Potterf top finisher in final home contest

The Sumner High girls placed second and Bonney Lake was third Jan. 28 during a three-team gymnastics meet in the Spartan gymnasium.

SHS’s Lisbet Fernandez finished fifth in the all-around competition.

The Sumner High girls placed second and Bonney Lake was third Jan. 28 during a three-team gymnastics meet in the Spartan gymnasium.

The Bears from Tahoma High took top honors with 163.25 team points. Sumner followed with 140.6 and Bonney Lake tallied 131.

Bonney Lake’s Kelsi Potterf was the top local finisher, placing third in the all-around. Her top effort came in the vault, where she was second overall with a score of 8.5. She added a fourth-place finish in the beam and was fifth in the floor routine and eighth in the bars.

Other Panthers competing in the all-around were Kelli Hoffman, eighth, and Sarah Skinner, ninth. Hoffman’s evening included a third-place finish in the vault.

For the Spartans, Lisbet Fernandez placed fifth in the all-around, Aja Ruswick was seventh and Stephanie Josten was 10th. Also competing in all four events were Kayla O’Daniel and Haley Markstrom.

Fernandez had fourth-place finish in the vault, where she scored 8.0, and in the floor routine, 7.8. She added an 8.3 on the beam, good for fifth place, and a 6.35 on the bars, which netted her sixth place. Another Spartan highlight was Ruswick’s third-place, 8.2 performance in the vault.

With the regular season behind them, area gymnasts now focus on Saturday’s subdistrict meet at Kentwood High School, which sends qualifying athletes to the Feb. 14 West Central District/Southwest District meet at Auburn Mountainview High School. From there, the top three teams, 14 individuals and five all-arounds advance to the Feb. 20-21 state meet at the Tacoma Dome.

Kevin Hanson can be reached at khanson@courierherald.com or 360-802-8205.

More in Sports

Panther pair sign with college programs

A pair of Bonney Lake High School seniors formalized their athletic futures during a Nov. 22 signing ceremony at the school.

Spartans: More victories in the works

Last year’s Sumner High girls basketball team didn’t experience the thrill of victory all that often, winning just five of 20 games, but a flock of returning players should help turn the tide.

WR: Girls still loaded with talent, boys replacing key players

The White River Hornet girls team never seem to need an overhaul, just some annual tinkering with quality, familiar parts.

Panther rosters are packed with plenty of experience

Familiar faces are back on the mat, looking to continue Bonney Lake’s near-decade tradition of wrestling excellence.

BL boys, girls, show signs of moving up in standings

The Panther boys are already on the prowl, looking to improve upon a break-even performance a season ago.

Winter season in full swing at Enumclaw High

The Hornets have participated in a pair of four-team gymnastics meets so far. They will compete again Wednesday hosting Federal Way, Kennedy Catholic and Mount Rainier at PEAK Gymnastics in Enumclaw.

Plenty of experience on EHS hoop rosters

Members of the Enumclaw High boys basketball team will be looking to continue their upward trajectory, building upon last season’s success.

White River wrestlers top foes

The White River High gymnasium was the place to be Dec. 6, as some of the state’s top wrestling teams – and a handful of highly-ranked individuals – gathered for a night of competition.

Fall athletes earn all-league honors

With the fall sports season in the books, coaches throughout the region have selected their all-league teams. Here’s a look at the honored athletes, and a few coaches, from the four area high schools.

Most Read