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Enumclaw sports previews: Boys basketball, girls basketball, girls wrestling
The Enumclaw High Hornet boys are aiming for big season with a strong group of returning players.
The team welcomes back eight of 10 from last season’s varsity group, which posted a 7-15 overall record while going 1-1 in postseason play.
All-league performer Tony Chynoweth is back on the court after leading the South Puget Sound League 3A in scoring a season ago with 19.5 points per game. He averaged 17.2 overall with five rebound and two assists per contest.
Chynoweth is a returning captain and coach Kellen Hall expect a high-flying season from him.
Perry Rockwood will be holding down the point. He was an honorable mention all-league player last season. Hall wrote in an email Rockwood averaged 12.2 points and 4.3 assists per league outing.
Junior Drake Rademacher should be an anchor for the Hornets both in the post and shooting from outside. He averaged eight points and five rebounds last year in league and eight points and six rebounds overall.
During the offseason Rademacher played Amateur Athletic Union basketball.
“We expect him to be more consistent this season, as well as be one of the top players in the league,” Hall said.
This teams looks ready to break out and challenge for the top spot in the league.
Enumclaw hosts White River at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Enumclaw High girls basketball team is back on the court with a large group of seniors looking to post big numbers in the win column.
Last season the girls went 14-6 and made the postseason, losing in overtime by one point in district play. The experience should prove valuable in upcoming games.
Coach Beth Madill said all five starters from last year’s team are back, “and (we) are anticipating and hoping for a great season.”
Among the many girls to watch are Katie Holland, a first-team all-league selection as a junior; Hannah Calvert, a second-team all-league pick as a junior; and Calli Remitz, who garnered honorable mention honors.
“These girls play so well together and that is what will make us a successful team,” Madill said. “We have multiple players that can step up on any given night. The balance and chemistry between this group of girls is our strength going into this season.”
Enumclaw travels to White River for a 7 p.m. game today, Wednesday.
The EHS girls wrestling team features three returnees who placed in the Class 3A state tournament last year.
The Hornets tied for 11th in state and won the state academic team championship in 2011/12.
The three returning stars are Danielle Cormier, who finished seventh in state; Jade Paterson, fifth in state; and KC Moulden. whose only loss last year was to the state champion Laura Charboneau.
Moulden’s career record is 23-3 while Paterson is a three-time state medalist who was fourth in 2009 and fifth the past two seasons.
Other returning Hornets include Kristen Green, 118 or 124 pounds, Chantal Capps at 235 and Raquel Cormier at 137 or 145.
New wrestlers include Jaelyn Hobert at 118 and Ally Smith at 155.