Sports Briefs

Schwartz places third in all-around

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2009 12:07am
  • Sports

Schwartz places third in all-around

Seattle Pacific had four individual season bests and the year’s top team total in the floor exercise, but San Jose State surpassed its season-high team score by nearly two points to win a dual meet 195.400-188.025 Saturday at Brougham Pavilion.

Senior Brianna Schwartz (Bonney Lake/Sumner High), the leading SPU all-arounder in all four meets this season, scored 38.075 points to place third. Aditi Kulkarni started the floor rotation with a 9.65 followed by a 9.675 from Jen Lehman and Veron’s 9.80. Schwartz then received a 9.725 and, after a 9.10 by Willis, Bri Steigauf capped the event with a 9.70.

The Falcon gymnasts remain at home to host the University of California at Davis at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wolverine football announces coaches

The Plateau area’s Wolverine Junior Football program has announced its coaching staff for the upcoming season. They are: Kaelon Kuro, 89ers; Coy McElderry, Sweet Peas; Vince Sinaly, Bantams; Gregg Joshlin, Midgets; and Bret Fisher, Pee Wees.

For information, visit the Web site at www.wolverinejuniorfootball.com.

Kahne kicks off season at Daytona

Enumclaw NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne kicks off the 2009 season with the prelude to the Daytona 500 – the Budweiser Shootout Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

This year’s format for the nonpoints race has chang-ed, but Kahne is still expected to make the field. Although the organization has seen significant change this season, including new ownership, fans will find Kahne behind the wheel of No. 9 Budweiser.

Local fans can tune in television coverage beginning at 5 p.m. on FOX.

More in Sports

Local athletes score well in Special Olympic tournaments

The local three-member team earned a silver medal at the state bowling tournament, competing against teams from all across the state at Kenmore Lanes.

Spartan swimmers qualify for league, district meets

Sumner High coach Maari Bennett was nothing but positive following the Spartans’ Jan. 4 swim and dive meet.

Fall will bring change for White River, SPSL 2A

Under the changes, the league will split into three divisions — Mountain, Sound, and another yet to be named. However, football will still be split into the two divisions the league is currently divided into.

Former Hornet Keenan Fagan an NAIA All-American

The former Hornet, who just completed his junior season at Rocky Mountain College, was named an NAIA first-team defensive back when All-America squads were announced by the American Football Coaches Association.

Girls climb in wrestling rankings, two on national list

Check out which female wrestlers from the Enumclaw, White River and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts are ranking high in their leagues.

EHS students advance to state robotics competition

The Robo Knights – consisting of Nathan Erickson, Hailey Henken, Chloe Nemish, Billy Staley and Jacob Woodley – will represent EHS Feb. 11 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

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.

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.

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.

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.