal for $1.4 million. ... Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns.

Tennis: Wozniacki advances to Istanbul Cup quartes

ISTANBUL -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Karin Knapp of Italy 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Istanbul Cup.

ELSEWHERE -- Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit is out of the Swedish Open, a day after beating top-seeded Alize Cornet in Bastad, Sweden. … Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic defeated defending champion Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-0 in Hamburg, Germany, as a host of seeded players crashed out in the second round of the Hamburg Open.

-- Herald staff, wire reports

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