High School Sports

PREP WRESTLING: Blaine preview


Coach: Craig Foster

Outlook: The youthful Borderites – eight or nine freshmen or sophomores will likely be in the varsity lineup — dominated the Whatcom County League for several seasons prior to 1997, when Mount Baker unseated Blaine and became the team to beat until the past two years. The Borderites have had a slippery hold on one of the top 2A spots in Northwest Conference, but there’s no clear favorite this season. Jacob Humphrey took second place in the state tournament at 112 pounds a year ago, and Shane Hicks finished fourth at 189. Jesse Kilthau has qualified for state in three consecutive seasons. Foster, in his 17th season as head coach, says “a few quality veterans add leadership and toughness.”


Wt. Class, Wrestler, Yr.

103, Nick Barnes, Fr.

112 , Kelton Nix, Fr.

119 , Jacob Humphrey, Jr.

119, Mike Petronella, Sr.

125, Tony Jordan, Fr.

130, DJ Duncan, Jr.

130, Camden Nix, So.

135, Kyler Mackowiak, Fr.

135, Jamal Mallak, So.

140, Tyson Foster, Jr.

140, Josh Jones, So.

145, Jesse Kilthau, Sr.

145, Andy Villanueva, Fr.

152, AJ Pieczynski, So.

152, Brian Brock, Sr.

152, Adrian Villanueva, Fr.

160, Shaffer Hicks, So.

160, Jacob Martinez, Fr.171, Jeremy Holdaas, So.

189, Joel Garza, So.

215, Shane Hicks, Sr.

215, Darrell Price, Jr.

275, Cody Dobbs, Sr.


Nov. 30, at Meridian, W 69-9

Nov. 30, Nooksack Valley (at Meridian), W 73-12

Nov. 30, Friday Harbor (at Meridian), W 73-6

Dec. 5, at Lynden, W 62-9

Dec. 7, Battle at the Border (at Blaine), 1 p.m.

Dec. 8, Battle on the Border (at Blaine), 10 a.m.

Dec. 12, Ferndale , 7 p.m.

Dec. 15, at Paul Reiman Tournament (at Mount Vernon), 9 a.m.

Dec. 20, at Mount Baker Invitational, 10 a.m.

Dec. 29, at Vashon Invitational, TBA

Jan. 5, at Chehalis WF West tournament, TBA

Jan. 10, Mount Baker , 7 p.m.

Jan. 11, at Joe Beam Invitational (at Sehome), 6 p.m.

Jan. 12, at Joe Beam Invitational (at Sehome), 10 a.m.

Jan. 17, Anacortes , 7 p.m.

Jan. 24, at Bellingham, 7 p.m.