Ice hockey team with local player looks to avoid weekend sweep by league rival tonight on road

Quick note as well from the ice on this Saturday. Mount Si High School senior Cam Gross and his Seattle Junior Totems hockey teammates wrap up a weekend Western States Hockey League set in the heart of Big Sky country tonight looking to avoid a sweep. The host Butte Cobras posted a 6-1 win last night at home in Montana over the visiting Totems. The win for Butte came off a series-opening 6-2 win Thursday. Gross was held off the scoresheet in both games for Seattle, who now is 5-13-3 on the season and has dropped behind Butte and into last place in their division in the league. The Totems will look to climb out of the hole with a win tonight. Faceoff is at 6:00 p.m. our time and you can catch a live webstream of the game by going to our WSHL Live link at right in our news links and paying the appropriate fee to watch.

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Even though all the high school hoops got snowed out, a local collegian did play last night…….and helped her team win

Good Saturday morning. Despite all of last night’s Valley high school basketball action being snowed out, we do have some news this morning.

Comes from the college hardwood, and the Northwest University women used a small contribution from a Cedarcrest High School alum to post a home win last night.

The Eagles took care of visiting Warner Pacific 66-48 in a Cascade Collegiate Conference contest. Junior Kalee Fowler, from Duvall and a 2014 CHS alum, scored four points in 16 minutes off the bench for NWU, now 7-5 on the season, and 2-0 in league play. The Eagles host Multnomah, from Portland, tonight. You can catch a live webcast of the game here. Tip is at 5:30 p.m.

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High school sports in the Valley snowed out…..

Tonight’s scheduled Mount Si basketball twinbill at Newport has been snowed out. The league and school announced the postponement late this afternoon due to the winter weather conditions that have turned the upper Valley into North Dakota today. Many of you have at least several inches of snow on the ground at the moment and that’s likely going to be added to as the night wears on, with the weather folks expecting more snow this evening. Roads have been challenging to say the least for much of today hence the decision to not play tonight. The games are tentatively scheduled to be made up on December 19. As for CHS’ games, there was a thought those would actually go on as scheduled today but the school officially announced a cancellation of those games around lunchtime with no word on a makeup for those contests.

Also, Mount Si’s wrestling team is scheduled to head up to Sedro-Woolley tomorrow for the Spud Walley meet, but that could be canceled as well. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.

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Mount Si, Cedarcrest wresling and gymnastics news……

Mount Si’s gymnastics team braved the snowy, cold weather last night for their home opener at Mount Si High School, and the ladies pocketed a 161.95-142.15 win over Skyline last night to move to 2-0 on the season.

Mount Si was led by senior Shelby Johnson, who won the all-around scoring a 33.65. That effort was anchored by a huge performance on floor, in which she scored 9.4 and won that event. She also won the vault, scoring 9.05 in that event. Sarah Christopherson also did very well, scoring a 9.35 in that event and she used that score to finish second in the all-around for the Wildcats with a 32.9. Just behind her two teammates was senior Samantha Holmes, who finished third this week in the all-around with a 32.8 after winning the competition in last week’s win over Eastlake.

Holmes won the bars, scoring 7.7, and she also had a strong score on floor, recording an 8.8. Wildcat sophomore Emi Yoshikawa took the beam competition, scoring 8.9 and using that to aid her fourth-place all-around finish; she scored 31.25 in the all-around.

Skyline was led by Stella Pratt, who scored 30.25 in the all-around and whose effort was aided by a strong 8.45 on the floor.

The Wildcats compete again next week. We also have some Wildcat and Cedarcrest wrestling news for you this morning:

Wildcat grapplers draw with Wolves: Mount Si and Eastlake both wrestled hard, with the dual meet ending in a 31-30 Mount Si win on tiebreakers at Eastlake High School in Sammamish last night. The match ended in a 30-30 draw, but the Wildcats took the tiebreaker with more individual wins. Winners for Mount Si included the Marenco’s, Spencer and Mason, along with Brennan Dalgleish. Spencer, at 138 lbs., won his match over his Eastlake foe in a 10-2 decision, while Mason pinned his Wolve opponent with just seconds to spare at 170 lbs. Dalgliesh rolled to a 15-2 win over his Eastlake counterpart at 182 lbs.

Mount Si next competes in southern California at the El Cajon tournament next weekend.

CHS wins: The Red Wolves took care of Granite Falls last night in a Cascade Conference clash, 49-24. Individual results were not reported. CHS meets Mountlake Terrace next Thursday.

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Cedarcrest girls hoops falls at home

Also from hoops last night, Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball squad went into the fourth quarter with the lead over Anacortes, but the Seahawks rallied down the stretch and kept the Red Wolves from closing things out, handing CHS a 40-37 loss at home in Duvall.

Elaine Townley scored 18 points to lead Cedarcrest as they dropped to 3-2 on the season. CHS hosts South Whidbey tomorrow.

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