EHS SWIM AND DIVE: Bonthuis dives to ninth place at state

Diver Erica Bonthuis closed out her senior year with the Enumclaw High team with a ninth-place finish at the state meet Saturday.

Diver Erica Bonthuis closed out her senior year with the Enumclaw High team with a ninth-place finish at the state meet Saturday.

Bonthuis, a cheerleader and gymnast who finished seventh and 13th in the two previous years, was seventh after the eight-dive preliminaries Friday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

On the swimming side, the Hornets’ 200-yard medley relay of Bailey Sexton, Bella Davenport, Katie Larrea and Erin Wessel moved up five spots to 19th after the preliminaries. It was a good swim, but not good enough to advance to Saturday’s consolation finals or finals.

Coach Ann Bettencourt said it was the first Hornet relay team to make it to state since the 2006 season.

Larrea was the lone Hornet to earn an individual berth into the state meet. She raced into the 100-yard breaststroke with a state-qualifying time and a third-place finish at the West Central District Meet Nov. 5 and finished 22nd at the state meet. The junior was the first to post a state-qualifying time for the Lady Hornets also in several years.

The state appearances bode well for the Hornets. Larrea, Davenport and Sexton return to the Hornet lineup in the fall, along with state alternates Allie Larrea, Carlie Hinman, Jamie Ritzdorf and Carly Cairnes.

Mercer Island won the state title.


More in Sports

Winter season in full swing at Enumclaw High

The Hornets have participated in a pair of four-team gymnastics meets so far. They will compete again Wednesday hosting Federal Way, Kennedy Catholic and Mount Rainier at PEAK Gymnastics in Enumclaw.

White River wrestlers top foes

The White River High gymnasium was the place to be Dec. 6, as some of the state’s top wrestling teams – and a handful of highly-ranked individuals – gathered for a night of competition.

Panther pair sign with college programs

A pair of Bonney Lake High School seniors formalized their athletic futures during a Nov. 22 signing ceremony at the school.

Spartan gymnasts, wrestlers boast seasoned talent

Boasting a roster rich in experience, coach Kathryn Shimer is expecting good things from her Sumner High gymnasts.

Spartans: More victories in the works

Last year’s Sumner High girls basketball team didn’t experience the thrill of victory all that often, winning just five of 20 games, but a flock of returning players should help turn the tide.

White River athletes steaming into winter season

Things are looking good again this season for the tough, talented and battle-tested White River boys wrestling program.

Hornets take all-sport title

Thanks to a pair of team titles, Enumclaw High School was named the fall all-sport champion of the South Puget Sound League’s Olympic Division.

WR: Girls still loaded with talent, boys replacing key players

The White River Hornet girls team never seem to need an overhaul, just some annual tinkering with quality, familiar parts.

Panther rosters are packed with plenty of experience

Familiar faces are back on the mat, looking to continue Bonney Lake’s near-decade tradition of wrestling excellence.

Most Read