EHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked EHS keeps on trucking

The Enumclaw Hornet basketball squad remained undefeated after notching two more impressive South Puget Sound League 3A victories, despite playing without starting post Tarren VanTrojen, who injured an ankle during practice last week.

The Enumclaw Hornet basketball squad remained undefeated after notching two more impressive South Puget Sound League 3A victories, despite playing without starting post Tarren VanTrojen, who injured an ankle during practice last week.

The first of these league triumphs – which kept EHS ranked No. 1 in the state polls – came Jan. 26 against winless Peninsula at home, 72-38.

Friday, on the road, the Hornets won at Clover Park 53-49, to avenge last year’s solitary regular-season loss. The victory came courtesy of some fourth-quarter heroics by senior guard Riley Carel.

After trailing the Warriors at intermission 25-22, a 31-point second half Hornet surge spelled the demise of the feisty Warrior bunch. Carel hit a fadeaway 3-point bucket with the shot clock winding down in the final minute of the contest, that tickled the twine to turn away the Clover Park threat.

Both Carel and fellow senior guard Jayson Lewis registered 16 points in the conquest that gave the Hornets a two-game cushion in the SPSL standings, with four league games remaining to play.

Against 0-11 Peninsula, Lewis and Carel teamed up to score more than 30 points. Senior guard Taylor Myers chipped in 14 to help annihilate Peninsula.

The Hornets will put their untarnished record on the line without the stellar play of VanTrojen, tumbling headlong into tough contests against Lakes Thursday and Franklin Pierce Tuesday. Those two sit in second and third in the SPSL 3A hoop race, respectively.

If VanTrojen isn’t able to go in Thursday’s contest, look for the Lancers to exploit that deficiency in the low post with 6-foot, 9-inch Zack Banner.

More in News

Pamphlets, primary ballots headed for voters’ hands

The first round of election materials are scheduled to hit the mail July 12 in Pierce County and July 17 in King County.

Buckley discusses potential 83 unit apartment complex development

The conversation is taken its very first steps. But the direction council members decide to head will likely affect Buckley’s future for years to come.

Animals, rides, food… and technology, all at the King County Fair | King County

This year the kid’s area has been expanded from previous years and there is a new teen-focused technology game that will allow teens (and all fairgoers) to tour the Fair.

Survey seeks information from 410 travelers

Here’s your chance to tell the Department of Transportation how you think traffic can be improved on the highway.

Group moving ahead with plans for Mount Peak tower

The Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association may have to shift where the tower would be placed, and the cost is estimated at $450,000.

Dump truck crashes into Alderton store

Two were injured, one airlifted to hospital.

Local woman finishes 62-mile historical pilgrimage

After an accident in 2015, Becky Rush-Peet is grateful to be alive.

Medics find motorcycle crash victim after location issues | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

The man was using his cell to contact his wife; after hanging up and calling 911, first responders were able to use GPS to narrow their search.

Most Read