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 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.

The Panthers and Spartans played for the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in the SPSL 3A district postseason games. Bonney Lake came out on top 7-5

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.

All four local teams 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.”

Sumner Spartans qualify for state 3A soccer tourney

The Sumner Spartans, the only local soccer team still alive, is in the Class 3A state tournament.

The Spartans earned their state trip with a convincing, 4-0 victory over North Thurston on May 12, followed by a 2-1 triumph May 14 over Central Kitsap. The loser-out affair against CK was decided on penalty kicks.

Sumner began state play this week, challenging Lakeside High in a loser-out contest at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside in Seattle. If Sumner was victorious, the Spartans next play either Glacier Peak or Capital; the time and place had not been announced at press time.

Local players earn berths in state tennis tournaments

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

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.

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.

Sumner boys

Connor Wedington, first, 100 meters; second, 200 meters

Michael Russell, first, 400 meters

Josh Riley, first, 300-meter hurdles; second (tie), high jump; third, long jump

Kolby Nikolaisen, second, pole vault

Dayne Raines, sixth, 400 meters

Chase Skuza, seventh, shot put

Sumner girls

Jordan Thompson, first, 200 meters; first, 400 meters; third, 100 meters

Rhaven Dean, first, javelin; second, shot put; third, discus; sixth, long jump

Emma Sjolund, second, 800 meters; second, 1,600 meters

Kristen Immel, third, javelin

4×400 relay, third (Emma Bakke, Hailey Gieser, Samantha Larberg, Makayla Schaneman)

Lanayia Krehbeil-Richardson, fourth, 300-meter hurdles; fourth, shot put

Emma Bakke, fifth, 200 meters; fifth, 400 meters

Bonney Lake boys

Bennett Hillier, first, 800 meters; second, 400 meters

Brock Frame, first, 3,200 meters

Cody Miller, first, 110-meter hurdles; fifth, 300-meter hurdles

4×400 relay, first, Mykel Fisher, William Glick, Eric Voellger, Bennett Hillier)

Caleb Davis, first, shot put; first, discus

Kyle Ashby, first, javelin

Isaiah Brooks, second, 110-meter hurdles; fourth, 300-meter hurdles

William Glick, second, 800 meters

4×100 relay, second (Tristan Papcun, Cody Miller, Joseph O’Reilly, Trent Hiner)

Eric Voellger, third, 400 meters

Trent Hiner, third, 200 meters; sixth, 100 meters

Austin Schweyen, third, pole vault

Nicolas Tan, fourth, pole vault

Ryan Sadler, fifth, 800 meters

Casey Todd, sixth, javelin

Jake Martin, sixth (tie), high jump

Bonney Lake girls

Samantha Boudreau, first, shot put; first, discus

Dreakeanna Adair, second, discus; sixth, shot put

Katie Fryberger, fifth (tie), high jump

4×100 relay, sixth (Kelsey Lund, Danielle Lisk, Isobella Davidson, Alexandria Wetteland)

Lauren Waters, sixth (tie), pole vault

4×100 relay, sixth (Kelsey Lund, Danielle Lisk, Isobella Davidson, Alexandria Wetteland)

4×200 relay, seventh (Kelsey Lund, Summerlyn Kober, Danielle Lisk, Alexandria Wetteland)

Melissa Arima, seventh, 800 meters

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