Jackson sending six wrestlers to state
Jackson had six wrestlers place in the top four during Saturday's Class 4A sectional at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis to qualify for this week's state tournament in Columbia, Mo.
Winning sectional titles for the Indians were 112-pounder Brock Howard and 152-pounder James Love.
Seth Harrell (215) and Luke Wade (heavyweight) both placed second, Cody Rouse (130) was third and Ricky Feiner (140) finished fourth.
The Indians' other two sectional participants, Matt Kahle and Cameron Lacy, failed to advance.
The state meet will be held Thursday through Saturday.
Venus Williams claimed her second title of 2002 when Jelena Dokic withdrew from the final of the Gaz de France tournament with a strained right thigh. Dokic said she was hurt during Saturday's 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 semifinal victory over Monica Seles and aggravated the injury in a doubles match later that day. Williams advanced to the Gaz de France final by beating defending champion Amelie Mauresmo 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the semifinals Saturday.
The Chicago Bears and defensive coordinator Greg Blache have agreed on a three-year contract. Blache ran a hustling Bears defensive unit that keyed a surprising 13-4 season that included the NFC Central division title and ended with a first-round playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Blache had been interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching job before it was given to former Tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy.
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-- From staff, wire reports