High School Sports HEADLINES
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.
1 Harbor lights
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.
He hears jokes that he looks like he’s 6, but Davis Alexander has made the kind of plays for the Gig Harbor High School football team that make him look more like a seasoned veteran.
Schools such as Emerald Ridge, Lincoln, Peninsula and Cascade Christian know they have No. 1 seeds locked up but others are still fighting to get into playoffs.
After years of battling injuries caused by a growth spurt, Stadium senior poised for big postseason run in cross country
Tahoma dominated the Class 4A competition, occupying four of the top five spots to win the boys team title with 18 points, far ahead of runner-up Emerald Ridge’s 149.
Big Hyaks roll up 381 rushing yards on slippery, muddy home field in Ocean Shores to clinch share of 2B Pacific titel
Lincoln wide receiver Jayson Williams caught a 44-yard pass on fourth-and-15 with 1:44 to play to set up the Abes’ final touchdown that sealed their 12-3 victory against Wilson on Friday at Stadium Bowl.
It was speed versus power at a rainy Fife Memorial Stadium on Friday night. And in a highly anticipated battle for control of the 2A SPSL, the speed of the River Ridge Hawks proved too much for the Fife Trojans to keep up with.
The Olympia Bears don’t just want a playoff game, they want a home playoff game.
No. 9 Federal Way also clinches the all-important city title, which is possible now that all four Federal Way high schools are back in the same conference.
After Capital High School’s defense registered a safety in the second quarter, Sean Morris carried the momentum over on the ensuing kickoff, returning the ball 30 yards down to the North Thurston 30-yard line.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Oct. 24, 2014
Federal Way at Beamer; Lincoln at Wilson; River Ridge at Fife. State: Lynden at Sedro-Woolley.
Jaguars beat Vikings for first time since 2005, win first SPSL title in school history.
Don Clegg has turned Wilson High School into the city’s model program the past two decades; Kitna is trying to reach that point at Lincoln High School — and beyond.
Twins Tristan and Brenna Peloquin from Gig Harbor High School post victories in 4A races; North Thurston’s Peter Allegre, Capital’s Lauren Pierson captures 3A titles.
Lauren Pierson leads Capital girls to Narrows cross-country title; Peter Allegre paces North Thurston in boys race
Lauren Pierson, the reigning two-time Evergreen Conference champion from the Cougars’ days in Class 2A, won her third consecutive league title Wednesday afternoon – this time at the Narrows 4A/3A championships.
The Todd Beamer High School football team boats the No. 1 scoring defense in Class 4A, but faces Federal Way’s SPSL-best scoring offense Friday for the Federal Way city championship and SPSL Northwest title.
Curtis’ do-everything Morgan Weaver, the 2013 News Tribune Player of the Year, scores one goal and assists on another in a 3-2 victory over Puyallup in a 4A SPSL South girls soccer match
The Franklin Pierce High School senior has scored 35 career goals, and is on pace for a banner year
Jaelin Goldsmith threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns as No. 1 Cascade Christian outscores visiting Charles Wright 62-32 with Tarries QB Henry Cheney completing 30 of 46 passes for 364 yards and five touchdowns.
The Emerald Ridge volleyball team sweeps Sehome in the semifinals (25-20, 25-14) before cruising past Capital (25-11, 25-20) to win the Capitol City Invitational. Senior Jenna Mullen, with 10 kills in the championship, was named tournament MVP.
There was a point early in the season Clay Angle had to begin to wonder.
To say the Lincoln Abes gritted out the team’s 41-14 victory over the Central Kitsap Cougars on Friday night at Lincoln Bowl sounds silly. But for an undefeated team averaging 59 points a game, that’s certainly how it felt.
Despite throwing up before Friday’s game, Alexander passed for 339 yards and a touchdown and ran for 74 yards and three more scores
Conquerors force five interceptions a fumble recovery and a safety for their third consecutive share or outright South Puget Sound League Northeast title in a 38-7 victory against Kent-Meridian.
No. 8-ranked Auburn Mountainview gave No. 5 Peninsula a scare, but in the end it was too much Major Ali as the Seahawks won a thriller at Auburn Memorial Stadium, 25-20.
Dante Thomas ran for two touchdowns, Jake Harn threw for a pair and visiting North Thurston notched it's second victory on the season, beating Shelton, 28-14, in Narrows League 3A play on Friday.
High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, from around the South Sound
Bella Robertson scored the lone goal in the 10th minute to lift the Fife High School girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory against first-place Franklin Pierce as both teams sit tied atop the 2A SPSL.
After more than a decade mired in losing seasons, the Kent-Meridian football team has found stability and finally success under coach Brett Allen, and now gets a shot at the 4A SPSL Northeast title against Kentwood this week.
Some of high school football’s biggest storylines in Week 7.
The Auburn Mountainview football team is off to its first 6-0 start in school history, and plays Peninsula in what could determine 3A SPSL title.
Kent-Meridian (5-1) at Kentwood (5-1)
(all games 7 p.m. unless noted)
No. 1s: 4A (Bothel), 3A (Bellevue), 2A (Lynden), 1A (Cascade Christian), 2B (Napavine), 1B (Liberty Christian).
Ravens rally to beat Lions 22-25, 25-18, 25-10, 25-17 to all but sew up the 3A SPSL title — their first since being members of the 4A SPSL North in 2012.
The two-time defending Class 4A state champion Lions now take a 30-set winning streak into key 4A Narrows League matchup against Timberline on Thursday
Chris Leverenz came to the Ravens when the new school opened in 1995, and wants to leave someday with a Class 3A state title
Yes, Eric Kurle knows what his Graham-Kapowsin High School football team accomplished Friday had no such impact on the South Puget Sound League South Division standings.
Franklin Pierce quarterback Willie Patterson threw for a career-best 231 yards and two touchdowns and Tanner Bloom had five catches for 143 yards in the Cardinals 38-35 victory against Fife Friday night.
In a battle of the South Puget Sound League South conference’s top two teams, it was Cody Anderson lifting Emerald Ridge over Bethel on Friday at Art Crate Field.
There was nothing fancy about the way the Capital Cougars took down the Wilson Rams on Friday night at Stadium Bowl. The game came down to blocking and tackling, and the Cougars were simply better at both.
Mountainview quarterback Gresch Jensen was the star of the game for the Lions, with 102 yards through the air on 9 of 18 passing and 93 yards rushing and a score on 15 carries.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
Davis Alexander threw for 348 yards and five touchdowns, senior receiver Santana Johnson had 10 catches for 152 yards and three scores as No. 10 Gig Harbor cruises to 41-0 4A Narrows victory against Timberline.
Some of the high school football’s biggest storylines in Week 6
Emerald Ridge at Bethel in SPSL South; No. 9 Lakes at Auburn Mountainview in 3A SPSL; Fife at Franklin Pierce in 2A SPSL; and No. 1 Freeman at No. 7 Colville for the state game of the week.
1. Bothell (5-0)
(all games 7 p.m. unless noted)
Josiah Bronson and Kyle Capperauld have helped make Kentwood High’s defense the best in 4A through the first five games, on pace to break some of the school’s defensive records.
There’s something instantly familiar about the coaches guiding their players on opposing sides of the gym. It isn’t that they’re both decked out in pink – one in a tutu, the other in a hand-decorated T-shirt.
Emerald Ridge swept the season series over the second-place Vikings in the South Puget Sound League South Division with a 25-23, 25-22, 25-14 victory Wednesday night, giving the Jaguars a three-game lead for the league’s top seed to the postseason with five matches left.
Now seniors, twins Teddy and Phil Grenley are vying to become first pair to win four state high school boys tennis titles in Washington Interscholastic Activities Association history.
Gig Harbor’s Anna Furrer just missed qualifying for the 4A state girls swimming meet in the 500 freestyle with a winning time of 5 minutes, 22.09 seconds Saturday as the Tides took the team title with 68 points to Wilson’s 50 and Foss’ 33.
Lincoln High School football coach Jon Kitna said coaching second quarter of the Ables’ 91-0 victory against Mount Tahoma Friday was “most difficult thing I’ve had to do here” while Mount Tahoma’s Ricky Daley says he didn’t feel Abes ran up the score: “I had no qualms.”
Football games like the one Friday make Lakes High School coach Dave Miller appreciate the stretches of brilliance and dominance when few schools in the 3A South Puget Sound League gave the Lancers a competitive battle.
It was supposed to be a rivalry football game. It quickly turned into a record-setting night by Federal Way’s Chico McClatcher.
Kentwood High School football coach Rex Norris said Isaiah Williams made a decision two weeks ago the junior running back wanted to take his game to another level.
Cameron Lewis isn’t the first name people think of when they think about the Peninsula Seahawks program.
Bellarmine Prep’s second 4A Narrows League game was like its first only in the final outcome: a victory.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Lakes coach Dave Miller gets a rematch against one of his former coordinators, Jason Silbaugh, Friday; league champs meet league champs; Howard Lutton has served his suspension; Mark Morris down in the dumps and Tumwater braces for its final tough nonleague test.
Mark Iddins broke records as a quarterback at Kamiak and Santa Ana college before starring at Montana State. When his NFL dream faded, he broke into the coaching ranks in Class C 8-man football and now the 28-year-old, first-year Bethel coach has the Braves atop the SPSL South.
As ninth graders in 2013, Gig Harbor’s Ursula Andren, Anna Furrer and Alana Ponce won the state 200-yard medley relay — and have their sights set on defending it.
The Bethel High Braves keep their undefeated record (4-0) intact after a last-second pass deflection by JonJon Taimanglo sealed a 30-23 victory over the Rodgers High Rams.
Sure, Eatonville High School would love to show off a high-powered offense in every game in its new 1A Evergreen Conference, but that would not be the case Friday night.
Home of past legends such as Red Badgro, Robin Earl, Jeff Jaeger, John Bronson and Reggie Jones, it’s been a cold spell of late for the once-storied Kent-Meridian program. However, change appears fast approaching following a 37-9 victory over the Kentlake Falcons, improving the Royals’ record to 3-1.
In the end, the Foss Falcons defense simply had no answer for Conner Kennedy.
Tailback Cody Anderson opened up the scoring on a 23-yard run after bulldozing a Puyallup defensive back on the way to his first touchdown and a 7-0 Emerald Ridge lead.
For the sixth straight year, Olympia is 2-0 to start 4A Narrows League play as it travels to Issaquah next Friday for a nonleague contest.
High school football scores from the South Sound and beyond for Friday, Sept. 26.
Peninsula senior Robert Kvinsland and his go-to senior wide receiver Kyle Olson-Urbon help topple Lakes
Central Kitsap rushed out to a 20-point first-half lead on its way to a 30-27 victory over North Thurston in 3A Narrows League football Thursday night at Silverdale Stadium.
7 p.m. Friday, Ingersoll
After returning from a season-ending knee injury, Warren is better than ever for the Lincoln Abes
What to watch for: Eatonville begins first of four field trips to the Grays Harbor area, less halftime-drama expected from Bellevue this week, a loaded rank-on-rank slate of games, Federal Way looking up and Cascade Christian looking strong.
Longtime Decatur assistant hired to replace Anthony Clarke; 4A WCD/SW bi-district agreement dissolves for 2014-15
Bellarmine Prep’s Laura Staeheli has a family legacy to live up to, notably with cousin Joline, and says she’s fine with that
There’s starting to be a theme with this year’s Cascade Christian squad: feed running backs Robert Terhune and Riley Ramos.
It was a banner day for the Tahoma Bears, who swept the team championships at the 61-school cross country race
Jaguars win Kent Volleyball Classic, topping two-time defending state champion Bellarmine Prep in the process
Optimism — not frustration — has reigned supreme around the Emerald Ridge football program.
Capital held the high-scoring Lincoln offense in check for much of the first half, but over the course of time, the Abes kept coming and ran away for a 32-10 road victory.
Friday night’s game was a big road victory against a new league opponent for the Seahawks, who have high expectations this season.
Braves prove to doubters that they have a solid team
The Franklin Pierce High School football team had a lot of reasons to feel at a disadvantage Friday against previously unbeaten River Ridge.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
Top teams by classification: 4A: Bothell, 3A Bellevue, 2A Lynden, 1A Freeman, 2B Napavine, 1B Liberty Christian
The Timberline High School football team scores 24 points in the second quarter on its way to a 31-7 victory against Yelm in both teams’ 4A Narrows League opener on Thursday at South Sound Stadium.
No. 9 Gig Harbor travels for a tough game at Eastlake with a chance to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2005 in coach Aaron Chantler’s third year.
League play begins for most teams, a lot of schools coming off postseason berths are staring at 0-3, a team that never punts, always onside kicks, heavy hearts in Chiawana and a new field for Fife.
Megan Chambers may be small, but she’ll be the heart of the Rams’ attack once again this season.
Jack Yearian was looking to make a statement.
Trojans’ running backs coach C.J. Cooper died unexpectely last week; No. 3 Graham-Kapowsin wins while White River upsets No. 9 Lindbergh
Chance at overtime slips through Foss receivers hands
Cascade Christian’s Robert Terhune is a bad man, and he showed it Friday night at Orting.
Chris Leiba's big return combined with Kobe Key's accurate passing helped River Ridge snap its 12-game losing streak to the Rams with a 28-16 win
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