White River football earns second win; Enumclaw slips with 25-19 loss

The White River Hornets picked up their second win of the season Friday night and did so in dramatic fashion.

The White River Hornets picked up their second win of the season Friday night and did so in dramatic fashion.

With a 27-14, home-field victory over Foss High, the Hornets improved to 2-4 in South Puget Sound League 2A play and 2-5 overall.

White River jumped on top with a 20-yard touchdown run from Luke Northam, followed by a two-point conversion run by John Bellin. Greg Piontek’s 35-yard field goal pushed the White River lead to 11-0 at halftime. Northam and Ethan Clay added touchdown runs, but the visitors finally answered with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs to make the score respectable. Piontek added his second field goal of the night to finish the scoring.

Hornet highlights included a Foss pass that was tipped by Jared Selander and intercepted by Northam, who added a 31-yard return. On the final Foss possession, Micah Armendariz sacked the Falcon quarterback in the end zone, but the ball was fumbled and recovered by the offense on the 1-yard line. On the following play, Hornet sophomore Jack Ervein came up with White River’s second interception, sealing the victory.

Enumclaw slips with 25-19 loss to Auburn Riverside

The Enumclaw Hornets slipped to 2-3 in North Puget Sound League 4A play last Friday with a tough 25-19 loss to Auburn Riverside.

The defeat, which came at Auburn Memorial Stadium, dropped EHS to 3-4 on the season.

The Hornets will look to bounce back this Friday against Thomas Jefferson (1-4, 2-5). It will be two road games in a row for Enumclaw, as the Raiders will be playing their Homecoming contest.

The Hornets kept things close against Auburn Riverside, scoring in the second and third quarters to keep things close, then adding a go-ahead touchdown in the final period. Aaron Beaird scored had all three TDs for the Hornets and his final score, from two yards out, gave EHS a 19-17 lead.

The Ravens’ O’Darious Shaw answered with a game-winning, 11-yard touchdown run.

More in Sports

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.

Robotics teams rock in Tacoma

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

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.

Early start to Crystal ski season

The outdoor season has officially greeted those heading uphill, with snow deep enough to enjoy.

Panthers, Spartans ousted from soccer tournaments

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

WIAA honors Spartans’ Ben Wilson

Sumner High two-way football standout Ben Wilson was recently honored for his accomplishments by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

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.

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.

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.