EHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Lions clip Hornets’ wings

The Enumclaw High boys basketball team fell to Decatur on the road 62-37 Jan. 11, then hosted Auburn Mountainview Friday evening and suffered a heartbreaking 65-64 overtime setback on a festive night at Chuck Smith Gymnasium that saw a new crop of EHS athletic Hall of Fame inductees recognized.

The Enumclaw High boys basketball team fell to Decatur on the road 62-37 Jan. 11, then hosted Auburn Mountainview Friday evening and suffered a heartbreaking 65-64 overtime setback on a festive night at Chuck Smith Gymnasium that saw a new crop of EHS athletic Hall of Fame inductees recognized.

The Hornets and Decatur squared off at Highline Community College, where Enumclaw’s D.J. Hitch put on a show for his older sister Heather, who is currently starting for the Thunderbirds’ women hoopsters, finishing with 16 points.

The encounter began innocently enough as at the end of the initial stanza the scoreboard read 14 apiece. Things quickly went south for EHS, though, as the Gators outpaced the Hornets 48-23 in what remained of the lopsided affair.

Before a rambunctious, Friday night crowd, the Hornets wrote a different story. The lead changed hands at least 10 times and only a gutsy extra frame performance by the Lions enabled them to escape from Enumclaw with a win. The loss dropped Enumclaw’s South Puget Sound League 3A mark to 1-2 and fourth place in the six team division.

Hitch and Jordan Jacobson knocked down 15 points each and Anthony Chynoweth and Brian Foerster had 11 each.

More in Sports

Area prep athletes receive all-league honors

Check out which local athletes were honored this spring season

Three Hornets sign with colleges

Cameron Bogard, Tyler Miller and Mikyla Olsen are ready to play at a new level.

Wyatt Hodder same in third in one of this year’s tree climbing competitions. Photo by Ashley Britschgi
Junior Show attracts 142 competitors, here are the winners

Make sure you don’t miss the big event next weekend.

WIAA will use committees to seed prep football playoffs

Many coached weren’t satisfied with the traditional system that used district seeds and geography.

State golf: Franklin third, Hornet girls place seventh

Hornet Georgia Lavinder tied for 27th.

Bonney Lake captures state softball title

The Panthers beat out Snohomish 8-5.

Signing ceremonies at White River

Morgan Budinich, Lacee Lisherness, Noelle Mills, Keegan Strobeck, Megan Vandegrift and Hope Baldyga are committed to playing college sports.

White River powerlifters rank among state’s best

Tatiana Molinero-Ceras earned a state title by lifting a total of 650 pounds.

Quest for birdies, glory begins for three area teams

White River, Enumclaw and Sumner are heading to state.

Area’s athletes primed to make history

Fastpitch, soccer, track and field, water polo, and baseball teams from all four local high schools are ready to take on the state championships.

Sumner pair sign with collegiate programs

Miele is heading to New Mexico State University while Wilson is going to Concordia University.

Enumclaw’s Anderson, Carlson sign with college programs

Two Hornets are ready to play on the college level.