Sports

Plateau pitchers off to strong start

Among local schools, the beginning of the baseball and fastpitch season has been marked by two things – drizzly weather and great pitching.

 

White River’s Gibson enters hoop Hall of Fame

The numbers speak for themselves: 28 years of coaching, 724 games on the bench and 516 career victories, resulting in a .713 winning percentage.

 

Former Hornet an All-American wrestler

Hunter Haney, who wrestled his way to a state championship while at Enumclaw High School, continues to shine as a member of the Washington State University team.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

 

New White River coach takes soccer reigns

There’s a new hand at the helm of the White River High boys soccer program, as T.J. Suek has replaced longtime coach Russ DeFord, who moved from the area.

Sumner High counting on experience in spring sports

The girls track team return to track and field games after a victorious season last year, having been the co-champions of their league, third at the West Central District meet and fifth overall at state.

Enumclaw has proven talent across spring rosters

The Enumclaw boys and girls track and field team is ready for another season of competition.

Panthers spring back into tennis, soccer and track and field

The Panthers tennis team looks to be packing some serious veteran power, with more than half of the team returning to the courts.

Enumclaw fastpitch on the hunt for state championship; baseball ready for Osborne

The Enumclaw Hornets fastpitch team will open another season March 15, and another drive for the state championship. The Hornets have been one of the premier fastpitch programs in the state.

Sumner baseball, fastpitch ready for hitting and pitching

The Sumner Spartans are looking to come out of the batting cage swinging and make their way to another Final Four state baseball appearance.

New coach takes reins with WR baseball; fastpitch team after another state trip

The White River High baseball team – for the first time in many years – has a new hand on the wheel.

Bonney Lake fastpitch stocked with experience; baseball aiming for continues success

The Bonney Lake Panthers look to be in a great position to start out strong this year, with most of team being varsity returners from last year.

Enumclaw Hornets wins one, drops two in Tacoma Dome

The state Class 4A basketball tournament was a three-game affair for the Enumclaw High Hornets, who fell a victory shy of playing for a trophy in the Tacoma Dame.

White River girls sixth in state basketball

The White River High girls found themselves on familiar turf last week, collecting hardware at the close of the Class 2A basketball tournament.

Enumclaw boys play three games at 4A state basketball champship | Photo Gallery

Hornets win first and lose two at Tacoma Dome.

Former Spartan is Freshman of the Year at UPS

Sumner High product Jamie Lange has certainly made her presence known at the University of Puget Sound.

White River girls, Enumclaw boys in state hoop tournaments

The White River girls and Enumclaw High boys are the only local basketball teams still standing, each headed this week to their respective state tournaments.

White River Hornets vs. Washougal | Slideshow

The Hornets beat Washougal 63-53 in a foul-heavy game.

  • Feb 28th, 2017

White River girls 2A district champions

The highly-regarded Hornet girls certainly didn’t disappoint, sweeping two contests to emerge as the West Central District champion.

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.