Cox posts one win at regionals

Skagway freshman wrestler Trevor Cox scored one win and two losses at regionals in Haines on Dec. 1, finishing with an 11-8 record overall in his first high school season.
Coach Duppy Ticarro said Cox lost his first match 8-7 to Sitka’s Josh Young, whom Cox had beaten earlier this season.
“A combination of nervousness and inexperience in a high profile tournament contributed to the mere loss,” Ticarro said.
Cox then moved on to the consolation bracket, where he wrestled better and scored a pin in the second period against Jonah Patrick of Gustavus.
Ticarro said Cox would need to win four straight matches to earn a state berth, and first up was Zach Rossmann of Haines, who had beaten Cox in the two previous meets.
“Trevor was well prepared and wrestled his best with him,” Ticarro said. “Score was tied 2-2 going into the second period, (and) the senior from Haines got a quick escape and reversal and ended up catching Cox in a cradle for a second period fall.”
Ticarro said Cox was out of the tournament but looks forward to next year with a solid season of experience behind him.
“With continued training and community support we hope as a sophomore he will be a serious contender for a state berth,” his coach said. – JB

SHS hoop season opens Dec. 14-15
The Skagway High basketball team will host a JV team from Porter Creek tonight and Saturday to kick off the 2012-13 season. Games are at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The team will then travel to a tournament at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain High School on Dec. 20-22.
Skagway is fielding a coed team this year since there were not enough girls for a team. And Kent Fielding is the new coach. A team preview will appear in the next issue.
A coed junior high squad was in action last weekend at the Icebreaker Tourney in Juneau. They had some close games, but did not bring home a win. Nathaniel Leggett was named to the all-tourney team. – JB

UPDATE: The Panthers won both games by large margins. See scores and updates as the season progresses on the 2012-13 SHS Basketball Page.