White River teams jump on top early, rout Foster

While the Hornet boys were ringing up a 32-point victory over the Foster Bulldogs in Buckley, the Hornet girls registered a 38-point rout on Foster’s Tukwila campus.

White River senoir Alex Wallen pressures Foster’s Jamari Severson during the Hornets’ Friday night rout of the Bulldogs. Wallen posted a game-high 20 points. Photo by Kevin Hanson.

White River High’s basketball teams – both boys and girls – had little trouble taking care of some league business Friday night.

While the Hornet boys were ringing up a 32-point victory over the Foster Bulldogs in Buckley, the Hornet girls registered a 38-point rout on Foster’s Tukwila campus.

With their 67-29 victory, the White River girls improved to 3-0 for the season and 2-0 in South Puget Sound League 2A play. The squad has yet to be tested, winning its trio of games by 37, 37 and 38 points.

Friday brought more of the same, with the Hornets jumping to an early, decisive lead. White River was on top 25-7 after one quarter of play and headed to the locker room with a halftime advantage of 47-14.

Three Hornets scored in double figures to pace the offense. Kendall Bird had 16, Georgia Lavinder added 15 and Lucy Rasmussen chipped in with 10.

The Hornet boys had a slightly more difficult time, despite the lopsided finish. A lead that reached 30 points early in the second period was sliced to 19 in the third quarter, until White River re-established its dominance.

Alex Wallen scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Hornets. Included among the total were a pair of back-to-back offensive rebounds, which were quickly converted to buckets, that snuffed the Bulldogs’ attempted rally in the third quarter. Joe Flanigan added 14 points and Ryan Larsen had 11 to help spark the offense.

The Friday victory improved the boys’ record to 2-0 in SPSL 2A play and 2-2 overall.

More in Sports

White River among favorites for team title

The boys wrestling team claimed the regional championship last weekend

Top gymnasts primed for state

Sumner, White River and Enumclaw athletes will be heading to sate this year.

Playoff hoops: some still alive, others ousted at districts

White River girls, Enumclaw boys still in the mix

List of nation’s top female wrestlers includes Plateau trio

Payton Stroud, Kenzie Cormier and Dreakeanna Adair are listed in national rankings.

Area athletes make it official, sign with collegiate programs

Students who signed letters of intent included Tre Weed of Sumner High, Annabelle Hall of White River High, and Teagan Eldridge of Enumclaw High.

Plenty of Plateau champions in weekend wrestling

The Hornets and Panthers did well in last week’s subregional tourneys.

District tourneys next for local hoop squads

Check out who’s in and who’s out for postseason play this year.

White River trio chosen for all-state volleyball series

Megan Vandegrift, Keegan Strobeck and Hope Baldyga are part of the all-state team.

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.

Panthers, Spartans earn Shootout wins

Presented by the U.S. Army, the all-day hoop festival featured eight games. The White River girls kicked things off with a 9 a.m. contest against Bishop Blanchet; at 3:30 p.m., the Bonney Lake boys challenged Kentlake; and at 8:30 the Sumner boys played the finale against Seattle Christian.

EHS senior nets WIAA honor

Enumclaw High’s Kaden Anderson was named a WIAA Athlete of the Week.

Two from Class of ‘91 bound for Enumclaw High School Hall of Fame

Two more names from Enumclaw High’s illustrious sporting past will soon be added to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.