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The Spartans season started Dec. 3 with a 141-40 win over Auburn.

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The Spartans season started Dec. 3 with a 141-40 win over Auburn.

Up next for Sumner are league rivals Bonney Lake.

The meet is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Sumner High School pool.


League play begins today, Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at Auburn Mountainview.

“We are looking for a positive season this year,” coach Matt Harshman said.

Last year, he said the Spartans finished the season as co-dual meet champions with Auburn.

“And we’d like to improve on that,” he added.

Sumner spent the offseason training at summer camps and conditioning in the fall.

“Coming into the season we should have experience in all the weight classes and some key upperclassman to help perform at tournaments,” Harshman said.

Returning for the Spartans are seniors Tucker Wooding and Josiah Schliesman, junior Nathan James and sophomore Kalel Salcedo.

Harshman added, others wrestlers looking to make an impact this season are seniors Conner Wade-Centeno, Dakotah Crawford and Jake Harmon, juniors Trace Fischlin and Jacob Brunbaugh and sophomores Conner Filleau and Cavan Weber.

“We (also) have a talented group of incoming Freshman looking to find a spot in the lineup and create some noise in the SPSL 3A,” Harshman said.

He added, the Spartans believe it has a tough team this year but will need to compete every match against tough SPSL 3A opponents.

“We believe if we control our attitude, preparation and effort each week,” he said. “We will reach our goals and have a successful season.”


The Spartans gymnastics season begins today, Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Sumner travels to Mount Rainier High School where it will face the hosting Rams along with Bonney Lake, Kentwood and Port Angeles.

The meet is set to start at 7 p.m.


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