EHS VOLLEYBALL: Enumclaw opens with victories

Led by its strong core of experienced players and senior size, Enumclaw High’s volleyball squad defeated both White River and Mount Rainier in the minimum number of games.

The Hornets’ whipped host White River 25-16, 25-20 and 25-21 Sept. 7, then beat the visiting Rams 25-9, 25-15 and 25-8 Thursday.

Junior outside hitter HayleeMae Dennis crushed 24 kills in the two matches and 6-foot senior spires Richelle Carel and Katina Ferguson had eight kills and a dozen kills, respectively, in the White River and Mount Rainier contests. Senior setter Gina Sanders contributed 25 assists against White River and 30 against Mount Rainier.

After making what coach Jackie Carel called a worthwhile trip to Yakima’s Sundome for a Saturday volleyball festival, she added this week’s attention will be focused on Enumclaw’s nonleague trial Thursday against Tacoma’s Stadium.

Enumclaw’s initial South Puget Sound League 3A tilt will be Sept. 23 when the Hornets host Decatur.

More in Sports

Two new coaches join White River programs

Lacrosse team aims to improve last year’s 4th place standing

Sumner returns two-time state champion on tennis court

Soccer and track also hoping to build on last year’s success.

Busy time on diamond for Spartan baseball, fastpitch

The fastpitch team’s first game is against Enumclaw on March 13.

Enumclaw High grad shines in Florida

The Sunshine State Conference Baseball Player of the Week award went to Bryce Peterson.

Solid group of returnees for White River diamond sports

The baseball team placed second in the 2A League last year, but fell quickly in the West Central District tournament.

Local players part of state championship hockey team

Andrew Alonzo and Danny McCarragher traveled to California after securing the state title.

EHS teams are loaded with returning talent

Girls water polo is looking to make 14th postseason games in a row.

Two-time state champ Adair heads list of Panther spring athletes

The Bonney Lake senior will be defending her discus championship again this year.

Sumner’s Rodriguez is 4A dive champion

Enumclaw Hornets also take 5th and 12th.

EHS boys, White River girls headed to hoop regionals, then state tournaments

Regionals are this weekend, with both away games on Saturday.

White River takes Mat Classic championships

Bonney Lake nabbed second, Enumclaw in 7th and Sumner finishes 13th.

Area athletes make it official, sign with collegiate programs

Students who signed letters of intent included Tre Weed of Sumner High, Annabelle Hall of White River High, and Teagan Eldridge of Enumclaw High.