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AHS wrestlers go 1-1 before Christmas break
The Arlington Eagles wrestling went 1-1 in their Dec. 19-21 matches with a makeup victory over Shorecrest and Shorewood and a league loss to Everett.
Thursday, Dec. 21, the Eagles traveled to Everett High School and found out why their 3A counterparts are undefeated.
Arlington picked up four wins in their 57-19 Wesco North loss to the Seagulls.
The defeat dropped AHS to 0-3 in league competition and 6-5 overall while Everett improved to 4-0, 5-0.
Senior Jeremy Goheen won by pin at the 119-lb. weight class, 125-lb. junior Dom Mangini improved his season record to 15-4, sophomore Chris Myers at 152-lb. and junior 171-lb. Jordan Anderson accounted for the team total.
First-year coach Doug Byers said the score was not indicative of the teams effort as they competed well against a tough Everett squad.
Jordan had a really solid match and won 12-6, Byers said.
He (Jordan) is a big, burly and strong guy. He is really tall and is in good shape and just lets his opponents wear themselves out.
Byers pointed to the 112-lb. match of freshman Alex Bickford as one that nearly went in Arlingtons favor.
He had his guy on his back the whole first round, coach said. Unfortunately he didnt have his arm out from underneath his opponent or else we would have had 25 points. The kid ended up reversing Alex in typical freshman fashion either you pin the guy or you get pinned.
The Arlington Eagles wrestling team improved to 6-4 with a resounding 53-19 defeat of Shorecrest and a 60-21 win over Shorewood Tuesday, Dec. 19.
The match was a makeup from a snowed out Dec. 1 scheduled competition.
For the Eagles, it was like deja vu as they won 11 of the 14 matches in each of the non-league competitions at Stanwood High School.
Five AHS grapplers were double winners on the afternoon via pins freshman 103-lb. grappler Justin Goheen, senior Jeremy Goheen at 119-lb, juniors Dom Mangini at 130-lb., Steven White, 135-lb., and Jordan Anderson in the 171-lb. division.
Mangini improved his season record to 14-4 with his double victory on the evening.
Also winning both matches against the Thunderbirds of Shorewood and Shorecrest Scots were freshman Chris Berg at 125-lb, sophomores Max Scherf in the 140-lb. class and Chris Myers at 160-lb. and 189-lb. junior Danny Pierce.
Heavyweights Darrin Madrid (215-lb. sophomore) and Matt Dewitte (218-lb. junior) both won by forfeit against the Thunderbirds.
Byers said his squad wrestled pretty good and was happy with their performance.
We did what we should have done. Almost like golf and hitting par. That is what I had hoped they would do and I am pretty pleased.
The Eagles return home Thursday, Dec. 28, to face ODea and Woodinville. Junior varsity action begins at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity grapplers take the spotlight at 7.