La Salle junior 12th at nationals

   La Salle junior Ricky Beaver finished 12th in the 69-kilogram (152-pound) class in USA Weightlifting's junior national championships this weekend in Aurora, Colo.

   Beaver's best lifts were 96 kilograms (211 pounds) in the snatch and 111 (244) in the clean and jerk for a 207 total.

   The competition in his class was held Friday and Saturday. Beaver, 17, is a Northeast Philadelphia resident.