Daniel McPherson pins his opponent and sticks out his tongue to cheering fans. Photo courtesy of Ron Powers, PHS wrestling coach

The Hawks faced their first dual meet on home turf for the 2008/09 Season against Clover Park on Dec. 10.  A number of injuries and illnesses early in the season looked to dampen their ability to control the mat.

“With Josh Lemas (103) out sick, and Cole Delaney (189) and Connor Knecht (189) both out on injuries, we were a little nervous walking into our second dual meet,” said Head Coach Ron Powers. “However, we are deep in our lineup at 189, and Gakop Davies stepped up and handled his opponent with a pin in the first period after 1:06.”

Chase Oswalt (152 PHS) lost to Brandon Thomson by pin.

Daniel McPherson (160 PHS) pinned Simon Medrano in 1:06.

Derric Reichert (171 PHS) was pinned by Theo McLean-Burrell Jr in 4:57.

Gakob Davies (189 PHS) pinned Bobby Daly in 1:06.

John Hamilton (215 PHS) pinned Tyler Erickson in ten seconds.

Emerson Brown (285 PHS) pinned Jordan Hoover in 1:07.

Brandon Vollmer (103 CP) won by forfeit.

Austin Wright (112 PHS) lost 4:9 to Nick Gopta.

Riley Embly (119 PHS) won by forfeit.

Stephen Lacheney (125 PHS) pinned Tristin Whitmanin: 40 seconds.

Jake Boley (130 PHS) won by forfeit.

John Henry (140 PHS) won by forfeit.

Michael Sly (145 PHS) won by forfeit.

“Clover Park was a tough team. Their kids have a level of tenacity that ours did not display. If they came to PHS with a full line-up the final score could have been very different. ”

The Hawks secured the win with a final score of 54 to 27. They are now two and zero, plus the recent first place after facing eight schools at the Bonney Lake Panther Invitational. The Dec . 17 dual meet against State Champion Enumclaw at Enumclaw was cancelled due to the weather conditions.