Great things expected from Lady Panthers

Bonnie Lake High water polo coach Tamara Knotts is full of praise for her team.

  • Monday, March 9, 2009 8:52pm
  • Sports

Bonnie Lake High water polo coach Tamara Knotts is full of praise for her team.

Courtney Fisher, a senior and team co-captain, is one of the players earning kind words.

“She’s a fighter, she has been from the start,” Knotts said. “She gets out there and it’s like she’s on fire.”

Knotts admires Fisher’s leadership quilities, which she said lead to excellence.

“You get a title because you’re a leader, you’re not a leader because you get a title,” she said.

Knotts said another example for the team to follow is set by senior Kirsty Moore.

“She just really goes after it. She’s an all-or-nothing kind of player. The other girls follow suit because they see that,” she said.

The team has nine players and a welcome returning player is senior and co-captain Megan Grant. It’s her fourth year playing and, according to Knotts, she not only brings talent to the pool, but enthusiasm which helps buoy the team.

“It doesn’t matter what we’re doing in workout, she’s always smiling,” Knotts said.

Senior Alex Ellis is also an asset to the team with her versatile shooting.

“She has an amazing outside shot. She can shoot right or left,” Knotts said.

The season starts Monday with a match at Auburn Riverside.

“I expect to see great things from these girls,” Knotts said.

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.

Hornet water polo takes seventh in state

In their final tournament match, Enumclaw beat Bainbridge 7-2.

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.

White River’s Zaugg competes in state tennis

The Hornet player was ousted in the third round.

Enumclaw places fourth at judo championships

Tatiana Molinero-Ceras and Esperanza Aparicio-Gamez took first place medals.

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.

EHS qualifies 22 riders for state meet in Moses Lake

Rylee Geddes and Lindsay Sogge also broke a district record at the last meet.

Sumner’s Baines state’s athletic director of the Year

He’s been at Sumner High School for 18 years.