Kentlake 37, Tahoma 34: Tyler Padilla hit a 13-yard field goal in overtime to seal a 21-point comeback by the Falcons.
Tahoma (5-2, 1-2 4A SPSL )was on fire in the first quarter, scoring 21 unanswered points, but consistency paid off for Kentlake as it scored 21 in the second quarter and held the Bears to three points the entire second half. Kentlake (3-4, 1-2 4A SPSL) is ranked last in its league, but the Falcons received their first league win.
Bonney Lake 37, Auburn 20: Marcus Hamilton was the leading rusher for the Panthers in a win over Auburn.
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Hamilton had 16 carries for 93 yards and ran for two touchdowns during the win. Bonney Lake had 262 yards and five rushing touchdowns as a team.
It was a rushing affair for the Panthers, Jason Day had 92 yards on 15 carries no touchdowns, and Ethan Koepke had three rushing touchdowns for Bonney Lake, scoring from 1, 3, and 27 yards.
In a back and forth SPSL South match up Thursday night, third place Graham-Kapowsin defeated fourth-ranked Puyallup in five games, 25-20, 23-25, 25-12, 21-25, and 15-6.
Ayla Carpenter proved to be tough to handle as she had 32 kills and 16 digs for the Eagles, Jordan Keane was the assist leader with 56. It was a nice bounce back win for Graham-Kapowsin as it lost its past match to Emerald Ridge on Monday.
Tony Batinovich, the coach of the Puyallup Vikings agreed.
"It was a good battle between the two teams,” Batinovich said, “we [Puyallup] lost 3-0 to them previously in the season, so were proud be could keep it close, it was an exciting game as the two teams are hopeful to get to the post-season."
The Eagles (8-3, 6-3 4A SPSL) have three games remaining in the season, facing tough opponents Curtis and Emerald Ridge along the way. The Vikings (6-6, 5-5 4A SPSL) have two games to go.
Rogers 3, Spanaway Lake 0: The Rams won 25-14, 25-16, and 25-18 against the Sentinels, an 4A SPSL South opponent to advance to fifth in their league (3-7, 3-5 4A SPSL).
Maddy Clark had 16 assists and nine digs for the Rams, Tayson Miller also had seven kills. Spanaway Lake's Malia Tucker had five kills and nine digs and Christine Taisacan had 10 assists during the loss.
Sumner 3, Peninsula 0: Heather Thompson had 13 kills and 12 assists as the Spartans (6-5, 4-6 3A SPSL) swept the floor in three sets: 25-8, 25-20, and 25-17.
Georgia Hinds had 24 assists and Olivia Alexander had 7 kills during the win. Peninsula's Ashly Whittington had 10 digs and Lauryn Fuller and Lilli Harrison tied with 3 kills apiece.
Capital 3, Mount Tahoma 0: Hali Ehresmann had 10 kills and three blocks and Steffany Sweet had nine kills and 10 digs as the Cougars (6-4 3A Narrows) won three sets in a row: 25-10, 25-4, 25-12.
"Sweet had a great night on offense, almost everything she hit was a kill," said Cougars head coach Natalie Rhodes.
McKenzie Mathews also contributed with seven aces and three digs, Devyn Collins also had 12 digs. Mount Tahoma (2-8) is currently ranked seventh within their league.
"We went out and played aggressive, we concentrated on executing our plays, we served really tough and it got them off their game early," said Rhodes.
North Thurston 3, Lincoln 0: The Rams won quickly, 25-20, 25-10, 25-13. Alex Porter had six kills, 2 aces, and seven digs and Kailey Losey had 13 assists for the Rams (11-0 3A Narrows). North Thurston has shut out 10 of their 11 opponents, losing a sole game to third-placed Capital.
Tumwater 3, Columbia River 1: The T-Birds (9-0, 3-0 2A Evegreen) finished a four-game victory with in four sets: 28-26, 17-25, 25-21, 25-23.
Maddy Pilon played well both offensivley and defensivley with 43 assists and 11 digs. Kennedy Croft had five aces, three blocks and 21 kills and Christina Hagerty had 3 aces and 21 digs.
"An awesome matchup to have,” Tumwater coach Tana Otton said. “Columbia River is ranked second in 3A, fun game to play. They made us a better team, Hagerty played a great match she is dialed in on passing and defense, I think it was her best match."
2A SPSL Championships
Fife High School won the 2A SPSL title scoring 38 points, beating second place White River by 14 points. The Trojans went undefeated during the regular season (8-0). Laithan Briant placed first with a time of 17 minutes, 20.6 seconds.
School standings for the tournaments were as followed: Fife 38, White River 52, Franklin Pierce 84, Orting 92, Steilacoom 120, Washington 142 and River Ridge 177.
The top three runners of the tournament were Briant, with Fife’s Axel Mejia (17:20.8) finishing in second and Zachary Lam (17:27.0) of Franklin Pierce in third.
4A SPSL South Dual Meet
Colin Mayes was the winner during Thursday afternoons SPSL South dual meet, finishing in 16 minutes, 46 seconds.
Team score were as follows: Rogers 21, Spanaway Lake 38; Rogers 16, Bethel 45; Spanaway Lake 22 and Bethel 35.
2A SPSL Championships
The Steilacoom cross country team emerged victorious, scoring a tournament low 22 points at the 2A SPSL championships held at Fort Steilacoom Park.
Sentinel runner Alexandra Potter finished first place with a time of 19:59.5.
Steilacoom was undefeated during the regular season (7-0) and continued its dominance at tournament level.
The school standings were as follows: Steilacoom 22, White River 58, Franklin Pierce 91, Washington 112, Orting 116 and River Ridge 138.
The top three runners for the tournament were Potter, White River’s Camryn Berryhill (20:48.0) and Steilacoom’s Isabel Zimmerman (20.55.8).
4A SPSL South Dual Meet
In a three team SPSL South dual match, the team results were as follows: Rogers defeating Spanaway Lake, 21-38; Rogers beating Bethel 16-45; and Spanaway Lake topping Bethel, 22-35.
Madison Egan of Rogers won first place with a time of 20:31.
Medalist Tanner Broom shot an even-par 36 for Fife as Washington, Franklin Pierce, and Fife also participated in a three team tournament held at North Shore Golf Course.
Fife won the tournament, scoring 52 points, Franklin Pierce placed second with 32 and Washington followed with 29.
Franklin Pierce defeated Fife 44-26 and Fife defeated Washington 26-9 as the three teams were involved in dual-matches held at Brookdale Golf Course.
Fife medalist Brayden Boyles shot a 12-over 48 to be the medalist against Washington.
Madilynn Lowrance shot an 11-over 47 to be the medalist for Franklin Pierce against Fife.
Despite the injuries, the mental blocks, the missed opportunities and the heart breaking losses, the Auburn Mountainview High School girls soccer team finds a way through it all.
"Our journey this season was that we just created plenty of scoring chances but struggled to finish," said Lions coach Bryan Winkler. "We hit posts and barely miss."
All that came to a head in the first half for the Lions against Peninsula as plenty of scoring opportunities came but the results were not what Auburn Mountainview was looking for.
The two teams entered halftime in a 0-0 tie.
During his halftime pep talk to the team, Winkler reiterated that the team needed to keep their mental composure and to believe in their ability to score.
And the Lions did just that.
Sydney Carter scored the first goal of the match from a Chloe Baquian assist in the 76th minute of the game. Four minutes later, Carter scored again in the 80th minute to take the 2-0 win over the Seahawks.
"Our senior leadership was fantastic," Winkler said. "The way they embrace their teammates by keeping things positive is impressive."
The Lions' backup keeper Jaelynn Ramsey also earned her first shutout in the victory.
White River 1, Steilacoom 0: A defensive stalemate led to penalty kicks where Alex Hatley, Haylee Gunter, and Annabelle Hall all scored to put the Hornets up over the Sentinels.
Bonney Lake 2, Enumclaw 1: The Panthers' Melanie Torr scored the game winning goal in overtime at the 89th minute.
Curtis 4, Bethel 1: The Vikings' Morgan Weaver continues to baffle defenses by adding two more goals in her ever growing total on the season.
Gig Harbor 4, Yelm 0: Leahi Manthei and Kaysie Bruce were busy for the Tides as Manthei netted two goals and Bruce assisted and scored one of her own.
Capital High School barely squeaked by Yelm on the road for a 3-2 victory.
Despite the Tornados' Cole Harrison (6-0, 6-0) and Taylor Kay (6-1, 6-1) sweeping both singles matches, the Cougars roared back and won all the doubles to earn the team win.
Gig Harbor 4, Lincoln 1: Jack Nordi (6-2, 7-5) and Nick Sumner (7-5, 6-4) led the charge for the Tides as both fought hard for their singles match victories in a road win over the Abes.
Shelton 4, Timberline 1: The Highclimbers swept all three doubles matches and Cody Simon (6-3, 6-4) took the No. 2 singles match to take the road victory from the Blazers.
Peninsula 4, Lakes 1: The Seahawks took the match at home over the Lancers behind the stellar play of Francesc Gallart (6-0, 6-0) and Niall Silberman (6-1, 6-0) in singles play.
Timberline can breath a little easier after narrowly defeating visiting Aberdeen, 94-92.
Leading the way for the T-Birds was Elaine Rocamora, winning the finals in the 200 IM (2 minutes, 34.89 seconds), 500 freestyle (6:02.39) and swimming a leg in the 200 medley relay (2:06.49) and 400 freestyle relay (4:00.88).
The Bobcats cut it close with winning times from Karli Heikkila in the 50 freestyle (26.83), 100 freestyle (58.99), and as part of the 200 freestyle relay team (1:51.57).
BOYS WATER POLO
Curtis High School's boys water polo team put up impressive offense numbers against visiting Roosevelt to win 19-8.
Leading the Vikings was Sam Abbott, who netted six goals. Garrett and Troy Friedman both scored three times apiece and David Ling, JJ Spoja and Dan Melin each scored twice.
The Rough Riders were led by Jake Gordon's three goals and Taylor Powers' two scores.