Issaquah wrestlers entertain alumni with two wins

January 12, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 3:10 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012

The Issaquah High School wrestling program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, gave its alumni a lot to cheer about Jan. 11 when the Eagles defeated two visiting teams in KingCo Conference 4A action.

On Alumni Night, Issaquah overwhelmed Garfield 66-12 and downed Woodinville 54-24.

In the Garfield match, Torre Eaton (106), Jordan Hamilton (113), Louden Ivey (120), Max Tickman (126), Almen Thorpe (132), Jerdon Helgeson (138), Joe Tonnemaker (145), and Tucker Brumley (170) all had pins for Issaquah.

In the Woodinville match, Spencer Tickman (106), Thorpe, Taylor Evans (152), Andrew Ramirez (170) and Matt Solusod (220) registered pins for the Eagles. Tonnemaker won his match by a technical fall and Helgeson won with a major decision.

The alumni at the meet included Eagles coach Kirk Hyatt, a member of the 1975 Issaquah graduation class.

Issaquah will host the KingCo Conference 4A championships Feb. 3-4.

Skyline wrestlers pound Newport

The Skyline High School wrestling team was too powerful for Newport Jan. 11 as the Spartans recorded a 71-9 KingCo Conference 4A victory. Nathan Swanson (106), Justin Manipis (113), Tristan Steciw (120), Jo Tono (126), Joey Gurke (132), Tyler White (138), Christian Caldwell (145), Ian Crouch (152), Cyrus Sarkosh (182), Kyle Nardon (195) and Sean McAlhaney (220) all had pins for Skyline. Douglas Lawson (170) won his match with a technical fall.

Skyline girls move back into tie for first

The Skyline High School girls basketball team moved back into a tie for first place in the KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division standings Jan. 11 when the Spartans defeated host Garfield 69-59.

Skyline, which got knocked out of first place last Friday when it lost to Issaquah, moved back into a tie with Eastlake, which lost to Inglemoor 88-74. The Spartans and Eastlake are both 5-2 in league play. The two rivals meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Skyline.

Garfield, sparked by Shaunice Robinson and Nyasha Sarju, raced off to a 20-15 first-quarter lead. The Bulldogs led 29-22 at halftime. However, Skyline came roaring back in the third quarter by outscoring Garfield 28-11. The Spartans maintained at least a 10-point lead the rest of the game.

Megan Wiedeman had 21 points to lead a balanced Skyline offense. Allie Wyszynski contributed 17 points, and Morgan Farrar and Lacey Nicholson each had 10 points.

Robinson scored a game-high 25 points and Sarju had 24 points.

Issaquah girls blow out Bothell

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team overcame a slow start Jan. 11 and cruised by host Bothell 58-28 in a KingCo Conference 4A contest.

Bothell, winless this season, held a surprising 9-7 lead after the first quarter. However, Issaquah outscored the Cougars 17-5 in the second quarter and steadily pulled away for the victory. Issaquah went to 4-3 in league play, just a game behind Skyline and Eastlake in the Crest Division.

Issaquah’s Mandie Hill and Mackenzie Wieburg each had 15 points to share game-high honors. Quincey Gibson added eight points.

Kendra Heyer topped Bothell with seven points.

Liberty girls top Mount Si 

The Liberty High School girls basketball team spotted host Mount Si an early lead Jan. 11 before rallying in the second quarter en route to an eventual 45-37 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory.

Mount Si led 9-8 at the end of the first period. The Patriots outscored Mount Si 15-11 in the second quarter to take the lead. Liberty pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring the Wildcats 14-6.

Aspen Winegar, of Liberty, topped all players with 16 points. Sierra Carlson added seven points as the Patriots went to 6-1 in league play and 10-3 on the season. Liberty remained in a tie with Juanita for first place.

Molly Sellers had nine points to lead Mount Si, which dropped to 4-3 in KingCo play and into a tie with Bellevue for fourth place.

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