EHS boys, White River girls headed to hoop regionals, then state tournaments

Regionals are this weekend, with both away games on Saturday.

State basketball tournaments await both the Enumclaw High boys team and the girls from White River. But first, there’s a regional contest to be decided.

Both squads landed in their classification’s state’s Top 10, according to the Rating Percentage Index employed by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. That helps both squads as they look ahead to their respective state tournaments. Enumclaw is a Class 4A school and White River competes at the 2A level.

Regionals are played this weekend and both teams drew Saturday contests. Enumclaw will take on Skyview High at 6 p.m., tipping off against the Storm on the neutral court at Battle Ground High School. White River’s girls are in for a long trip to Eastern Washington, slated to take on East Valley-Spokane at 4 p.m.; the Knights won’t have to travel far, with the game taking place at University High in the Spokane Valley.

If White River wins, the Hornet girls will skip the first round of the state 2A tournament, playing at 10:30 a.m. March 1. A regional loss means an opening-round game for White River, which is planned for 2 p.m. Feb. 28. The Class 2A tournament will be contested in the Yakima SunDome.

Enumclaw’s boys face these possibilities: a regional victory brings a 9 p.m. game March 1 during the second round of the 4A tourney; a regional loss means a 5:30 p.m. game Feb. 28. The 4A tournament will be played in the Tacoma Dome.

Both teams enter regional play following impressive victories to close out their district tournaments. Enumclaw defeated the highly-regarded team from Federal Way 53-44 and White River knocked off Port Angeles 56-47.

More in Sports

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.

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.

WIAA will use committees to seed prep football playoffs

Many coached weren’t satisfied with the traditional system that used district seeds and geography.

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.

Sumner pair sign with collegiate programs

Miele is heading to New Mexico State University while Wilson is going to Concordia University.

Enumclaw’s Anderson, Carlson sign with college programs

Two Hornets are ready to play on the college level.

EHS qualifies 22 riders for state meet in Moses Lake

Rylee Geddes and Lindsay Sogge also broke a district record at the last meet.

Sumner’s Baines state’s athletic director of the Year

He’s been at Sumner High School for 18 years.