"Coach Brian Farmer's Wildcat wrestlers are off to a good start and would have entered last night's canceled match against unbeaten Snohomish at 3-0. Snohomish was 2-0 in league matches, 3-0 overall.A win over Snohomish would be huge in the Wildcat's quest for another WesCo team title but they will have to wait until Jan. 16. The two teams share a win over a common opponent. The Wildcats routed Shorewood 61-12 while Snohomish took their match against the Thunderbirds 66-6.The Catsnext meet will be a trip to Issaquah this weekend for the Skyline Invitational before heading down to Edmonds-Woodway for another league match on Dec. 19 against the currently 2-1 Warriors. Next Dec. 21, Oak Harbor plays host to Cascade, Ferndale and Anacortes in a highly competitive tournament. That should be a great night of wrestling and well worth the price of admission. If you haven't been to a tournament, give this one a try.Coach Dwight Lundstrom's Wildcat girl's basketball have enjoyed the comforts of home in the early part of the season, playing five of their first six games in the friendly confines of the OHHS gym. It's time to pay back some of that home-cookin' though as they hit the road following tonight's game (possibly postponed due to the energy curtailment) against the Mariner Marauders.Lundstrom's ladies play at Shorecrest Friday night, at Edmonds-Woodway next Wednesday and then travel to Seattle to face Ingraham on Dec. 21. After taking some time off for Christmas, the Wildcat girls are back on the road with a short trip to Burlington-Edison before closing out Y2K at home with a Saturday afternoon matinee against Port Angeles on Dec. 30.Cascade and Marysville have taken the early lead in the WesCo standings with Oak Harbor, Sehome and Snohomish looking to be in a three-team fight for a playoff spot behind those two.Coach Frank Hunter's boys basketball team got off the snide with a 53-43 win over Lake Stevens Saturday night. The Cats won it with a strong fourth quarter, a place where they have let more than a few games slip away in the last few years. Hunter's troops get a pair of South Division teams at home before the Christmas break, Shorecrest this Friday night and Edmonds-Woodway next Tuesday. Shorecrest was taking their lumps in the early going, off to a 0-4 start, while Edmonds-Woodway won two of their first three games.In the North Division, Sehome and Snohomish have taken the early lead, both going 4-0 in the first two weeks of play. That's no real surprise. Cascade got a big win over WesCo South's Kamiak last Friday to improve to 2-1. The Bruins are also expected to compete for the top spots.I was at a Cascade game last week and was impressed with the major remodeling job they did on a very old and tired gym. The facelift included not only new bleachers inside, but also a new glass front that replaced the original brick wall. The removed brick wall enabled the lobby area to be extended with new trophy cases, concession area and bigger bathrooms added. The new look, coupled with a new parking lot, makes for a quality venue. The pleas from Olympia to conserve electricity during the cold snap this week were taken to heart by Olympia's own Capital High School. The Cougars moved a pair of basketball games to the gym at The Evergreen State College to help save some valuable juice. Maybe I'm a skeptic, but it seems that most college gyms would use just a bit more electricity than the average high school gym. Hmmm. That's Olympia for you... "

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