Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weekly La Conner High Sports capsule, Dec. 29, 2010

Braves Raves
By Amylynn Richards
The boys took on 3A League Sedro Woolley, which – thanks to the Braves, now have four losses this season.  The Cubs are 2-4 overall, and 1-3 in their league.  The Braves and Cubs were equally matched the first quarter, and then the Braves pulled away to lead entire game, with a half-time score of 39-30, and final score 63-44. 
“The entire team played well defensively,” said Coach Scott Novak, “especially Garrett Wilbur and Kyle McKnight.”
Team highlights: Landy James, 18 points; Sten Mejlaender, 13 points; Spencer Novak, 12 points; Mike Wilbur, 7 assists. 
The Braves are 4-2 overall and 2-0 in league.
The boys will play next on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Mount Vernon Christian, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The co-ed wrestling team competed at the Mount Baker invitational on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Sixteen teams from all leagues competed; four of the teams from the larger schools sent their junior varsity teams.
“There were 16 wrestlers in most of the weight brackets,” said Coach Mike Compton.  In smaller leagues such as the Northwest 1A/2B league, it is unusual to not have at least one win by forfeit, which means the other team does not have an athlete to compete in that weight class.
La Conner finished 14th, and brought home third place in the 285 lbs. division, thanks to junior Cameron Wischhusen. Brandon Drye finished in fifth place in the 215 lb. class; two athletes place seventh: Ben Harper at 119 lbs; and Austin Wischhusen at 189 lbs.; and Amber Drye won her match by pin in the 171 lb. class.
Mike Compton reports, “It was a pretty tough tournament and we had a few wrestlers under the weather, so we’re hoping that the little break at Christmas will see them come back strong.
The Braves have a home match tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the old gym against Mount Vernon High school and on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at home against Burlington Edison.
The girls took a break from competition over the school vacation, but will go to Mount Vernon Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to play the Hurricanes at 6 p.m.  On Thursday, Jan. 6, the sophomore team will play Lummi at home at 7 p.m.
Clear your calendar for the big game at home on Friday, Jan. 7 as La Conner takes on the Darrington Loggers at 6 p.m. Dinner is covered, if you buy supper at the concession stand.
The schedules and rosters for the 3 on 3 elementary league will come home via backpack the first week of January.


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