After the prelims, Ponomarev qualified for the finals exactly where he entered the meet. He was fourth in the 200 IM with a time of one minute, 55.71 seconds and sixth in the 100 free at 47.65 seconds.
Disappointed by their finish at last year’s Mat Classic, Yelm wrestlers Chayton Miller and Steven Reyes are looking to finish their careers on top, which could help the second-ranked Tornados earn a state team title.
Patrick Keough of Curtis, Tony Ponomarev of Olympia and Billy Oates of Gig Harbor are three freshman on the move. And fast. The trio are podium favorites at this weekend’s state swimming and diving championships.
Olympia High School wrestlers Erica Grant (130) and Karlee Mosser (235) are expected to pace a group of six Bears wrestlers who are headed to the Tacoma Dome this weekend after state regionals were canceled.
Tim Thomsen, who has managed basketball tournaments in the West Central District for the past two decades, confirmed Monday morning that all tournaments in the South Sound are expected to resume play Wednesday.
With snow coating the South Sound, the West Central District, Southwest District and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to postpone or cancel several weekend high school athletic events.
National Signing Day for the 2018-19 school year is Wednesday. High school athletes around the South Sound will sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their careers on athletic scholarships.
Kai Johnson scored 18 points, and Ethan Gahm made all four three-throw attempts in the final 25 seconds as Olympia turned away the hard-charging Vikings, 64-58, on Saturday afternoon at Sumner High School.
Black Hills High School senior Mackenzie Theophilus totaled a career-best 1,172 for a runner-up finish at the Class 2A/1A state bowling championships on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place, Wash.