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Area fencers advance to regionals

At The Gathering, a  November fencing classic, several Oxford fencers took top honors. In the 15-and-up age group, Oxford freshman Issac Manly took first place, outscoring opponents from Memphis, Collierville Academy (Tenn.), Christian Brothers (Memphis), Saint George (Memphis) and Jackson.

In the men’s 14-and-under, Maxmillian Keene took gold over Jake Riffe, the silver medalist.

Elias Addy, fencing for the Oxford Park Commission, took gold in the boy’s 12-and-under, while Lydia Supple of Oxford Middle School placed first in the girl’s 12-and-under.

In the girl’s 10-and-under category, Aubrey Best took gold in a close contest with Ashni Brown-Talib.

Meghan Vogt, competing for New Orleans, placed third in the U-10 category.

The athletes are trained by coaches Dr. John Matthews, Walter Flaschka and Margarette Davis at Oxford Fencers, Inc., a United States Fencing Association (USFA) affiliate.

Next up
The fencers will return to action Dec. 1 in the Houston Region 5 youth qualifier. (November 27, 2012, Page 7)

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