Southridge’s Mikael Failor grapples with Peninsula’s Isaac Casey during Mat Classic XXXI at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Southridge’s Mikael Failor grapples with Peninsula’s Isaac Casey during Mat Classic XXXI at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com
Southridge’s Mikael Failor grapples with Peninsula’s Isaac Casey during Mat Classic XXXI at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com

Jon Manley covers high school sports for The Peninsula Gateway and The News Tribune. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Manley has covered the Gig Harbor sports scene since 2013. Born and raised in Tacoma.