by Jack Kintner
varsity wrestlers notched another win last Wednesday
with a 72-0 pasting of the Meridian Trojans to improve
their season mark to 2-2, 1-1 in league matches.
Jason Parker (103 pounds) beat the opponent he lost to at the Battle of the Border, Herris Larson, 7-3. Jesse Kilthau (119), Shane Hicks (171), Corey Smith (275) and Nick Jordan (152) all got pins.
Other winners were Ryan Pate (112), Sam Abrams (125), Carlos Gonzalez (130), John Brady (135), Derik Stremler (140), Calvin Moore (145), Matt Determan (160), Blayne Brandenburger (189) and Cody Dobbs (215).
Girls take two
With Jen Kramer averaging nearly 17 points and eight rebounds per game, the Lady B’s improved to 4-2 overall with wins in Seatle and at Coupeville last week.
Blaine 42, Port Townsend 36. The Borderites got off to a slow start against a team that also went to the AA state tournament in Yakima last year, but pulled ahead with an 11-point turnaround in the fourth quarter to win going away. Kramer and Alyssa Hendrickson each got 14 points and Kramer got 12 rebounds.
Blaine 52, Coupeville 35. Blaine scored six points in the first 37 seconds of play as they began with a full court press. Nicole Riddle got eight rebounds, Jen Kramer got seven along with 19 points and Alyssa Hendrickson scored 16.
Borderites go 2-0 on road trip
Blaine’s boys won two games last week as they traveled to Seattle’s Key Area to play Port Townsend on Friday afternoon and on to Whidbey Island for a game with Coupeville the next day.
45, Port Townsend 37“We wanted to lock up
the middle,” said head coach Dan Rucker, “and
we did that well, and our outside game is coming along.
I was really happy with Steve Borden’s play.”
Ryan Goodwin led all scorers with 14, followed by Joey Paciorek with 10.
Blaine 63, Coupeville 45 Coupeville’s strength is a 6’3” left-handed forward Michael Bagby, who normally averages 25 points per game. Blaine’s defense held him to 11, and only three in the first half, as Craig Rothwell hit three three-point shots and Joey Paciorek scored 20 points. The balance of the scoring was spread out among eight other players.