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Cleanup continues after costly storm BY ROBERT WHALE firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm over, mess lingers. Getting out from under the debris will take time, Auburn Public Works Director Dennis Dowdy said Monday as he briefed City leaders on where things stand with recovery efforts from the storm that started Jan. 17.
Then and now: Ann Worden’s crowning moment as Miss Auburn was captured in the Auburn Globe-News in April 1963. MARK KLAAS,
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tree, on a 40-foot ridge by Buck Creek Campground off state Route 410 near Crystal Mountain, Carter volunteered to climb up and cut the tree down. “It didn’t really seem dangerous, the way the hillside was,” Carter said. He recalls cutting the tree and watching it tumble down the hillside to where the cars were parked. He doesn’t remember falling. “The next thing I remember, really, is lying on the ground
with my hands crossed on my chest,” he said. “And my uncle and my cousin talking to me. There was a lot of pain.” After the tree fell, Carter slipped and followed it down the rocky hillside, sustaining four broken ribs and shattering vertebrae around his spinal cord. Although he was in searing pain, Carter said he realized one thing instantly: he couldn’t feel his legs. “I knew right away when I was laying there on the hillside, I knew I couldn’t feel or move my legs,” he said. “They just kept telling me not to move, don’t do anything. I was in so much pain that was pretty easy advice to take.”
First Miss Auburn recalls shining moment BY MARK KLAAS email@example.com
As a young, idealistic and naive teenager, Ann Worden didn’t expect much to happen when she stepped onto the bright stage in the spring of 1963. A beauty pageant wasn’t exactly a fitting court of play for an athletic, 18-year-old girl, who preferred swinging a swift tennis racket to moving gracefully in a chiffon dress.
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But the congenial, pretty Auburn High School senior surprised everybody. “I didn’t expect to win at all. I (signed up) to get out of a class,” Worden said with a smile, followed by a burst of laughter. [ more WORDEN page 8 ]
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It was an ordinary trip, a quick jaunt up into the mountains the day after Thanksgiving to get a Christmas tree for his cousin. Just like Mount Baker algebra teacher Jeremiah Carter, 36, had been doing for years. “We just go out and find a tree every year and cut it down,” Carter said. “That’s just the way it goes.” An avid outdoorsman, skier, snowboarder and hiker with hours of experience outdoors, Carter – who hiked Mount Rainier’s 94-mile long Wonderland Trail as a teen – is no stranger to potential danger when climbing. After finding the perfect
With my legs not working, I guess I haven’t come to a point of acceptance. – Jeremiah Carter
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“We are still in the accounting mode, trying to come up with how much the storm cost us. But we are beginning to get a good handle on that, and I anticipate that we’ll be in recovery for at least one more week, recovering storm debris,” Dowdy said. As of Monday, Dowdy said, [ more CLEANUP page 3 ]
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Police Blotter Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Jan. 23 and Jan. 28:
Jan. 23 Counterfeiting: 6 p.m., 1341 Auburn Way N. The assistant manager of the Bank of America on Auburn Way North told police that a woman had tried to pass a forged check. When the teller questioned the validity of the woman’s identification, she skedaddled, leaving check and identification behind in her flight from justice.
www.auburn-reporter.com Jan. 24 Theft: 5:38 p.m., 1600 block of Lake Tapps Drive Southeast. A woman called police to report that subjects unknown had illegally entered her vehicle and swiped two debit cards and a new account packet from Wells Fargo. It is possible, the woman told police, that the same bad guys also got their thieving mitts into the tool box in the bed of her boyfriend’s truck. Theft: 12:32 p.m.,12400 SE 312th St. Management at the Shell Gas Station on Lea Hill finished an audit of Washington State Lottery tickets, revealing several unaccounted-for tickets. Police looked at surveillance footage and saw a man stealing Lottery tickets and a pack of smokes earlier that day.
Based on the footage, police fingered a viable ticket thief. While investigating this fellow, officers responded to Fred Meyer where a suspicious man was just then trying to cash confirmed stolen Lottery tickets. Officers contacted said suspicious man and confirmed that the Lottery tickets he was trying to cash had in fact been stolen from the Shell Gas Station. Police arrested the man and identified him as the ticket thief. Auto theft: 9 a.m., 12700 block of Southeast 312th Street. A man left his car running in front of his apartment at the Gentry Walk Apartment Complex. When he heard someone getting into his car, he ran outside just in time to see it backing out of its parking stall.
Jan. 26 Weapons offense: 11:01 a.m., 1825 K St. SE. Olympic Middle School authorities found a kid with a pellet gun at school.
Jan. 28 Shoplifting: 7:25 p.m., 1101 Supermall Drive SW. Security spotted a male wearing several pairs of jeans leaving a store without bothering to pay for them. Police contacted said male. Said male ran. Police caught up with him, and the store got its jeans back.
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Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 206 calls for service between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29, among them the following:
Jan. 23 Commercial fire: 8:55 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters hustling to a Puget Sound Energy maintenance building on fire and with power lines down found two lines ablaze on top of the building, lightly charring it. Puget Sound Energy secured the power, and fire units made sure that the fire never reached the structure. Nobody was hurt.
Jan. 24 Electrical hazard: 12:24 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters responded to a semi-truck that had run over an electrical utility vault at the 34600 block of West Valley Highway South. When firefighters got there, they found a large utility vault on its side but with no visible electrical hazard. Firefighters stayed on scene until PSE arrived to set things straight.
Jan. 25 Aid call: 8:01 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped an ill woman and a private ambulance transported her to a local hospital in stable condition.
Jan. 26 Aid call: 4:42 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responded to the 300 block of 1 Avenue North where a dog had just bitten a boy. Firefighters looked the kid over then released him at the scene.
Jan. 27 Aid call: 9:55 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an older woman who had fallen, sustaining a head injury. Firefighters treated the woman on scene and transported her to Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Jan. 28 Aid call: 5 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to an ill male, and a private ambulance transported him to ARMC.
Jan. 29 Aid call: 10:10 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters helped a confused, older woman, and a private ambulance transported her to ARMC.
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The Holy Family School fifth-grade choir performs on stage with Cielo Tarabi playing the piano at last Sunday’s Uniquely Auburn celebration at the Performing Arts Center. The free community-sponsored festival recognized Auburn’s cultural diversity, interesting people, places and events. RACHEL CIAMPI, more photos online…
City vegetation and street crews had removed 500 cubic yards of storm debris. Residents were taking full advantage of the Dumpsters Waste Management is providing, filling them to date with 221 tons of yard debris, and still counting. According to Parks Department Director Daryl Faber, the City lost 215 trees of 33 varieties inside City parks. Game Farm Park alone lost 97. During daylight hours, the City is fielding three debris-gathering chipper teams. “It really did hit the city hard,” Dowdy said. “So in the public works and parks departments, we’ve got a lot of cleanup and a lot of accounting to do.” Dowdy provided a look
inside the effort. The City was ready for the type of storm the National Weather Service said would be coming that Tuesday night, Dowdy said. Crews had pre-inspected the City’s fleet of equipment. They had load tested all of the generator sets that back up the pump stations for water, sewer and storm drainage. Dowdy had five teams out operating day and night – 12 hours on, 12 hours off. Such was the message Dowdy communicated to calm his anxious boss, Mayor Pete Lewis, then in Washington D.C. at the National Mayor’s Conference, and unable to catch a flight home. About noon Wednesday Dowdy told Lewis again, “don’t worry, everything is under control, Thursday will be all
slush, crews will blade it off, and that will be that.’ ” That, anyway, was what the forecasters were saying. By Thursday morning the sheer scope of ice damage prompted a fresh assessment. Now the question people inside City Hall were asking each other was, “How in the heck do we get out of this mess?” Dowdy drew up power lists to send to Puget Sound Energy (PSE) so it would know about downed lines that were closing streets and keeping city crews from doing their jobs. He listed all the pump stations and key locations that needed power. In many cases, Dowdy said, PSE couldn’t get in to fix the power lines until somebody sawed through a downed tree. In the midst of the severe power outages and
road closure, the City was trying to run City Hall and several warming shelters, including the one the Auburn Food Bank was providing at Veteran’s Memorial Park. He kept at it, sending lists to PSE, and every time PSE crews fixed something, he sent an update. By Monday of last week, Dowdy said, PSE had made “phenomenal progress.” Only two traffic signals were still running on a generator. By the next day, only one road was still closed. The City helped PSE locate the downed power lines on West Valley Highway. “By the end of the day on Wednesday, we pretty much were there. But it took a full week of recovery,” Dowdy said.
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www.auburn-reporter.com After surgery, Carter called Harborview his home for more than a month, celebrating Christmas with his wife of 10 years, Amy, and his 4-yearold daughter, Brooklin, in the hospital. “I don’t feel like it was Christmas, but at the same time we made it special for my daughter,” he said. “I was really looking forward to this Christmas with my daughter. At age 4½, it’s magic. But we worked at making it special up at the hospital. We told her Santa was going to visit the hospital.”
Help from friends While Carter was busy recovering from his surgery and healing his battered body at Harborview, his friends, family, students and coworkers were busy, too. The Mount Baker Middle School community
responded with fundraisers, including “Caps for Carter” and “Jammies for Jeremiah.” “As soon as the accident happened and we got back to school that Monday, I talked to staff and we decided as a staff that the family was going to need financial support,” said Mount Baker Principal Greg Brown. “We started ‘Caps for Carter’ day, where kids pay a dollar to forego our no-hat rule. Kids were walking up and putting $20s in the box and saying they didn’t even want to wear a hat, they just wanted to help. It was just an outpouring of support.” Soon Auburn’s Cascade Middle School and Holy Family School got into the action, too, all three raising $7,325 for the Carter family. “They just had so much fun with it, and their intentions were right there,” Carter said of the fundraising activities. “The support from Mount Baker has been
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unbelievable.” The good will towards the Carter family, however, didn’t stop with his students and coworkers. When Carter returned home on Dec. 30, he was surprised to find friends and family had chipped in to remodel his house, stripping out carpets and installing hardwood floors to make it easier for him to get around in his wheelchair. They had also built a ramp to his front door. His brothers, Enoch and Jake, got to work widening doorways and rebuilding the master bath to make it ADA accessible. Add in his mother Linda’s contributions helping out, and Carter was “overwhelmed” by the support. “The support of my family has been incredible,” he said. “I can’t thank them enough.” Now, Carter is focused on recovery. Although he is prepared to spend the rest of his life in the chair, there is still an outside chance that he’ll regain enough feeling to walk some day. A sliver of hope wide enough for him to grasp. “With my legs not working, I guess I haven’t come to a point of acceptance,” he said. “We’re hoping that the
pressure from the column and the spinal fluid will press that piece of bone, which is just floating in there, and float it back over to the vertebrae. That’s what the surgeon believes is going to happen.” Already, he says, he’s getting a bit of feeling back in his legs. He describes it as “pressure” rather than an internal sense of feeling.
Future tests He’ll find out more on Feb. 27 when he goes in to get his back brace off and to forego more testing. “We’re going to take the X-rays,” he said. “I also have an MRI scheduled because I want to know what the status of my spinal column is. If that bone hasn’t floated back to where it’s supposed to be, then we’re going to talk about surgical options to take it out. I think that by the way he (his surgeon) said it, it means there is going to be a lot of danger to going in there and messing around with the spinal column. The feeling and movement that I have right now could go away. So we’re hoping and praying for the best.” Carter continued: “If everything is good
FREE TAX PREP: Beginning Feb. 3 and running through April 6. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are available to prepare 2011 tax returns at the Auburn Senior Center. The program is for taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older. Returns are done by appointment only on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Call the center at 253-931-3018 to make an appointment.
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If you missed Sinatra with Count Basie in their legendary appearance at the Las Vegas Sands Hotel in 1966, here is your chance to see it again. Jim Kerl’s Swing Sixties band and Joey Jewell will take you back to the heyday of Las Vegas and the reigning king of the strip, Frank Sinatra. Joey is recognized as a wonderful vocal stylist and entertainer in the tradition of the great shows of the Rat-Pack era. Swing Session will play the music of the Count Basie Orchestra as originally arranged by Quincy Jones, setting the stage for an unforgettable afternoon of swinging big band music. Tickets: $20/$18
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from the surgeon’s perspective, I’ll go back into Harborview as a live-in, using the rehabilitation facilities for two-to-four weeks,” he said. “Basically, they’ll be teaching me what I’m supposed to be doing and how I’m going to live.” Whatever the tests show, Carter is determined to return to teaching, hopefully next year. “I’d love to be back in the classroom,” he said. Brown added he hoped to see Carter return to his school. “I could tell right away just by being in his classroom and observing how much he cares for every kid and the advocacy he had for every student,” Brown said. “He cares about every one of them, and they knew it.” Most important, however, Carter said he was determined to stay upbeat, positive and focused on recovery for Brooklin. “She likes to help out,” he said. “She’s very much a part of the recovery. She wants to pray every night that daddy’s back gets better and he can stand up and work his legs. It’s very motivational for my attitude towards rehab, having her around.”
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In her darkest days, the wrath of her child’s abusive father rained down on her. Their relationship was volatile, with a latent threat always hanging in the air. “There must be some way,” she kept telling herself, “some way to escape this torment and secure a safer environment for me and my son.” “People make mistakes,” she told herself. “I made mistakes … but people can overcome them.” Her name is Ashley, and she did scramble back after getting the critical help she needed to begin a new life, bright with promise. Ashley found answers through a supportive network of professionals, led by Auburn Youth Resources – a nonprofit organization that has successfully impacted the lives of troubled youth in the area for nearly 40 years. In that time span, AYR has grown into a fully accredited, regional mental health, substance abuse and child residential center, serving and treating hundreds of youths and families in King and Pierce Counties. Lives like Ashley’s. Next Friday, Ashley takes center stage at AYR’s annual benefit breakfast to share her story of despair and recovery. For the single, 17-year-old mother, life has meant overcoming personal and family grief. Her problems began close to home, with a mother who set no boundaries, allowing her daughter to wander into a trap of alcohol and drugs. She became pregnant and dropped out of school. Her child’s unsupportive father only compounded her miseries. Placed in foster care, Ashley slowly found help, surrounding herself with counselors, therapists and dependable friends. It took considerable work, but professionals like Abby White, an AYR mental health therapist, helped Ashley find her way. “And she became motivated (to change),” White said. Ashley received drug and alcohol treatment and counseling and picked up valuable parenting skills. Gradually, she put her life together. “It was very hard, but Abby helped me a lot through all of this,” Ashley said. “They helped me get a relationship with my dad and my stepmom. I realized they could be a part of my life.” Ashley found happiness and a good home with her foster parents. Her son is doing well, too, living with Ashley’s father-in-law. She often sees her boy when she finishes the day’s studies at Auburn Mountainview High School.
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Time is now to build new school Support the need to replace Auburn High School, where I taught social studies from 1962-90. Anyone who doubts the need for replacement should see the furnace room and all of the antiquated equipment, which is patched together. I also welcome you to visit the band and orchestra building, which is built of cement blocks that would fall in the case of a severe earthquake. The bills for heating and electricity would cost $250,000 a year more than a new building. Consider the school’s entrances, where it’s almost impossible to control and prevent the entry of unwelcome visitors. Consider the bus loading zones where students wind up in the middle of the street. Your taxes would not go up with the construction of the new facility because other building bonds are being paid off. A new building is needed. The old building is 61 years old. The rate for borrowing bond money is low. The best time is now.
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Letters policy The Auburn Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. During this period, four elementary, two middle and two high schools have been added to the ASD inventory. The leadership, direction and planning for your Auburn schools is impeccable. They plan years in advance and make wise choices for the improvement of the district. The district has always made very wise and timely decisions on the use of your school tax dollar … without the typical “roller coaster” tax burdens that many districts face. It is time again to support the ASD leadership and support the two ballot issues and maintain a quality education for our students. With the improvements planned for Auburn High School, all high school students in Auburn will have an equal opportunity for success with equal learning conditions. The current 60-year-old structure is in desperate need. That one-third of our high school populace deserves an equal learning environment.
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Heroic crews worked long, hard We want to applaud you for your Jan. 27 editorial praising the Puget Sound Energy workers who struggled to repair downed lines under dangerous circumstances. Workers came from many areas and worked long hours. A friend of ours has a son who works for PSE, and she said he worked 30 hours straight, went home and slept for four hours and went back to work. The editorial cartoon expressed it well. Our area had unusual weather – snow, ice and wind – that caused trees and limbs to fall on the wires. It wasn’t just Comcast that went down. Jeanne Harold, writer of a letter to the editor, seemed selfcentered and didn’t acknowledge that everyone suffered. Of course, Auburn doesn’t have snow equipment as they do in other areas that have snow regularly. Where snow is common they are prepared, and many of those areas don’t have the hills we do. We have lived in Auburn since 1956, and this has been the worst storm we’ve experienced. We are great-grandparents. Yes, we were uncomfortable, but we are so grateful to all who worked so hard for all of us.
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Long-overdue praise must go to Amber and two other employees of Denny’s who worked at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Jan. 19) during the power outages. Despite being at Denny’s for almost 24 hours, including 12 hours without power, these three were attentive, professional, smiling and pleasant in an astonishing way. And, despite our
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www.auburn-reporter.com [ KLAAS from page 5 ] She has plans. She hopes to become a veterinary assistant one day. “I love animals. It’s been my dream my whole life,” she said. For now, Ashley is taking the steps to become fully independent. And she’s willing to work hard to get there. In turn, Ashley is helping others who are suffering like she was. She has volunteered to mentor at-risk youth through an AYR-sponsored school group. Her message is clear and direct. “Don’t get pregnant while you’re in school. Finish
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Nevaeh Colvert of Lori Adam's kindergarten class passes by a painting of the fallen Challenger crew after a school-wide assembly at Dick Scobee Elementary last Friday. The assembly honored the seven lives of the lost space shuttle crew on the 26th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. Scobee, an Auburn native and the commander, appears in the upper left of painting. MARK KLAAS, Reporter more story online… auburn-reporter.com
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www.auburn-reporter.com successful in the country. The Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend by crowning a new queen. A field of 22 contestants comprise the field. The finals are at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. As its inaugural winner, Worden is glad to be a part of its long, revered history. “Fifty years?” she was told of the pageant that has persevered. “It’s an honor to belong to it.” Looking back, Worden best remembers how she answered the question posed to each contestant. “They asked, ‘What would you do if you were on a train and they lost all of your luggage?’” she recalled. “I said I would go out in the woods and get myself some leaves … get some bark and use
them for my shoes and tie them with some grass. If anything else, I would just go natural. “I think that’s why I won,” she said with a sheepish grin. “The judges were laughing their heads off.” But Worden, an accomplished athlete and a member of the high school cheerleading squad, further boosted her chances by punctuating her snappy rendition of “The Charleston” – a popular dance of the 1920s – with an acrobatic flip. For the pageant, Worden borrowed a dress. Rottles sponsored her. Dennis Durr sat in the audience, cheering her on. “I actually had no idea she would win,” said Durr, a 1961 Auburn High graduate. “But she was the best one there.”
Durr would later marry Worden. Longtime Auburnites, they have raised six children. Two of Worden’s daughters, Julie and Jamie, would later participate as pageant chaperones. Worden would volunteer in various capacities for the pageant. As Miss Auburn, Worden won a $200 scholarship that she applied to then-Western Washington College. She wanted to become a teacher, but those plans waned when she ran out of money in her second year at Bellingham. She worked an assortment of jobs while raising her kids. Worden grew up in a large family of modest means. They didn’t have much in terms of material things, she said, but they had plenty of everything else. She learned the importance of hard work, trust, love and understanding.
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Recently, King County put the Carnegie building up for sale on the open market. Asking price – about $620,000. A bit pricier than what the City is offering to lease it for – one buck. “We’re not out of it,” said Michael Hursh, the City of Auburn’s community services director. “We are actively petitioning for its preservation.” The City in its push to lease the building has consistently reminded county leaders why Andrew
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RAVENS VS. TROJANS BOYS AND GIRLS HOOPS ON FRIDAY The Auburn boys and girls host their crosstown rival, Auburn Riverside, Friday. The Trojan boys look to avenge a 46-45 loss to the Ravens in the teams’ previous meeting. Game time is 5:45 p.m. The Auburn Riverside girls, who beat Auburn 50-28 on Jan. 6, play for the season sweep at 7:30 p.m.
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The only thing harder than winning a state wrestling title is defending one. Just ask Auburn senior grappler Katrynia Todd. “It’s more stressful for sure,” the defending 140-pound girls wrestling champion said. “You have a lot of pressure on you because you want to do it again.” Last season Todd was nearly perfect on the mat, wrestling her way to the Mat Classic XXIII championship with just one regular season loss, an overtime decision to Sedro Woolley’s Haylee Rabenstein. At Mat Classic Todd was perfect, winning her first two matches by pin before avenging her loss to Rabenstein in a four-overtime, 2-1 victory. In the 140-pound title match, Todd outlasted Lincoln’s Imari Jones with a 6-4 decision. This season, despite two losses – one a 3-0 decision to Oregon wrestler Katie Eddy at the Kelso Invitational on Jan. 7, the other a 3-2 loss to Evergreen’s Stephanie Simon at the Lady Lion Tournament of Champions at Auburn Mountainview in December – Todd believes she is even better. This season, it’s all in the mechanics. Although she has been wrestling since she first turned out and made the
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Todd worked on throwing a few more moves into her repertoire and generating more aggressiveness to make her a better wrestler. “We’ve kind of banned that (head-and-arm throws) move this year so we could learn some other stuff,” Opel said. “She’s pretty aggressive but can be a little defensive at times. She’s worked a lot this year on having a few
Auburn’s Chris Young, who originally committed to Oregon State University, instead is headed to Arizona State. The former Auburn football standout made a verbal commitChris Young ment to the Sun Devils on his recent visit to the campus. He then officially
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Katrynia Todd practices with teammate Jose Valenzuela in the Auburn gym. Todd is the defending 140-pound state girls wrestling champion. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter varsity squad as a sixthgrader at Tacoma’s Meeker Middle School, Todd says her experiences this past year have made her a better wrestler. “I think last year I depended on the head-andarm (maneuver) and maybe one other move,” Todd said. “This year I’m actually wrestling. I’ve only thrown the head-and-arm twice this year.” Added her coach, Erick
Opel: “Last year she did a lot of head and arm moves. You’ll see that in a lot of kids in the early years of wrestling. It’s a one-move throw to the ground and an easy way to get a pin, basically.” It also makes a wrestler more predictable, which is an issue when you step up to a higher level of competition, such as regional tournaments and the Mat Classic. This season Opel and
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[todd from page 14] more moves in the arsenal.” A major step in Todd’s improvement this season was her participation in the USA Wrestling Junior Women Freestyle Nationals last summer in Fargo, N.D. Although Todd went 1-2 in the tourney after suffering a shoulder injury, her coach said the experience was invaluable. “She learned some freestyle moves,” Opel said. “And you can see that in her matches nowadays. You can see her just battling these ladies in matches.” “Nationals helped me a lot,” Todd added. “It actually got me to wrestle. There are a whole different set of rules in freestyle. It got me to shoot (for the opponent’s) legs. I was
[Young from page 14] signed his national letter of intent with the Pac-12 school Wednesday. Young is a dynamic, intimidating defender, physically prepared and versatile enough to play either safety or outside linebacker, according to Sun Devil coaches. The ASU staff praised him for his hitting ability, tacking technique and toughness.
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afraid to shoot before that.” Todd explained that she always worried about taking a chance when shooting to grab an opponent’s leg and take them down. “I’m always afraid when I shoot that Katrynia Todd they’re going to sprawl out on me,” she said. “I’m a defensive wrestler. I catch people’s mistakes, and when you shoot, you can make a lot of mistakes.” Todd is hoping a little aggressiveness – coupled with her work ethic and a drive to improve every match – will result in a return to the Mat Classic podium on Feb.
17-18. “My grandpa tapes my matches, every single one, and puts them on a DVD,” she said. “So I study the DVD for a week, until my next tourney. … I just figure out what I do wrong, what I need to improve on and whether I need to change it up a little.” Opel thinks that a repeat is definitely possible for Todd. “I think her chances are improved this year for a state title,” Opel said. “We’ve worked harder and built up more skill. She’s a more complete wrestler this year than when she won the championship last year.” “Hopefully I’ll take first again, that’s my main goal,” Todd said. “I just want to wrestle my best and leave everything on the mat. I don’t want to regret anything.”
Young originally signed a letter of intent to play at Washington. But he became academically ineligible and enrolled at Arizona Western College. As a linebacker, the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder earned Western States Football League and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors. He also was honored as the National Junior Col-
lege Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Year and was a JC Grid-Wire Junior College All-American. Young notched an impressive 101 total tackles as a sophomore. He also had 8 1/2 sacks and two interceptions. Young showed an uncanny nose for the end zone, even as a defensive player, scoring four touchdowns on fumble recoveries and once on an interception return.
District III 4A meet at Curtis High School. Auburn Riverside posted 97 points in the team competition, which Curtis won with 241 points. Senior Michael Baber secured a district berth in the 200-meter freestyle with an eighth-place time of 1 minute, 59.13 seconds at the league meet. Baber also qualified in the 500 free with a fifth-place time of 5:36.67. Junior Thomas Henline also will swim at district, snagging a spot in the 500 free with a third-place time
February 3, 2012  of 5:28.63. Henline also posted a district qualifying time in the 200 free earlier this season. Junior James Marshal was second in the 50 free with a 23.43 and ninth in the 100 free with a 54.73 time. Senior Mitch Bredl earned a district berth in the 100 free with a time of 55.12. The Ravens also moved on the 200 medley relay team, with Baber, Marshal, senior Luke Andrews and freshman Eriik Snyder grabbing eighth place with a 1:56.68. Also moving on is the 200 free, with Bredl, Baber,
junior Alston Hentges and junior Daniel Waller finishing sixth with a 1:39.79. The Ravens’ 400 free team of Marshal, Bredl, Henline and junior Matty Benabid, qualified with a seventhplace time of 3:39.76. Also moving on to districts are junior diver Ben Blanchard and senior divers Kevin Mast and Anthony Sader. The district swim meet begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday and continues at 4 p.m. Saturday at Curtis High School in University Place. The diving meet begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Foss
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