Sports

Sports events worth keeping an eye on -Week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4


By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools
Football
Kennedy Catholic wraps up its regular season Thursday when it visits Hazen for 7:05 p.m. action at Renton Stadium.

The ROOT Sports cable television network will show the Seamount League action live.

Evergreen visits Foster for a 7 p.m. game Friday that will pay off in a playoff berth for the winner.
Bellingham is at Highline at the same time.

The 2A No. 3 team from the Seamount League faces a playoff against Kingco No. 2 on Tuesday of next week.
Mount Rainier, meanwhile, hosts Kentridge for a 7:30 p.m. game at Highline Memorial Thursday and West Seattle visits Rainier Beach at 7 p.m.

Volleyball
Kennedy Catholic hosts Evergreen for a 7 p.m. match with Seamount League title implications Thursday as Tyee hosts Hazen, Foster travels to Renton and Highline to Lindbergh.
The Metro League tournament continues Thursday and Saturday.
Action starts at 5 p.m. Thursday at Garfield and at 9 a.m. Saturday at Chief Sealth.

Girls soccer
Metro League playoff action takes place Thursday and Saturday.

10/29/2014
Sports Watch

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR
Two teams on the move met at Highline Memorial Stadium Thursday, but only one managed to do much moving up and down the field.
Kennedy Catholic cruised to a 49-0 lead over Foster by halftime and held the margin through the second half for the win.
The Lancers clinched the Seamount League title thanks to that win and a 56-12 Hazen loss to Lindbergh on Friday.
They improved to 5-0 in Seamount League play and to 7-0 overall with one game to go -- a 7 p.m. Thursday meeting with Hazen -- the only other Class 3A team in the league -- at Renton Stadium.
"Here we play every game as important," said Kennedy head coach Bob Bourgette, whose team is still eyeing an undefeated regular season. "You just have to play your best against your opponent. It doesn't matter what the standings are."
Foster, meanwhile, is in a must-win situation.
The Bulldogs (2-3, 2-6) face off against Evergreen in a 7 p.m. home game Friday, and a win there would clinch a top three finish among the 2A teams in the Seamount League and send them to the postseason.
"We have to beat Evergreen to get an opportunity," said Foster head coach Matt Leonard.

10/29/2014
SLIDESHOW: Loss to JFK puts Foster on fringe
Photo credit: 
Photos by Kurt Howard

It was senior night for the Lancers as senior Tony Sprague shakes the hand of Kennedy Catholic's head coach Bob Bourgette.

Sports Roundup

Friday, Oct. 24
Football
Bainbridge 56, Evergreen 19
It's been a long year for Evergreen, with the Wolverines falling to 1-7 overall with Friday's loss to go with their 1-4 Seamount League mark.
But they still have a chance to salvage everything and reach the postseason -- if they can knock off Foster (2-3, 2-6) on the Bulldogs' home turf at 7 p.m. Friday.
A win would tie Evergreen with Foster for the third and final Class 2A playoff berth, and the Wolverines would get the nod because of the head-to-head win.

10/27/2014

by Paul Moseley

It took a while, but West Seattle put four solid quarters together on a rain-soaked SWAC field and got their first win of the season...with an exclamation point. The Wildcats took on the Franklin Quakers and dominated the game, winning 56-12.

The Wildcats kicked off their offensive in the first quarter. Running back Austin Hall had a 35 yard run down to the two yard line. Human tank Fynniecko Glover powered the ball into the end zone on the next play to put West Seattle up 7-0.

Still in the first quarter, Glover kicked off a drive with a 20 yard run to the Quaker 40. Then Gavin Garcia-Penor, who had a great night knocking defenders out of the way, steamrolled the ball down to the 4 yard line, setting up a scoring run by Johathan Cheth (his first of two TD's on the night). 14-0 West Seattle.

In the second quarter, Carter Golgart and John Ursino both had grabs for scores, taking West Seattle into half-time with a 29-0 lead.

In the third quarter, Glover ran for 35 yards, setting the Wildcats up on the Franklin 25. A couple plays later, half back Trifon Papahronis got the call and ran 15 yards for a score.

10/25/2014
SLIDESHOW: West Seattle crushes Franklin 56-12
Photo credit: 
Paul Moseley

Running back Gavin Garcia-Penor rushes in a game against Franklin. West Seattle won 56-12.

Sports Roundup

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Volleyball
Chief Sealth 3, Franklin 0
Chief Sealth capped off its regular season with a victory over Franklin on Wednesday.
Ballard 3, West Seattle 0
The Wildcats were beaten by the Beavers in their Metro League finale Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Girls soccer
SCS 0, Cascade Christian 0
The Warriors battled to a scoreless tie Tuesday.
Hazen 4, Highline 1
Highline went down to defeat against Hazen on Tuesday.
Federal Way 3, Mt. Rainier 0
The Lady Rams were blanked at Federal Way this past Tuesday.
Renton 6, Tyee 3
The Totems were topped by the Indians Tuesday.
Kennedy 8, Lindbergh 0
The Lancers upped their Seamount League record to 4-0-0 with Tuesday's win over Lindbergh.
Foster 5, Evergreen 1
Foster flew past the Wolverines on Tuesday.
West Seattle 2, Garfield 2
The Wildcats played to a 2-2 tie in Tuesday's action.
Eastside Catholic 6, Chief Sealth 0
Chief Sealth was clobbered by Eastside Catholic on Tuesday.
Volleyball
Bellevue Christian 3, SCS 0
Seattle Christian was shut down by Bellevue Christian this past Tuesday.
Evergreen 3, Foster 0
Evergreen topped the Bulldogs in Tuesday action.
Renton 3, Tyee 1

10/24/2014

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Mount Rainier gave it a good go against a team with a much better record in Todd Beamer on Tuesday.

The Lady Rams scored a third game victory off the Titans, but that was too little, too late, in a momentum sense, anyway, as the Rams went on to lose the match in four sets, 11-25, 17-25, 25-22, 16-25, in South Puget Sound League North Division volleyball action inside the Todd Beamer gymnasium in Federal Way.

The Rams dropped to 3-6 in the South Puget Sound League North Division while the Titans improved to 8-1.

Mount Rainier coach Tom Wells put the blame not on players, per se, but on passing, which, as a whole, the team did not do a very good job at a lot of the time.

"Bad passing," said Wells, "It's a spot we have to work on."

10/24/2014
SLIDESHOW: Todd Beamer tops Mount Rainier
Photo credit: 
Photos by Ed Shepherd

​Rams' setter, Sara Westhoff, touching the ball upward for Mariya Manuel to run onto
and hit it over the net in a game against Todd Beamer inside the Mount
Rainier gym.

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Everything could have gone just right for Foster's football team, beating the foe. The Bulldogs had enough opportunities to do so, no doubt, but everything just went wrong in a 20-7 loss to the Lindbergh Eagles in a game the Bullogs led at one point, and, being at home, under the lights, in front of screaming fans, Friday night.

"We were there, we had the scheme, we had the play, we just didn't make it," said Matt Leonard, Foster head coach, whose team fell to 2-2 in the Seamount while Lindbergh upped its record to 3-1.

So just what went wrong?

Plays.

Big plays, on offense and defense. The Eagles made more big plays.
The Eagles scored first with 1:08 left in the first quarter on a drive that started at their own 34-yard line with 6:20 on the clock. They went 13 plays for a two-yard touchdown, with the two-point conversion no good.

The Bulldogs got the ball, but they didn't go anywhere on offense its second possession of the first quarter, kicking it on fourth down, just seconds into the second quarter.

10/24/2014
SLIDESHOW: Foster falls to Lindbergh, 20-7
Photo credit: 
Photos by Kurt Howard

Foster's defensive player Ronnie Roberson puts the stop on Lindbergh's D'Angelo Faust.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Volleyball
Chief Sealth 3, Franklin 0
Chief Sealth capped off its regular season with a victory over Franklin on Wednesday.
Ballard 3, West Seattle 0
The Wildcats were beaten by the Beavers in their Metro League finale Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Girls soccer
SCS 0, Cascade Christian 0
The Warriors battled to a scoreless tie Tuesday.
Hazen 4, Highline 1
Highline went down to defeat against Hazen on Tuesday.
Federal Way 3, Mt. Rainier 0
The Lady Rams were blanked at Federal Way this past Tuesday.
Renton 6, Tyee 3
The Totems were topped by the Indians Tuesday.
Kennedy 8, Lindbergh 0
The Lancers upped their Seamount League record to 4-0-0 with Tuesday's win over Lindbergh.
Foster 5, Evergreen 1
Foster flew past the Wolverines on Tuesday.
West Seattle 2, Garfield 2
The Wildcats played to a 2-2 tie in Tuesday's action.
Eastside Catholic 6, Chief Sealth 0
Chief Sealth was clobbered by Eastside Catholic on Tuesday.

Volleyball
Bellevue Christian 3, SCS 0

10/23/2014
Sports Roundup for Oct. 23

by Jeremy Martin
Sports Reporter

Eight games; that's two full months of action. In most years that's all the time needed to decide who will be marching towards the playoffs and who will be staying home, dreaming of next year.

This year however, Chief Sealth, Nathan Hale and Ingraham all needed a couple extra outings to test their mettle and to break a three way Metro League knot in order to punch a post season ticket.

The squads, all tied for second in the Metro League, entered Memorial Stadium Tuesday night for a mini tournament, consisting of up three games, each consisting of two eight minutes halves and each team needing to win at least one game in order to advance to the league playoffs.

Sealth managed to go 1-1 on the night, making the playoffs by defeating Ingraham 27-0 after falling earlier in the evening to Nathan Hale 22-10.

The Seahawks seemed not only fresh but fired up as it took on Nathan Hale in the night's opening game; alas the Raiders came prepared as well knocking off Sealth behind a vicious two headed rushing attack.

10/22/2014
Sealth goes 1-1 in mini tournament to break three way Metro tie
Photo credit: 
Jeremy Martin

Sealth Quarterback Weston Reed tossed for 69 yards on five throws for the Seahawks during a min-tournament on Oct. 21 held to break a three way Metro League tie. They came away with one win and one loss.

Sports events worth keeping an eye on


By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools
Football
Kennedy Catholic will host Foster for a 7:30 p.m. game at Highline Memorial on Thursday.
Highline Memorial will be the site of a double-header Friday, with Highline hosting Renton at 5 p.m. and Mount Rainier entertaining Kent-Meridian at 8 p.m.
Evergreen is on the road at Bainbridge at 7 p.m. that day.

Volleyball
The Metro League regular season concludes Wednesday, with Chief Sealth hosting Franklin and West Seattle visiting Ballard at 7 p.m.
Metro League seeding playoff action will start Thursday.
Also on Thursday, Evergreen is at Highline and Tyee at Kennedy with Foster at home against Lindbergh.
All of that action starts at 7 p.m., as does Tuesday's Highline at Foster, Renton at Evergreen, Tyee at Lindbergh and Kennedy at Hazen matches.
Metro League tournament play also continues Tuesday.

Girls soccer
The Valley Ridge complex next to Tyee will host two games at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Highline and Evergreen meet on one field and Kennedy and Tyee do battle on the other.

10/21/2014