An Enumclaw Hornet is taken down by a trio of White River players. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

WRHS gets the ‘W’ in volleyball matchup; EHS claps back on the football field

Three “Battle of the Bridge” events — football, soccer, and volleyball — earned White River and Enumclaw a win each, plus a tie.

Enumclaw and White River both came away with a win, as well as one tie, last weekend.

That’s the final tally for both Hornets teams following three “Battle of the Bridge” tussles that saw the neighboring schools square off on the football field, volleyball court and soccer pitch.

The week concluded Friday night when Enumclaw’s gridiron gang got the best of White River, defeating the Buckley squad 31-6.

On Oct. 27, it was White River doing the celebrating as the volleyball team registered a 3-1 win in their home gym.

The cross-river week had started a day earlier, Oct. 26, at the Enumclaw Expo Center where the Plateau soccer teams battled to a 1-1 draw.

Here’s a quick look at how each contest went.


Things quickly went Enumclaw’s way, with the home team jumping to a 17-0, first-quarter lead at the Expo Center. The lead ballooned to 24-0 before each squad managed touchdowns in the final period.

Enumclaw first cracked the scoreboard on a 45-yard strike from Malcolm Harper to Dylan Watterson. The rest of the first quarter included a 20-yard field goal by Noah Seabrands and a short TD run by Dane Johnson.

The rest of the EHS scoring came via a second scoring toss from Harper to Watterson, a five-yard TD run by Dawson Harding and, in the end, four extra-point kicks by Seabrands.

White River’s lone TD came on a pass from Cole Cashman to Jacob Rennaker, who was on the receiving end of eight of Cashman’s 17 completions.


With boisterous student sections trading cross-court chants, it was the White River squad emerging victorious.

The teams split the first two sets but the home Hornets took the contest with back-to-back 25-16 scores.

For the winners, Elle Thomas led the way with 27 kills while Marissa Dahl had 48 assists and Kelli Kaelin had 35 digs. For Enumclaw, Macy Furtwangler tallied nine kills and Samantha Darby had 12 assists.


Enumclaw reached the scoreboard first when Ellie DeGroot found the net 12 minutes into the game, courtesy of a Mia Ammons assist. White River countered 19 minutes into the second half, getting the equalizer from Lexie Banks off a Morgan Greene assist.

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