Tough times for White River at state volleyball

After climbing to the heights of the state volleyball circles – qualifying for the 16-team Class 2A state tournament – the White River High squad found the going rather tough.

After climbing to the heights of the state volleyball circles – qualifying for the 16-team Class 2A state tournament – the White River High squad found the going rather tough.

The Hornets dropped two matches Friday and were eliminated from further tourney play.

The two-day 2A tournament was staged at the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus in Lakewood.

The Hornet girls opened tourney play by dropping a four-game battle to the Sehome Seahawks, a team that went on to claim fourth-place honors. White River took the opener 25-22, but the Seahawks bounced back to take the next three – 25-18, 25-14, 25-13 – and win the match.

The Hornets were paced by Taylor Keating who had nine kills and Kelsey Williams, who finished with 18 digs and eight kills.

The Friday morning loss put White River into an afternoon, loser out contest against the Ridgefield Spudders. The Hornets’ second match went even longer than the first.

After dropping the opener 26-24, White River won the next two games by a 25-23 margin. Ridgefield wasn’t to be denied, however, and won the next two 25-16 and 15-8.

The Hornets were led in game two by Williams, who had 32 digs, and Emily Kuntz, with 11 kills.

The White River girls finished the regular season with an overall record of 10-5, which included a 10-4 mark in South Puget Sound League 2A play, good for third-place. The Hornets then went 3-1 in district play before being swept in their two state games.

More in News

Wilbanks wins close Buckley race

It took a month, but Luke Wilbanks finally knows he’ll be occupying a seat on the Buckley City Council.

Pierce County burn ban lifted | Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Update

The weather may be getting colder, but burn bans have been called for multiple counties due to deteriorating air quality.

Scammers posing as the State Supreme Court Clerk | Office of the Attorney General

Scammers are posing as the Washington State Supreme Court Clerk to call Washingtonians to demand money and threaten arrest. The fraudulent calls have so far targeted individuals with Hispanic last names.

Enumclaw’s Van Hulse to compete in national music showcase

Erik Van Hulse, who also goes by his stage name Siboh Nisoh, has been working toward this big break for almost as long as he can remember.

Taxing district was independent, now part of city government

In a move that was philosophically opposed by a pair of council members, the city of Enumclaw has taken control of the local Transportation Benefit District. The move may not be noticeable to the general public, as the collection and distribution of money should be unchanged. Also, the people controlling the dollars and cents remain the same.

Kiwanis honor four as Students of the Month

Members of the Buckley Kiwanis Club honored a trio of “Students of the Month” during an Nov. 16 gathering.

Pepper addresses ‘false’ recall charges in community meeting

The meeting, held at the Black Diamond library, was a chance for voters to have “an opportunity to hear from both sides before they decide to sign,” the recall petition, Pepper wrote in an announcement for the meeting.

Buckley Council race gets recount; results due Dec. 6

The closest general election outcome in Pierce County was found in Buckley, where a razor-thin difference in a City Council race forced a recount by the Pierce County Elections Department.

Most Read