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UPDATE: Guard finishes prep career among state's best

Friday Harbor's James Guard finished hus high achool wrestling career among the Class 1B/2B's top 10 at Mat Classic XXIX Saturday, Feb. 19, 2017. The senior lost by a fall to Lake Roosevelt freshman Jon Shelley with 9 seconds to go in the second period of a consolation quarterfinal.

 UPDATE: James Guard wins, moves on to 2nd day of Mat Classic

Friday Harbor senior James Guard edged Davenport junior Sean Burt 6-3 in the second consolation round at the Class 1B/2B State Wrestling Tournament Friday , Feb. 17 in the Tacoma Dome. With the win in the 120-pound division, Guard will compete on the second day of the Mat Classic XXIX. He takes on Lake Roosevelt freshman Jon Shelley at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The winner of that loser-out match will finish no lower than sixth place.

Guard loses by decision in quarterfinals

Mabton's Gilbert Martinez defeated Friday Harbor senior James Guard 15-8 in a 120-pound quarterfinal match at the Class 1B/2B State Tournament Friday, February 17, 2017 in the Tacoma Dome. Guard next faces Davenport's Sean Burt in a loser-out contest at 8 p.m.

Guard pins 1st-round foe, advances to Mat Classic quarterfinal

Friday Harbor senior James Guard pinned Northwest Christian’s Tommy Luce in 70 seconds into an opening round match of the Mat Classic XXIX in the Tacoma Dome, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Guard advances to the state tourney’s quarterfinals and will face against Mabton’s Gilbert Martinez at 4:36 p.m.

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