`Cats pound Bellevue
The Mount Si Wildcats’ varsity wrestling team took one
more step toward a perfect season by defeating Bellevue last week
The results are as follows: at 103 pounds, Jason Rothgeb
lost by decision to Mark Nesteroff 9-11; at 112 pounds, Jordan
Prior pinned Andrew Landreth in 3:59; at 119 pounds, Kyle
Cunningham lost by decision to Jason Kenway 3-10; at 125 pounds,
Nick Martindale won by forfeit; at 130 pounds, Jon Emerson
pinned Ryan Mayfield in 1:03; at 135 pounds, Jeff Stone pinned
Chris Campbell in 1:31; at 140 pounds, Chad Mills pinned Peter
Mannisto in 3:56; at 145 pounds, Hiram Tame pinned Robby Marcoe
in 5:20; at 152 pounds, Craig Fanger lost by decision to
Jeremy McCormick 8-13; at 160 pounds, Bobby Taylor won by forfeit;
at 171 pounds, Nick Ippolito was pinned by Frank Degoia; at
189 pounds, Brad Davis won by decision over Les Keller 7-2; at
215 pounds, Dylan Seubert pinned Tyler Switzer in 2:28; and at
275 pounds, Brad Connor won by forfeit.
`Cats defeat Lower Valley rivals
Mount Si wrestlers, still working on their perfect season,
added another victory to the board with a 44-20 win over the Red
Wolves of Cedarcrest.
Cedarcrest led early after winning the first three matches. In
the 103-pound class, the Wildcats’ Jason Rothgeb lost a 4-9
decision to Mitchell Weimann. Then Jordan Prior faced a formidable
foe in the Red Wolves’ Aaron Pedeferri in the 112-pound class.
Pedeferri dominated the match, scoring 17 points and the technical fall
with 1:11 left in the second round. The win put the Red Wolves up 8-0.
In the 119-pound class, the Wildcats’ Kyle Cunningham
took on another seasoned wrestler in Darren DeBoer.
Cunningham scored first on a takedown in the first round. Neither
wrestler scored in the second, but DeBoer came through with a reversal
and two takedowns in the third to edge Cunningham 6-5.
The Wildcats scored first in the 125-pound class as
Nick Martindale took on the Red Wolves’ Kurtis Lett.
Martindale scored a takedown early in the first round, but Lett came back late
in the round to notch a reversal. Lett, starting from the down
position, took the entire second round to finally break free of
Martindale and reverse him for the score. Then in the third round, it
was Martindale’s turn for a reversal, and with 55 seconds left in
the match, he pinned Lett to give the Wildcat’s their first points.
They trailed 11-6.
The Red Wolves came back to win the 130-pound class in
one of the most exciting matches of the night. The Wildcats’
Jon Emerson was pitted against Cedarcrest’s Tate
Brammer. Brammer scored first with a takedown, but Emerson
came back to escape and get a takedown of his own. Brammer
struggled free quickly, to which Emerson replied with another
takedown. After one round, the score was 5-3 in favor of Emerson.
In the second round, Emerson started from the down
position and quickly escaped, but Brammer came back with
a takedown and two-point near fall. Emerson again escaped, and
again Brammer took him to the mat. At the end of two rounds,
Brammer had a 9-8 lead. In the third, starting from neutral
positions, Brammer scored a takedown, to which Emerson replied with a
reversal. But it wasn’t enough as Brammer pulled out the
squeaker for the Red Wolves 11-10.
In the 135-pound class, Jeff Stone defeated the Red
Wolves’ Alan Schults 4-0 to pull the Wildcat’s to within five at
14-9. Chad Mills dominated the Red Wolves’ Andrew Claussen in
the 140-pound class, defeating him 13-2. Both Mount Si seniors
easily handled their opponents but never could quite pull out
the pins, speaking volumes of the tenacity of the Red Wolves’
wrestlers, both underclassmen.
Hiram Tame continued the trend for the `Cats in the
145-pound class by defeating Tony Stedman 13-8. Tame
dominated the first and third rounds, but Stedman put up a fight,
recording a reversal and escape late to close the scoring gap. The win
gave Mount Si a slim 17-14 lead going into the 152-pound class.
David Crotts sailed through the 152-pound class with a
forfeit, followed by teammate Bobby Taylor, who won a narrow
decision over Dan Amador in the 160-pound class. Taylor scored
first with a takedown, but Amador came back midway through
the first round with a reversal. Taylor recorded the last points of
the round with an escape.
In the second round, Taylor moved Amador to his back,
scoring the three-point near fall, but the Red Wolf escaped.
Taylor came back with another takedown but this time, Amador
reversed, then recorded a two-point near fall of his own. Finally, it came
down to Amador reversing Taylor, then trying in vain to get the
Wildcat on his back. In the end, it was Taylor who won 12-11.
In the 171-pound class, Nick Ippolito was wrestling for the
injured Jed McDaniels. His opponent was the Red Wolves’
Robby Westermann, who pinned Ippolito with 12 seconds left in the
second round. The pin pulled the Red Wolves to within six.
But with the Wildcat big men next on the mat, the pinning
potential would pull the team ahead for good. In the 189-pound
class, Brad “The Bruiser” Davis pinned the Red Wolves’ Colin
Guthrie with eight seconds left in the second round. Then Dylan
Seubert followed suit with a second-round pin of Cole Birk, and
Brad Connor pinned the Red Wolves Ben Schlecty with 1:16 left in
the second round. The win moves Mount Si to a season record 15-0.
`Cats win Renton Tourney
Wildcat wrestling fans had one more meet to cheer about
as Mount Si took first in the Renton wrestling tournament. The
team posted a 225 five-team score, putting it ahead of the
second-placed Renton team which had 200.5 points.
Champions for the tournament were Jeff Stone, at
135 pounds, Chad Mills, at 140 pounds, Hiram Tame, at
145 pounds, Brad Davis, at 189 pounds and Brad Connor, at
275 pounds. Second-place finishes went to Jordan Prior, at
112 pounds, Kyle Cunningham, at 119 pounds, Nick Martindale,
at 125 pounds, Bobby Taylor, at 160 pounds and Dylan Seubert, at
Third-place finishers were Eddie Roberts, at 135 pounds
and Curt Davis, at 215 pounds. Nic Ippolito, at 171 pounds and
Kyle Davis, at 215 pounds, each had fourth place finishes. The
`Cats are 16-0 heading into the last full week of league action.
Bellevue beats Cedarcrest
The Cedarcrest girls’ varsity basketball team dropped a
game to Bellevue last week 66-26. Scoring for the Red Wolves
were Libbye Haddon with seven, Rachel Salz with four,
Amber Sutter with four, Lindsay Peterson with four, Sarah Gustat with
three and Nikki Nelson with two.
`Cats fall to Issaquah
The Mount Si girls fell hard last week in a loss to Issaquah
40-22. The Indians are second behind Bellevue in varsity girls’
basketball with a record of 7-1 in the Sky Division.
Scoring for the `Cats were Nicci Landdeck with nine,
Kristen Travis with eight, Cari Smith with two, Lyndsey Hyatt with two
and Moriah Hover with one. The loss moves Mount Si to a record of
5-3 in league play.
Gymnastics continues presence
The Mount Si gymnastics team traveled south last week
to compete against Auburn and Federal Way and garnered a
first-place finish. Several Wildcats did well individually. They included:
On vault, Merrit Holt placed fifth, Lauren Paulus placed third
and Lindsay Ray took first. On bars, Paulus placed third while
Ray took second. Paulus took third on beam and Ray placed fourth.
Finally, Ray placed second on floor.
Overall, Ray placed first with a score of 29.35. Paulus was
second with a score of 28.35 and Christine Bauman placed third.
The team finals were Federal Way in third place with 90.15,
Auburn in second with 110.05 and Mount Si in first with a score
of 125.75, the team’s first win.
JV boys defeat Issaquah
The Mount Si junior-varsity boys’ basketball team
recorded another win last week by defeating Issaquah 53-50.