Hot-handed Hornets hyped for showdown

The White River High girls quickly established themselves as the hottest team in the South Puget Sound League 3A ranks and will be looking to continue their winning ways during a crucial Friday night showdown.

Brooke Paulson pumped in 12 points against Graham-Kapowsin.

The White River High girls quickly established themselves as the hottest team in the South Puget Sound League 3A ranks and will be looking to continue their winning ways during a crucial Friday night showdown.

Tipping off at 7 p.m., White River will challenge Bonney Lake on the Panthers’ home court.

The game brings together two of the division’s top three squads. Heading into the week, White River was tied with Enumclaw for the top spot, each with a 3-0 record, and Bonney Lake was just a notch behind at 3-1.

White River continues league play Tuesday, traveling to Sumner to face the lowly Spartans.

The Hornets picked up a nonleague victory at home Saturday night, defeating Graham-Kapowsin 63-54. It was an impressive win, as the visitors led the South Puget Sound League 4A South with a 4-0 mark.

The Hornets finished the first half with a bang, rattling off enough points to head to the locker room with a 39-24 lead. The first two quarters were highlighted by an offensive showing from Brooke Paulson and Kendall Williams, who scored 15 and 12 points, respectively.

The second half wasn’t nearly as dominant for the Hornets, who saw the visitors pull to within seven points, but White River held on for the win. Paulson finished with 18 points, Williams added 17 and Kelsi Tyler chipped in with 11.

Reach Kevin Hanson at khanson@courierherald.com or 360-802-8205.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Sports

Mud Mountain Dam: Rim Trail remains popular, everything else closed for now

This is the sixth article in a series about local hikes.

Four more “free days” planned for state parks

The upcoming dates are Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Nov. 11, and Nov. 27.

Naches Peak Loop Trail: mountain lakes and stunning Rainier views

This is the fifth article in a series about local hikes.

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

At Enumclaw and White River High, sports are on hold until late December

December, March, and April will be busy months for student athletes.

Former Enumclaw golf standout returns to lead the team

Mara (Koplitz) Rogan placed sixth individually in the Class 4A field while she was a Hornet.

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Zach Miller wins Western Open tournament

The Buckley student ranks No. 17 in the nation in his age group.

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the… Continue reading

Future of fall prep sports to be announced July 22

If sports start up again, White River and Enumclaw will be in the same league.

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.