Skyline, Issaquah wrestling teams open season with wins

December 9, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:05 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011

The Skyline and Issaquah High School wrestling teams opened their KingCo Conference 4A seasons Thursday with victories.

Skyline hosted Ballard and Roosevelt in a double dual. The Spartans crushed Ballard 66-15 and topped Roosevelt 46-36.

Issaquah overwhelmed visiting Redmond 60-18.

In the Skyline-Ballard match, Griffin Howlett (113), Jerred Kiss (126), Tyler White (138), Tyler Aguirre (145), Ian Crouch (152), Michael Mecham (160) and Douglas Lawson (170) recorded pins for the Spartans.

In the Skyline-Roosevelt match, Nathan Swanson (106), Howlett, Tristan Steciw (120), White, Crouch, Lawson and Cyrus Sarkosh (182) had pins for the Spartans.

Louden Ivey (120), Joseph Tonnemaker (145) and Matt Solusod (220) had pins for Issaquah in the Eagles victory against Redmond.

Issaquah swim team sprints by Inglemoor

The Issaquah High School boys swimming team captured all three relays, winning two in state-qualifying times, as the Eagles cruised by visiting Inglemoor 103-82 Thursday in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 43.62 seconds. Willy Matsuda, Brian Ruggles, Gabe Florsheim and Dave Nam composed the relay.

Matsuda, Spencer McCulloh, Nam and Ruggles composed Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay, which had a state-qualifying time of 1:33.21.

The Eagles closed out the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay in 3:30.81. McCulloh, Nam, Florsheim and Melody composed the relay.

Ruggles won two other races. He captured the 100 breaststroke in a state-qualifying time of 1:02.93 and finished first in the 200 individual medley in 2:05.40.

Other Issaquah first places came from Melody in the 200 freestyle, Florsheim in the 50 freestyle and Matsuda in the 100 freestyle.

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