Skagway High School Sports
Trevor Cox (blue) works on a Haines wrestler during last weekend’s scrimmage. SHS photo
Wrestlers have fun dual scrimmage with Haines, prepare for Juneau
By JEFF BRADY
Skagway High wrestlers have been competing almost every weekend and gained some valuable instruction and match experience during a clinic and scrimmage in Haines last week.
“The scrimmage was awesome, and our counterparts from Haines were great hosts.,” said coach Duppy Ticarro. “We had a tough practice and clinic with the Haines team on Friday and scrimmaged on Saturday.”
Sophomore Trevor Cox continues to wrestle well, trying to break into the medal rounds. In Wrangell at the end of October, he finished 3-2 and in fourth place. In the Haines scrimmage last weekend Cox won his first match by a fall, and then lost a tough match to Haines’s Dalton Tuhoey, whom Cox had beaten earlier in the season.
The camaraderie with the Haines team is so good that Cox was invited to travel with the Glacier Bears to Ketchikan this weekend.
The rest of the Skagway team will be serving burgers at tonight’s Friday Fundraiser Feed at the Elks and getting ready for the Brandon Pilot Tourney in Juneau next weekend.
In other team results:
• Ethan Goebel was 0-2 in Wrangell, and in Haines lost his first match against Walker Blair and won his second match against an opponent who was 20 pounds heavier.
• Donovan Henson was 0-2 in Wrangell, and in Haines lost in overtime to Casey St. Claire, whom he had pinned earlier this season. He also lost to senior Blair.
• Dominique Foote faired the same as Cox in Haines, winning one match by points and lost against the senior Tuhoey.
• Richard Deichen lost both matches in Haines but wrestled with a lot of heart, his coach said.
Ticarro said there was a great amount of sportsmanship displayed between the Skagway and Haines teams and they hope to make the dual clinic and meet a yearly tradition.
Volleyball team at home this weekend
The SHS volleyball team will be in action at home tonight and Saturday in a mini tournament against teams from Haines and Whitehorse.
The Panthers will face Haines in Friday’s only match at 4:30 p.m., and then there will be matches Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and finishing with the senior night game at 5 p.m.
The young Skagway girls’ team faced some tough regional competition on the road in its first two tourneys of the season, and is showing improvement, said coach Katie Emmets.
In their first outing at Metlakatla at the end of October, the girls did not pick up any wins against region foes from Haines, Craig, Klawock, Metlakatla, and Wrangell.
“They started the tournament at one level and by the end they had improved a lot and I was really proud of them,” she said.
The improvement carried on to a small schools tournament in Juneau Nov. 1-2, where the team won its first match of the season over a Juneau-Douglas JV squad and won another game in a losing match. Emmets said they could have won more.
“We did much better, even without one starter,” Emmets said. “Kiara Selmer did very well and stepped it up.
Emmets said her players are “still trying to figure out how to play as a team and trust each other,” but she is convinced that “what it will take to make us a better team is more game situations.”
The Panthers will get that experience this weekend in front of a home crowd, which Emmets said is a key for any athlete.
“They are very excited to be playing at home,” she said. – JB
Boyd Worley Tourney Action
Clockwise from top left: Kara Whitehead goes up for a layup against Hoonah; Micah Cook attempts to stop a Haines fast break with Matthew Leggett and Wyatt Belisle trailing the play; Shane Sims stops and pops in the key; and junior high coach Jaime Goebel talks to her girls’ team during a time out. Jeff Brady
BOYD WORLEY JR. HIGH TOURNEY • Nov. 8-10
Haines 37, Hoonah 24; Juneau Hooprats 38, Kake 35; Hoonah 44, Skagway 10 (G. Goebel 4, Brady 2, Sims 2, Cook 2); Haines 46, Kake 40; Hoonah 51, Hooprats 23; Haines 38, Skagway 8 (G. Goebel 4, Sims 2, Brady 2); Hoonah 52, Kake 49 2OT; Hooprats 31, Skagway 13 (Brady 5, G. Goebel 3, Belisle 2, Sims 2, Cook 1); Haines 45, Hooprats 15; Kake 31, Skagway 20 (Sims 9, Cook 5, G. Goebel 4, Leggett 2).
Haines 33, Yukon 14; Yukon Lynx 14, Skagway 6 (K. Whitehead 4, Cox 2); Hoonah A 15, Skagway 11 (K. Whitehead 4, L. Goebel 4, Myers 2, Cox 1); Hoonah A 27, Yukon 17; Haines 48, Hoonah B 3; Hoonah 13, Skagway 8 (K. Whitehead 6, Hollander 2); Yukon 34, Hoonah B 6; Skagway 39 (Hollander 16, K. Whitehead 8, Cox 5, Rodig 4, L. Goebel 2, Myers 2, J. Whitehead 2), Hoonah B 11; Haines 22, Hoonah A 10; Skagway 28 (K. Whitehead 11, Myers 8, Cox 3, L. Goebel 2, Hollander 2, Rodig 2), Hoonah B 10; Haines 21, Skagway 10 (Hollander 6, K. Whitehead 4).