By Courtney Oldwyn
Girls and Boys Basketball
Both Friday Harbor girls and boys basketball teams came out on top in two intense games against rival Orcas in the first district play-off game for the Wolverines yesterday.
The gym was filled to capacity with passionate fans from both islands. There was even an extra inter-island ferry service to shuttle Orcas players and fans home after the games.
The Lady Wolverines dominated the Vikings in all four quarters and ended ith a 59–28 win. Senior Alli Galt led the charge with 15 points and fellow senior Madi Kincaid had 12.
Other scorers were Ella Hu, Hannah Hopkins, Senior Lili Wood, Ciera Bailey and Hayden Mayer.
The first half of the boys game was more evenly matched, but by the second half, the Wolverines had jumped ahead significantly. The Vikings were plagued by foul trouble which helped lead the Friday Harbor boys to a 54–38 win.
“The boys played a great game considering there was a little pressure as it was the first play off game, there was a big crowd and Orcas has beaten us before,” said Athletic Director Rod Turnbull.
Wolverine senior Kyle Jangard was the game’s high scorer with 21 points. Fellow senior Luke Stromberg followed with 12 points. Other scorers were Isaac Mayer, Joe Stewart, Kyle Mapstead, Eli Cooper-West and John Gustafson.
As of deadline both teams have yet to face LaConner in the next round of play-offs. If they win the teams play again on Feb. 18. If they lose they’ll play on Feb. 16, both times against to be determined teams.
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Wolverines wrestlers placed high individually and as a team, taking third place overall at the Class 1B/2B District Sub-Regional Meet on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Concrete.
Seven wrestlers placed third or higher and will move on to the state qualifying rounds at the regional championship tournament on Feb. 13.
Senior Thomas Synoground who wrestled against one of the state’s best wrestler placed second in the 145-pound weight class.
Fellow senior Ben Ware fought past injuries to take third in the 138 division.
Junior James Guard won his division, Jesse Payne was the runner up in the 120 weight class and Wade Swirtz placed second.
As of deadline the wrestlers have yet to attend the state qualifying regional championships in Chehalis.
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