Lopsided wins for trio of local football teams

A trio of local teams proved their gridiron prowess Friday night, rolling to impressive and substantial victories.

A trio of local teams proved their gridiron prowess Friday night, rolling to impressive and substantial victories.

With the end of the regular season in sight and playoff pictures coming into focus, White River embarrassed Evergreen of Seattle 60-0, Enumclaw put a 41-0 whipping on Thomas Jefferson and Sumner doubled up Rogers High 42-21.

Meanwhile, the Bonney Lake Panthers had the misfortune of running up against the No. 7-ranked Lincoln Abes from Tacoma. The result was a 62-14 loss.

SUMNER

The Spartans rattled off their third straight win, rolling to a 14-0 first-quarter lead before pushing the advantage to 28-7 by halftime.

Ben Wilson had a short touchdown run to open the scoring and Tre Weed added two more before Thane Birrer capped the first-half scoring by hauling in a TD pass from Luke Ross.

Weed scored his third touchdown in the third period, this time on a pass from Ross, and Bryan Falk added a fourth-quarter rushing TD.

WHITE RIVER

This one was decided early, as the Hornets demolished the winless crew from Seattle. White River scored 30 points in the first quarter and pushed the advantage to 47-0 by halftime.

Luke Northam rushed for two early touchdowns and Devyn Hager and Jack Ervien added TDs before the first quarter was finished. Before the night was over, Jacob Selander had caught a TD pass from TJ Stroschein, Ben Carr rushed for two scores and Klein Carter had a TD run. A field goal by Connor Andrew and a safety by the Hornet defense contributed to the rout.

White River has finished its regular season and begins postseason play Friday by hosting the third-place team from the SPSL 2A’s Sound Division. The opponent was to be determined during a Tuesday night pigtail game. White River finished 5-2 in Mountain Division play to earn the No. 3 seed.

ENUMCLAW

The Hornets’ latest victory pushed the team’s record to 5-1 in league play, with just one contest remaining on the regular-season slate.

It’s a Thursday night game against Auburn Mountainview at Auburn Memorial Stadium. The game has postseason implications, as the Lions sit at 4-2 in league play, just a game behind Enumclaw.

BONNEY LAKE

The Panthers found themselves in an early 14-0 hole, but narrowed the margin when quarterback Kaiden Hammond teamed up with Braydon Tressler for a five-yard touchdown.

That was it for the Bonney Lake crew, as the Abes rolled to six more TDs and a 55-7 lead. The Panthers hit the scoreboard again in the fourth quarter when Peyton Brock returned a fumble to the end zone and Tony Guerrero was good on the extra-point kick.

More in Sports

Boys lacrosse, a club team, will make debut at EHS

With the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association forcing White River and Enumclaw high schools to split their lacrosse club, EHS will have its own this spring.

Plateau Rebels win state, then earn national title

The team is made up from students in the Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake and Maple Valley areas.

Gymnasts headed to state 2A/3A meet

Hornets Erin McGinnes and Chylye Schillen and Panthers Hayley Ryan, Jasmine McQueen, Lara Ceccoli, Serena Chun and Evelyn Hradil recently attended the West Central District 2A/3A tournament.

State meet includes Panther swimmers and a Hornet diver

Nikolas Schwendeman, Jack Budinich, and Ben Hauswirth each earned a medal or two.

White River girls again advance to Sweet 16

The tournament begins Feb. 27.

White River boys, girls place second at Mat Classic

Payton Stroud, one of the top woman wrestlers in the country, came away once again with the championship.

Senior guard AJ Andino drives past his opponent during the first half of Wednesday’s game. Photo by Sarah Brenden
Sumner advances in districts with win

With a break in the winter weather Wednesday, the Sumner Spartans and… Continue reading

Sumner senior is WIAA Athlete of the Week

Cody Tanneberg scored 24 points while also contributing six rebounds and three steals in a recent basketball game against Puyallup.

White River girls climb to No. 1 in state wrestling poll

Individually, Payton Stroud and Claire DiCugno continue to make waves.

WR girls earn trip to district bowling tourney

The state tourney will take place Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at Narrows Plaza in Tacoma.

Hawk inducted into EHS Athletic Hall of Fame

The former basketball coach let the Hornets to win 276 games to 95, and secured 9 state trips.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.