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Page 10 - The lssaquah Press, Wednesday, February 2, 1983 , i i i Sports 89 wins end at Mel',:er Island But Issaquah's wrestlers take KJngco champJonshJ00, by Rodi Shemeta Ludlum and Rich Hallstrom It had to end sometime. The fact that it happened at the last meet in the last match in the last seconds was cold comfort to the lssaquah High wrestlers. They lost their first league dual meet since 1974 at Mercer Island last Thursday, snapping an unprecedented string of 89 victories in a row. The final score was Mercer Island 32, lssaquah 28. The Kingco championship still belongs to lssaquah however, as a season record of 9-1 puts the team ahead of Mercer Island and Juanita, tied for second with 8-1-1 records. And none of the 300 or so issaquah fans on hand could have asked for a more heart-stopping end to the season as th,'v departed quietly with ,aging ears, misty eyes and raw throats. Mercer Island started out strong, with decisive wins over Chris Strong at 101 pounds (9-0) and Shawn Medved at 108 (14-4). Ed- ward Carlton remained unde- feated for the season with an easy victory over his oppo- nent at 115 pounds (12-0) to give lssaquah its first points of the meet. t:rom there, however, it was all downhill for the Indians. Paul Adams, at 122 pounds, came out to wrestle his second match of the season and was quickly dominated (11-0) by his more experienced opponent. room and wrestled an uncharacteristically poor match, losing 15-2. Sean Nelson followed at 148 and seemed drained of energy long before the match was over at 14-8. The meet turned around for lssaquah with a commanding performance by team co-captain Barry Pax- man at 158 pounds. Paxman, undefeated, never allowed his opponent one point. The crowd was on its feet as Pax- man stacked his opponent again and again. He scored 12 points before finally get- ting a pin in 4:48. He was swamped by teammates as he returned to his seat. Kevin Adams, next up, got a quick hug from Munro as he head- ed out to the 0sat. "Here we go lssy, here we go," the crowd began to chant. Adams and his opponent at 168 did a lot of hoisting each other into the air, but the match didn't really warm up until the third period, when Adams chalked up a series of two-point take- downs and ended up winning 9-2. Paul Werner exploded out onto the mat. Munro stopped blowing bubbles and started chewing hard and fast. Issa- quah was in serious need of pins. The fans were stomping the bleachers until their teeth rattled. Werner scored a pin in 2:53 to put lssy within four points of Mercer Island. A lot of interest had been centered around the match at 129 pounds between former lssaquah wrestler Pat Joseph and Blake Carlton. Both were undefeated and both admitted they wanted a vic- tory even more because they were friends. Almost nothing happened in the match however, as the two wrapped each other up in cross body rides and struggled quietly. Joseph scored two points in the first quarter and neither one scored after that. "It was a really boring match," admitted Joseph afterwards. Boredom seemed to settle into the crowd too, as unde- feated Jeff Joyce met an undefeated opponent at 135 pounds and wrestled to a 3-3 tie. Issaquah Coach Dick Munro sat back and began blowing his gum into big orange bubbles. At 141 pounds, Rich Lefrandt seemed to take on the depressed mood of the so strong he was warned to cool it in the middle of the match. The crowds were begining to sway in unison and the screaming never stopped. When Rusi got a pin in 2:13, there was pande- monium. For the first time, lssaquah was ahead: 28-26. And then it was all up to Dale Pickering. It was only his third meet of the season. He'd come on the team in mid-season to replace two in- jured wrestlers in the unlimited category. He'd been to 13 turnouts. Before that, he hadn't wrestled for three years. He scored two points, then another. His opponent, Peter Palladino, got a two-point takedown just as the first period buzzer went off. In the third period, Palladino got a two-point near fall to put him ahead by one point. Pickering was wearing out. He fought out of one near pin, but Palladino finally pinned him in 4:34. As the Mercer Island crowd poured onto the mat, Pickering walked off in a daze, sat down and buried his head in his hands. "What a situation he was put in," reflected Munro the day after the meet. "All he wanted to do was turn out and have some fun and there he is in this very tense situa- tion. It's too bad." Munro added, "1 suppose they'll be remembered as the team that broke the streak, but 1 think they're all saying, 'let's not stop here.' They've been supportive of each other and nobody is blaming anybody. They're still a great team." Photos by Debbie Brusius and Rodi Shemeta Ludlum Rob Rusi was so intense he had to be warned to calm down. Blake Carlton (top) and Pat Joseph, his former teammate, were both undefeated going in- to the meet. Kevln Adams gets a word of advice from coach Dick Munro In the middle of his match. iii'i il ii .... ./ 'r' Dtlle Picketing after his match was over. i, ., . Issaquah's 1983 wrestling team. Back row, from left: trainer Jim ("Dec") Decker, coach Dick Munro, Paul Pelllgr hie Pelluer, John Nlerenberg, Pete Richardson, Tom Wangeman, Kevln Adams, Paul Warner, Barry Paxman, Carlton and assistant coach Lanny Wilson. Middle row, from left: manager Taml Hlckam, Blake Carlton, Jeff Joyce, Nelson, Mark Downer, Rich Lefrandt and Paul Adams. Front row, from left: Eric Helmblgner, Matt Downer, Ton Chris Speed, Jon Shamon and Shawn Medved. III I I Dr Tom Cawrse is pleased to announce the opening of his office for the practice of dentistry for children and young adults. The new office location is 154 Front Street North in Issaquah. Our philosophy of treating children em- phasizes a relaxed atmosphere with a competent and confident staff. This enables a child to sense that he or she is in a safe place. We encourage the discussion of fees and full understanding of treatment that may be necessary. We accept all medical coupons. dental insurance plans and Appointments may be made by calling 392- 4048. Evening and weekend hours are available. Two different short forms and new deductions make short form filing more complicated this year. Our preparers know the new tax laws and forms. We've studied them for months. H&R BLOC00 The new tox lows. This year's number one reason to go to H&R Block. Ne00Locat,onInlSSAQUAH Open Mon..FrL 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call reran appointment or come In at your convenience. 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