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Wilson Athletics Weekly, December 9

12/10/2018, 10:00am PST
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans!

Wilson High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Burke as the new Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Kevin comes to Wilson High School with a diverse coaching and playing background. He has coached at every level of the game from youth Lacrosse to coaching at the collegiate level as well. I was fortunate enough to sit in on the interview process and got to hear Kevin’s vision for the Women’s Lacrosse Program and I am confident that he is going to be able to lead a balanced, inclusive, and competitive program for Wilson High School. Welcome aboard and welcome to the Wilson Community Coach Burke! We March On!

We are in the process of collecting applications and resumes for our new head coach for the Women’s Soccer Program. It is our goal to start the interview process after the first of the year with the intention of announcing our new head coach by the end of January.

On Friday, we are hosting the Benson Women Basketball Program. Benson is an early season favorite to contest for a city title and make a run at a state title as well. The Varsity Contest will be a Silent Night Themed Night. The goal is for the crowd to remain silent until the 10th point is scored by Wilson, after that, the crowd goes crazy. We did it against Lincoln last year and it was awesome! Check out the following video to get a glimpse of what it looks like.

I want to give a huge shout out to Coach Schmidt, his staff, and the Wrestlers. First off, Coach Schmidt had each player write a card thanking a teacher of their choice that has had a significant impact on their lives. Not just your ordinary thank you card but a well versed and thoughtful thank you. Next, there was an issue at the A-Boy lot where we are selling Christmas Trees and Coach Schmidt and his staff took the Wrestling Program and handed the manager a note apologizing and making a mends. The manager was extremely grateful for the gesture. That is transformational work by the Wrestling Program. We March On!

On Friday of this week, the Athletic Leadership Council would like to invite the Wilson Staff for a pancake breakfast in the Auditorium foyer. Come by for a stack of cakes and a cup of joe! We will start cooking at 7:15am on Friday morning.

The Week In Review-

The Swimming Program had their first meet of the year at Dishman on Friday where they competed against Roosevelt and Jefferson. Wilson had a great showing with our swimmers coming out on top in their first meet on both the Women’s and Men’s side. Their next meet is January 4th at Dishman. If you have not been to a meet, I highly recommend attending. They are a blast! Can’t say enough about Coach Wiggins, Coach Bowers, and Coach O’Loughlin for continuing to build a competitive and inclusive program! We March On!

The Wrestling Program had their first meets of the year with the Frosh/Novice at Cleveland on Monday and headed down to Springfield on Saturday. At Cleveland, our new Wrestlers were able to get some quality competition to prepare for the season. In Springfield, our team had a great showing. Wilson had three wrestlers make the quarterfinals in the 32 person bracket with Cameron Tindell finishing 6th, Henry Williams finished 8th along with Tavares Tims. Madyson Day picked up her first Varsity pin and Emily Wood finished 4th in her weight class as well. Eric Tervo was the consolation champion and Tavares Tims pinned his opponent in 24 seconds in his first ever Wrestling match!

The Men’s Basketball Program traveled to Tualatin on Tuesday and we hosted West Linn for a couple of lower level contests on Saturday. At Tualatin on Tuesday, all three levels ran into a very competitive Tualatin program and came up short in their efforts. On Saturday, our freshmen team took down the Lions while the JV squad came up short in their efforts. They will be traveling to Liberty on Tuesday and Benson on Friday as they open up league play against the Techmen.

The Women’s Basketball Program took on Sunset on Tuesday and traveled to Forest Grove on Friday. On Tuesday, we had a clean sweep of the Apollo Program with some very exciting contests. The JV2 program won on a last second shot. The JV Program battled it out in a tight contest and the Varsity battled in the first half and after some half-time adjustments, came out in the second half and took care of business. On Friday, it was a different story at Forest Grove. The JV and JV2 battled it out but couldn’t quite get over the hump while the Varsity battled it out in a defensive slugfest but couldn’t quite find their offense in the second half and came up short. We host Mountainside on Tuesday and then a big league contest on Friday against Benson. Silent Night on Friday. Come and pack the gym!

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