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LOCAL REPORT

Phoenix senior Max Hamilton, a track and field and cross country athlete, is hosting a benefit concert at the Medford Armory on May 12 that will benefit runners in Ethiopia.

Money raised will be donated to the Tesfa foundation (Tesfa means hope in Amharic, a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia), which provides safe housing and education for young women — many who are passionate about running — in Addis Ababa.

The event, called "Adansonia," will run from 9 p.m. to midnight and will feature several DJs.

The cost is $10 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased by searching "Adansonia" at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Hamilton's hope is to raise at least $3,600, enough to sponsor three athletes with food, housing and education for a year.

Hamilton will compete at American University in Washington, D.C., next year.

For more information, call 541-944-4763, email college4maxhamilton@gmail.com or visit tesfa.org.

Crater wrestler Chance Fahndrich won the 182-pound title at the Cliff Keen Reno Worlds in Reno, Nev., on April 15.

Fahndrich defeated Gabriel Gonzalez of Easton Calif., 5-2 in the championship round at Reno Livestock Events Center.