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Local athletes rolling into postseason; state baseball awaits Enumclaw, Bonney Lake and Sumner

The Class 3A state baseball tournament will have great representation from the local area, as all three area clubs qualified for the 16-team field.

The Class 3A state baseball tournament will have great representation from the local area, as all three area clubs qualified for the 16-team field.

The state tourney will be played out over the next two weekends, with games on May 21 played at regional sites and the Final Four slated for May 27-28 at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.

When the dust settled on the West Central/Southwest 3A district tournament, Enumclaw High emerged as the No. 4 seed, followed by Sumner at No. 5 and Bonney Lake at No. 6.

Enumclaw opens state play at 10 a.m. Saturday, taking on Lake Washington at Curtis High in University Place; Sumner plays at 1 p.m. Saturday against Eastside Catholic at Bannerwood Park n Bellevue; and Bonney Lake plays at 1 p.m. Saturday against Kennewick at Curtis High.

All of Saturday’s games are loser-out contests; opening-round victories would send teams into the state semi-finals, where a victory sends teams to the Final Four in Pasco.

Enumclaw had already secured a state berth – prior to last weekend’s play – and dropped two games Saturday to wind up with the No. 4 seed. The Hornets fell 3-0 to Columbia River and 5-0 to Kelso, with both games played at Auburn Riverside High School.

Both Sumner and Bonney Lake needed two victories last week to grab a state berth, and both did exactly that. Sumner whipped Wilson of Tacoma 11-1 on May 11, then blanked Auburn Mountainview 6-0 on Saturday. Bonney Lake defeated Hazen 4-3 on the 11th, then downed Kennedy Catholic 8-5 on Saturday. The district rivals squared off Saturday for seeding purposes only, with Sumner winning 9-4.

Enumclaw High water polo begins state tourney

The Enumclaw High girls went a perfect 10-0 during the league season and enter postseason play as the No. 1 seed from the East Division.

The Hornets face Rogers High of Puyallup at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Region II tournament. A victory would send EHS to an 8 p.m. against either Tahoma or Puyallup High; an opening loss would bring a 10 a.m. game the following day.

The tourney is hosted by Curtis High in University Place.

The top four teams from the Region II tourney will advance to the May 27-28 state tournament, also to be contested at Curtis High.

All four localteams battling in district fastpitch

All four local schools remain in the hunt for appearances in state fastpitch tournaments and will determine their fates on the Sprinker diamonds this week.

The Sprinker complex in Spanaway will host both the Class 2A and 3A district tournaments, which use a double-elimination format to advance a handful of top clubs to state tourneys the following week.

In the Class 3A ranks, Enumclaw High, Bonney Lake and Sumner will take the field Friday. Enumclaw takes on Sumner at 10 a.m. while Bonney Lake faces North Thurston, also at 10. Winners will play again at 2 p.m. and losers play again at 4.

The White River High girls begin their district experience at noon Friday, facing Olympic High. If the Hornets are victorious, they play again at 6 p.m.; if they drop the opener, they play again at 4 p.m.

A complete bracket is found at www.spslathletics.com; click on either 3A District or 2A District under “Playoff Brackets.”

Local players earn berths in state tennis tournaments

State tennis tournaments, both 3A and 2A, will be staged this week.

White River will be represented today, Wednesday, and Thursday at the 2A tourney, to be staged at the Kitsap Tennis Center in Bremerton. The Hornets advanced the top district due to Kelsey Williams and Ysaline Winkel, along with singles participant Heather Kryzsko.

The 3A tournament is set for Friday and Saturday at the Sprinker Tennis Center in Spanaway.

In the 3A tourney, Sumner High will be represented by singles players Jade Lancaster and Tayva Jacobsen and the doubles pair of Kaitlyn Gianni and Lauren Baker.

Enumclaw High qualified two doubles teams to the state tourney. Playing at Sprinker will be the Mariah Bone/Kylie Rademacher team and the Barbara Becker/Olivia Adams duo.

District track and field this week at Sunset Chev Stadium

Class 3A and 2A teams from throughout the region gathers last week for three days of competition at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.

When the dust settled, top competitors – seven from the 3A and 11 from the 2A ranks – had advanced to this week’s regional meet, again at Sunset Chev in Sumner. All will be vying for a berth in the next week’s state meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

The following athletes qualified for the district meet.

Enumclaw boys

Jeremy Watts, first, pole vault; third, triple jump

Brandon Barnett, second (tie), high jump

Eric Hamel, first, 1,600 meters; third, 3,200 meters

Connery McLaughlin, fifth, javelin

Bryce Johnson, sixth, 800 meters

Tim McCann, sixth, 300-meter hurdles

Alec Ritter, seventh, 1,600 meters

Bryson Engebretsen, seventh, 110-meter hurdles

Jordan Johnson, seventh, 100 meters

Enumclaw girls

Hunter Storm, first, 3,200 meters; fifth, 1,600 meters

4×100 relay, first (Taylor Tandecki, Taliah Olson, Josie Neu, Nikole Schroeder)

4×200 relay, first (Taylor Tandecki, Taliah Olson, Josie Neu, Nikole Schroeder)

Rachel Lewis, first, triple jump

Samantha Engebretsen, third, 3,200 meters; fourth, 1,600 meters

Emmie Neu, third, high jump

Susan Starr, fourth, javelin

Aleea Gwerder, fourth, 400 meters

Caitlin Swenson, fourth, long jump

Taliah Olson, fifth, 100 meters

Brenna Menzel, sixth, javelin

Taylor Tandecki, sixth, 200 meters

Caitlin Swenson, seventh, triple jump

Payton Roberson, seventh, 400 meters

White River boys

4×400 relay, fourth (Alex Flynn, Alec Rasmussen, Luke Krenning, Lucas Selby)

Spencer Hall, third (tie), high jump

Lucas Selby, fifth, 200 meters

Hunter Heriot, seventh, 300-meter hurdles; 11th, 200 meters

White River girls

4×400 relay, first (Chloe Anastasi, Chloe Mitchell, Kiana Harris, Grace Clapshaw)

Annabelle Hall, second, 100-meter hurdles

Kate Mauldin, third, pole vault; eighth, 100-meter hurdles

Maddie Moser,third, 1,600 meters; fourth, 3,200 meters

Kelsey Bunker, fourth, javelin; 10th, 100-meter hurdles

4×100 relay, fifth (Chloe Anastasi, Hannah McGinnes, Chloe Mitchell, Kate Mauldin)

Brianne Wiens, seventh, long jump

Chloe Mitchell, seventh, 400 meters

Chloe Anastasi, eighth, 100 meters; eighth, 200 meters

Camryn Berryhill, 10th, 3,200 meters

Chloe Mitchell, 10th, 800 meters

4×200 relay, 10th (Hannah McGinnes, Kaitlan Larsen, Kiana Harris, Alexis White)

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