Coaching brothers to go head-to-head

By JOHN McDONALD

Prep Editor

It won’t be the first time brothers Sherm and Craig Iversen have faced each other across a wrestling mat. But Thursday’s Marysville-Pilchuck at Cascade meet will be the first time the sons of former M-P coach Rick Iversen have met as coaches in the Western Conference 4A.

The Iversens opposed each other in the Northwest 3A when they were at Burlington-Edison and Sedro-Woolley. Sherm moved to Cascade two years ago. Craig took the post once held by his father this year.

In another wrestling highlight this week, Mariner hosts its annual Holiday Tournament on Saturday.

League play begins Friday in the Wesco 4A with five North-South crossover games. The Kamiak (0-1) and Cascade (1-0) boys meet in a matchup of last season’s division runnersup. Meanwhile, the Snohomish (1-1) girls, who tied for first in the North last season take on Shorewood (1-1), the defending South champion.

Edmonds-Woodway has an opening-night bye and will take advantage of the situation to play the annual “Rubber Chicken” games at Meadowdale. The girls play at 5:40 followed by the boys. A committee will award a rubber chicken to the fans of the school it deems the most spirited.

The North Cascades also opens league play this weekend with several teams playing Friday and Saturday.

Cascade will tangle with district rival Everett in a non-league meet Friday.

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