Sports

Area track and field athletes headed to state competition

Track and field athletes from all four local high schools will join the springtime extravaganza this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, competing in the state championships.

Panthers, WR Hornets heading to state fastpitch tourneys

A trio of Plateau fastpitch teams participated in weekend district tournaments and two kept their postseason dreams alive.

District play begins for fastpitch teams

With just a single blemish on an otherwise perfect season, the Panthers open West Central/Southwest District tournament play today.

Area track and field athletes heading to district meets

Track and field athletes from throughout the regional, both boys and girls, will be competing this week in West Central District meets.

Enumclaw High water polo wins third straight title

The Enumclaw High School water polo team is putting the playoff touches on another impressive season.

  • May 18th, 2017

Sumner earns berth in 4A state soccer

The Sumner Spartans were the only local school still standing as Washington prep soccer headed into state tournament play.

Panthers, Spartans earn trips to state baseball tourneys

The Panthers had known for some time they would compete in the 3A Sweet 16, having won a pair of West Central/Southwest District games on May 6.

WR lifters impress at state championships

The White River High powerlifting team continued to perform well of the state’s biggest stage.

EHS squads are academic champs

The Enumclaw High School track and field teams – both boys and girls – have been named state academic champions for the spring sports season.

  • May 12th, 2017

Spring qualifier is next for golfers, then state tourney

Golfers from all four local high schools will cross the Cascades later this month to play their state tournament rounds. And while some have already punched their state tickets, others have a last chance at playing their way into the state field.

Kitchen to lead WRHS wrestling

White River High has a new wrestling coach on the boys side of the program, as Tim Kitchen has been elevated from an assistant’s role to the head job.

Hornets move on as No. 1

The Enumclaw High girls water polo team, having already clinched a third straight East Division title, went 3-1 during the weekend’s Auburn School mDistrict Tournament.

Postseason play calling local fastpitch, baseball teams

With state tournaments looming, area baseball and fastpitch teams are diving headlong into the world of postseason competition. Here’s a look at where things stand following games of last weekend.

  • May 9th, 2017

Bonney Lake’s Nelson is WIAA Athlete of the Week

Bonney Lake High fastpitch player Brooke Nelson was honored as an Athlete of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

  • May 4th, 2017

Panther athletes sign for college

Five Bonney Lake High School athletes were highlighted during an April 12 ceremony on campus, each committing to continue their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level.

  • May 3rd, 2017

Two remain perfect in league fastpitch

The Plateau’s top fastpitch teams – the Bonney Lake Panthers and White River Hornets – are proving unbeatable in league play.

White River leads SPSL 2A

White River leads in the 2A SPSL standings with a perfect 8-0 league record and a 9-1 overall record.

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Another run for the Panthers

Bonney Lake has been dominant all season: through games of last week, the Panthers were 4-0 in league play and a perfect 7-0 overall.

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Spartans make college sports official

Three Spartan athletes recently signed letters-of-intent to compete at the collegiate level.

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Hornets, Panthers track teams notch wins

When Enumclaw High’s track and field athletes took to their home turf Thursday afternoon, the Hornet girls rang up a close 78-72 decision over the visiting Titans from Thomas Beamer.

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Battle for possession

Bonney Lake High School senior defender Ryker Penner, above, battles for possession during the Panthers’ April 4 game against Spanaway Lake.

  • Apr 14th, 2017

White River currently undefeated

White River fastpitch has experienced great success in recent years and jumped to a 4-0 record this season.

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Where basketball and horses meet

Many of us have our past adventures pop up in a variety of ways. Joe LaDuca’s days of old came back in the best of circumstances.

Former Hornet Peterson suiting up at Central Florida

Peterson took his diamond talents from the halls of Enumclaw High first to Everett Community College and now to the UCF campus in Orlando, Fla.

Panthers bounce Rogers High in OT

The Division 2 Bonney Lake lacrosse team has started its third season with a 5-1 record after an upset win in overtime against Division 1 Rogers High School.

  • Apr 11th, 2017

A trainer’s life remembered

There will be an empty spot at Emerald Downs this season.

Let the racing begin

Horses, pounding hoofs, happy or mopey bettors — the smell of thoroughbreds running — opening night at Emerald Downs is Saturday.

EHS water polo off to strong start

The Enumclaw High water polo team has rolled to a strong start, winning eight of 10 games including a 5-1 mark in league play.

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Buckley teen set to take on the world

Competitive karate has taught Eliana Munden many things, but none more important than discipline and control.

Plateau pitchers off to strong start

Among local schools, the beginning of the baseball and fastpitch season has been marked by two things – drizzly weather and great pitching.

Former Hornet an All-American wrestler

Hunter Haney, who wrestled his way to a state championship while at Enumclaw High School, continues to shine as a member of the Washington State University team.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

White River’s Gibson enters hoop Hall of Fame

The numbers speak for themselves: 28 years of coaching, 724 games on the bench and 516 career victories, resulting in a .713 winning percentage.

New White River coach takes soccer reigns

There’s a new hand at the helm of the White River High boys soccer program, as T.J. Suek has replaced longtime coach Russ DeFord, who moved from the area.

Sumner High counting on experience in spring sports

The girls track team return to track and field games after a victorious season last year, having been the co-champions of their league, third at the West Central District meet and fifth overall at state.

Enumclaw has proven talent across spring rosters

The Enumclaw boys and girls track and field team is ready for another season of competition.

Panthers spring back into tennis, soccer and track and field

The Panthers tennis team looks to be packing some serious veteran power, with more than half of the team returning to the courts.

Enumclaw fastpitch on the hunt for state championship; baseball ready for Osborne

The Enumclaw Hornets fastpitch team will open another season March 15, and another drive for the state championship. The Hornets have been one of the premier fastpitch programs in the state.

Sumner baseball, fastpitch ready for hitting and pitching

The Sumner Spartans are looking to come out of the batting cage swinging and make their way to another Final Four state baseball appearance.

New coach takes reins with WR baseball; fastpitch team after another state trip

The White River High baseball team – for the first time in many years – has a new hand on the wheel.

Bonney Lake fastpitch stocked with experience; baseball aiming for continues success

The Bonney Lake Panthers look to be in a great position to start out strong this year, with most of team being varsity returners from last year.

Enumclaw Hornets wins one, drops two in Tacoma Dome

The state Class 4A basketball tournament was a three-game affair for the Enumclaw High Hornets, who fell a victory shy of playing for a trophy in the Tacoma Dame.

White River girls sixth in state basketball

The White River High girls found themselves on familiar turf last week, collecting hardware at the close of the Class 2A basketball tournament.

Enumclaw boys play three games at 4A state basketball champship | Photo Gallery

Hornets win first and lose two at Tacoma Dome.

Former Spartan is Freshman of the Year at UPS

Sumner High product Jamie Lange has certainly made her presence known at the University of Puget Sound.

White River girls, Enumclaw boys in state hoop tournaments

The White River girls and Enumclaw High boys are the only local basketball teams still standing, each headed this week to their respective state tournaments.

White River Hornets vs. Washougal | Slideshow

The Hornets beat Washougal 63-53 in a foul-heavy game.

  • Feb 28th, 2017

White River girls 2A district champions

The highly-regarded Hornet girls certainly didn’t disappoint, sweeping two contests to emerge as the West Central District champion.

Sumner takes 7th in gymnastics; Spartans and Enumclaw swam in state

The state gymnastic championship meet featured girls from Sumner, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake and White River high schools. The meet was Thursday through Saturday at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Panthers claim state wrestling championship

The Bonney Lake boys wrestling team took home its first Mat Classic 3A state championship trophy Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. The quest for the trophy came down to the final match. The Panthers and Kelso battled all day for the lead.

Sumner wins 4A gymnastics meet; area schools send swimmers to state

Sumner High gymnasts rose to the top Saturday winning the 4A West Central District III meet at Auburn Mountainview. As a team the Spartan girls won scoring 166.150.