[Article by contributing sports writer and owner of Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal, Rhett Workman.]
The winter high school sports season is winding down, so here’s a look at what’s going on with Mount Si High School’s teams.
Boys’ Basketball: The Kingco 4A Crest Division champion Wildcat boys basketball team is 16-2 after a win last night over Enumclaw at an MLK Day event in Kent. Tyler Patterson scored 18 points in the 46-29 win, which also was highlighted by a buzzer-beater half-court basket by Jonny Barrett, the senior whose football decision we highlighted here in Living Snoqualmie this past weekend. The Wildcats, who won the division title and top seed to the playoffs with their win last Friday over Skyline, are on the road this Friday at Issaquah for an 8:00 p.m. tip, but will be home at Mount Si High School to open the Kingco playoffs February 1st against an opponent to be determined. They wrap up the regular season next Tuesday at North Creek High School in Bothell against the Jaguars.
Girls’ Basketball: Mount Si’s girls are having their best season in several years. They currently are 10-8, but have lost three straight games as the team is a bit shorthanded due to injuries – most recently to top junior player Sela Heide. It is hoped Heide and junior teammate Carly Britton – both of whom reportedly suffered concussions in the Wildcats’ game January 11 against Eastlake and have not played since – will be able to play this Friday for Mount Si in their road game at Issaquah. Two other top players – juniors Izzy Smith and Nitika Kumar – both are out for the season with knee injuries. The 6:30 p.m. game against the Eagles, depending on some other things this week (specifically if Issaquah loses to Inglemoor tomorrow at Inglemoor), could be for third place in the Kingco 4A’s Crest Division and a home playoff game with a win for the Wildcats.
Wrestling: Mount Si this past Saturday was over on the east side of the Cascades competing in the Prosser Invitational. After a road match tonight at Issaquah, the Wildcats are back at home Thursday for a double-dual against Kingco 4A opposition. Bothell and Newport are the opponents and the Wildcats have several wrestlers to watch. Senior Spencer Marenco (160 lbs.) and sophomores Mark Marum and Tryon Kaess (lightweight divisions) headline a strong Mount Si team that split a pair of league meets last Thursday night against Woodinville and North Creek. Thursday’s meet begins at 6:00 p.m. at Mount Si High School’s gymnasium.
Gymnastics: Without top competitor Sidney Aspinall, out with an ankle injury, the Wildcats had a challenge, but got things done for a win last Thursday over Issaquah and Inglemoor. Mount Si scored 164.3 to beat the Eagles and Vikings at home in Snoqualmie. Sophomore Mya Morrow led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 35.25 in the all-around which is a cumulative total of the four individual event scores (vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise). Her headline event was on the balance beam, where she scored a strong 9.25. This week, they are at Newport High School in Bellevue competing against the Knights, Redmond and Skyline in a four-way meet. The meet Thursday night starts at 7:00 p.m.
Check back with us next week for another weekly look at Mount Si High School sports as the winter season winds down.