Winter Sports Championships

March 9, 2015

Liberty, Hazen athletes ready for big weekend at state

February 19, 2015

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2015

Athletes from across the state will descend on the Tacoma Dome this weekend to compete in both the Mat Classic XXVII and the state gymnastics meet.

Liberty and Hazen will both be well-represented at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-21. The Highlanders will send five athletes, while the Patriots will send three.

For the Patriots, Conner Small (170), Romney Noel (182) and Joanna Moreira (135) each qualified for the Mat Classic.

The Highlanders will send Anthony Scott (106), Tyson Mowrey (113), Nik Vargas (132), Derek Nichols (138) and Raven Svenson (155) to the Dome. Read more

Hazen High School wrestlers to tackle pancreatic cancer Jan. 16

January 2, 2015

For the fifth straight year, the Hazen High School wrestlers will tackle more than their opponents.

They’ll do all that they can to tackle pancreatic cancer at a Jan. 16 meet and fundraiser.

Hazen’s event annually raises about $2,000 for pancreatic cancer research through bake sales, T-shirt sales and admission costs.

The fundraiser is inspired by Hazen coach Rory Magana’s father, Rodney, who died just eight months after he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in 2011. Read more

Hazen wrestling team looks to get back to the Dome

December 5, 2014

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 2014

Hazen wrestling kicks off the season Saturday at the Edmonds Invitational at Edmonds Woodway High School.

Hazen had its first state placers in more than a decade last year, and the squad looks to continue on that success as the 2015 season embarks.

The Highlanders return three state participants, as well as a handful of wrestlers looking to make a splash in the 3A state rankings.

Senior Derek Nichols will lead the team this year in the 138-pound weight class. Nichols has made two trips to the Tacoma Dome, and is eyeing a spot on the podium in his final year. Read more

Malik Haythorne shines for Hazen at Mat Classic XXVI

March 5, 2014

Malik Haythorne’s senior season of wrestling was emblematic of his entire Hazen High School team — growth was evident.

A year after failing to win a match at the state championships, Haythorne nearly wound up capturing a Class 3A state title. He settled for second place at 152 pounds as the Mat Classic XXVI wrapped up Feb. 22 at the Tacoma Dome.

By Greg Farrar Malik Haythorne (left), Hazen High School senior, works to get a takedown against Decatur senior Christian Aragon in his first round 152-pound bout during the 3A state wrestling championships Feb. 21 at the Tacoma Dome.

By Greg Farrar
Malik Haythorne (left), Hazen High School senior, works to get a takedown against Decatur senior Christian Aragon in his first round 152-pound bout during the 3A state wrestling championships Feb. 21 at the Tacoma Dome.

Haythorne’s tournament run began with a pin against Decatur’s Christian Aragon, progressed with a 7-5 overtime decision against Bainbridge’s Dylan Read, and reached the title bout with a 12-7 victory over North Central’s Cody Kiourkas.

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Mat Classic XXVI State Wrestling Tournament / Feb. 21, 2014

February 28, 2014

Wrestlers build a legacy for Highlanders

March 4, 2011

Team wins Seamount title with victory over Renton

Hazen High School sophomore Daniel Karpman, advanced to the state tournament in the Tacoma Dome Feb. 18. By Sebastian Moraga

The Hazen High School wrestling team won its first Seamount League championship in more than a decade last month, a victory that came from defeating Renton on Jan. 27.

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Hazen boys basketball team reaches state tournament

March 4, 2011

Despite a midseason coaching change, the Hazen boys basketball team found great success in the 2010-2011 season, fighting through a district tournament to achieve its first state playoff berth since 2002.

Swimmer Chase Onstot and diver Brandon Alexander earned a trip to the state swimming and diving championships in Federal Way Feb. 19, and five Highlanders earned a trip to the state wrestling tournament in the Tacoma Dome Feb. 18.

Basketball

The Hazen High School boys basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 1-point loss in the second game of the state tournament to end its season.

The berth in the tournament followed district tournament wins over Kelso, Bremerton, Camas and Kennedy high schools. Had Hazen lost one of those games, its season would have been over.

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Hazen wrestling takes Seamount Championship

February 4, 2011

The Hazen High School wrestling team took the Seamount League dual match title in January.

The Highlanders went 6-1 in the season, falling only to Lindbergh High School.

The league championship came down to a match against Renton High School Jan. 27. Hazen came away with a 41-33 win to take the title.