High School Sports HEADLINES
Strong communication on the field is a part of success for the Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team.
Emerald Ridge High School knows it has a Class 4A state fastpitch date this weekend in Spokane.
The timing couldn’t have been much worse.
The sharply hit ball was screaming toward the gap between center and right fields, appearing to be well out of Garrett Terrell’s reach.
Kyle Witzel is the designated 60-yard shooter for the Sedro-Woolley High School boys soccer team.
The injury-plagued Federal Way Eagles ran the show at the 4A West Central District meet, resulting in easy team titles for the boys (105.5 points) and the girls (65.5) at French Field in Kent on Saturday.
SHELTON — The wind was strong in the faces of runners along the frontstretch, which slowed times but did little too deter Marcus Chambers or the sprint crew from Lakes in their last stop before the state meet.
Score one for the hungry challengers Saturday at the Class 2A West Central District track and field championships.
EVERETT — Olympia High’s Michael Fairchild jumped all over a 1-2 pitch and his teammates sprinted out of the home dugout Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium in jubilation after they saw the ball soar out of the park.
When asked early Friday to handicap the Class 4A state boys’ team championship race at next weekend’s Star Track, one coach succinctly replied, “It’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Charles Porche couldn’t wait for his Timberline Blazers to retake the field at the 3A West Central/Southwest bidistrict fastpitch tournament Friday, especially after scoring 12 runs over the final three innings that led to an opening-round victory and a big momentum swing heading into the winner-to-state game afterward.
The Emerald Ridge Jaguars were just six outs away from the promised land of Spokane. And then came the rain.
The track at Federal Way High School was cold and damp, and the infield grass had yet to defrost. Spring was still months away.
Thomas Jefferson boys’ soccer coach Dave Hanson can finally, after seven years, breathe easy.
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