Bob Lynn, who coached wrestling at Hudson’s Bay High School for 28 years, will be part of the 2011 class of inductees into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Lynn won more than 200 matches in his career at Bay that spanned from 1968 to 1996. The Eagles placed second in state in 1990 and third in 1991.
Lynn coached 39 state place winners, including four state champions.
Even in retirement, Lynn worked with area middle school wrestling programs. He is a board member of the Evergreen Wrestling Officials Association. Lynn has officiated at the Mat Classic, the high school state tournament in Tacoma, 11 times.
As a wrestler, Lynn competed for Kelso High School and Central Washington University, where he advanced to nationals. Lynn also placed third in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1968.
Lynn will be inducted into the WSWCA Hall of Fame, along with Ed Brunz of Burlington-Edison, Vard Jenks of Connell, Mark Kondo of Othello and John Kullberg of Central Kitsap, on Nov. 5 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel in Wenatchee as part of the WSWCA coaches clinic.
Driscoll Foundation donates defibrillators
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation will be making a donation to Evergreen Public Schools to purchase five automated external defibrillators for student athletes.
Quinn Driscoll died in 2009 from sudden cardiac arrest while running in P.E. class at Wy’East Middle School. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death among athletes under the age of 18.
“From this tragedy, we established a foundation in his name with a mission to educate, screen kids for cardiac issues and provide grants for AEDs,” Scott Driscoll, Quinn’s father, said in a release from the foundation.
The donation will be made at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Wy’East after football practice during a “helmet sticker’ ceremony to honor Quinn.
For more information on the foundation, go to quinndriscollfoundation.org.
Camas player is 3A state MVP
Camas forward Drew White was voted the most valuable player in the state at Class 3A as the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams for 2010-11.
White, who led the Papermakers to the Class 3A state championship last spring with a win over Bainbridge, was joined on the all-state first team by Camas teammate Chris Miller, a midfielder, as well as Hudson’s Bay midfielder Isaiah Escobedo.
Camas defender Michael Koceja and goalkeeper Zach Anderson were on the 3A second-team, while Camas midfielder Parker Roland earned honorable mention.
The Hockinson boys soccer team, which placed fourth in Class 2A last spring, had four players earn all-state honors. Forward Cotter Hamilton and midfielder Langdon Roscoe earned first-team spots. Jarren Parthermer, a forward, made the second team, while defender Brett Sparks earned honorable mention.
In Class 4A, Skyview goalkeeper Keenan Townsend made the all-state second-team.
Ridgefield had three players make the Class 1A all-state first team: midfielders Travis Heim and Tanner Konkright and defender Miller Grening. Midfiedler Cameron Goddard made the second team, along with Seton Catholic defender Shawn Powell.