Enumclaw High teams gearing up for tourney competition

Soccer and volleyball are heading to districts, while swim and cross country are readying for state.


The Hornets will put the final touches on the 2019 season with a Week 10 game against Bellarmine Prep. The teams will square off at 7 p.m. Thursday in what will be the season finale for each.

The game will be on the Bellarmine Prep campus in Tacoma.

Enumclaw enters Thursday’s contest with a 6-3 record while the Lions sit at 4-5.

The Hornets’ hopes of advancing into the playoffs were dashed Friday night by Mount Rainier. Playing on the familiar turf at the Enumclaw Expo Center, Enumclaw fell 27-7 to the Rams.

Plenty went wrong against Mount Rainier, from a big opening kickoff return by the Rams to a fumble that was returned 100 yards for a Mount Rainier touchdown.


Enumclaw High is sending six runners – three boys and three girls – to Saturday’s state championship meet.

The big meet, bringing together prep runners from all classifications, will once again be staged at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

The six Hornets earned their state trips during last weekend’s West Central District meet at Chambers Bay. From there, the top eight teams and top 56 individuals (both boys and girls) advanced to state.

On the boys’ side, Enumclaw is sending Jacob Dickson, Seth Coons and Trevor Storm. They finished 14th, 47th and 49th, respectively.

Running in the girls’ state meet will be Natasha Puzon, who placed 16th at districts, Addie Neu, 38th, and Kate Dickson, 52nd.


Coach Jackie Carel and her troops begin North Puget Sound League tournament play Saturday, Nov. 9, after receiving a first-round bye.

The tournament will be staged at Kentwood High School.

The Hornets, as the No. 2 entry from the NPSL’s Olympic Division, open at noon against the unbeaten Tahoma Bears, the No. 1 squad out of the Cascade Division. Enumclaw is assured a berth in the West Central/Southwest District tournament and will play twice Saturday to determine seeding.

The district tourney will take place Nov. 12-16 at various sites, with the final rounds set for Curtis High and Curtis Junior High School.


The Hornets’ Margaret Petellin earned a trip to this weekend’s state swim meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

She earned her state trip in the 100-yard backstroke during last weekend’s West Central District meet at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place.

At the Curtis pool, Petellin broke her own school record in the 100 backstroke, clocking a time of 1:00.73. Her fifth-place finish was enough for a state berth. She also swam a personal-best time in the 200-yard freestyle, placing 11th.

In other highlights from the WCD meet: the quartet of Petellin, Anna Bogh, Ella Hoyne and Kate Perlot competed in both the 200-yard medley relay and 400 freestyle relay and placed seventh in each, missing a state allocation by one spot; Bogh had a personal-best time in the 500 freestyle; Perlot had a personal-best time in the 500 freestyle; and Hoyne had a personal-best time in the 100 breaststroke.


The Hornets have qualified for postseason play but will have some traveling to do.

By virtue of being the No. 7 seed into the West Central/Southwest District tournament, Enumclaw heads to Camas Thursday to take on the host Papermakers. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Ingersoll Stadium.

It’s a loser-out contest, with the winner guaranteed a berth into the Class 4A state tournament. A Thursday victory would bring a Saturday game for seeding purposes only; the game would be at 1 p.m. at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.

The Hornets dropped their North Puget Sound League tourney game to Kennedy Catholic, falling 3-1 Nov. 2 at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Bella Hoyer scored Enumclaw’s only goal in the 77th minute.

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