CHS boys’ and girls’ wrestling open season against Marysville schools

Let’s hit the mat.

Cedarcrest High School’s boys’ wrestling team opened the season on a down note last night, falling to Marysville-Getchell, 54-25, at M-G’s campus in Snohomish County.

Cedarcrest winners included Jarrod Linerud (120 lbs.), who pinned Getchell’s Angel Murill; Francisco Contreras (126), who did the same to the Chargers’ Ithan Sanchez; Hayden Dill (132), who took a major decision, 10-2, over Getchell’s Joel Foster; Matt Weinert (195), who pinned the Chargers’ Caleb Blonk, and Mac Miles (220), who took a 5-2 decision over Getchell foe Erick Duenes.

CHS is back in action tomorrow at the White River Classic in Buckley.

Red Wolve girls fall to Marysville: Cedarcrest’s ladies also were up in Marysville last night, facing a combined team from both Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck. The Marysville squad handed CHS a 30-23 loss. Wins for Cedarcrest, most by pin, were from Abby Varaday, Abbi Link, Olivia Hillestad and Bethany Smith. Hillestad won her match via technical fall with the rest the result of pins.

The Red Wolves are in Sedro-Woolley tomorrow for the SWHS girls’ jamboree.

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Friday news….

Good Friday morning. We’ll get wrestling for you soon, but we have some news on a Friday.

Cedarcrest High School’s football team had a great season under first-year head coach John Fiala, finishing 6-3, and coaches in the Northwest District’s Lake Division noticed, awarding several players all-league first team honors. The announcement was made late yesterday by the program on their Instagram page.

Three players -Nathan Gerde, Matt Weiner and Cameron Kohlruss – earned first-team honors twice. Kohlruss earned his nods at quarterback and secondary, while Weinert earned his at tight end and defensive line, and Gerde got his both for kicking and punting. Also named to the first team were offensive linemen Charlie Vliem and Rylan McPhee, running back Peyton Burpee, receiver Dawson Cairns and linebacker Spencer Coomer and Ryan Olson.

Gerde also earned an all-league honorable mention at receiver, along with teammate Luke Amble, while defensive lineman Cameron Brady and defensive back Sean Shannon also received honorable mentions from division coaches.

Congrats to all of you.

Soccer
One step closer for Valley’s White, Western ladies: Western Washington University’s women’s soccer team posted a 1-0 win at home in Bellingham last night over San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene in the NCAA Division II West Region title game, giving the Vikings the title and advancing them into the national quarterfinals tomorrow against Utah’s Dixie State, from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The title was the fourth West Region crown the Western program has earned in its history, according to the school.

Senior Karli White, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS alum, started and played 63 minutes, recording five shots, three on goal with no goals scored although she came close a couple of times. The Vikings and Dixie kick off at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon on GNAC Digital, a link to which you can see at right in our news links. The broadcast will also be available on YouTube. The winner advances to the Final Four in Pittsburgh next weekend.

Baseball
Brown continues to struggle, but Auckland gets a win: The Tuatara, at home in New Zealand, blanked the visiting Canberra Calvary last night 4-0 for just their second win of the season in Australia Baseball League action. 2011 MSHS alum Max Brown went 0-3 and dropped to .071 on the season as his early-season hitting funk continues. Brown, from North Bend, and fellow Wildcat alum Jimmy Boyce and the rest of their Auckland teammates continue the series with Canberra tonight, with Boyce likely to take the mound for this one.

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Another loss for Auckland in Aussie baseball action, as MSHS alum Brown continues to struggle

Baseball for you now. From down under, the Auckland Tuatara fell last night at home in New Zealand 7-5 to the visiting Canberra Cavalry in Australian Baseball League action. 2011 Mount Si HS grad Max Brown went 0-3 with a walk and run scored and has struggled mightily to start the year for Auckland; the outfielder, from North Bend, has just one hit on the season thus far and is hitting just .080.

The Tuatara with the loss dropped to a woeful 1-8 to start the season and face the Australian team again tonight.

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Mount Si, Cedarcrest girls’ hoops both win

Hardwood action for you on a Thursday.

We start with Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team, who opened their season with a nice home win over Interlake.

Despite missing two key players, the Red Wolves used their defense to take command, then the offense helped Cedarcrest cruise to a 54-23 win over the Kingco’s Saints, from Bellevue, at CHS’ gym in Duvall. Kat Townley led the balanced scoring effort with 10 points, followed by both Grace McKenzie and Helena Van Ess with nine points each.

“It’s always nice to start off the new season with a nice win,” Red Wolve coach Brad Knowles told us by email. CHS’ defense shut out Interlake in the opening quarter, then responded to a Saint rally to close the first half by improving the transition game in the second half, and that proved to be fruitful as they finished things off down the stretch. “it was a really good team effort, balanced scoring and hustle all over the court,” Knowles told us.

As noted, the team was missing key players Rose Carlson and Emme Rezoski. The two juniors are battling various ailments according to Knowles – Carlson the chicken pox and Rezoski a rib injury. Both are expected to get well soon and rejoin the team before the holiday break. We send our best wishes to both players for speedy recoveries for both.

Mount Si recovers from slow start, picks up first win
Mount Si’s girls started out a bit slow, trailing visiting Holy Names 14-9 after one quarter, but the team rallied, outscoring the Metro League’s Cougars 14-2 to open the second half and the Wildcats cruised to a 56-37 home win last night over Holy Names in Snoqualmie to even their season record at 1-1.

No Sela Heide again last night for scarlet and grey, but sophomore Lauren Glazier once again stepped up and filled the void well, scoring a game-high 20 to lead Mount Si. Senior Joelle Buck added 10 for the Wildcats, who are off until next Wednesday when they open Kingco 4A play taking on the Redmond Mustangs at Redmond High School. Game time is at 7:15.

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Cedarcrest boys come up short in season opener, along with news from the colleges on a Wednesday…..

Good Wednesday morning.

We start with Cedarcrest High School’s boys’ basketball team as they opened their season by helping someone else open their new gym. That would be the team up at Anacortes High School, and the Red Wolves worked hard in the second half to make things real interesting, but ended up falling just short.

Despite a game-high 14 points from Shawn Deming, Cedarcrest trailed by 15 at halftime and ended up with a 56-54 loss to the Northwest Conference’s Seahawks. It was a tale of two halves for the Red Wolves, especially as it pertained to ball handling, and that proved to be the biggest factor in aiding the comeback. “We got a little loose with the ball in the first half. We did a much better job taking care of the ball in the second half,” coach Joe Ayers told us by email, adding that the team’s turnovers were cut in half from the first half into the second half thanks to the increased emphasis on ball control and handling.

Alex Perry added 11 points for Cedarcrest while Kian Pegueros-Warren pitched in 10. Gavin Moore led Anacortes with 11 points, while teammates Grayson Eaton and Kaeden Flynn each had 10. CHS opens the home schedule Friday meeting Sehome from Bellingham with a game time of 7:15 at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

The Red Wolves girls are home tonight taking on Interlake in their season opener. Game time is also 7:15 for this one at CHS’s gym.

College update: Pacific Lutheran’s men’s basketball team, with their freshman from Snoqualmie Brett Williams, is in the midst of a two-game losing streak, falling last week to both Evergreen State and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

It started last Tuesday before Thanksgiving as the Lutes headed down to Olympia to face the NAIA’s Geoducks, and fell 76-71. Williams, a 2019 Mount Si HS grad, played 16 minutes and had two points and an assist.

Last Saturday, the Lutes fell at home to the NCAA D-III visitors 67-56. Williams in that game had three rebounds in limited action.

PLU is 2-4 to start the season with Williams coming off the bench as a reserve for all of those games. They remain in non-conference action this week, facing the Portland Bible College, a member of the National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association (NCCAA), down in Portland on Friday.

Also, Bellevue College’s men fell this past Saturday to Tacoma CC 86-78 dropping the Bulldogs to 1-5. Colton Swain, a 2017 MSHS’er and former teammate of Williams’ with the Wildcats, had three points and four rebounds in a little over 25 minutes of action in that one.

Swimming
Crumb competes at GFU meet: Pacific University (Oregon)’s Julia Crumb competed in her final action before the holidays, participating in the George Fox Bruin Invitational the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Crumb, a sophomore women’s swimmer for the Boxers, competed in five events for Pacific. Her best finish was as part of a Boxer relay unit that took seventh in the women’s 400 yard medley relay, clocking 4:26.59. She also competed in finals for the 500 yard freestyle individually and with a relay foursome in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Crumb also took on the 100 yard freestyle and 200 yard breastroke events, but finished 17th in both preliminary races in those events and did not qualify for event finals in either competition.

Crumb, a 2018 Mount Si HS grad, and the rest of the Pacific ladies are now off until January 18 of next year, when they meet Linfield.

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