Stanwood’s Phillips’ run at Worlds ends after 1-1 performance

Stanwood wrestler Mason Phillips saw his run end at the Cadet Greco-Roman World Championships after one win and one loss Monday in Athens, Greece. Phillips,… Continue reading

Area wrestling experts talk Stanwood’s Phillips

Here’s what a collection of area wrestling experts (in alphabetical order) had to say about Stanwood rising senior Mason Phillips, who will represent the United… Continue reading

Part 3 of local wrestling series: Phillips in his own words

By Mason Phillips Special to The Herald If you would’ve told me last summer that I would be representing the United States and wrestling at… Continue reading

Legendary wrestling coach Barnes still growing, learning

If Brent Barnes retired tomorrow, he’d do so as one of the greatest high school wrestling coaches to ever sit in the corner of a… Continue reading

8 local wrestlers share international competition experiences

Eight Snohomish County wrestlers represented their country in international competition before Stanwood High School senior-to-be Mason Phillips earned that honor in June, qualifying for the… Continue reading

Wrestling lessons help ex-Monroe star recuperate

June 18, 2015 started out as just a normal work day for Brandon Springer. A commercial plumber working for MacDonald-Miller, a construction firm sub-contracting for… Continue reading

Stanwood’s Phillips wins Greco-Roman title at Junior Nationals

Stanwood wrestling phenom Mason Phillips added another piece of hardware to his impressive title collection, pinning Wisconsin’s Alston Nutter to claim the… Continue reading

Pair of former Everett High Seagulls wrestlers flying east

Patrick West and Christian Bagdadi will bring an Everett flair to the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling room next season. West, a 2017 Everett High graduate,… Continue reading

Wesco 3A wrestling teams face new foe in Oregon’s Hermiston

The addition of Oregon’s Hermiston High School, located just 12 miles from the Washington state line, for athletic competition as a member of the Washington… Continue reading

Stanwood’s Phillips earns berth on World cadet wrestling team

The wrestling career of Stanwood’s Mason Phillips reached a new peak on Friday, as the senior-to-be won the Greco-Roman championship in the… Continue reading

Stanwood’s Phillips falls in wrestling freestyle quarterfinals

Kasper McIntosh of Portage, Indiana defeated Stanwood’s Mason Phillips 14-9 in the quarterfinal round of the 63-kilogram (139-pound) division of the United… Continue reading

Stanwood’s Phillips takes aim at berth in wrestling worlds

For Stanwood’s Mason Phillips, this weekend’s United World Wrestling (UWW) Cadet and University Nationals in Akron, Ohio, represents the carrot he’s been chasing at the… Continue reading

Phillips adds freestyle title to haul from Vegas tourney

Another technical fall, and another title for Mason Phillips. The junior from Stanwood added a freestyle championship to his haul from the… Continue reading

Phillips headlines local wrestlers on Day 1 at Vegas tourney

Stanwood’s Mason Phillips will wrestle for the 138-pound freestyle championship at the Western Junior Regional wrestling tournament after winning four matches on… Continue reading

Stanwood’s Phillips wins Greco-Roman tourney in Las Vegas

Stanwood’s Mason Phillips captured the 138-pound Greco-Roman championship at the Western Junior Regional wrestling tournament on Wednesday at South Point Casino. Phillips,… Continue reading

Stanwood wrestling state champion relocates to Ohio to train

Anyone who spends any length of time around Mason Phillips can readily identify the confident determination in the decorated 17-year-old wrestler.  The way he talks… Continue reading

Wrestling coach’s contract won’t be renewed, supporters upset

The Everett School District recently declined to renew the contract of Cascade High School wrestling coach Brooklyn Obregon, a decision that sparked an… Continue reading

Mat Classic Notebook: Oak Harbor’s Zook wins state title

Ultimate preparedness is what Oak Harbor heavyweight Sam Zook claimed as the key to his… Continue reading

Stanwood junior dominates way to 3A state title at Mat Classic

With the weight of disproving the doubters off his shoulders, Mason Phillips soared to a second consecutive 3A state championship on Saturday, cradling… Continue reading