MARYSVILLE — New Year’s Day has come and gone, which means that games, matches and meets are starting up again for local high school sports teams after a holiday break. Here’s a look at what they are starting out with and where they hope to end up.
Girls Basketball — The Lady Tomahawks record is 2-2 in their league and 4-6 overall. They began their season with only one win out of their first five games, but have tripled their victories in the following five games, showing a steady streak of improvement. Their first three losses were to 4A schools, including the season-opener against the now undefeated Arlington High School. Their next game is against the Shorecrest Scots at Shorecrest High School at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 9. Jenika Anglim is ranked third in the league with a points average of 14.1.
Boys Basketball — The boys team has yet to seal a victory, as of press time, losing their first 11 games. Only seven more games remain in the regular season, with three of those being league match-ups. The Tomahawks will need to step up their game in the next few weeks if they hope to make it to districts. Their record is 0-4 league and 0-11 overall. They face Glacier Peak at home on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:15 p.m.
Boys Swimming — Marysville-Pilchuck boys swimmers have won two of their meets, against Lynnwood and Cascade high schools, in December. They will host Everett High School at home at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. Colin Willis and Jonathon Pusateri are Tomahawk swimmers with consistent first-place finishes. Willis has already achieved a state qualifying time of 56.57 in the 100-yard backstroke, during the Dec. 13 meet against Cascade.
Wrestling — The Tomahawks have had three team victories, beating Granite Falls, Lakewood and Arlington in December. They’ve also had wrestlers take some of the top spots at the 2012 Wilfong Classic, the Paul Reiman Classic and the Eastmont invite. They are set to face Oak Harbor at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Oak Harbor High School.
Girls Basketball — After tasting their first-ever victory on Monday, Dec. 3, against Mariner High School, the Lady Chargers won again, this time against Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, Dec. 15, in 51-37 victory. These two wins are crucial for the team, which lost every game in the 2011-12 season. They now have eight games left in the regular season and though it will be tough for the young team to win enough of the upcoming games to qualify for districts, it isn’t impossible. Even a few more wins will boost the confidence of the team and give them something to build on for 2013.
Boys Basketball — The Chargers have a 2-2 record in their league and a 4-7 record overall, and with seven games left in the regular season, including four league games, they have a chance at districts. They are third in the Wesco North 3A division, and they have several top scorers. Nathan Grimm and Elijah Gordon are the third and fourth top scoring players in the division, with a points average of 16.3 and 16, respectively. They are set to face Shorewood at home at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.
Wrestling — The Chargers wrestling team has won one of their matches this season, against Lynnwood on Dec. 6. But despite the loss of six matches, individual bouts have been very successful, with some state tournament potential.
Cody Stone went undefeated in four matches at the George Yonlick Tournament in Bellingham in December. Stone, a 160-pound junior, has also won bouts by pins at several other meets as well. Billy Almachar, a 120-pound junior, was also undefeated at the George Yonlick Tournament.The team now faces Ferndale away at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Boys Swimming — Marysville Getchell boys swimmers have won one of their five meets so far this season, with an 88-67 win over Lynnwood on Dec. 6. Kevin Korte, Michael Cozart, Daniel Swanson, Connor DeMarco and Taylor Dalton have had several first place finishes in individual races as well as relays so far, and all have state qualifying potential. They now face Everett at home on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 2:45 p.m.