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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE - Com­piled by Tim Cooper

treat­ments made him too strong to wres­tle fairly against girls.

He pinned Kai­lyn Clay ear­lier Satur­day to reach the fi­nal.

In the semi­fi­nals, the match was halted for a cou­ple of min­utes be­cause Beggs had a bloody nose. Train­ers fi­nally man­aged to stop the bleed­ing and the fight re­sumed. Not long af­ter, Beggs slammed Clay on the mat and pinned her.

He and Clay shared a long hug be­fore an of­fi­cial raised Beggs’ arm to sig­nal vic­tory, and Clay scur­ried off the mat. Clay’s coach shouted to re­porters that she “did not have per­mis­sion” to talk to them af­ter her loss and both of her par­ents de­clined com­ment.

Ar­rested de­vel­op­ment

A man wanted for mur­der in Texas ap­par­ently wanted to spend his po­ten­tial fi­nal mo­ments as a free per­son at Day­tona In­ter­na­tional Speed­way.

Joe Earl Smith is ac­cused of killing his un­cle over a prop­erty

dis­pute in Mar­ion County, Texas. He was ar­rested in Day­tona Beach Shores on Thurs­day and told au­thor­i­ties that he was in town to at­tend the events of Speed­weeks at Day­tona. Though, as the Day­tona Beach News-Jour­nal

notes, it’s un­clear if he ever got to ful­fill his de­sire of see­ing rac­ing at the track.

Smith also made it pretty easy for au­thor­i­ties to find him. His fam­ily told in­ves­ti­ga­tors in Texas that he was likely headed in the di­rec­tion of NAS­CAR’s open­ing week­end. That put au­thor­i­ties on alert and he was found sleep­ing in his SUV.

Smith’s un­cle, 68-year-old Jack Smith, was found dead be­hind a house in Mar­ion County on Wednes­day.

Rec­og­niz­able

From Dwight Perry of The Seat­tle Times:

“Ex-Li­ons cor­ner­back Stan­ley Wil­son II was ar­rested in the buff on sus­pi­cion of bur­glary in Wood­burn, Ore. — his third naked run-in with po­lice in eight months.

“On the bright side, prose­cu­tors say, pick­ing him out of a lineup shouldn’t be a prob­lem.”

AP/Hous­ton Chron­i­cle/MELISSA PHILLIP

Mack Beggs (right), a trans­gen­der boy, won the Texas state girls wrestling ti­tle Satur­day. State pol­icy calls for stu­dents to wres­tle against the gen­der listed on their birth cer­tifi­cates.

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