It took all five matches to decide, but the Thomas Jefferson High School boys golf team began 4A South Puget Sound League Central play Thursday with a 3-2 victory over host Todd Beamer High School – the Raiders’ 61st consecutive Central division victory, said Jefferson coach Andrew Buchan.
Jefferson’s Kyle Mann took the No. 1 singles match, 6-2, 6-3 over Beamer’s Charlie Wong. But the Titans responded with Tae San Nguyen outlasting Brian Kim, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
The deciding match came in No. 3 doubles, with Jefferson’s Kory Byquist and Ben Healey losing the second set, but bouncing back to win the third for a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory.
Rogers 3, Emerald Ridge 2: The Rams won both the singles matches, including Alec Goelzer’s 6-1, 6-0 victory over Timothy Stewart, and the top doubles match to hold off the host Jaguars in 4A SPSL South play.
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Sumner 4, Peninsula 1: Zaylan Jacobsen led the way for the Spartans, defeating Peninsula’s Naill Silberman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 in 3A SPSL play.
The Emerald Ridge High School boys golf team earned a 51-49 victory against Rogers High School at Lipoma Firs Golf Course in Puyallup.
Co-medalist Alex Kirk led the way for Emerald Ridge, shooting a 4-over-par 40. Rogers’ Joshua Lackey was the other co-medalist, also shooting 4-over-par 40.
Graham-Kapowsin 37, Puyallup 35: Brooks Balmer shot 11-over-par 45 to earn medalist honors for the Vikings, but it wasn’t enough to lift them past the Eagles.
Franklin Pierce 37, Steilacoom 30: Conner Delano led the Cardinals, shooting 8-over-par 44 at Brookdale Golf Course.
Spanaway Lake 35, Bethel 28: The Sentinels pulled away behind Gabe Lizama’s 4-over-par 40 to earn the victory over 4A South Puget Sound League South foe Bethel at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.
The Auburn Mountainview High School girl's golf team handled Lakes on the links, defeating the Lancers 45-22.
Lakes' shining spot was Lila Ridge, earning the medalist title by shooting a 9-over-par 45 at Oakbrook Golf Course.
BOYS WATER POLO
Puyallup High School proved to be too much in the pool in a boys water polo match at home, defeating Kentridge 15-6.
Puyallup’s Beau Pasquire and Justin Binkley scored three goals each, while Andrew Webster, Austin Stump and Akash Morrell all scored two goals.