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A look back, a look ahead

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 26, 2006 at 5:41 pm with No Comments »
September 26, 2006 5:41 pm

Gig Harbor and Bellarmine Prep continue to put together good performances in cross country.

The Gig Harbor boys and girls teams traveled to Boise, Idaho to compete in the Bob Firman Invitational.

The Gig Harbor girls, ranked first in state and 13th nationally, took first place with 65 points. Davis came in second, and Boise took third.

The Tides’ Kesslee Payne finished third overall in the 5K run with a time of 18:24. Teammate Amanda Andrews placed 10th, followed by Gig Harbor’s Anna Kalbrener at 15th, and freshman Christy Sipes at 23rd.

South Kitsap’s Britta Peterson finished 27th overall

For the Boys, Charlie Williams placed ninth overall, leading the Gig Harbor boys to a fourth place finish overall.

Bellarmine’s Nicole Cochran is still running well. She took first in the Northwest Classic in Eugene, Oregon over the weekend. Teammate Kayla Evans placed third, helping the Lions girls team finished second overall.

The biggest regular-season cross country invitational in the state, the Sunfair Invitational, will take place this weekend in Yakima.

* Puyallup and Rogers High volleyball teams, both undefeated in the SPSL South, are headed toward a heavyweight showdown on Thursday at Rogers High. Both teams will have to get past tough matches on Tuesday.

Puyallup plays a young but talented Curtis team, and Rogers will have to deal with an equally talented Emerald Ridge squad.

Puyallup’s Markee Murphy leads the SPSL with 76 kills. While Rogers’ setter Haleigh Adkins leads the league in assist average with 9.4. Spanaway Lake’s Shelan Swick has the most assists with 162.

* And in girls soccer, two of the top teams in the SPSL North will square off when Decatur takes on Federal Way on Thursday.

*Also, Mount Tahoma Stadium will host the Class 2A/1A state track championships the next two years due to construction at the remodeled Civic Stadium in Bellingham not moving fast enough, according to the WIAA executive board.

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