High School Sports HEADLINES
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
After a scoreless first quarter, the Lancers, ranked No. 7 in The News Tribune’s 3A football rankings, scored for four touchdowns before halftime, including two TD passes from quarterback Jaiave Magalei to junior running back Yisrael Stephens.
Capital senior running back Conner Kennedy rushed for a game-high 177 yards on 34 carries and scored both of the Cougars’ touchdowns in a 17-7 nonleague football victory over Olympia in front of more than 3,000 fans jam-packed into Ingersoll Stadium on Friday night.
High school football scores from around the South Sound and beyond for Sept. 12, 2014.
Bothell, Bellevue top 4A, 3A, respectively
Nonleague contests continue
In only his second career start, Tahoma High School’s junior Amandre Williams challenges Brett Rypien’s single-game state passing record of 613 yards; counterpart Griffen Stacy, of Rogers, also throws for 500.
1 Sweet victory
Puyallup will try to slow Kitna’s attack at Lincoln
Ricky Daley earned the first head coaching job of his career at Mount Tahoma High School this past spring and Thomas Ford earned his first only weeks later at Stadium after both spent the past two years on Jeff Thomas’ staff at the University of Puget Sound.
Cooper taught and coached in Fife schools for nearly 30 years at Surprise Lake Middle School, Columbia Junior High and Fife High School
One of seven sisters, senior Eva Linden is now the leader for the Trojans, this time sticking at outside hitter
Eagles jump out to 27-14 lead early in the third quarter, but give up 20 consecutive points in 34-27 loss
Down by 17 points at the half to crosstown rival Peninsula High School on Friday night, Gig Harbor coach Aaron Chantler’s message to the Tides was simple.
New Vikings quarterback throws for three second-half touchdowns in 43-21 win over Jefferson; No. 8 Lakes, No. 10 Lincoln also win
The Conquerors pick off three passes, recover a fumble and record a safety while shutting out Curtis
Big games from Griffen Stacy, Kyler Ooley lift Rogers Rams to a win over the Beamer Titans
Sumner coach Keith Ross had every reason to think, “I told you so,” after junior Josh Riley blocked Franklin Pierce’s punt and recovered it for the Spartans’ first touchdown.
Easton Trakel’s 73-yard kickoff return to open the second half led to Tumwater’s only touchdown four plays later, and Trakel followed it up with a 10-yard fourth-quarter touchdownrun to lead the Thunderbirds to a 14-3 come-from-behind victory over Capital in Friday night’s nonleague high school football game at Tumwater District Stadium.
Stay up to date with all the high school football scores from around the South Sound for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
1A Nisqually preview: Message clear for Cascade Christian’s Ramos, Terhune: Don’t fumble the football
Cascade Christian High School senior running backs Robert Terhune and Riley Ramos have a solid understanding for VTF. It means value the football. As the Cougars experienced firsthand in the 1A state semifinals last year, that can mean the difference in a game.
Fife High School running back Austin Woods almost lost his arm when it shot through a window as he dove for a basketball March 1 during a regional basketball game at Auburn High School. Now he’s back on the football field, a month sooner than expected, and he’s grateful for it.
Major Ali won a bet with the Peninsula High School football team’s offensive coordinator that he couldn’t drop 20 pounds before the season. The 5-foot-7 (or as teammates called him, Five-Two) defensive end and running back did easily, and now he’s got the speed to match his strength.
Chris “Scooby” Reynolds, one of the league’s top returning wide receivers, shifts to quarterback for senior season
Before the Wolves entertain thoughts of a Class 4A title, first they must navigate a tough league – and feel they have the offensive backfield in quarterback Cooper Canton and tailback Marshaud DeWalt to do it.
Senior Trevor Asbjornsen is the SPSL South Division’s only returning starting quarterback, and hopes to lead the Graham-Kapowin High School football team to repeat league title.
It seems wherever Darren McKay has coached, now at Todd Beamer High School, teams show drastic improvement in their third season
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Baseline concussion tests are required to play football, soccer, basketball and wrestling in the Puyallup School district for all junior high and high school students.
Puyallup High School wide receiver in football, shortstop in baseball selected as The News Tribune’s All-Area male senior athlete of the year
Kentwood High School’s Sarah Toeaina is The News Tribune’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year after setting a school record with 12 varsity letters at a school that has produced greats such as Lindsey Moore, Courtney Vandersloot, Rodney Stuckey and Reese McGuire.
With their high school graduations in the review mirror, Puyallup’s Matt Voss, Steilacoom’s Ben Scott and Bellarmine Prep’s Hannah Derby look ahead to Division I competition this fall, but not before being recognized for their senior-year accomplishments one last time.
Some now consider Puyallup the city of champions, and local business owners want to celebrate their triumphs Seahawks-style.
It was a day to heartily celebrate Monday at Puyallup High School. Three times over.
SUMNER — Throughout the season, Capital’s boys soccer team methodically shot, saved and scored to earn its first trip to the Class 2A state championship game. But Saturday afternoon, all it took was a freshman in blue for them to come undone, as the Cougars were shut out, 4-0, by Squalicum at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
Capital High School sophomore Ty Gentry didn’t lose a game at the Class 2A state tennis championships until the title match.
The idea hit Tony Batinovich late Saturday morning, after the Puyallup High School fastpitch team blanked Woodinville in the Class 4A state semifinals.
Washington High School’s Josh Rasmus didn’t have Daniel Yu fighting alongside him in his fourth 2A state doubles championship in four years.
LACEY — If not for the 500-mile round trip from Kennewick, Tim Bisson wouldn’t mind playing all of the Kamiakin High school home fastpitch games in Lacey.
With only hours remaining until the end of Star Track XXXII, Bellarmine Prep’s Hannah Derby was spending her time vomiting underneath the check-in tent.
Snohomish won the Class 4A state boys soccer championship for the third time with the use of one of the most dangerous weapons in the game — a long throw-in.
Considering the season Bonney Lake High School’s baseball team had — the high of winning streaks and then the low of losing three out of four games heading into the 3A regional — senior Kash Koltermann always believed the Panthers were capable of reaching the state title game.
Puyallup High School, behind the strong pitching of Lane Griffin and a five-run third inning, defeated South Kitsap 7-1 in Saturday’s Class 4A baseball state title game at Gesa Stadium to cap a perfect season at 28-0.
After they spent the first two days distancing themselves from the rest of the state in their respective divisions at Star Track XXXII, the Federal Way boys' and girls' only competition was between themselves Saturday.
Pure joy was all that was left after Federal Ways Mariyah Vongsaveng defended her state title in the girls Class 4A 100-meter hurdles Friday.
As the number of lopsided wins piled up, and the Puyallup High School baseball team climbed higher in the national rankings, the Vikings quest for a perfect season took on an air of inevitability.
Squalicum High School defender Hans Kogan insists its about the wins, not the zeroes. Right now, Squalicums high-powered boys soccer team is enjoying both.
Federal Way High Schools Tyson Penn sat on a bench and covered his face with his hands. He had just won his second consecutive 4A state high jump title, beating Eastmonts Killian McGinnis with a mark of 6-feet, 9 inches. But his goal the entire year was to match the sophomore state record of 7-feet set by Terry Ellis of Pateros in 1977 and Curtis Rahmel Dockery in 2009.
Schedules, outlooks and ticket prices for Class 4A tournament in Spokane, Class 3A tournament in Lacey and Class 2A tournament in Selah.
Schedules, outlooks and ticket prices for Class 4A, 3A tournament at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, and Class 2A, 1A tournament at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner
Schedules, outlooks and ticket prices for Class 4A, 3A tournament in Pasco, and Class 2A, 1A tournament in Yakima.
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