High School Sports

Prep roundup: Emerald Ridge volleyball cruises past Bethel for 10th win



Emerald Ridge 3, Bethel 1: The Braves (2-10, 1-9 4A SPSL) came out of Thursday night’s match only winning one game against the second-place Jaguars (10-3, 9-2 4A SPSL), 25-14, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15.

For the winnners, Makenna Smith had 16 kills and 11 digs, Sara Brauner had 12 kills and 10 digs and Jayden Mullen had 39 assists with nine more digs.

The Braves’ Katie Lynn Pyles had 10 kills and 16 digs, and Kyla Morgan pitched in with nine kills and 21 digs.

Curtis 3, Puyallup 0: The Curtis Vikings sealed the deal early against division opponent Puyallup, 25-98, 25-18, and 25-16.

Camryn Buell of Curtis had 15 kills, nine digs, one ace, one assist and a block.

It was senior night for Curtis, and assistant coach Veronica Whetstine said, “Curtis had five seniors on senior night. They want to play well because it is their last home game. We played really strong, we played together and all five seniors played on the floor together.”

Those seniors included Megan Murphy, Ryan Duvinsky, Kylie Cox, Buell and Elly McEachern.


Enumclaw 3, Sumner 0: Barbie Becker had 20 kills and 14 digs as the Hornets cruised past division opponent Sumner, 25-18, 25-16, 25-23.

Victoria Hernandez had 23 digs and three aces, and Gia Landis had 16 assists for Enumclaw.


White River 3, River Ridge 0: The Hornets (12-1, 11-1 2A SPSL) swept the court against the Hawks (0-12 2A SPSL), 25-11, 25-9, 25-12.

Mahealini Stone had 23 assists, Kelsey Williams had six digs and eight kills, and Keegan Strobeck chipped in four kills, nine aces, and three blocks.



Lincoln 3, Capital 1: The Abes (6-7 3A Narrows) upset the Cougars on their own court, 25-23, 25-22, 14-25, 25-21.

Capital head coach Natalie Rhodes said, “It was a hard-fought battle, Lincoln was scrappy on ‘D,’ didn’t let a lot of balls drop; both teams fought back from deficits, but we didn’t pull it out, ‘L’ played with more consistency.”

Elise Meaph had 29 digs for Capital, and Hali Ehresmann contributed with 14 kills, 4 aces and 14 digs.

North Thurston 3, Mount Tahoma 0: It was a quick and disappointing final home game for the T-Birds, who lost 25-18, 25-14, 25-9.

North Thurston’s Alex Porter had nine kills, four digs and one block, and Olivia Fairchild had seven kills and was 14 of 14 serving.

Shelton 3, Foss 0: The fourth-place Highclimbers took out the last-place Falcons in dominating fashion, 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.

For Shelton, Kiara Budge was 16 of 16 serving, with two aces and 17 assists. Paige Johnson, Kaitlyn Paller and Ashley Engstrom all had four kills.

For Foss, Angela Stanback had four assists, seven blocks and nine kills, and Patricia Stahlnecker went 11 of 11 serving, with two aces and five assists.



Tumwater 3, W.F. West 0: Kennedy Croft had 10 kills and Maddy Pilon had 34 assists as the T-Birds routed the Bearcats, 25-13, 25-10, 25-16.

Tumwater (12-0, 4-0 2A Evergreen) extended its undefeated streak to a dozen games while shutting out W.F. West (5-7, 1-3 2A Evergreen) for the second time this season.


Auburn Mountainview 1, Lakes 0: Despite having a weary team on the pitch, Auburn Mountainview defended its home field on Thursday.

“We were fortunate to get the win against an athletic Lakes team,” said Lions head coach Bryan Winkler. “I’m really proud with how my team played tonight.”

The goal came on an Emilee Greve header after a Malia Drudvick corner kick in the 30th minute.

The Lions are pushing for the playoffs and to do that, they have to get through in-town rival Auburn Riverside.

“The first time we played the Raves, they tied us late and won in the shootout,” Winkler said. “We hope to get that one back and build momentum as we enter the playoffs.”

Bonney Lake 1, Auburn Riverside 0: The Panthers’ goal came via Kelsey Lund in the 12th minute, assisted by Jax Wettleland. Kendall Slattery and Sydney Bennett combined for the shutout.

Charles Wright 2, Bellevue Christian 0: Sophie Hinz and Kristina Spaur provided the offense for the Tarriers with a goal and an assist apiece. Grace Hanley earned the shutout.

Puyallup 4, Graham-Kapowsin 1: The Vikings earned the road victory over the Eagles behind goals from Katelynn Wood, Sage Lyons, Fory Larkin and Emily Estrada.

Emerald Ridge 4, Spanaway Lake 0: Michaela Mitchell scored the fourth Jaguars goals in the 77th minute, as well as contributing to the shutout during her time as keeper.

Enumclaw 4, Peninsula 2: Taylor Tandecki had a goal and an assist to lead the Hornets’ balanced attack.


Curtis dominated the water, 19-2, against visiting Wilson on Thursday.

Leading the offense for the Vikings was Sam Abbott, who scored seven goals. Ryan St. John and Troy Friedman each added three goals, and David Ling and Matt Hunter both scored two.

Gig Harbor 15, Enumclaw 7: Alex Parker helped lead the Tides to the road victory by netting five goals to lead all scorers.


Steilacoom earned the road victory over Fife as the Sentinels won all but two of the events on Thursday.

Mirand Just and Rachel Forbes were prolific for the Sentinels as both won four events, including the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay where they swam together.

Just also won in the 100 butterfly and the 100 back, and Forbes won in the 50 free and the 100 free.