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Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Wrestling 2016-02-20 - State Tournament

Everyone won.

All six Oak Harbor High School wrestlers who traveled to Tacoma this weekend for the state tourney captured at least one victory on the mat, with three 'Cats bringing home medals.

Junior Sam Zook was the star, claiming a third-place finish at 285 pounds, while 'Cat senior Dymond Piper (152) and junior Meredith Bain (190) both finished seventh.

Oak Harbor claimed 19th place in the boys' 3A team standings (out of 60 teams), while fellow Wesco North rival Arlington won the crown at Mat Classic XXVIII. Edmonds-Woodway was 4th.

The Wildcats were 65th in the girls tourney, which combines wrestlers from all classifications. 124 schools were represented.

Complete results:

Blake Servatius (106) -- Lost by fall (1:36) to Blake Haney of Mount Spokane; won by pin (4:15) over Tony Chen of Roosevelt; lost by pin  (1:58) to Beau Wiebe of Interlake

Zach Aketch (145) -- Lost by decision (8-6) to Alex Ramos of Kennewick; won by decision (4-1) over Erik Choi of Roosevelt; lost by decision (12-1) to Noah Saenz of Fendale

Dymond Piper (152) -- Won by pin (4:30) over Tristain Kwon of Lincoln; lost by decision (14-1) to Bryan Wais of North Central; won by fall (2:45) over Anthony Lindamond of Edmonds-Woodway; lost by fall (:53) to John Stuart of Kelso; won by injury default over Marcus Wiley of Lincoln

Caitlin Woodworth (155) -- Won by pin (3:06) over Jesse Lobos of Pasco; lost by fall (3:12) to Jenna Doll of Hoquiam; lost by decision (6-1) to Jordan Christin of Centralia

Meredith Bain (190) -- lost by fall (4:40) to Glaysia Sparling of Decatur; won by decision (3-0) over Daniel Jolley of Warden 3-0; won by decision (7-3) over Natasha Fruh of North Beach 7-3; lost by decision (2-0) to Jacey Linder of White River; won by decision (5-2) over Cassidy Ochoa of Sunnyside

Sam Zook (285) -- Won by decision (7-0) over Angus Beaton of Capital; lost by fall (2:52) to Markus Robinson of Rogers; won by decision (3-1) over Austin Brown of Marysville-Pilchuck; won by pin (2:02) over Bryan Person of Prairie; won by decision (1-0) over Julius McDade of O'Dea; won by pin (5:53) over Jackson Potts of Foss

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wrestling 2016-02-13 - Regional tournaments

Six is the magic number.

Or, with a little luck, it could be eight.

The Oak Harbor High School wrestling squad sent 10 grapplers to districts Saturday and emerged with two individual champions and four other state meet qualifiers.

Two other 'Cats earned alternate spots and would go if a wrestler ahead of them can't compete next weekend in Tacoma.

Oak Harbor edged Glacier Peak to nab fourth in the team standings at districts, with Arlington cruising to the title over a 15-school field.

Sam Zook (285) and Dymond Piper (152), who had been champions at sub-regionals, repeated at districts.

Piper ripped off a pair of pins, then won a 12-5 decision in the final, while Zook pinned his first foe in 25 seconds, then won a pair of hard-fought decisions.

Joining them at state will be Caitlin Woodworth (2nd at 155), Meredith Bain (3rd at 190), Blake Servatius (4th at 106) and Zach Aketch (4th at 145).

Garrett Stahl (113) and Blake McBride (126) both finished 5th and are alternates, while Michael Lym (6th at 132) and Nick Dugin (DNP at 170) were eliminated.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

GBB 2016-02-10 - playoff tiebreaker vs Everett

Win. Move on. Win. Move on.

It's worked so far for the Oak Harbor High School girls' basketball team, which has kept its season alive with back-to-back victories over Everett.

After bouncing the Seagulls 39-38 in the regular season finale Tuesday, the Wildcats returned to their home court less than 24 hours later and drilled Everett again Wednesday, this time 43-33.

The victories lifted the 'Cats to 8-13, gave them the #4 seed out of the Wesco North, and sends them to Edmonds-Woodway Thursday.

Win there and they're off to the district tourney. Lose and the road finally runs out.

Fighting to stay alive but a bit tired Wednesday, both teams came out slowly on the offensive end.

With Bryn Langrock and Julie Jansen dropping in three-balls, Oak Harbor clung to a narrow 6-4 lead after one quarter of play.

Then the 'Cats made their move, riding a big second-quarter performance from Janae Payne, who dropped in seven of her game-high 11 right before halftime.

Spurred by her play Oak Harbor used a 16-7 run to stake itsself to an 11-point bulge at the half, then coasted home for the win.

The Wildcats used five treys to offset a slow night at the free throw line, where they netted just four of seven shots. Everett had more chances, but had little touch, going 7-17.

Langrock banked home 10 to back up Payne, while Jansen dropped nine, Deja Bunch hit for six, Rashanna Graham knocked down four and AnnaBelle Whitefoot tickled the twines for three.

Photos from the game are available HERE.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BBB 2016-02-08 vs Everett

The final memory will be a sweet one.

Sparked by departing star Dyllan Harris, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball squad rolled past visiting Everett 70-60 Monday to cap a rough season.

The victory, the second in their final four games, lifted the Wildcats to 3-17 overall, 2-8 in Wesco North play. They failed to make the playoffs.

In a season of close losses -- seven defeats were by just a handful of points, with three conference games slipping away in the final minute -- getting a bit of revenge against the Seagulls puts a positive spin on things.

The first time the squads met, Everett ran away with a win in overtime.

This time out, the 'Cats snatched the lead early in the first quarter and never relinquished it.

Down 6-2 in the very early going, Oak Harbor used a 13-2 surge to turn the tide of the game. Diangelo McKinney dropped the dagger, with a trey that sent the Wildcats into the first break up 15-10.

OHHS stretched the lead out to 13, before Everett took advantage of a huge disparity in fouls to cut away at the margin.

The Wildcats turned the tables in the fourth, draining 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.

Harris finished a spectacular four-year run with more than 1,000 points, going out with 24 points and eight rebounds in his last time in the purple and gold.

Sean Erskine added 17 and nine caroms.

Adam Nelson and McKinney both dropped in nine, Josh Cote banged away for seven and Ozell Jackson (2) and Preston Rankin (2) also scored for Oak Harbor.

Savion Hollins-Passmore ripped down eight boards as Oak Harbor dominated on the glass.

Third quarter kills JV:

A close game at the half turned into a romp after the break, as Everett ran away with a 47-33 win.

The Seagulls were up just 22-19 after two quarters, but used a 17-8 run in the third quarter to flatten the Wildcats.

Marcus Carr banked home 11 to lead Oak Harbor, while Haven Brown (6), Gavin Allen (5), Gabe Salinger (4), Joseph Arinaza (3), Justin Ellison (2) and Weston Whitefoot (2) also scored.

C-Team wins from the line:

If you love free throws, the freshman game was a classic, as Oak Harbor shot 43 times from the stripe -- including an astonishing 23 in just one quarter -- on its way to a 70-55 victory.

Everett actually came quite strongly, taking an 18-11 lead after one quarter.

After that it was all Oak Harbor, as the 'Cats used a 16-9 second to pull even, a 19-14 third to take the lead and a 24-14 fourth to put the game on ice.

With Everett fouling like crazy in the final two minutes in an effort to get back in the game, the Wildcats spent a considerable amount of time at the charity stripe.

They converted 15-23 in the fourth, knocking down 27-43 on the night. The Seagulls were a much more modest 4-9.

Dorian Hardin sparked OHHS with 16, while Terrell Crumpton slid in 13, Kevin Schuldt popped for 11 and Austin Boesch tickled the twines for 10.

Ben Knoll (8), Andrew Baloy (5) Nathanael Thompson (3), Evan Nadeau (2) and Ashton Prats (2) also got in the scoring column.

Freshman game pics are HERE

JV pics are HERE

Click HERE for varsity action photos.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wrestling 2016-02-05-6 - Sub-Regional tournament at Stanwood

Eleven Wildcats still alive. Or maybe 10.

That's where it stands for the Oak Harbor High School wrestling squad after the first round of the postseason.

Eight 'Cat boys and two girls made it through sub-regionals Saturday, claiming a top four finish and punching their ticket to next weekend's regional tourney.

One additional OHHS male grappler finished fifth, making him an alternate.

Despite sending just two girls, Oak Harbor finished 12th out of 29 teams thanks to both Caitlin Woodworth and Meredith Bain claiming second-place finishes in their weight classes.

Mount Baker, which had six finalists, won the girls team title.

The Wildcats boys were fifth out of seven teams in their competition, led by weight-class championships from Sam Zook (285) and Dymond Piper (152).

As a team, Oak Harbor won 38 matches and lost 41, while Wesco North rival Arlington romped to the team title, going 72-32.

Both of the 'Cat champs ripped through their brackets with a flawless 4-0 record.

Zook, who along with Bain is ranked in the top 10 in the state in his class, won three matches by pin after getting an opening-round bye.

Regionals will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at Squalicum (girls) and Marysville-Pilchuck (boys). The top four in each weight class there will advance to state.

The 'Cats who are advancing, with their sub-regional placings:

106 -- Blake Servatius (2nd)
113 -- Garrett Stahl (4th)
113 -- Zion Gomez (5th) **Alternate**
126 -- Blake McBride (3rd)
132 -- Michael Lym (2nd)
145 -- Zachuriah Aketch (4th)
152 -- Dymond Piper (1st)
155 -- Caitlin Woodworth (2nd)
170 -- Nick Dugin (4th)
190 -- Meredith Bain (2nd)
285 -- Sam Zook (1st)

Click HERE for complete boys brackets

Girls brackets are HERE.

Click HERE for photos from the 1st day of action (OH wrestlers only)

HERE are 2nd day action photos covering all schools and matches.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

BBB 2016-02-01 vs Getchell

The candle is still flickering, but almost blown out.

Coming off a double-digit loss to visiting Marysville-Getchell on Senior Night Monday, the Oak Harbor High School boys' basketball team will need a miracle to make the postseason.

Now 2-16 overall, 1-7 in Wesco play after falling 63-51 to the Chargers, the 'Cats would need to win their final two games, have Arlington lose all three games left on its schedule and see Getchell lose to Stanwood to have even a small shot at a playoff berth.

All that breaks just right and Oak Harbor would end in a three-way tie for fourth-place in the North division of Wesco and face off with Arlington and Getchell in a tie-breaker.

Win that and the Wildcats would play the South division's #4 squad for the league's final postseason seed.

If Oak Harbor wants to get anywhere close to that, it will need to cut down on the turnovers, which stung them badly against MG.

Clinging to a 30-28 lead with a little over four minutes left in the third, the Wildcats wilted against Getchell’s half-court trap.

Taking advantage of a string of turnovers, the Chargers went on a 13-0 rampage, with five straight buckets coming off of Oak Harbor errors.

Trailing by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter, the 'Cats made several mini-runs, but were unable to get the margin back under 10.

'Cat senior Dyllan Harris made a strong showing, raining down 25 when he wasn't stuck on the bench with foul trouble. Marysville's Cody Day responded by pumping home a game-high 32.

Sean Erskine backed Harris with nine, while Adam Nelson (7), Diangelo McKinney (6), Josh Cote (2) and Ozell Jackson (2) also scored.

It was the final home game for OHHS seniors Harris, Erskine, McKinney, Bryce Diras, Darnell Dizon, Savion Hollins-Passmore and Preston Rankin.

JV romps:

Riding a game-high 21 from Gabe Salinger, the Wildcats stormed to a 54-42 win.

Oak Harbor jumped out to a 12-9 lead after one, then never looked back, steadily building the lead from there.

Weston Whitefoot banked home 10 in support of Salinger, while Joseph Arinaza swished eight and Haven Brown popped for six. Gavin Allen (4), Justin Ellison (3) and Marcus Carr (2) rounded out the 'Cat attack.

C-Team nipped:
Oak Harbor's freshmen came up just short, falling 63-59 in a game that was decided during a frantic fourth quarter.

The game was tied at 40 after three, but Getchell got hot from long-range and peppered the 'Cats for 23 in the final eight minutes to claim the victory.

Dorian Hardin dropped in 13 to pace OH, while Andrew Baloy tickled the twines for 10.

Terrell Crumpton (9), Austin Boesch (8), Ben Knoll (8), Kevin Schuldt (7), Ashton Prats (3) and Evan Nadeau (1) also scratched their names into the score-book.

Varsity photos are posted HERE

JV photos are HERE

Click HERE for freshman game pics.

Wrestling 2016-01-26 vs Anacortes

Oak Harbor went from no opponent to half an opponent.

After Stanwood suddenly cancelled on the Wildcats, thanks to a wild mix of bad grades, injuries and athletic code violations, Anacortes stepped in to make sure OHHS would be able to still hold Senior Night Tuesday.

The Seahawks only filled seven of the 14 weight classes, and with five wins in the seven contested bouts, Oak Harbor sailed to a 62-12 win.

The victory lifted the 'Cats to 6-4 on the season, with a final Wesco match at Marysville-Getchell Thursday.

Of those who did wrestle, Sam Zook was the star on the night, winning 4-2 in overtime against Kiron Devine at 285 pounds.

Zook, who is undefeated this season, is ranked fourth in the state among 3A wrestlers, while Devine is ninth in class 2A.

Complete results:

(106) Justin Go lost by pin (0:43)
(113) William Nickelson won by decision 13-12
(120) Garrett Stahl won by pin (2:39)
(126) Blake McBride won by pin (2:47)
(132) Michael Lym won by decision 20-6
(138) Lucas Nickelson won by forfeit
(145) Corey Boler lost by pin (3:57)
(152) Joseph Field won by forfeit
(160) Eriq Boler won by forfeit
(170) Nick Dugan won by forfeit
(182) Joshua Margraf won by forfeit
(195) Colton Burdick-Curtis won by forfeit
(220) Isaiah Edmon won by forfeit
(285) Sam Zook won by decision 4-2

Before the match, the Wildcats honored seniors Stahl, Dymond Piper, Field, Martin Power, Amber Cramsey-Behnke and manager Mily Larsen.

Oak Harbor also received the Gary Knutzen Spirit of Wrestling Award for the second time in the last four years.

The award, given by the Skagit-Island Wrestling Officials Association, honors the Wildcats and coach Larry Falcon for an "outstanding display of sportsmanship throughout the season."

Knutzen was a longtime wresting official and head coach at Skagit Valley College.

This weekend marks the beginning of wrestling's post-season, with the boys sub-regional tournament on Friday and Saturday at Stanwood High School and the girls at Bellingham High School.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

BBB 2016-01-19 vs Pilchuck

by David Svien

Dyllan Harris was hot, Josh Bevan was hotter.

The Marysville-Pilchuck sharpshooter won the personal battle, dropping 34, including six treys, on host Oak Harbor Tuesday night, propelling the visiting Tomahawks to a 74-60 boys basketball win.

Harris banged home 27 of his own for the Wildcats, but it wasn't enough to prevent OHHS from slipping to 1-13 overall, 0-4 in Wesco play.

Marysville improved to 4-9 overall and at 3-1 sits in a second-place tie in the league standings.

The Tomahawks did most of their damage in the first half, rolling out to a 43-29 halftime bulge. After dropping in 20 in the third (they hit for 22 and 21 in the first half), Marysville coasted in for the win.

Oak Harbor, which claimed a small moral victory by "winning" the fourth quarter 15-11, got a big game from Sean Erskine, who rattled home 16 to back up Harris.

Diangelo McKinney (7), Ozell Jackson (4), Adam Nelson (3) and Josh Cote (3) rounded out the 'Cat scorers.

JV nipped:
Oak Harbor staged a second-half rally, but couldn't quite get all the way back in a narrow 54-48 loss.

Marysville put the game out of reach with a 36-22 lead at the half, before the Wildcats began slicing away at the lead.

The third quarter was their best of the night, with the 'Cats rolling to a 12-5 advantage.

Jordan Bell notched a team-high 16, while Joseph Arinaza banked home nine.

Haven Brown (7), Gabe Salinger (6), TJ Hollins-Passmore (4), Justin Ellison (3), Marcus Carr (2) and Weston Whitefoot (1) also scored.

C-Team romps:

It was completely the opposite story in the freshman game, as Oak Harbor used a big first half to roll to a win.

Up 15-6 after one, the 'Cats broke things open for good with a 22-9 run in the second quarter.

Oak Harbor got scoring from 10 different players, with Dorian Hardin leading the way with 12.

Terrell Crumpton (9), Kevin Schuldt (6), Andrew Baloy (7), Evan Nadeau (6), Kanoa King (6), Nathanael Thompson (4), Austin Boesch (3), Cody Fenton (2) and Trevor Mondor (2) also penciled their names into the scoring column.

Varsity photos

JV photos

Freshman photos


Monday, January 18, 2016

Youth Wrestling 2016-01-17 - Wildcat Novice Showdown

by David Svien

Winning titles and taking names.

It's what the newest grapplers in the Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club did this past weekend as the hosts dominated the Wildcat Novice Showdown.

Four wrestlers -- Ethan Hunsaker, Logan Clairmont, Tiaan Des Fountain and Parker Anderson -- swept through their weight classes to capture championships.

13 other Whidbey wrestlers claimed second place.

The tourney was for wrestlers in their first or second season of competition.

Over 130 photos are posted at this link.

Complete results:

Pee Wee 42-44 - Ethan Hunsaker (1st)

Round 1 - Won by fall (1:43) over George Woods (Chain Wrestling)
Round 2 - Won by fall (2:22) over Morgan Silver (Vandit Wrestling Academy)
Round 3 - Won by decision (17-11) over Ezrah Hudson (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Pee Wee 45-46 - Diesel Eck (4th)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (1:28) to Natalie Janicki (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (0:31) to Timothy Gage Gigon (Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:49) to Connor Gaffney (Marysville Wrestling Club)

Pee Wee 45-46 - Timothy Gage Gigon (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:48) to Connor Gaffney (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by fall (0:31) over Diesel Eck (Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:52) to Natalie Janicki (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)

Pee Wee 47-48 - Tyrone Scott (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:34) to Benjamin Martinez (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Lost by major decision (21-7) to Gavin Shafer (Team Scorpions)

Bantam 47-48 - Elliott Mahoney (2nd)

Round 1 - Lost by decision (7-6) to Lane Gellner (Chain Wrestling)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (2:55) t0 Leo Whitaker (Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Won by fall (2:39) over Tanner Kane (Marysville Wrestling Club)

Bantam 48-48 - Ian Worthley (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by fall (2:40) over Gunner Hooper (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by decision (4-3) over Leif Mattern (Bad Draw Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Lost by major decision (12-0) to Austin Ament (Pin City)

Bantam 48-50 - Brody Force (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by decision (10-6) over Jameson Larson (Pin City)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (0:38) to Connor Conant (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Won by major decision (18-10) over Colin Traynor (Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club)

Bantam 48-50 - Colin Traynor (4th)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:59) to Connor Conant (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Lost by technical fall (19-4) to Jameson Larson (Pin City)
Round 3 - Won by major decision (18-10) over Colin Traynor (Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club)

Bantam 49-51 - Logan Clairmont (1st)

Round 1 - Won by major decision (14-2) over Loden Whiton (Anacortes Hawkeyes)
Round 2 - Won by fall (0:11) over Derek Oden (Pin City)
Round 3 - Won by fall (1:59) over Frankie Megal (Seattle Wrestling Club)

Bantam 51-52 - Colton Boone (4th)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:18) to Colton Boone (Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (0:11) to Tayden Sundin (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:24) to Stetson Kitts (Bad Draw Wrestling Club)

Bantam 53-55 - Amari Mitchell (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by decision (6-2) over Shane Shardlow (Anacortes Hawkeyes)
Round 2 - Lost by major decision (13-2) to Daren Schwope (Chain Wrestling)
Round 3 - Won by decision (11-7) over Mason Gollihar (Arlington Wrestling Academy)

Bantam 55-56 - Gracy Woollet (2nd)

Round 1 - Lost by decision (14-7) to Elias Heller (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by fall (0:55) over Dawson McDaniel (Team Scorpions)
Round 3 - Won by fall (0:47) over Rocco Caranna (Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club)

Bantam 55-57 - Grady Anderson (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:21) to Jordan Janicki (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by decision (8-2) over Alexander Wainhouse (Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:34) to Wyatt Mesplie (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Bantam 59-60 - Zoe Scott (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:58) to Beau Gudde (Arlington Wrestling Academy)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (1:00) to Axxton Burch (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)
Round 3 - Won by technical fall (16-0) over Brayden Hurley (Sultan Turks Youth)

Bantam 65-66 - Pipar Gigon (3rd)

Round 2 - Lost by fall (0:14) to Gannon Camlin (Arlington Wrestling Academy)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (1:38) to Ikaika Castillo-Lagmay (Sultan Turks Youth)

Bantam 67-68 - Jacob Barajas (2nd)

Round 1 - Lost by inury default (0:27) to David Haines (Rising Stars Wrestling)
Round 3 - Won by techcical fall (15-0) over Guage Burrus (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)

Bantam 69-70 - Tiaan Des Fountain (1st)

Round 1 - Won by fall (2:34) over Riley Norman (Skagit Valley Yellow Jackets)
Round 2 - Won by technical fall (16-0) over Dean McCann (Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Won by major decision (16-5) over Jon Wyngaert (Piranha Wrestling)

Intermediate 48-52 - Ryan Vangorder (3rd)

Round 1 - Won by fall (2:24) over Seth Warrick (Sultan Turks Youth)
Round 2 - Lost by major decision (10-0) to Keshawn Jedlinski (Anacortes Hawkeyes)
Round 3 - Lost by major decision (13-1) to Tommy Megal (Seattle Wrestling Club)

Intermediate 58-59 - Olivia Clairmont (4th)

Round 1 - Lost by major decision (14-2) to Caleb Winters (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Lost by decision (12-8) to Jager Twitty (Team Scorpions)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:34) to Jacob Christianson (Pin City)

Intermediate 60-62 - Anthony Burns (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by fall (0:48) over Billy Michelson (Skagit Valley Yellow Jackets)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (0:28) to Derek Feltner (Sultan Turks Youth)
Round 3 - Won by decision (4-3) over Baker Self (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)

Intermediate 60-65 - Parker Anderson (1st)

Round 1 - Won by fall (0:18) over Marius Vega (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by fall (1:25) over Logan Smith (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Won by decision (9-7) over Makhi Oakley (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Intermediate 64-65 - Seth Woollet (3rd)

Round 1 - Won by fall (1:42) over Quinn Reed (Arlington Wrestling Academy)
Round 2 - Lost by decision (5-4) to Karson Looker (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)
Round 3 - Lost by decision (7-3) to Jordan Jopson (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Intermediate 66-66 - Cohen Esvelt (4th)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:24) to Mason Shields (Pin City)
Round 2 - Lost by technical fall (15-0) to Tyler Cicotte (Vandit Wrestling Academy)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:26) to Joseph Davis (Marysville Wrestling Club)

Intermediate 67-71 - Allen Proffitt (2nd)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:45) to Chance Swanson (Team Scorpions)
Round 2 - Won by decision (10-6) over Joshua Ament (Pin City)
Round 3 - Won by fall (2:27) over Joseph Pestar (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Intermediate 72-77 - Carson Lang (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by decision (14-11) over Trey Call (Pin City)
Round 2 - Won by fall (2:42) over Austin Wambaugh (Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (0:37) to Aidan Healy (Seattle Wrestling Club)

Intermediate 76-78 - Ashaun Mitchell (2nd)

Round 1 - Lost by major decision (17-6) to Daniel Washburn (Piranha Wrestling)
Round 2 - Won by fall (2:18) over Cooper Shoot (Pin City)
Round 3 - Won by major decision (18-10) over Robert Norman (Skagit Valley Yellow Jackets)

Intermediate 101-108 - Owen Ricketts (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by fall (1:00) over Quinton Gustafson (Vandit Wrestling Academy)
Round 2 - Lost by decision (11-7) to Kaleb Stafford (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Won by fall (0:26) over Chloe Vigoren (Pin City)

Novice 61-65 - Lita Woollet (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by technical fall (17-2) over Sale Hunt (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by fall (2:27) over Declan Steeves (Team Scorpions)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (3:18) to Ryker Marsing (Piranha Wrestling)

Novice 67-69 - Sayer Baca (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by major decision (15-3) to Ethan Bristol (Chain Wrestling)
Round 2 - Lost by technical fall (23-8) to Joseph Chonka (Anacortes Hawkeyes)
Round 3 - Won by decision (11-9) over Adam Safadi (Team Scorpions)

Novice 79-80 - Jameson O`Hara (4th)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:40) to Caleb Hall (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Lost by fall (0:40) to Justin Johnson (Skagit Valley Yellow Jackets)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (2:23) to Jace Stevens (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)

Novice 82-85 - Charles Brooks (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by decision (14-9) to Christopher Rathjen (Piranha Wrestling)
Round 2 - Won by fall (0:24) over Bryant Butler (Pin City)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (3:36) to James Friedrichs (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Schoolboy/girl 73-87 - Trevor Lang (2nd)

Round 1 - Won by fall (0:33) over Roman Miller-Thomas (Seattle Wrestling Club)
Round 2 - Won by fall (2:26) over Zach Reynolds (Pin City)
Round 3 - Lost by fall 93:28) to Nico Bristol (Chain Wrestling)

Schoolboy/girl 88-95 - Colin O'Hara (3rd)

Round 1 - Lost by fall (0:35) to William Brown (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 3 - Lost by fall (3:18) to Logan Brock (Sedro Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wrestling 2016-01-14 vs Arlington

For three matches, it had the look of an epic upset.

With two wins in the first three bouts Thursday night, the Oak Harbor High School wrestling squad had fourth-ranked Arlington on its heels.

Then the Eagles flipped a switch and showed just why they are ranked so highly among 3A schools, ripping off ten straight wins -- eight by pin -- to savage the Wildcats 62-15.

Oak Harbor had opened strongly, getting wins at 113 from Zion Gomez and 120 from Garrett Stahl, but then there was a long dry spell before Sam Zook closed the match with a win by fall at 285.

The 'Cats almost pulled off a stunner at 152, however.

Dymond Piper came dangerously close to upending Cooper McAusian, currently the second-ranked 3A grappler in his weight class.

McAusian, who claimed 5th at state a year ago, used a reversal and near fall in the final seconds to eke out a narrow 11-8 win.

Before the match, Oak Harbor honored longtime wrestling coach Rich Linsenmayer, who guided the program from 1969-1998.

The school dedicated its mat room to him and presented his widow, Myrna, with a plaque which will hang at the entrance. All of the Wildcat wrestlers greeted the coach's wife one-on-one before the match.

JV photos are posted HERE

Varsity photos are HERE

Complete varsity results:

106 -- Blake Servatius lost by pin (2:37)
113 -- Zion Gomez won by pin (3:21)
120 -- Garrett Stahl won by decision (9-3)
126 -- Caleb Fitzgerald lost by pin (2:21)
132 -- Michael Lym lost by pin (2:44)
138 -- Trevor Vaughn lost by technical fall (22-6)
145 -- Zack Aketch lost by pin (1:59)
152 -- Dymond Piper lost by decision (11-8)
160 -- Eriq Boler lost by pin (3:49)
170 -- Nick Dugin lost by pin (4:12)
182 -- Joshua Margraf lost by pin (3:47)
195 -- Nate Mecom lost by pin (0:30)
220 -- Isaiah Edmon lost by pin (1:09)
285 -- Sam Zook won by pin (1:44)

Complete JV results:

106 -- Justin Go lost by pin (0:43)
106 -- Sidney Thomas lost by pin (0:38)
113 -- William Nickelson lost by pin (0:29)
145 -- Corey Boler lost by pin (1:36)
145 -- Boler lost by decision (2-0)
145 -- Chris Brooks won by pin (4:53)
152 -- Martin Powers won by pin (0:30)
160 -- Joseph Field lost by pin (4:52)
170 -- Caitlin Woodworth lost by decision (6-3)
182 -- Colton Burdick lost by pin (2:10)
182 -- Marcus Foxx lost by pin (3:22)
220 -- Keagan Daniels lost by pin (0:32)
285 -- Hayden Campbell lost by pin (0:57)


Thursday, January 14, 2016

BBB 2016-01-08 vs Stanwood

by David Svien

They probably should have called it after one quarter.

The only thing which saved the Oak Harbor High School boys' basketball squad Friday was the running clock -- which was already in use before halftime.

Surrendering an astonishing 34 first-quarter points, and then another 28 over the next eight minutes, the Wildcats went to the locker room trailing visiting Stanwood 62-13.

Things were marginally better in the second half, but, with time flying by, Oak Harbor had little chance to cut away at the lead, eventually falling 82-37.

The conference loss dropped the 'Cats to 1-9, but just 0-1 in North Wesco play.

Stanwood hit from everywhere in the first quarter, dropping in 14 field goals, including a pair of treys, and four free-throws.

Dyllan Harris paced Oak Harbor with 10, while Adam Nelson banked home seven and Josh Cote popped for six.

Savion Hollins-Passmore (5), Darnell Dizon (5), Taeson Hardin (2), Diangelo McKinney (1) and Ozell Jackson (1) rounded out the scorers.

JV falls at end:

Down by just one entering the fourth, the Wildcat JV was outscored 19-9 over the final eight minutes and fell 55-44.

After falling behind 18-12 after one, Oak Harbor played Stanwood even in the second, then won the third 13-8 to set up what it had hoped would be a photo finish.

TJ Hollins-Passmore went for 13 to lead the 'Cats, while Gabe Salinger backed him up with nine.

Jordan Bell (8), Marcus Carr (5), Justin Ellison (4), Haven Brown (2), Weston Whitefoot (2) and Joseph Arinaza (1) also got their names in the score book.

C-Team nipped:

It started as a rout, turned into a battle, and ended as a heart-breaker.

The Wildcat freshman roared out to a 14-5 lead after one, but couldn't keep it up, eventually losing 60-58.

Stanwood chipped away all night, getting back five in the second quarter, three more in the third, than icing the game with a 19-16 fourth-quarter advantage.

Austin Boesch and Dorian Hardin each hit for nine to lead Oak Harbor, while three players -- Kevin Schuldt, Ben Knoll and Trevor Mondor -- scored seven apiece.

Kanoa King and Terrell Crumpton each swished six, Ashton Prates rolled to three and Evan Nadeau and Andrew Baloy both added a bucket to top things off.

Varsity photos are HERE

JV pics are HERE

Freshman pics are HERE


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wrestling 2016-01-07 at Pilchuck

by David Svien

Talent beat reputation.

Shrugging off Marysville-Pilchuck's #18 ranking in the most recent 3A state wrestling polls, Oak Harbor bounced the Tomahawks 39-27 on their own mats Thursday.

The league victory lifted the Wildcats, who are unranked, to 5-2 overall, 1-0 in Wesco North action.

Rolling early, Oak Harbor claimed wins in eight of the first ten matches contested to build an insurmountable lead.

After an appearance at this weekend's Shoreline Invitational, the 'Cats will get a true challenge Thursday, Jan. 14, when it hosts undefeated, second-ranked Arlington.

Varsity results (match actually started at 113):

106 -- Blake Servatius lost 15-1
113 -- Zion Gomez won 14-5
120 -- Garrett Stahl won 16-1
126 -- Blake McBride won 19-3
132 -- Michael Lym won 15-0
138 -- Lucas Nicholson lost by pin (3:16)
145 -- Zach Aketch won 11-5
152 -- Dymond Piper won 23-6
160 -- Eriq Boler won 13-10
170 -- Nick Dugin lost 15-0
182 -- Joshua Margraf won by DQ
195 -- Nate Mecom lost by pin (:23)
220 -- Oak Harbor forfeited
285 -- Sam Zook won 7-1  

JV results:

106 -- Justin Go lost by pin (3:24)
106 -- Sidney Thomas lost by pin (:30)
113 -- William Nicholson won by pin (2:25)
113 -- Traiveyon Shaw lost by pin (1:55)
126 -- Caleb Fitzgerald won 8-2
132 -- Jed Starr lost by pin (1:25)
138 -- Trevor Vaughn lost by pin (5:09)
145 -- Corey Boler won 13-12
145 -- Chris Brooks won by pin (1:15)
152 -- Juan Luna-Elliot lost by pin (:09)
160 -- Joseph Field won by pin (5:31)
160 -- Caitlin Woodworth lost by technical fall
170 -- Michael Fisken won 14-3
170 -- Orleen Araullo won by pin (:23)
182 -- Colton Burdick won 15-8
195 -- Meredith Bain lost 15-12
195 -- Ben Pierzchala won by pin (:15)
220 -- Wendolyn Martinez lost by pin (1:55)

JV photos are posted HERE

Varsity pics are HERE


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

GBB 2016-01-05 vs Melbourne Mystics

by David Svien

The Aussies are here and they're taking no prisoners.

The Melbourne Mystics, a traveling girls' basketball squad, hit Whidbey Island Tuesday and handily won their fifth straight game on their American tour.

Running host Oak Harbor (and the refs) ragged, the Mystic sailed to an 80-38 victory.

"Our pressure was sensational," said Melbourne coach Christian Impey. "We were fast up and down the court.

"I even think  the refs found it hard to keep up with the game; it was a good work-out for them," he added with a good-natured laugh.

Melbourne, which carries two seniors and seven juniors on its roster, mainly plays club ball at home, where they capped 2015 off by winning the title in the Vic Championship Reserves.

That's the highest level for their age group.

When they're on their home continent, many of the Mystic players also play for a senior program in the state of Victoria. That team is the Keilor Thunder.

Since setting down in the Northwest corner of America in late December, the Aussies have been busy blitzing the locals.

They opened by winning the Crush in the Slush tourney in Port Townsend, knocking off the host RedHawks and Nooksack Valley.

"Our girls were on fire," Impey said. "They are a great team and play very tough defense and pressure both ends of the floor."

After that came wins against Everett (where they dropped 27 in the third quarter) and Cascade, before the Mystic showed up in Oak Harbor.
Melbourne will get perhaps its toughest test Wednesday, when it faces off with always-powerful King's in Seattle.

"I have been told that the game is going to be a real tough game and a real challenge, which the girls are really looking forward to and so am I as the coach," Impey said. "Good luck to both teams; I have complete confidence in our ability to play the game hard and fast."

Oak Harbor managed to hang with Melbourne for one quarter, but couldn't match the pace.

Down just 16-9 after the first eight minutes, they were drilled 23-13, 22-10 and 19-6 over the final three quarters of play.

Eight of Melbourne's nine players scored, with five in double figures.

Stella McRobbie paced the Mystics with 15, while Zoe Kelty knocked down 14, Cassie Favero hit for 13, Alyssa O'Shea popped for 11 and Amy Smith dropped in 10.

Brittany Seit (8), Alex McKellar (5) and Meg McGrath (4) rounded out the Aussie scorers, while Courtney McCormack also saw floor time.

Oak Harbor got scoring from seven players, but failed to get anyone out of single digits.

Janae Payne and Julie Jansen paced the Wildcats with eight apiece, while Deja Bunch (6), Bryn Langrock (5), Hannah Taylor (4), Lexi Jones (4) and AnnaBelle Whitefoot (3) all scored.

While he's pleased with the winning streak, Impey is also thrilled to get a chance to help his players experience a different world.

"The girls are a great bunch of kids that really train hard, play hard and enjoy their basketball," he said. "The teams that we have played can vouch for that about them.

"We would like to thank all the teams for their support and taking our girls in and showing them the American life style."

Photos from the game are posted HERE.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

GBB 2015-12-28 and 28 - Mt. Vernon Tournament

by David Svien

They started strong, but couldn't keep it going.

After opening the two-day Bulldog Holiday Classic with a big win, the Oak Harbor High School girls' basketball team came up short in the championship game.

The Wildcats, behind a stellar defense, blasted Vashon Island 42-13 in their opener, then were nipped 44-31 by host Mount Vernon the next day.

Oak Harbor, now 4-5, played without two starters in the second game, due to a concussion and a family obligation.

The 'Cats shredded 1A Vashon with ease, jumping out to a quick 11-1 lead after one quarter.

Seven of the eight Oak Harbor players who suited up scored, led by Bryn Langrock, who dropped in a game-high 12.

Deja Bunch hit for 11, Julie Jansen tossed in seven while Matti Miesle (4), Janae Payne (4), Resego Mooki (2) and AnnaBelle Whitefoot (2) also chipped in.

Things didn't go quite as well against the Bulldogs, as the Wildcats fell behind 19-6 after just eight minutes of play.

With Mt. Vernon controlling the game at the line (the Bulldogs hit seven of nine at the charity stripe in the opening quarter and went 14-for-23 for the game), Oak Harbor struggled to find a rhythm.

Payne and Jansen led the Wildcats with eight points each, while Langrock added seven. Bunch banked home six and Mooki tossed in a bucket.

JV drops two:
The Wildcat young guns fell 33-29 to Vashon and 29-25 to Mt. Vernon.

In the opener, Hannah Taylor paced Oak Harbor with 10, while Jordan Wood-Pina hit for nine. Jaden Jesus (5), Alisha Wilson (3) and Piper Fisher (2) rounded out the scoring chart.

No individual stats were available for the second JV game.

Varsity photos vs Vashon are posted HERE

JV pics vs Vashon are HERE.


BBB 2015-12-28 and 28 - Mt. Vernon Tournament

by David Svien

They're off the schneid.

Splitting games at the Bulldog Holiday Classic in Mount Vernon, the Oak Harbor High School boys' basketball squad finally nabbed its first win of the season.

That victory, a 53-48 triumph over Sedro-Woolley, lifted the Wildcats to 1-8.

It also made up a bit for a tourney-opening 79-57 defeat to Skyline a day earlier.

Oak Harbor was led, as it has been all season, by Dyllan Harris, who threw down 64 points over the course of the tournament.

He went off for a career high 40 in the opener, which ties him for the fourth-most ever scored by a 'Cat.

The school record of 49 has stood for more than half a century, ever since OHHS legend Pat McGreevy dropped that total back in 1953.

Harris had the help of something McGreevy never got to use -- the three-point line -- nailing eight treys during his record night.

The one-man show wasn't enough to topple Skyline, but against Sedro he got some help.

The Wildcat defense shackled their foes in the fourth quarter, limiting the Cubs to just five points. Harris dropped in eight of his 24 at the same time.

Sophomore Taeson Hardin, who has been out with an injury, returned to score 12, including a huge late game three-pointer, while Adam Nelson (10), Josh Cote (4), Preston Rankin (2) and Sean Erskine (1) rounded out the 'Cat scorers.

Against Skyline, Oak Harbor fell behind by 22 at the half, then played the Spartans even in the second half.

Rankin banked in four to support Harris and his offensive explosion, while Jordan Bell (3), Diangelo McKinney (3), Cote (2), Ozell Jackson (2) and Savion Hollins-Passmore (2) also scored.

It was the varsity debuts for Bell and Hollins-Passmore.

Photos from the Skyline game are posted HERE.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BBB 2015-12-21 vs Mariner

Clinging to a 55-52 lead over visiting Mariner Monday, the Oak Harbor High School boys' basketball squad was 1:42 away from its first win of the season.

Then things fell apart in a way rarely witnessed.

Unable to get a single shot off the rest of the way, crippled by turnovers and an inability to stop the Marauders on the offensive boards, the 'Cats slumped to an eventual 61-55 loss.

The defeat left Oak Harbor sitting at 0-7 heading into the Bulldog Holiday Classic in Mount Vernon next week.

Up until the end, the Wildcats had stretches of inspired ball against Mariner, taking an early advantage at 6-2, then storming back in the second half to reclaim the lead.

Down 24-14 at the half, Oak Harbor threw down 23 points in a torrid third-quarter run.

The two teams swapped the lead several times in the fourth, before Mariner free throws (the Marauders hit 10 of 12 in the final quarter) and Oak Harbor's inability to shoot at the end doomed the 'Cats.

Dyllan Harris paced Oak Harbor with a team-high 19, dropping in 16 of those in the second-half rally.

Adam Nelson added eight, Savion Passmore and Josh Cote each went for seven, while Preston Rankin (4), Sean Erskine (4), Diangelo McKinney (3), Ozell Jackson (2) and Taeson Hardin (1) rounded out the 'Cat scorers.

JV goes wire-to-wire:

Slow and steady wins the game.

Oak Harbor's second-string squad never had any huge runs, but they didn't need them, steadily adding to its lead in every quarter.

A 15-12 lead after one became a five-point margin by the half, six after three and ten by the end, as the Wildcats bounced Mariner 64-54.

Gabe Salinger captured the spotlight with a game-high 20, while Joseph Arinaza and TJ Passmore each chipped in with 10 of their own.

Marcus Carr (9), Gavin Allen (4), Justin Ellison (4), Haven Brown (4) and Jordan Bell (3) also penciled their names into the score-book.

C-Team grabs blowout win:

Dorian Hardin tossed in 17, including three treys, and the young 'Cats romped to a 56-42 win.

Oak Harbor put the game away early, ripping off a 16-7 run in the first before stretching the halftime margin to a solid 14-point spread.

Terell Crumpton dropped nine to back Hardin, while Kevin Schuldt (8), Andrew Balloy (8), Kanoa King (6), Trevor Mondor (3), Austin Boesch (3) and Evan Nadeau (2) also scored.

Click HERE for varsity game pics

JV photos are HERE

HERE are Freshman team photos


MS Volleyball 2015-12-10 OHMS vs NWMS

by David Svien

The battle for town supremacy was a one-sided affair.

Oak Harbor's two middle schools clashed last week for volleyball bragging rights, and Oak Harbor Middle School made a huge statement, sweeping both varsity matches against arch-rival North Whidbey Middle School.

OHMS snagged a 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 win in 8th grade play and a 25-13, 25-18, 25-9 victory at the 7th grade level.

Vanessa Thayer, Audrey Moyes, Emily Lamb, Gredina DeGuzman and Lorelyn DeGuzman all collected kills for the 7th grade Wildcats, while Anabel Thayer and Catherine Sublet both skied for a block.

OHMS 7th grade coach Ranee Bristow singled out several of her other plays for praise, as well.

She noted Annie Salinger ("for many aces with her jump floater serve"), Jordyn Burks ("exceptional leadership and communication") and Samantha Palanca ("outstanding passing.")

Photos from both JV and Varsity 8th grade matches are posted HERE

7th grade game pics are HERE.


Wrestling 2015-12-19 - Graham Morin tournament

by David Svien

Blake Servatius was unstoppable, untouchable and undefeated.

Oak Harbor High School's 106-pound grappler pinned all four of his foes Saturday at the Graham Morin Invitational Tournament at Squalicum, winning one of three individual 'Cat titles on the day.

Dymond Piper (152) and Sam Zook (285) joined their teammate on the championship podium, helping to spark the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the tourney.

Oak Harbor, which tallied top five finishes in nine of the 12 weight classes it entered, rolled up 190 points on the day, trailing just Ferndale when all the numbers were added up.

Complete results:

106 -- Blake Servatius (1st) won four matches by pin
113 -- William Nicholson lost two matches by pin
113 -- Zion Gomez won 14-4, lost by pin, lost 15-0
120 -- Garrett Stahl (3rd) won 18-9, lost 4-0, won by pin
120 -- Caleb Fitzgerald won by pin, lost by pin, won 12-8, lost by pin
126 -- Blake McBride (3rd) won by pin, lost 12-3, won 14-1, won 8-3, won 18-3
132 -- Michael Lym (3rd) won 7-4, lost 10-6, won by pin
138 -- Aaron Fletcher lost by pin, won by pin, lost 21-3
145 -- Zach Aketch (5th) won by pin, won 7-4, lost 4-1
152 -- Dymond Piper (1st) won 18-9, won 21-13, won 9-1
160 -- Eriq Boler (2nd) won 16-1, won by pin, won by pin, lost 18-2
170 -- Nick Dugan (2nd) won 15-7, won 5-4, won 8-5, lost by pin
182 -- Michael Fisken lost 18-7, lost 7-3
182 -- Joshua Margraf lost 6-4, won 14-5, lost 3-2
285 -- Sam Zook (1st) won by pin, won by pin, won 5-3, won 3-1