A pair of last-second 3-pointers highlighted a compelling week of local high school basketball that featured a number of down-to-the-wire finishes.
In the closing seconds of a non-league contest last Wednesday, Everett junior Taras Fesiienko swished a game-winning 3-pointer to lift the Seagulls to a 60-59 non-league road win over Lake Stevens.
In another tight non-league clash last Friday, Jackson senior Jaylen Searles hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds remaining in regulation to key a 65-55 overtime victory over Meadowdale. Searles’ overtime-forcing 3-pointer completed a nine-point fourth-quarter comeback for the Timberwolves, who then outscored Meadowdale 10-0 in the extra period.
Pilchuck diver breaks school record
Marysville Pilchuck diver Andrew Kallio broke a 21-year school record with a six-dive score of 289.85 points in a dual meet against Archbishop Murphy last Thursday. Kallio, a junior, is coming off a fourth-place finish in last year’s Class 3A state diving competition.
Coupeville athlete honored by WIAA
Coupeville boys basketball player Hawthorne Wolfe was named an Athlete of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for Dec. 1-7.
The Wolves’ sophomore guard scored 30-plus points in back-to-back games, becoming the program’s first player to accomplish that feat in more than a decade.
Wolfe scored 34 points in a narrow loss to Oak Harbor and finished the contest with seven 3-pointers, seven steals and five rebounds. He then posted 33 points and four steals in a rout of Orcas Island.
Darrington football players receive all-league recognition
Two Darrington players were named to the 1B Northwest Football League’s all-conference team. Senior running back Lucas Reuwsaat received first-team honors and sophomore linebacker Ashton Weidman was a second-team selection.