Region 18 Wrestling Championships
Highline will host the Region 18 Wrestlling Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10am - 4pm. Highline will be well represented at the event, along with wrestlers from Clackamas, North Idaho College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, and other teams.
Highline Never Relinquishes Early Lead Against South Puget Sound
Feb.10 - in a battle for second place in the NWAC West Division, Highline jumped off to an early start, took a 14 point lead into halftime, and kept it for the final 20 minutes in defeating the South Puget Sound Clippers
82-65 (stats). Ty Peacock, playing a point forward position, had an excellent all-around game with 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 12 assists. Jamie Orme had his usual solid game with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals. The Clippers were led by Deiondre Bird, Tyler Watts, and Dez Stoudamire, all with 11 points. With the win, Highline stands at 8-2 in the NWAC West Division and 17-8 for the season while South Puget Sound is 17-6 (6-3 in division play).
Highline next plays at Lower Columbia on Feb. 17.
Against South Puget Sound
Alec Meyerhoeffer on a second half drive against South Puget Sound.
Highline Hangs On Against South Puget Sound
Feb 10. –
It was an ugly beautiful game. Ugly for the South Puget Sound Clippers, who hit only 3-22 shots in the first half, scoring 11 points for a team averaging almost 64 points a game. In fact, after 20 minutes the Clippers had just as many turnovers (11) as points. Beautiful for Highline, who led 27-11 at the half, on 45% shooting, and 40-22 after three quarters, showing aggressiveness on both ends of the court despite being without injured starters Chantal Hill and Chardonae Miller. Then ugly for the Thunderbirds in the fourth quarter, who with point guard Jasmyne Holmes on the bench with foul trouble, found new and creative ways to turn the ball over, letting the Clippers close to within seven points late in the game. And then beautiful for Highline reserve Ivy Swanes, who hit 3-4 free throws down the stretch to keep South Puget Sound at bay. And most of all, beautiful for the Highline women's team, who defeated South Puget Sound 51-40 (stats).
Despite her foul trouble, Holmes led Highline with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 0 turnovers in 28 minutes. Taylor Coffey added 9 points while Alicia Westbrook had 7 points and 7 rebounds, and Linae Myhand added 5 points and 8 rebounds. The Clippers were led byh Krista Johnson with 15 points and Savannah McGill with 8 points and 13 boards.
Shooting proved the difference, with the Clippers managing only 23% from the field after its dreadful first half, and Highline hitting 42% of its shots. Highline did commit 16 second half turnovers, with did little to add to the aesthetics of the contest but did raise the nervousness quotient.
Highline next plays at Lower Columbia on Feb. 17.
South Puget Sound
Vanessa Rouche hits the jumper while being fouled. She would convert the free-throw for a 3-point play.
Highline at Southwest Oregon
Report from Head Coach Scott Norton
Jan. 30 - This weekend we were down in Coos Bay to wrestle Southwestern Oregon. We have some wrestlers that are trying to get healthy for the Region 18 Championships in two weeks. So we had a bit of an uphill battle because we forfeited 3 weights, all due to injuries, and left 3 starters on the couch. Highline picked up victories from Andrew Ramirez 133, who hasn’t been beat by a junior college wrestler at 133 lbs. Josh Smith 157, also looked dominant using a series of double leg takedowns to take out Leroy Santos 15 – 5. The other victory came as Tyler Noon beat Tyler Webley 5 – 2. I think our guys wrestled pretty well. What also hurt us was the closely contested matches at 165 and 184. Volodymyr Kalenin was in a tight match at 165, made a mistake in the third period and was caught on his back. Taylor Johnson had the same thing happen at 184. Neither have been in practice over the last week so they weren’t as prepared as they could have been. Highline will be in action at home on Feb. 13 for the Region 18 Championships that qualify each individual wrestler for the national tournament. There should be some great wrestling taking place there.
125 Fransisco Barrera (SWOCC) win by forfeit.
133 Andrew Ramirez (H) 3-2 over Beau Shatto (SWOCC)
141 Braydon Akeo(SWOCC) md. 16-3 over Cole Morriso (H)
149 Randy Nimrick (SWOCC) win by forfeit
157 Josh Smith (H) md. 15-5 over Leroy Santos (SWOCC)
165 Lucius Van Rensberg (SWOCC) fall. Volodymyr Kalenin
174 Tyler Noon (H) d. 5-2 Tyler Webley (SWOCC)
184 Chase Anderson (SWOCC) fall Taylor Johnson(H)
197 Zachary Hammersmith (SWOCC) forfeit
Hwt. Timothy Smith (SWOCC) d.4-3 Teban Mansaray(H)
Against Warner Pacific
Taylor Johnson of Highline about to pin Joe Dickinson (184 lbs)
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Men's Basketball v Grays Harbor
Womens Basketball v Grays Harbor
(home games in red)
**Wed. Feb. 3 8pm
vs Grays Harbor
Sat. Feb. 6 7pm
**Wed. Feb. 10
8pm vs. South
Wed Feb. 17 8pm
at Lower Columbia
**Sat. Feb. 20
**Wed. Feb. 24 8pm
Sat. Feb. 27 4pm
**Wed. Feb. 3 6pm vs. Grays Harbor
Sat. Feb. 6 5pm at Centralia
**Wed. Feb. 10 6pm vs. S. Puget Sound
Wed Feb. 17 6pm at Lower Columbia
**Sat. Feb. 20 12pm vs. Green River
**Wed. Feb. 24 6pm vs. Pierce
Sat. Feb. 27 12pm at Tacoma
Sat. Feb. 13 Regionals Highline 10:00 AM
Fri. Feb. 26 9:00 AM / Sat. Feb. 27 9:00
National Championships, Des Moines, IO
NWAC Player of the Week
In two games last week, Orme tallied averages of 23 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals to go with 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Overall, Orme is currently 4th in the league in rebounds (9.3), 6th in scoring (21.8), 3rd in steals (2.2) and 14th in blocks (1.0).