High School Sports HEADLINES
In other local results, Black Hills boys fall to Tumwater, 51-50, in overtime.
The young Eagles played cool, calm and collected on the road in a victory over the No. 3 Conquerors on Friday night.
This is not shaping up to be the two-week Northwest Conference homestand coach Justin Lunt and the University of Puget Sound men’s basketball team had hoped for.
Gig Harbor had little answer for him as Jarryn Bush scored 16 points, 11 rebounds to help the Blazers inch closer to a 4A Narrows League title with a 73-62 victory over the visiting Tides on Friday.
When Bellarmine Prep went into its zone defense, South Kitsap’s offense zoned out.
Wattree netted a game-high 21 points as the Wolves outscored the Lions 18-11 in the fourth quarter behind Daniel Tomkiewicz to earn a much-needed 4A Narrows win on Wednesday.
Bobby Moorehead’s 27 points carries Tigers to win over Sam Gagliardi, Tides
Exemplifying the true power of a team performance, Kentwood overcame a huge night from Todd Beamer’s Charles Frazier to knock off the Titans 78-64 on Tuesday night.
Tianna Brown scored 12 points as the Braves remain undefeated in 4A South Puget Sound League play at 7-0. Alyssa Heslip scores 15 for Emerald Ridge (5-10, 2-5)
Jaycob Davies doesn’t measure his success in personal records or yards swam. He approaches the sport with his brain rather than his body.
In a two-day tournament chalk-full with champions, Pine may have been the most impressive as he pinned two-time Oregon state titlist Connor Noonan of Henley to capture the 138-pound crown at the second annual Gut Check Wrestling Challenge on Saturday at The Evergreen State College.
Hannold scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Lewis had 21 points as they lit the Vikings up in the fourth quarter to help the Rams beat their crosstown rivals, 66-53, in a South Puget Sound League South Division battle. The duo combined for 18 of Rogers’ 23 points in the fourth quarter.
Irwin scored a team-high 30 points as the Falcons beat the Rams despite David Jenkins’ 31 points to force a three-way tie atop the 3A Narrows League.
It pains Chris Gibson to kind of admit the obvious.
Wilsons David Jenkins scores 12 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Rams hold off rival Lincoln and Josiah Barshs jaw-dropping dunk to stay unbeaten in league play.
In three seasons as the Timberline High School boys basketball coach, Allen Thomas probably never had done what he did Wednesday night at halftime of the Blazers’ 60-47 victory over Stadium: He gave a 45-second pep talk.
The formula never changes for the Wilson High girls basketball team.
Price’s left-handed fastbreak slam dunk in the fourth quarter was among his 18 second-half points that helped River Ridge beat Washington on Tuesday at River Ridge High.
Braves grab 42-33 victory over 10th-ranked Vikings to grab sole possession of first place in the SPSL South Division.
The senior guard pours in 25 points as the Abes earn a big road victory in 3A Narrows play.
Longtime Tigers’ coach, in his 54th season, is the state’s winningest active coach with 698 wins and could get No. 700 as early as Saturday
The Storm of Vancouver beat Thomas Jefferson in the title game of the Thomas Jefferson Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament behind 20 points from senior forward Marcus Lord.
Vashon junior Chase Wickman is now two-thirds of the way toward sweeping the three biggest wrestling events around: Tri-State in Idaho, the WIAA state championships at Mat Classic in February and the Rock Tournament.
Short-handed with just nine players in uniform, Jefferson persevered in a 59-37 spanking of Fife on Monday at its holiday tournament.
The Titans have rediscovered their confidence after coming back from a 19-7 deficit to start the game, beating Stadium for their fourth consecutive win.
Teams hoping to get to 3A state title first have to get through defending 4A state champion (Garfield), three-time reigning 3A champ (Rainier Beach) and a host of other talented Seattle-area teams.
1A champion Cougars, led by state player of the year Goldsmith, land 10 on 1A squad; Abes have 5 on 3A team
Luke Lovelady grows from ballboy to starting small forward for the Eagles — and he can still shoot free throws.
Union High dropped 3-pointers from all over the gym to win the championship game of the first edition of the tournament in University Place
The Rams scored 10 points in the second half as they took their first loss of the season — against the team that beat it for third place in last year’s state tournament.
The Tigers missed 19 free throws, but a 16-0 run to end the game preserved the victory over the Bears.
Only five games into the season, Todd Beamer put the rest of the SPSL on notice Friday night as Gio Jackson and the Titans dismantled fellow SPSL North contender Thomas Jefferson, 76-51.
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The Hornets senior, and last years 2A SPSL co-MVP, is one of five players in school history to score more than 1,000 points in a career.
He spent last basketball season coming off the bench. After a standout football season, the senior is averaging almost a double-double.
After Shane Patrick resigned as head coach the week of Sumners first game, Jordan Moog stepped up and has Spartans off to a strong early start.
Rex Bodoia has 23 points and 10 rebounds and Malachi Flynn and Joey Bodoia each score 17 as the Lions get a much-needed win.
Clay Angle took one final drive by Viking Stadium on Tuesday night. It was a final memory to take in during a silent farewell tour as the Curtis High School football coach.
CeDrice Howard’s toughness inside helps Curtis beat Puyallup in 4A SPSL girls basketball game
Malachi Flynn will need to do more than just distribute the basketball this season if Bellarmine Prep is going to earn a 12th consecutive postseason appearance — and he is likely up to the challenge.
The girls basketball team at Curtis High School doesn’t boast any seniors, but its nucleus of underclassmen are poised to make a strong showing in a perennially solid Class 4A South Puget Sound League.
Aushanti Potts-Woods leads the Vikings with 27 points to help Curtis outlast up-and-comer Spanaway Lake.
JaQuori McLaughlin’s second half sparked the Peninsula offense, sending the Seahawks to victory over the Spartans in a 3A South Puget Sound League matchup.
Sara Bowen displayed a bit of everything for fans inside Timberline High School’s gymnasium in the Blazers’ 56-49 4A Narrows girls basketball win over Gig Harbor on Friday night, and she did it early.
Stadium sophomore guard Londrell “Prince” Hamilton scored 41 of his team’s 55 points, carrying the load with senior forward Bobby Moorehead sitting out.
Both have posted unprecedented success at the school, especially at the state level, the past five seasons. Offensive coordinator Brian Jensen, the has been promoted to replace Larsen and Caroline Meines, DeGroot’s top assistant, will take over the volleyball team.
Chat with staff writers Todd Milles, TJ Cotterill and Kenny Via live from the Tacoma Dome during Saturday's high school football championship football games.
Chat with staff writers Todd Milles, TJ Cotterill and Kenny Via live from the Tacoma Dome during Saturday's high school football championship football games.
As up and down a year as it’s been for the Lynden High football team — having its 33-game win streak snapped to a below-.500 Ferndale team combined with down-to-the-wire fourth-quarter victories — they seem to turn the page when the playoff starts.
Freshman Rwehabura Munyagi was named the starting quarterback for Neah Bay in Week 3, and now has the Red Devils back in the 1B state championship.
The Boise State commit eclipsed the state record for career passing yards in his final game, ending his stellar career with 13,044 passing yards.
Bothell’s Tom Bainter, Eastside Catholic’s Jeremy Thielbahr seek state title this weekend in Tacoma Dome
2B championship preview: Okanogan linebacker Jimmy Townsend reminds folks of cousin — and WSU star — Will Derting
Townsend might be the best Class 2B player in the state and will be a handful for Napavine to handle.
Cornerbacks Jacob Morris, Tyler Ward anchor strong defense for 1A state title contenders
Looking for Myles Jack? Budda Baker? You won’t find the state’s most sought-after recruits on the Bellevue High School football team for the first time in two years, but you might find a lot of really good, blue-collar ones.
Running back Austin Urlacher broke the state’s single-season rushing record last week with 2,776 yards as the Chiawana football team returns to the state title game despite an early-season accident that left the coach’s son paralyzed from the knees down.
As a ninth grader, he started in Cougars’ 28-7 loss to Connell in 2011 1A title game — and now faces Colville in final game of career
Napavine isn’t big, and normally isn’t boisterous, but the black-and-orange community will be out in full force Friday when the Tigers take on Okanogan for the Class 2B title
Peninsula High School junior guard JaQuori McLaughlin committed to the University of Washington on Saturday night. The standout 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard announced his decision in his grandpa’s Gig Harbor home in front of friends, family and teammates. He had narrowed his decision down to UW, Washington State and Arizona.
Ross Bowers throws 3 TDs, Newport fumbles 4 times as Bothell advances to Class 4A state title game with 37-19 win
Bothell quarterback and Cal-committ Ross Bowers powered Bothell to the 4A state championship game with a 37-19 victory against KingCo-rival Newport of Bellevue on Saturday.
The Thunderbirds won’t be advancing to their third straight 2A state championship game after having a potential game-winning field goal blocked by the Cubs in the game’s waning seconds.
Graham-Kapowsin blows some early scoring opportunities, loses 28-12 to defending 4A state champions Chiawana.
High school football state playoff matchups for all classifications statewide.
Trailing for the first time in the second half all season, Tigers overcome Toledo with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns
Cascade Christian, Eatonville no longer league rivals, but still expect ‘knockdown, drag out’ in 1A semifinal playoff game
Not even separate leagues could keep Eatonville from playing Cascade Christian as the former Nisqually rivals meet in the 1A state semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Tacoma Dome. “I’m getting goose bumps just thinking about tomorrow,” Eatonville’s George Tomal said.
The Tomahawks had everyone on their side, but it wasn’t enough to stop the machine that is the Wolverines football program.
Cal commit Ross Bowers, the son of UW gymnastics coach Joanne Bowers, impresses with his athletic skills, including gymnastics
The News Tribune's 2014 All-Area football team
Exciting tailback Chico McClatcher finishes career with more than 8,000 all-purpose yards, 91 touchdowns at Federal Way High School
After drubbing the No. 5 King’s, 56-15, the top-ranked Cougars advance to Class 1A semifinals for a seventh consecutive time
Coach George Fairhart gambled at the most crucial juncture of a Class 1A state quarterfinal football game — and it paid off for his fifth-ranked Eatonville Cruisers.
The Abes had opportunities deep in Eastside Catholic territory late, but fail to turn them into points as they fall in the Class 3A state quarterfinals, 28-21, against Eastside Catholic.
Kelsey Turnbow scores four goals as Central Valley defeats Jackson, 5-2, to win 4A girls soccer title
Kelsey Turnbow scored four goals as the Bears successfully defended their 4A state crown with a 5-2 victory over Jackson in the championship final Saturday at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
Chico McClatcher is one of the state’s most electrifying playmakers. He has been for the last three seasons.
Cougars quarterback Ross Bowers throws for 305 yards and the Bothell defense forces four turnovers in a convincing Class 4A quarterfinal victory.
Emma Laurion made sure her and the other two Crosspoint Academy seniors ended their careers Saturday with another state championship.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Senior midfielder Megan Dimmler scored in the 79th minute and defending state champion Central Valley defeated Gig Harbor 1-0 in the 4A state girls soccer semifinal at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
Ian Saner and Easton Trakel combined for 271 rushing yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tumwater Thunderbirds to a victory over Squalicum in Friday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal game at Tumwater District Stadium.
For the third straight year, Peninsula’s (10-2) season came to an end against Bellevue (12-0) in the Class 3A state quarterfinals.
Madison Schultz's hat trick leads Edmonds-Woodway past Bellevue and into the 3A state final
Graham-Kapowsin running back Shannon Edwards ran 37 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Eagles to a 27-7 victory against Wenatchee and advance to the 4A state semifinals.
Warriors also get two goals from Tess Baldwin in 4-0 Class 2B/1B victory over Adna.
For the fourth time in five seasons, the Lions host the KingCo powerhouse at Mount Tahoma Stadium in the Class 4A state playoffs Saturday.
Gig Harbor senior captain Emery Wallerich, who will head to Oregon State University next year, has led the Tides to the 4A state semifinals where they face Central Valley at 8 p.m. Friday at Sparks Stadium.
1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Tahoma Stadium,
Is Lincoln quarterback Jordan Kitna close to joining the 60-touchdown club because he has an elite supporting cast? Or is his supporting cast elite because they have Jordan Kitna? Either way, the combination has made Lincoln’s offense the most prolific in the state.
Curtis’ Morgan Weaver named The News Tribune’s All-Area Player of the Year in girls soccer for second time
For the second year in a row, Morgan Weaver is The News Tribune’s All-Area Player of the Year. The speedy and humble Weaver scored 17 goals and 10 assists to help the Vikings to a surprising repeat as 4A SPSL South champions.
A game of inches, the Gig Harbor girls soccer’s magical run continued on Saturday following a 1-0 victory over state power Issaquah in the 4A state quarterfinals.
The Olympia High Bears started their state quarterfinal match perfectly. Within five minutes Friday night, they held a 1-0 lead against Skyline of Sammamish, scoring on a Sophie Wood goal.
Bellarmine Prep have repeated as 4A state volleyball champions, but it wasn’t easy.
Thunderbirds grab first crown since 2008, sweeping North Kitsap behind strong defensive effort.
Three-time defending champions overwhelm Hawks in 41-21 victory.
As the momentum continued to shift Gig Harbor’s way in the second half, Graham-Kapowsin senior running back Shannon Edwards saw his season flash in front him — and he wasn’t going to let it end with a loss in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
As she touched the wall, part of Alana Pries did not want to look up.
Auburn Riverside’s volleyball team wore a target on its back all season. That comes when you’re saddled with the “team to beat” label.
Jordan Kitna throws for 271 yards and five touchdowns as Lincoln fends off Myles Gaskin, who rushes for 157 yards and three TDs, and O’Dea 35-30.
In a Week 1 loss to Union, Federal Way was rocked in the second half — this time, the Eagles dominated after the break and earned a Class 4A state quarterfinal berth in the process.
Squalicum High School was the bigger, faster, stronger team — and maintained that edge all throughout its Class 2A first-round football game at Orting.
Peninsula hadn’t lost since the first week of the season, so the Seahawks had no reason to change their primary plan of attack: hand the ball to senior running back Major Ali.
Since the Puyallup free relay team earned No. 1 qualifying spots in both the 200 free relay (1 minute, 42.05 seconds) and 400 free relay (season-best 3:40.41), they get to pick the event’s introductory music before the championship finals Saturday. Hope you like ABBA.
That challenge became insurmountable after Wolverines quarterback Justus Rogers propelled No. 1-ranked Bellevue into the quarterfinals after their 38-0 first-round victory over Sumner.
A buffet, rest and power naps help Cougars win 2 matches; Capital will face Lakeside of Seattle in semifinals
For the North Kitsap Vikings, this has been the kind of season that dreams are made of.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
No. 6 Graham-Kapowsin (9-1) at No. 7 Gig Harbor (9-1)
Foster Sarell, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound sophomore left tackle for Graham-Kapowsin, is considered the state’s top offensive line prospect. Did you read that part about being a sophomore?
Puyallup High swimmers Amy Kiuchi, Mackenzie Mergel, Lindsey Muiznieks and Olivia Wood — fresh off setting the school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay — are looking to set the state record at the State Swim and Dive Championships this weekend.
(all games 7 p.m. unless noted)
Pukis on the left, Pukis on the right — and possibly a Bellarmine Prep 4A volleyball title straight ahead
Bellarmine Prep sisters Reghan and Hannah Pukis have fortified the Bellarmine Prep High School volleyball team’s outside hitting as it goes for its third consecutive 4A crown.
All business for Nathan Goltermann-Doyle and Bellarmine Prep against Camas; lasting karma for Oak Harbor; Curtis quarterback turned Squalicum coach Nick Lucey returns to Pierce County against Orting; battle of big quarterbacks with Shadle Park/Auburn Mountainview; and a Sumner wife who believes.
There’s a little bit of magic with this Gig Harbor soccer squad. Facing elimination for the third game in a two-week span, the Tides won in penalty kicks, just like the other two district games.
Seattle Prep knocks out 4A-newcomer Sumner High; Southridge scores four against Bonney Lake; Edmonds-Woodway shuts out Auburn Mountainview; Ephrata takes down Fife.
Jaguars’ outside hitter has lethal arm for volleyball kills - and an ear for mother’s advice
Clover Park’s Zykera Rice sending national letter of intent Wednesday to play for Gonzaga University women’s basketball.
One-time target Michael Cuddyer signs with Mets; Victor Martinez remains high on wish list; Matt Kemp might be back in play.
Sumner still has a No. 1 seed into the state playoffs; Bonney Lake, Auburn Mountainview and South Kitsap all earn state soccer berths.
Auburn Riverside rallied after dropping the first two sets to defeat Columbia River (23-25, 24-26, 25-9, 26-24, 15-8) in the district championship match Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High School.
Bellarime Prep stuns Kentwood to advance to Class 4A state playoffs; Sumner, Cascade Christian and Life Christian keep seasons alive
Bellarmine Prep’s volleyball team spends a lot of time thinking about how things should look.
The Peloquin twins’ bid to make history — in sport and family — was not to be, a bittersweet footnote on a day that one half of the sensational sibling tandem still managed to help keep his team atop the state’s 4A cross country mountain.
By now, everybody probably knows about the fast-break, high-flying Gig Harbor offense.
Suffering a rare set loss, the Jaguars bounced back to convincingly knock off the Eagles and advance to the Class 4A West Central District Tournament semifinals on Saturday.
Zavia Frazier rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns as Wilson High School cruised to a 43-22 victory over Ballard on Friday night in a Class 3A state play-in contest at Memorial Stadium.
The senior ran 13 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns and added an interception as Fife shut out Liberty to set up a state tournament matchup with Tumwater.
Shannon Edwards leads Eagles over Monroe; Gig Harbor awaits Graham-Kapowsin
Coming into Emerald Ridge High’s first home football playoff game, the question was whether the SPSL South champion Jaguars were ready for playoff action.
From his 50-yard return of the opening kickoff, Lincoln's Dehonta Hayes stole the show in the Abes' 63-6 district playoff win against the Nathan Hale Raiders on Friday night at Lincoln Bowl.
Quarterback Kobe Key leads Hawks over North Mason, 57-14; will face powerhouse Lions in first round of state
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
The Tides (12-4-2) will play 4A Narrows League rival South Kitsap for the No. 2 seed out of West Central District III on Saturday at Mount Tahoma Stadium. Puyallup (12-3-2) was eliminated from the playoffs.
Bellarmine Prep hopes to rebound against Kentwood; Auburn Mountainview hosts Glacier Peak; Fife looks for an upset against Liberty; and Morton-White Pass meets Raymond in a rematch of last year’s 2B semifinals.
Emerald Ridge’s starting interior defensive linemen are smallish — 5-foot-6, 160-pound Mitch Perantie and 5-foot-8, 185-pound Daniel Flaherty. And they use that size to their advantage.
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The seniors at Gig Harbor High School may become the first brother-sister pair in Washington Interscholastic Activities Association history to win state high school cross country championships.
High school sports postseason schedules (excluding football) for Nov. 4-8, 2014, in the South Sound
Gig Harbor junior goalie Jordan Bertram watched Federal Way’s final penalty kick sail over her head.
Never before has a brother-sister duo captured Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state cross country championships in the same season. But Gig Harbor High School’s Tristan and Brenna Peloquin have a legitimate shot to become the first siblings to achieve that.
Jenna Mullen, Isabella Zubrod spark the Jagaurs over Tahoma in the title match in a showdown between SPSL division leaders
Simpson wins a pair of titles at the Class 4A West Central District swim meet
Tides put up solid fight, but Lions too much in 25-19, 25-23, 25-21 victory.
The Rogers-Puyallup rivalry game had far-reaching implications Friday night, as the outcome would determine the final 4A South Puget Sound League South playoff berths.
Shannon Edwards, Eagles will face Monroe next week; thanks to Puyallup’s win over Rogers, Bethel to play Bothell
Hawks host first home playoff game next week against North Mason
Big plays and a punishing ground game got Auburn the victory against Lakes, setting up a meeting with Meadowdale.
The Tides took home the Narrows 4A title after putting together a no-doubt victory over Bellarmine Prep.
High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, from around the South Sound and beyond.
Brett Rankin caught five passes for 207 yards to lead the Emerald Ridge football team to a 38-15 victory against Spanaway Lake on Thursday at Art Crate Field to secure the school’s first ever South Puget Sound League South title.
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