The Panther girls golf team is driving into the season with a 2-2 record, losing to Bethel High School at their first match, taking away wins against Lakes High School and Mount Tahoma, and then another loss against Wilson 90-70.
The Sept. 20 match against Mount Tahoma, held at the High Cedars golf course on Sept. 20, saw top Panther golfer Gabby Jones race through the course with 58 strokes, making her the medalist for the match.
Ally Richied was close behind at 60 strokes, followed by Jessica Holubowsky with 63 strokes, Rylee Howard with 65 strokes and Maddie Charron with 68 strokes.
The girls saw defeat a day later against Wilson High School.
This time, Holubowsky led the team in the stroke count at 57, followed closely by Jones with 58. Howard came up next with a count of 60, Richied with 62 and Charron pulling up the rear at 67.
The Panther boys golf team is faring better than the girls with a current undefeated league record of 4-0.
The boy’s most recent victories were against Mt. Tahoma 55-6 and Wilson 46-40.
During the Sept. 20 match against Mount Tahoma, Michel Korum led the pack, shooting a 40 at the course. Tied behind him were Trevor Castor and Rayce Spoor with a stroke count of 43, and Kyle Jung and Eric Hughes at 46.
Against Wilson on Sept. 21, Rayce Spoor came out ahead, shooting a 40 that not only made him the medalist for the match, but was also his new personal best, coach J.D. Rushton said.
Behind Spoor was Korum with a count of 42, Isaiah Brooks with 47 and Jung and Castor at 48.
The girls and boys’ next home match is against Spanaway Lake today, Sept. 28.
Being bumped up into the SPSL 4A league has been a mixed bag of results for the Spartan boys golf team.
So far, the team stands with three wins against Curtis, Graham Kapowsin and Puyallup high schools and three losses against South Kitsap, Olympia and Bellarmine, with only two more matches to go in the regular season.
The Spartans’ 71-46 victory over Puyallup on Sept. 21 saw Alec LeBarge lead the team and the medalist position by shooting a 37. Close behind him was Cameron Snow who shot a 40, and shooting 42 was Black Ellison and Drew Engstrom. Ian Engstrom grabbed a count of 44 and Parker Moran a count of 49.
Their next match on Sept. 22 against Bellarmine saw a 102-73 loss.
LaBarge again led the team with a stroke count of 38, followed by Drew Engstrom at 41 and Ian Engstrom and Snow at 42. Ellison shot a 44 and Moran a 48.
The girls team is having a tough time this season, coming away with a league record of 1-5 with just two more matches to go.
Their latest loss was against Bellarmine 138-65 on Sept. 22.
Abby Burns was at the front of the pack, shooting a 43. Behind her was Kate Harris with a 48, Anna Seaton and Kayla Immel with a 51, Natasha Leffel with a 58 and Sydney Padero with a 60.
Both the girls and boys teams played Rodgers High School on Sept. 27, and the final league game will be Sept. 29 against Emerald Ridge.