[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 editor@b-townblog.com!] 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"] Kris vs Orting on Jan. 5, 2017.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108727" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Noel vs Orting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108728" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Ahmed vs Orting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108729" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Albano vs Orting[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108730" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Kyle vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108731" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Ty vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108732" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Jake vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108733" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Benji vs Steilacoom.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108734" align="aligncenter" width="490"] 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"] Ozzy tossing Liberty Jan. 10, 2017.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108725" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Gil telling jokes on the mat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108722" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Ty making Liberty fly…[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108723" align="aligncenter" width="490"] …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"] Ty tossing Clover Park Jan. 19, 2017.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108739" align="aligncenter" width="490"] No escape for Clover Park.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_108721" align="aligncenter" width="490"] 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]]>

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