Sports

Panthers claim state wrestling championship

The Bonney Lake boys wrestling team took home its first Mat Classic 3A state championship trophy Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. The quest for the trophy came down to the final match. The Panthers and Kelso battled all day for the lead.

 

Sumner takes 7th in gymnastics; Spartans and Enumclaw swam in state

The state gymnastic championship meet featured girls from Sumner, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake and White River high schools. The meet was Thursday through Saturday at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

 

Sumner wins 4A gymnastics meet; area schools send swimmers to state

Sumner High gymnasts rose to the top Saturday winning the 4A West Central District III meet at Auburn Mountainview. As a team the Spartan girls won scoring 166.150.

 

Long list of local wrestlers earn a spot at Mat Classic

An impressive list of area grapplers – both boys and girls – will be headed to the Tacoma Dome this weekend for Mat Classic XXIX, the state wrestling championships for all classifications. Action begins Friday and wraps up Saturday evening.

Hoop teams keep state dreams alive

The White River High girls, who have made an annual habit of appearing in the state tournament, find themselves tourney-bound once again.

Enumclaw’s McClusky to play soccer at Green River

Enumclaw High senior Brie McClusky has committed to Green River College, where she will continue her academic and athletic careers.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Area wrestlers are headed to regionals

The SPSL Mountain Division boys wrestling tournament belonged to White River, as the Hornets simply blew away the rest of the field.

Hoop teams qualify for WCD tourneys

Here are all the teams headings, or could be heading, to West Central District tournaments.

White River girls second at Auburn tournament

The White River High girls placed second Saturday at the Athena’s Pageant wrestling tournament at Auburn High School. With 107 team points, the Rivergirls trailed only Class 4A Rogers High School.

Hoop teams heading to postseason play

The curtain has dropped – or nearly dropped – on the regular hoop season, meaning most local basketball programs are gearing up for postseason play.

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Bonney Lake teen takes national PP&K championship

As one of the nation’s best Punt, Pass and Kick participants, Brynna Nixon found herself competing on the national stage last week – and winning.

Sumner swimmers, diver ready for postseason

As they head toward postseason competition, a handful of Bonney Lake swimmers have qualified for upcoming league and district meets – and diver Rafael Rodriguez has already secured a berth in the Class 3A state meet.

  • Feb 1st, 2017

White River girls second in Spokane wrestling tourney

The White River High girls returned home with second-place honors from the 2017 Washington Dream Duals wrestling tournament.

  • Jan 26th, 2017

RPI ushers in new era for postseason basketball play

A seismic shift has occurred in the world of Washington prep basketball, with the introduction of a rating system that will shape seedings into the state’s Sweet 16.

Exchange students gravitate to Sumner swim

They came from all corners of the world to attend Sumner High School.

Riding talents net Cowboy scholarship

Having already proven herself in prestigious competition, Enumclaw’s Stephanie Helsen will take her equestrian abilities to the campus of Oklahoma State University.

Gibson honored for 500 victories

Chris Gibson, veteran coach of the White River High School girls basketball program, recently posted his 500th career victory.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Sumner Spartan swimmers to league, district events in postseason

The Sumner Spartans have been fighting against the current, having yet to…

Sumner Sea Gal heading to Pro Bowl

From the halls of Sumner High School to the Pro Bowl sidelines in Orlando, Fla. – that’s the path being traveled by a veteran Seattle Seahawks cheerleader.

Hornet girls nab big win over Fife

The White River High hoop programs – both the boys and girls teams – remained perfect in league play the evening of Dec. 20.

EHS swimmers swamp Gators

By winning nine of 12 events, including a sweep of the three relays, Enumclaw High’s swimmers swamped the visiting Decatur Gators 105-69.

White River wrestlers excel in Idaho tourney

White River High was well-represented at the tough Tri-State Wrestling Tournament, with one Hornet taking championship honors and two others battling their way to the finals.

EHS gymnasts second at home

The Enumclaw High gymnastics team placed a close second during a five-team home meet Dec. 14.

Good news for girls: WR beats a tough No.4, Enumclaw wins a pair

The Hornets hosted their toughest early-season test Saturday and walked off the court victorious.

State vets lead the way for White River wrestling

With a trio of state tournament veterans leading the charge, the White River girls wrestling team has hit the mats for the 2016-17 campaign.

EHS athletes set for winter competition

The Enumclaw Hornets gymnastic team is ready for another stellar season.

White River teams jump on top early, rout Foster

While the Hornet boys were ringing up a 32-point victory over the Foster Bulldogs in Buckley, the Hornet girls registered a 38-point rout on Foster’s Tukwila campus.

Lots of talent turning out for Sumner winter sports

With the Sumner gymnastics team taking their first meet win since 2013 last Wednesday, the girls are looking forward to an exciting season.

Enumclaw 7-year-old dominates PP&K

Enumclaw’s Quin Nearhood recently strolled the sidelines of CenturyLink Field and heard his name announced to a sellout crowd during halftime of a Seattle Seahawks’ Sunday afternoon game.

Local basketball standouts making their mark in collegiate ranks

With the winter sports season off and running, it’s time to catch up with some area basketball players who have taken their talents to the collegiate level.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

EHS boys win Friday on game’s final shot

The annual Hornet-Hornet hoop battle brought a convincing win for the highly-regarded White River girls and a dramatic, final-shot victory for the Enumclaw boys.

WR boys, girls after another postseason trip

The traditionally-tough White River girls basketball team has launched another campaign and, once again, coach Chris Gibson sees reason for optimism.

Four starters return to spark Spartan girls

As the weather cools, high school sports take their action inside.

BL girls hope to repeat, boys look to rebound

‘Tis the season for layups, free throws and three pointers.

Changes at the top for EHS hoop program

The Enumclaw girls basketball team opened the season with a new coach and a mix of new and returning varsity athletes.

Reichert headed to EHS Hall of Fame

One Hall of Fame induction down, one still to come.

Sumner’s football season ends with loss in 4A semifinals

It’s said that all good things must come to an end – and that’s certainly true at Sumner High, where a remarkable football season was finished by the talented crew from Camas.

Sumner’s Coatney is MVP with scoring and leadership

Few players have impacted a team the way Kaylee Coatney did this fall.

Panthers ousted from 3A football playoffs

Bonney Lake’s exciting ride – which included a Pierce County League football title and nine victories – came to a crashing halt Saturday afternoon.

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Sumner advances to state Final Four

The No. 3-ranked Sumner Spartans charged into the Class 4A Final Four with a come-from-behind, 16-13 victory over the Woodinville Falcons.

Spartans, Panthers into Elite Eight

Throughout Washington, only eight football teams are still in contention in each classification for a state title – and both Sumner and Bonney Lake high schools find themselves in that elite company.

White River girls fourth in state 2A volleyball

The Hornets won twice on Friday and lost twice on Saturday to cap an impressive season.

Sumner High’s Webster captures 4A dive title

The Sumner Spartans girls swim team cracked the Top 10 and grabbed a state diving championship.

White River is top local entry at state cross country meet

The powerhouse White River girls cross country team, led by Courtney Gelmini, placed in the top 10 at the Class 2A state cross country championship after winning the district crown Nov. 12.

Sumner, White River earn berths in state soccer

White river girls qualify in 2A, open state play against ridgefield

Sumner, Bonney Lake headed to football playoffs

Sumner High improved to a perfect 10-0 on the season and advanced to the Class 4A state playoffs, all courtesy of a 47-14 pasting of Glacier Peak.

Time for postseason football

The highly-regarded Sumner Spartans kick off postseason play Friday night, taking on the Glacier Peak Grizzlies. As the higher-seeded team, Sumner hosts the affair. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. at Sunset Chev Stadium on the Sumner High campus.

White River girls race to district title; area cross country runners off to state

A day that started with rain showers, ended up with sunny skies…

Sumner diver, swimmers head to state

After a long two weeks of league and district swim and dive…

Lacrosse skill taking Nelson to Colorado

Reilly Nelson, a senior at Bonney Lake High School, will be taking his lacrosse talents to Colorado Mesa University.