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B--The GLOBE Wednesday, December 28, 1983 CAPPING A COMEBACK -- Paul Curnett maneuvers his Mount Vernon opponent into posE- : don for an eventual pin to help the Tomahawks complete a comeback in a 44-21 non-conference ~ victory over the Bulldogs the Tuesday of December 20. The Northwest AA League Bulldogs had won five of the first eight matches against the Hawks, including one by a pin, before coach Rick Iversen's Tomahawks got back on track. Senior Tom Pittman set the tone in the late stages of the dual match-up when he scored a pin at 1:22 of the second round. It was the first of five straight pins to close out the evening at the Quil Ceda Field House as Steve Buell (168), Kurt Halvorsen (178), Curnett {191), and Ran Lervold (unlimited) accomplished identical feats for the Hawks who lifted their 1983-84 record to 3-1. The Hawks raised it to 4-1 two days later when they pounced on the Redmond wrestlers for a convincing 57-14 victory at Red- mond. The Hawks picked up pins by Scott Manipon, Tim Gross, Mark Tapert, Jeff Essers, Halvorsen, Curnett and Lervold -- with Ran Den- nis and Pittman claiming decisions. Paut Frenzel claimed a forfeit victory. The Hawks were to take part in the Mount Vernon tourney last night. The Hawks iunior varsity plays host to a tourney Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Quil Ceda Field House with the first match at 10 a.m. Photo is by Gary Way. O ril finds legs in U. S. Former district champion rejoins his old friq Tom Oril, who decided against a track scholarship in favor of the Army following graduation in 1981, looks to be getting the best of two worlds. Oril, the 1981 district AAA 3200-meter championship who turned down a scholarship offer to attend Everett Community College, is getting the education he wants and is running faster than he ever has. He recently outlegged 243 other run- ners to claim first place in the Post Cross-Country Run at Fort Bragg, N.C. Oril ran his fastest-ever l0 kilometers when he took the post title with a clocking of 30 minutes, 52 seconds -- beating second-place finisher Michael McPherson by a good seven seconds. "The best time he had had before for a 10K was 33-something, in the Diet Pepsi Challenge-the-Hill Run back in '81," noted Ted Noble, an in- terim running mate for both Oril and 1983 Marysville grad Mark McGee, the two back in town for the Christmas vacation. McGee is attending Eastern Washington University. "It's nice to be back, getting some coaching from my old colleagues," Oril remarked. "Mark's my old motivator." Oril, who turned 21 December 11, about two months after the competE- TED NOBLE, TOM ORIL, MARK McGEE HOLD REUNION Lion, is in Military Intelligence at Fort Bragg. Oril, who treated himself to a Christmas present when he purchased a new pair of shoes at Herin Atkins' Hoofin' It store in Everett, recounts the pace to victory, i He and most of the McPherson helped "It's like we kept other person to race story written by the Fort Bragg post's "I passed him for last mile." It was a chilly, the competition when the line at 8 o'clock cool weather didn't "I'm from rain and the colder it run," he said after the, Oril runs about 60 Meanwhile, Randy 1982 Marysville grad marathon last year a distance runner in the He currently is and is training for marathon. :~ "I got a letter ago, and he's set his a sub-2:40 marathon," McGee, and fellow 1 graduates Sue Golden -- all three Washington University' to take part in a major the University of Was day, Jan. 28. Emergency steelhead regu The Washington State Game Com- mission has voted to close the Indian commercial net steelhead fishery on the Snohomish River system and to restrict sport fishermen to the taking of hatchery-raised steelhead only on the Snohomish and Green systems to pro- tect wild fish runs. Meeting in emergency session this afternoon, the commission accepted a Department of Game recommendation to close, as of Wednesday, the com- mercial fishery on the Snohomish and on Marine Area 8-A, which is the area in Puget Sound off the mouth of the Snohomish. The commission has also im- plemented catch-and-release sport regulations on wild fish on the Snohomish, effective Dec. 27, and on the Green, effective Jan. The regulations keep only hatchery fish measuring two and or less in height or adipose or ventral fins. for fishermen to steelhead--that is, any dorsal fins more than fourth inches long. Tomahawks hoping to build to state title on year's Continued from Page 7 whipped everybody the next Week to lay claim to the district cross-country championships -- and an automatic team berth in the state meet. Darren LEan and Alan Hjort claimed the top two spots and Rich Noble took fourth as the Hawks dominated. All seven of the Tomahawks runners finished in the top 15. But it was the swimmers of Knowles who had one of the finest seasons of any team in Marysville in 1983. The fall of 1982 marked a time of great expectations -- both Knowles and Iversen having promised strong programs the past two years. Knowles' swimmers were the first of the Hawks to gain state-wide attention when they served notice of their inten- tions by snapping the Mariner swimm- ing power's seven-year winning streak at 77 with a 65-62 triumph in Mariner waters. That was a nice 1982,pre- Christmas present which gave the Hawks the inside track on their first WESCO AAA championship. The record-breaking swimmers won the regional title and qualified a host of talent for the state pool -- where the 400 freestyle relay team of John and David Shoup, Jay Paulson and Aric Moss smashed the old state mark for a second-place finish behind a Wilson foursome. The Hawks celebrated Knowles' reu- nion with Dick Hannula, his old coach at Wilson, by earning All-American consideration for the relay team as the whole Hawks contingent took fifth place in the final state standings -- their best ever. Amid all this athletic promise, basketball coach Dennis Kloke resign- ed shortly after the completion of the season. The Hawks finished league play at 7-7. "That nucleus of players will be the class of the Western Conference next season," Kloke predicted as he bid farewell in February. He was referring to Bob Strand, Dean Weitenhagen, Keith Brashler, Dean Martin and Clark Easterbrook. The return of Steve Kuhnle to Marysville and the emergence of several coming up from the junior var- sity program could mean a banner year on the court in '84. Mac Fraser, a man who came to town with a winning record, was nam- ed as the man to replace Kloke. The program was set, but Fraser elected to return to his hometown on personal business. Fraser was only one of many ap- plications athletic director Ward Sayles and the district fielded, but in the end the Tomahawks decided to go with Mike Lowery -- one of their own pea- pie. Lowery had been assistant under Kloke the past three years. Sayles, two years the assistant at Evergreen as well as the assistant at Camas for five, began turning the Marysville football program around the fall of 1967. Sayles' Hawks beat Sedro Woolley 7-0 to snap a winless streak of 33. Then, in 1975 -- on the heels of the merger of Marysville and Pilchuck -- the Tomahawks won their league title ..... and also shared Number One ranking in the state in a year-long battle with Sumner. Solberg, a highly successful Oregon high school football coach and an assistant at Oregon State for four. years, was named to take over the gridiron reins from Sayles who decided to concentrate his attentions on direc- ting athletics and supervising school district facilities. In Solberg's first year, the Tomahawks finished with an over-all record of four wins and five losses. Also on the gridiron, kicker Todd Smith led the Pacific Boxers of Oregon to respectability, and Tim DeGross and Brian Frauenholtz were doing their parts for an impressive Central Washington Wildcats team. DeGross again earned all-star honors and was voted the ti~am's outstanding player. The baseball diamond had its stars, from the Tomahawks and Marysville Legion Athletics up to the graduates. The inspired Hawks barely qualified for the league playoffs when they won the final four .games of the regular schedule, but then it was watch out, everybody else. And, when Ewing's Hawks were through, they had knocked off= the defending state champions en route to a fourth-place finish in the state tour- nament. Ewing and the boys followed that up with a pennant-clinching performance by the Athletics in the ensuing American Legion program. Pat Opel, the 1982 Tomahawk grad who had trouble obtaining his release from the Arlington Legionnaires to play with Ewing's Athletics, bolted and elected to play with the Redmond Babe Ruth League team, playing a key role in leading the national champions to their second appearance in the na- tionals, that was in '82. Opel pitched impressively in three appearances -- playing before crowds of 6,000 -- in the World series the previous fall, but this time around Automotive Parts Specialists COMPLETE IN.STOCK INVENTORY: ~ BAXTER'S AUTO New and Rebuilt *Foreign and Oomest CENTER, ItlC; MACHINE SHOP SERVICE ' . . Stopby and pick up your 19= 'n'enda ,, YOUR COMPLETE AC-DELCO PAre CENTER. 1408 1 st Street Mon.-Fri. 8 to 5:30, Sat, 9-2 659-0641 Redmond came up as an also-ran, despite a standout performance by Opel. Opel, a name expected to be a hot item come the Major League draft, and Mike Bowie, who was one of the top hitters along with John Buell in the state tournament, are playing with the highly regarded Edmonds Community College Tritons. Late the fall of '82, Tracy Hartley, a mere freshman, swam a national quali- fying time for Central's 400-meter relay team to qualify for the nationals. The season was hardly a month old. Marysville grad Greg Farley also is being looked to for leadership in the Wildcats' plans for wrestling honors. Marysville grad Nancy Lang, faking over where fellow grad Eva West left off, led Everett Trojanettes to their third straight appearance in the state women's basketball championships. She, like West, was chosen to the All-State team in a year that saw Troy finish third, They finished second the previous year. All three state qualifiers were coached by DauB Nixon. Marysville is still contributing to the Everett program, with grad Kim Bates wearing Trojanettes' red and white. Marysville was awarded the IX Special Olympics Winter Games the previous year, and spent the early part ot~,J983 preparing for them ~ hopes high someone might qualify for the in- ternationals at Baton Rouge, La. It was a gold medal by the Senior C Tomahawks, along with the luck of the 4kaw (when former SuperSonic Tom Burleson pulled thei~ name from a hat of winners) that helped the Marysville program realize its dream. Then, they won a bronze medal in the July internationals, and Mark Holmes struck silver in the softball throw. The Philadelphia Phillies got some needed early-season help from Marysville native Larry Christenson, then went on to .win the National League tide and finish second-best to Baltimore in the World Series. Christenson, stricken with an arm in- jury, watched from the dugout but nevertheless got his full World Series share. Christenson, who may undergo futher operations, is hoping to be ready to play again late in the '84 season. Ken Hoerath won his second straight Triple Crown of road racing -- although international class marathoner Herm Atkins posted a cou- ple of faster times in individual races. Atkins was not registered for the three- race series. Craig Bowen, Marysville soccer coach and teacher, was running in his first marathon "just to see if I could do it." He had put off running it for 12 years, he said, after he finished 42nd out of a field of 2,800 runners in Seat- Lie's Emerald City Marathon last March. He did it in 2:37.49. The Marysville Little League pro- grams for baseball and softball secured what mUSt be considered a record, of sorts, by winning I0 of 13 district titles the past summer ~ although most of the big trips to state still eluded them. Coach Lloyd Seibert's Burger Stop team wrote one of the finest stories of the year, stretching its winning streak over two years to 25 in a march to the district Major League title. Also, the past spring, Bonni Ruchty re-established the school's 400-meter record on the track -- all before she and her Iongtime "relay teammates Teresa Golden, Sue Sunitsch and Heidi Hilton parted ways, Golden and Sunitsch are competing in track at Eastern Washington Univer- sity, Hilton is in track at Edmonds, rand Ruchty is currently working before following up on plans to attend col- lege, herself. Tommies' womens swimming coach Kay (Hall) Greff ~ also known as a world record holder and an Olympic champion -- was voted into the Washington State Hall of Fame. She also decided to take a couple of years off from coaching duties to spend more time with the family. Tom Veesenmeyer departed the state-bound Tomahawks hashall team to begin playing in the Connie Mack program at Kirkland, where he pitched impressively in leading them to na- tionai prominence in California. The Tomahawks golf team of coach Ron Kissler also joined the ride to pro- minence when sophomore Jeff Kent was chosen All-Conference and senior Keith Larson became the first Hawk to make the state tournament since, the 1970s. In early June, Anne (Quast) Sander won her second straight National North-South Invitational golf title and the third of her career for the 44-year-old Marysville native. Ken Johnson, later in June, con- tinued to have trouble understanding the selection process after claiming four gold medals at the National Wheelchair Championships in Hawaii. Then, local karate expert Debbie Taylor claimed her second consecutive national AAU junior title, helping to write one of the last chapters in a book jam-packed with successes:, .... Earlier, of course, coach Iversen's Hawks went on to win the league title, but the season started out on some unsteady legs. Iversen emitted a loud sigh of relief as his Tomahawks slipped past a tough Lake Stevens team 37-32 in a non- conference meeting. It was a tough season opener, but the Hawks applied the clincher to their title Bette Moore, Audrey Reed and Lois Crane came up with the major trophies at the Cedarcrest Women's Golf Club's annual potluck luncheon and awards December 13 at the home of outgoing club captain Marge Erickson. Moore is the 1983 club champion, Reed won the Don Shaw Trophy (Pro's dreams when then-junior took a 6-4 decLion Don Dolman to give the 27-26 victory. That led directly to ever AAA title -- Mariner's first defeat team triumphs. That Mariner gym, where fans on hand were from One of the favorite past year had to of the Tomahawks coach Ewing. 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