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.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 1:00pm
  • Sports

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

Sumner stays close to home for its semifinal contest, slated for 5 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. The opponent will be Woodinville High and the winner will advance to the 4A title game, set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Tacoma Dome.

Sumner advanced to the semifinal round Nov. 18 with a 56-14 victory over the Monroe Bears. It was the Spartans’ second offensive outburst in the playoffs, as Sumner had opened the 16-team tournament with a 42-14 win over Union.

The Spartans broke things open in the third quarter against Monroe, scoring 21 unanswered points after leading 21-14 at halftime. A pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns brought the final, lopsided margin.

More in Sports

Relay teams take Arnie Young title

The team is composed of Ricky Portillo, Foster Barnhart, Anthony Russell and Royal Snyder.

Panthers top Spartans on busy track day

Cayan Dibble broke Bonney Lake High’s record for the 1,600 meter event.

WR athletes ink agreements to compete in college

Nationally-ranked wrestler Payton Stroud will be heading to Illinois.

Area track and field athletes rank among state’s best

Enumclaw’s girls 4x400 relay team sits in the No. 1 spot.

Bonney Lake girls take middle school state hoop title

The Bonney Lake Basketball Academy’s seventh-grade girls won it all.

All-America honors for former Hornet wrestler

Tatiana Molinero-Ceras placed fourth at the NCWA national championships.

White River duo on list of nation’s best wrestlers

Payton Stroud and Claire DiCugno continue to make waves on the mat.

Panther softball opens with two wins before running into Bearcats

Bonney Lake’s first two games of the spring were more reminiscent of a program that captured last season’s Class 3A state championship.

Sumner spring features plenty of returning talent

The bulk of the track and field team are newcomers.

White River gets rolling with all spring sports

The boys soccer team is looking to improve on their 3-12-1 record last year.

Spring Panthers are seeking Pierce County League success

The girls track and field team has several veterans returning.

Enumclaw’s spring athletes contend with winter weather

Also, this is the first year the Hornets will have their own lacrosse team.