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Sports Roundup, Feb. 13
Girls primed for run at district title
With yet another Metro championship, the gymnastics team turns its attention to tomorrow night’s district competition at Sammamish High School.
“We have a good chance to do well,” said coach Cindy Guy, noting that Mt. Si is likely BHS’ primary competition. “We have a lot of depth, and hope that everything goes our way”
Team depth was in abundant display at last Friday’s league championships. Though Katie Rock of Holy Names won all four events and won the all-around championship with 35.45 points, the Spartans swept the second places and had numerous other placings.
Bainbridge scored 158.975 points, Nathan Hale was second with 139.425 and West Seattle tallied 112.625.
Annie Zuckerman’s second-place all-around score of 32.65 led Bainbridge, with Adrienne Palay (32.1) third and Kathleen Callahan (31.275) fourth.
Six Spartans to compete in regionals
Led by Metro League champions Eli Narte (140 pounds) and Mason Remy (189), six Spartans will compete in tomorrow’s regional tournament at West Seattle. The top four placers there will advance to Mat Classic, the state wrestling champions, at the Tacoma Dome on Feb. 21-22.
“We took eight kids (to Metro last Friday and Saturday), and six move on to regionals,” said coach Dan Pippinger. “That’s a pretty good percentage.
“The level of competition steps up a notch, so it should be easier for our older guys to be successful. And the young guys are really hungry.”
Narte, who has 19 wins this season, “totally out-techniqued” his opponent in his final Metro match, Pippinger said. He won by a technical fall in the second round with a 15-0 lead.
Remy (20-4-10), seeded second, wrestled the top seed in the finals and scored a second-round pin. “He (Remy) kept him off balance the whole time,” Pippinger noted.
Other Spartan placers included Alec Griewe (third at 103 pounds, 15-14-10), Bill Hepworth (4th at 140 pounds, JV all season, 2-2 in the Metro tournament), Mike Furman (second at 145 pounds, 18-7-12), and Corey Touchette (4th at 160 pounds, 12-12-7).