DIES NOTES: The Dies family, Firestone principal Larry Petry and everyone else involved with producing the 22nd annual Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament should be commended for running such an outstanding tournament this past weekend.
With 43 teams competing and hundreds of wrestlers, tournament officials did an outstanding job of keeping things in order.
Results were posted in real time, a live internet video feed was available and Time Warner Cable will air championship matches this week. Check your local listings.
Also, Mike Dies did an nice job introducing the Parade of Champions'' and his wife, Missy, the daughter of Mike and Sharon Hargrove, sang the national anthem.
Nice job all the way around.
RAM TOUGH: Garfield boys basketball coach Harold Ickes and his Rams team have been somewhat neglected as far as coverage is concerned but the job that Ickes and his staff has done should not go unnoticed.
Garfield, 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the City Series, lost 65-50 Friday to Buchtel (6-2, 4-1) but the Rams are still one of four teams that could still battle for the league title. The others are East (7-2, 5-1) and Kenmore (6-3, 4-1).