WR VOLLEYBALL: Hot-handed Hornets will heat up court

If White River volleyball coach Stryder Argo had an ounce of compassion he would post a sign over the entry of the Hornet gymnasium warning foes to enter at their own risk.

If White River volleyball coach Stryder Argo had an ounce of compassion he would post a sign over the entry of the Hornet gymnasium warning foes to enter at their own risk.

Argo’s six-pack of predominantly senior spikers and setters appears poised for even more success.

A season ago the Hornets went 12-2 during the regular season, made the state tournament and gave a highly-favored Lynden all it could handle.

White River’s overall record last season was 20-5 and of the handful of setbacks, three were at the hands of Fife.

White River will have an early opportunity to atone for that Trojan hat trick, traveling to Fife Sept. 14 for the Hornets’ initial South Puget Sound League 2A outing of the campaign.

“For some reason we just couldn’t shake that Fife monkey off our backs last season and it wasn’t that they were that much better than we were. We just seemed to self-destruct every time we played them,” Argo said. “Hopefully, that is all in the past.”

Of the 54 girls who turned out, 13 made varsity, Dannie Stroud, Courtney Hall, Jailyn Van Sickle, Erinne Clements, Mikaela Kilcup, Kaytee Hodgson, Shailee Strecker, Haley Vallala, Cassidy Kunst, Jade Crawford, Alischa Bidwell, Mary Marshall and Amy Carlson.

More in Sports

Time to register for Street Fair 3-on-3 hoop tournament

The entry fee is $60 per team in the youth/high school divisions and $70 in the men’s, women’s, family and business divisions.

Equestrians take on Oregon’s best

Several Hornets earned their second Pacific Northwest Individual Championship awards.

Townsend drafted by Toronto, now pitching professionally

The former Bonney Lake Panther was drafted after one season at Oral Roberts University, where he managed an impressive average of 11.64 strikeouts per nine innings.

Gretler brothers: One to the Bears, one to the Beavers

The former Panthers are ready to hit the next level of baseball.

Wyatt Hodder same in third in one of this year’s tree climbing competitions. Photo by Ashley Britschgi
Junior Show attracts 142 competitors, here are the winners

Make sure you don’t miss the big event next weekend.

Area prep athletes receive all-league honors

Check out which local athletes were honored this spring season

Three Hornets sign with colleges

Cameron Bogard, Tyler Miller and Mikyla Olsen are ready to play at a new level.

Hornet water polo takes seventh in state

In their final tournament match, Enumclaw beat Bainbridge 7-2.

White River’s Zaugg competes in state tennis

The Hornet player was ousted in the third round.

Enumclaw places fourth at judo championships

Tatiana Molinero-Ceras and Esperanza Aparicio-Gamez took first place medals.

Equestrian team again No. 1 in state

Lindsay Sogge created a new record in barrel racing.

State golf: Franklin third, Hornet girls place seventh

Hornet Georgia Lavinder tied for 27th.