High School Sports

Washington Patriots hold off Clover Park down the stretch

Boys Basketball

With seconds left to play on Tuesday, Clover Park was down by two points, the final shot was theirs for the taking, it just wasn’t executed.

The Warriors could not sink a buzzer-beating shot against the Washington Patriots in the final seconds and were defeated 45-43 on their home court.

With 45 seconds left to play the Warriors had the lead, but Washington’s free throws left them trailing.


Emerald Ridge 61, Bethel 51:

Jason Cassens led the Jaguars to a 10-point victory after he scored a team-high 15 points. Zach Vargas did what he could for the Braves’ offense. He scored 16, but they couldn’t come back from being outscored 18-6 in the second quarter.

Puyallup 74, Spanaway Lake 60:

Senior Deven Neff went off for the Vikings. Neff had a game-high 28 points in a 14-point victory.

The Sentinels kept it close during the first three quarters as they trailed 51-48.

But the Puyallup offense would not be stopped in the fourth as they outscored Spanaway Lake, 23-12.

Curtis 72, Rogers 34:

The Vikings could not be stopped as they outscored the Rams, 27-2, in the first quarter. Senior guard Ausshanti Potts-Woods was the main source of scoring with 19 points.

The stout Vikings defense did not allow a Rams player to reach double figures; the highest point total the Rams had in a quarter was 13 in the fourth.


Auburn Riverside 61, Sumner 57:

The Ravens pulled off a nail-biting win on the road due to a solid fourth-quarter performance in which they outscored the Spartans, 15-13.

Lakes 65, Enumclaw 54:

The Lancers made their presence known during the second half against the Hornets. After a tie at halftime (26-26), Lakes went on to outscore Enumclaw, 39-28, in the third and fourth.

Auburn Mountainview 60, Auburn 50:

There is nothing like a cross-town rivalry, especially when you are on the winning end of things. The Lions were feeling it Tuesday night as they scored 30 in the first half and another 30 in the second.

The Trojans didn’t give up.They outscored the Lions, 16-8, during the third quarter but simply could not overcome the 10-point deficit from the first half.

Peninsula 62, Bonny Lake 36:

The Seahawks launched an offensive attack during the second quarter, outscoring the Panthers, 21-5, a hole Bonney Lake could not dig out of.


White River 91, Orting 69:

The Hornets’ offense was potent on the road against the Cardinals. In the first half, they outscored Orting, 60-33.

Senior guard Tyler Meadows led the way for the Hornets with a 17-point performance, Alex Wallen followed with 15 points, Ryan Larson had 14.

Steilacoom 75, Franklin Pierce 40:

It’s hard to come back from being outscored 43-17 in the second and third quarter. The Cardinals found this out on their home court and were outscored in all four quarters,

River Ridge 82, Fife 40:

LaBrandon Price was the scoring leader with 14 for the Hawks as they demolished the Trojans on their home court.

Mac Armstrong and Jaden White tied for second on the scoring list as they both scored 13 points.

Mount Rainier Lutheran 50, Christian Faith 13:

The Hawks allowed one point during the first half. Strong defense?

You can say so. .

Tacoma Baptist 47, Auburn Adventist 38:

The Crusaders earned their first win on Tuesday night as they defeated the Falcons by outscoring them during the final three quarters.

T-B head coach Rich Hamlin said, “Tough start, but it was fun for the boys to taste success; we battled, we played like basketball players.”

Boys Swimming

Evan Chard was a part of four winning races as the Rams cruised past the Blazers 126-59 in a home meet held at Wilson High School.

Chard won the 200 IM (2:09.91), 100 breast (1:07.35), and was a member of both the 200 medley relay (1:49.71) and the 400 relay (3:43.93).

Central Kitsap 116, Mount Tahoma 46:

C-K won in dominant fashion during this meet due to a four-win night by Brennan Dour. Individually, Dour won the 500 free in six minutes 4.8 seconds; he also won the 100 fly, finishing in 1 minute 3.79 seconds. The Cougars won all 11 events.

Steilacoom 131, Renton 23:

The Sentinels swept the stage and won all 12 events in an out-of-league match in Renton.

Boys Wrestling

Graham-Kapowsin 46, Centralia 28:

The Eagles proved to be too stout for the Tigers as they muscled through the first seven matches, winning six of them, three by pin.

Stadium 48, Kennedy 24:

Despite winning the first two matches on forfeits, Kennedy could not pull away. The Tigers went on to win six straight matches, five on pins.


The Annie Wright Gators defended their home court against Bear Creek on Tuesday, winning in overtime, 44-39.

The Gators were led by strong scoring performances from a pair of junior guards. in Abbey Turner and Maria Peterson combined for 30 points.

River Ridge 36, Fife 30: Makenna Schultz was a force as she put up 12 points to help seal the deal for the Hawks over the Trojans.

Steilacoom 50, Franklin Pierce 41: The dual threat of Taylor Stowers and Nanalia Wagoner was too much for the Cardinals as they fell to the Sentinels.

Bellarnine Prep 64, Gig Harbor 50: Four players scored in double figures for the Lions, as freshman Reyelle Frazier led the way with 13 against the Tides.

Curtis 43, Rogers 33: Cedrice Howard was the difference in the Vikings’ victory over the Rams with 11 points.

Skyview 63, Olympia 44: A 30-point performance from Jenna Randich was just not enough for the Bears to overcome the Storm at home.

Mount Rainier 51, Highline 33: Combining for 31 points, Madison Lommen and Cecelia Tafia controlled the game for the Rams against the Pirates.

Jefferson 58, Decatur 39: Isabelle Mclarty kept the scoring going all through the game as she put up 24 points in the Raiders’ victory over the Gators.


The Mount Tahoma girls bowling team could not take a frame off against Capital, but ultimately defeated the Cougars, 5-2, on Tuesday.

Though the Cougars took the first match, 682 pins to 622, the T-Birds cruised through the rest and outpinned, Capital 1,506 to 1,433.

The high bowlers were Wendy Varajas for the T-Birds with 292 pins, and Ashlee Dunkelberger for the Cougars with 267 pins.

Timberline 5, North Thurston 2: Larissa Sharwark was the high bowler on the night for the Rams, but her total 350 pins wasn’t enough to get the victory over the Blazers.

Steilacoom 4, Washington 1: It was a close match as the two sides battled, but ultimately, Emily Cybulski’s 338 total pins helped pave the way for the Sentinels.

Jefferson 4.5, Puyallup 0.5: The second baker game was tied at 113 pins, but the Madison McCord-led Raiders earned the overall win behind her 355 pins.

Graham-Kapowsin 5, Emerald Ridge 0: The Eagles’ Thida Tea rolled a 335 on the day and helped earn all 1,868 pins in the victory over the Jaguars.

Spanaway Lake 5, Federal Way 0: Faith Julian was the high bowler on the day as she rolled a 348 and led the Sentinels to a 1741-pin performance.

Wilson 7, River Ridge 0: The Rams were all over the Hawks as Trinity Charles’ 304 pins were more than enough to help earn the victory.