Liberty wrestlers take down two KingCo opponents

January 13, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 4:45 p.m Jan. 13, 2012

The Liberty High School wrestling team posted two easy KingCo Conference 3A/2A victories Jan. 12 when the Patriots walloped Juanita 53-21 and crushed Sammamish 48-18.

In the Juanita match, Conner Small (138) and Austin Whitely (152) had pins for Liberty. Hamilton Noel (160) won his match with a technical fall.

In the Sammamish match, Small and Noel Brandon (195) had pins for the Patriots.

Issaquah wrestlers have big week on the mats

The Issaquah High School wrestling team picked up its fourth victory of the week Jan. 12 when the Eagles overwhelmed visiting Bothell 56-16 in a KingCo Conference 4A match.

Almen Thorpe (132), Joseph Tonnemaker (145) and Jonathan Norris (285) had pins for Issaquah. Max Tickman (126) won his match with a major decision.

Eagles swim to two victories

The Issaquah High School boys swimming team picked up two victories Jan. 12 when the Eagles defeated Skyline 115-68 and downed Bothell 148-32 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at Julius Boehm Pool.

Willy Matsuda won two races and swam on two winning relays for Issaquah. Matsuda captured the 100-yard backstroke in a state-qualifying time of 56.81 seconds. He won the 50 freestyle in 23.21. Matsuda led off the 200 freestyle relay for Issaquah, which posted a state-qualifying time of 1:32.34. Gabe Florsheim, Dave Nam and Brian Ruggles were other members of the relay. Matsuda, Austin Melody, Florsheim and Ruggles composed the Eagles’ winning 200 medley relay, which posted a winning time of 1:46.09.

Ruggles won the 200 freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 1:48.84.

Skyline defeated Bothell 143-32.5. Paul Jett won the 200 individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 2:02.18. Teammate Alec Raines won the 500 freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 4:58.87. Jett and Raines also swam on Skyline’s winning 400 freestyle relay, which had a winning time of 3:32.46. Matt Haynie and Ashton Powell were other members of the relay.

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