Panthers win one, lose two at state tournament | Bonney Lake Softball

The Bonney Lake Panthers softball season ended Friday after going 1-2 in the first round of the 3A Softball State Championships.

Senior Melissa Charron pitches during the first round game against Mount Si on Friday. The Panthers advanced to the next round after winning 14-9.

The Bonney Lake Panthers softball season ended Friday after going 1-2 in the first round of the 3A Softball State Championships.

The Panthers faced Mount Si High School in the first round beating them 14-9.

Bonney Lake scored first with two on and no outs in the first inning. A sacrifice followed by a single put two on the board for the Panthers.

Mount Si answered quickly taking the lead with a three-run home run in the bottom of the first.

The scoring continued for Bonney Lake after a lead off single in the second inning put one on.

A two-run home run regained the lead for the Panthers.

Bonney Lake scored two more in the second inning, taking the lead 6-3 over Mount Si.

A dropped pop up by Bonney Lake allows a run to score and Mount Si inches closer, down by two now.

The Panthers get the fourth inning started with a lead off triple. A walk puts runners on the corners.

Bonney Lake again adds two to its lead to end the inning 8-4 over Mount Si.

With two on and two outs in the fifth, Bonney Lake scores on a double to left center.

Mount Si hit a solo to trail Bonney Lake 9-5.

Three batters later, a three run home run brings the Wildcats within one.

Mount Si tied the game at 9 in the sixth inning.

In the top of the seventh with one out Bonney Lake junior Ali Martinson battled with the pitcher and eventually won advancing to first on a walk.

A double to center put two on for the Panthers.

Mount Si was throwing an intentional walk and the pitch was too high and above the catcher, allowing a run to score. The Panthers pulled ahead 10-9.

Still with one out, a run scored for Bonney Lake and the Panthers were up by two.

Bonney Lake loaded the bases and a double cleared them with the Panthers now leading 14-9.

The Wildcats had one more chance in the bottom of the seventh but were unable to close the gap on Bonney Lake’s five point lead.

Senior pitcher Melissa Charron received the sportsmanship award following the end of the game.

With the win, the Panthers advanced to the next round where they played Shadle Park.

Bonney Lake lost that game 5-1 but wasn’t out of the tournament yet. The Panthers would play one more game Friday against Prairie.

The Panthers lost 11-2 ending its season in the third round.

More in Sports

White River places fourth in Class 2A state volleyball

There is a new addition to the White River High trophy case, this one provided by the Hornet volleyball team that placed fourth during the Class 2A state championships.

Panthers, Spartans ousted from soccer tournaments

Bonney Lake and Sumner High Schools both met the end of their soccer season last week.

Sumner advances to Elite Eight in 4A football playoffs

Sumner High’s march to gridiron glory continues this week as the Spartans host Monroe in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A football championships.

White River girls third in state 2A soccer tournament

The White River High girls brought a third-place trophy home from the Class 2A state soccer championships.

Sumner heading into 4A football semifinals

The Sumner Spartans are one of just four teams still in the hunt for the Class 4A state football championship.

White River two wins away from state 2A soccer title

The girls of the White River soccer program put together an undefeated regular season, steamrolled a pair of district foes and shut out their first two opponents in the Class 2A state tournament.

WR standout Vandegrift signs with Huskies

White River fastpitch standout Megan Vandegrift formalized her athletic future, signing a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Washington.

Sumner’s Mikaela Miele swam in the 4A state meet, nabbing fourth in the 500-yard freestyle event and sixth in the 200 free. Photo by Ray Still
Local swimmers, diver compete at state meet

Sumner High placed 13th and Enumclaw tied for 23th during the two-day, Class 4A state swimming and diving championships.

Robotics teams rock in Tacoma

Enumclaw High School’s robotics teams fared well during the first qualifying match of the fall season.

White River heads to state volleyball tournament Friday

The White River Hornets take their near-perfect record to St. Martin’s University Friday for the beginning of the Class 2A state volleyball championships.

White River remains in state; Spartans, Panthers out

All four of the area’s high school soccer teams advanced to district play and three played their way into state tournaments, though Bonney Lake and Sumner were ousted this week, leaving White River the only local team remaining in the mix.

Local runners compete at state cross country

Runners from all four local high schools trekked to Pasco last weekend to participate in the state cross country championships.