Anacortes took a couple of difficult losses Friday and Saturday in the first two rounds of the Archbishop Murphy Christmas Tournament. The Seahawks fell to Shorewood 68-40 and Mountain View 72-36.
The Seahawks did some some good things in the Coeur d’Alene Tournament over the weekend, losing only to Post Falls, Idaho, in the opening round. Anacortes lost to Post Falls 58-43, beat Chief Sealth 68-62 and beat Kelowna, B.C., 71-36.
The Thunderbird Aquatic Club from Anacortes had 18 swimmers qualify and attend the Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships for ages 14 and younger at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way Dec.7-9.
TAC placed 25th with a score of 108 points among the 39 swim teams and more than 900 swimmers from around the state.
TAC’s top finishers included Andrew Hansen who qualified for finals in all six events in the boys (11-12) division and was the team’s high-point scorer. In the 100 backstroke he placed eighth (1 minute, 8.42 seconds), in the 100 breaststroke 14th (1:19.04), in the 50 backstroke eighth (31.11), in the 100 free 16th (1:00.19), in the 50 breaststroke ninth (34.91), and in the 200 free 13th (2:25.48).
The visiting Seahawks were never threatened in an easy 68-35 conference win at Blaine Friday night.
The winless Seahawks led 37-36 going into the fourth quarter, but Blaine pulled away for the 58-48 win in Anacortes Friday night.
Ross Atterberry led the way for the Seahawks, winning all of his matches by pins in the 182-pound weight class Thursday at the Seahawk Duals tournament in Anacortes.