[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 12 On Jan. 5, the Pirates lost to both Steilacoom and Orting. Even tough they lost, the Pirates looked really good on the mat. Pirate Maury earned a great pin against Steilacoom which got the whole crowd cheering for the Pirates. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: [caption id="attachment_108726" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 1 Kris vs Orting on Jan. 5, 2017.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108727" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 2 Noel vs Orting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108728" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 3 Ahmed vs Orting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108729" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 4 Albano vs Orting[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108730" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 5 Kyle vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108731" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 6 Ty vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108732" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 7 Jake vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108733" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 8 Benji vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108734" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 9 Maury with a pin against Steilacoom.[/caption] On Jan. 10, the Pirates beat Liberty 34-31. It was a fun time at this meet and it showed on the mat. Pirate Gil made it look easy, laughing on the mat with his opponent. [caption id="attachment_108724" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 10 Ozzy tossing Liberty Jan. 10, 2017.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108725" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 11 Gil telling jokes on the mat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108722" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 12 Ty making Liberty fly…[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108723" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 13 …like REALLY fly![/caption] On Jan. 19, the Pirates beat Clover Park. There were several forfeits by Clover Park, so it was a very quick meet. It was also the only spotlight match at Highline this year. The new league has more dual meets, which do not use the spotlight. [caption id="attachment_108719" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 14 Ty tossing Clover Park Jan. 19, 2017.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108739" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 15 No escape for Clover Park.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108721" align="aligncenter" width="490"]PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High School Pirate Wrestling in January 16 Ty vs Clover Park.[/caption] The last two meets of the year at are against Renton at Renton Highschool on January 26, 2017, at 6pm and against Rogers High on Jan. 27, in Puyallup South Hill Mall Food Court area at 7 p.m. For more great Pirate wrestling photos and stories, please follow Pirate Wrestling by Isabel. Thank you for your time and consideration. – Isabel Sports Photographer]]>