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Published: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 9:59 a.m. CDT

Wrestling action

Creston/O-M’s fourth-ranked wrestling team returns to action tonight in a 6:30 p.m. dual meet at Harlan.

The team then hosts the Panther Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday. Wrestlers will compete in six-man, round-robin brackets with the top seeds expected to meet in the final round in mid-afternoon.

Participating teams are Dallas Center-Grimes, Bedford-Lenox, Bondurant-Farrar, Mount Ayr, East Union, West Central Valley, Creston/O-M and Creston/O-M JV.

National rating

Creston/Orient-Macksburg senior Jake Marlin is ranked No. 11 nationally at 138 pounds by Intermat, which maintains a “Fab 50” list of teams and top 20 individual rankings.

West Delaware, a Class 2A team in Iowa like Creston/O-M, is ranked 38th nationally. Two Class 3A teams are also rated in Southeast Polk (23) and Bettendorf (45).

Brandon Sorensen of Denver-Tripoli, like Marlin, a three-time state champ headed to the University of Iowa, is ranked No. 9 at 145. West Delaware’s Adam Roth is No. 6 at 220.

Fishing law

One of five new state laws taking effect Jan. 1 pertains to Iowa anglers.

A new law under jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allows fishermen to fish with three poles and a total of six hooks, u fro two poles and four hooks, for an additional $12 license fee.

The measure is aimed at spurring ice fishing. A third line could also help catfish anglers, sponsors of the new measure said.

Another measure allows hunting and fishing on a combined license at a cost of less than spearate licenses. Another provides for three-year licenses for hunting or fishing, also priced lower than cost of renewing them annually.

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