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Archives: Sep. 2007

Sep.
14th

Big-time rusher

First highlight of the night just came in:


Larry Dixon rushed 17 times for 257 yards and two touchdowns for Olympic on the way to a 40-15 rout of Klahowya.

Sep.
14th

Mount Tahoma 6, Lincoln 6 (Halftime)

A pretty sloppily played half. The teams combined for 13 penalties and five turnovers in the first half.


Geno Munoz put Mount Tahoma up first with a 32-yard interception return. Ronald Baines failed to get in for the two point conversion.


Lincoln answered just before the half when quarterback Demarkus Milner scrambled 48 yards for a score with just under a minute left. Lincoln’s point after attempt was blocked.


Emerald Ridge 7, Rogers 7 (Halftime)

Rogers quarterback Tyler VanSlightenhorst threw a 15-yard touchdown to Grant Williams for the Rams’ lone score.

Emerald Ridge quarterback

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Sep.
14th

Franklin Pierce 13, Auburn 7 (halftime)

There are other advantages to playing at home than just the crowd. Franklin Pierce kicker Dirk Mortensen booted a 49-yard field goal as time expired in the half. Mortensen’s kick looked like it might be falling short, but it hit the cross bar of the goal post and bounced over.


He also kicked a 28-yard field goal earlier in the quarter to give FP a 13-7 halftime lead.


Auburn had the ball for two brief possession in the second quarter. One ended with a Jeff Gouveia fumble and the other ended on a three and out.


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Sep.
14th

Franklin Pierce 7, Auburn 7 (2nd Quarter)

The Cardinals grabbed an early 7-0 lead tin this match of SPSL 3A powers on a 5-yard scoring pass from Erich Armstrong to tight end Austin Olsen. The Cardinals got prime field position on botched hand-off from Auburn quarterback Marshall Klontz and slotback Patrick Tepea, resulting in a fumble which was recovered by FP’s Ryan Mullins.


Auburn answered with a 2-yard touchdown plunge from Jeff Gouveia. The Trojans score was set up by pretty 19-yard pass from Klontz to Garrett Rutledge on fourth down.

Sep.
14th

Once again, Friday night is here

There’s another stellar night of football on tap around the state, and The News Tribune is gonna bring you all the results you can handle.


Anchoring our coverage is our overhauled prep sports Web site. Search results by sport, school or league. There’s no more waiting for results: Once we know what the score is, it’s on the site.


I’m manning the desk tonight and will be updating this blog when news trickles in of amazing performances or quirky results.


And two of our reporters will be updating the blog live from the field.

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Sep.
14th

Stadium grad named MWC men’s soccer defensive performer of the week

Jacob Gorbaty, a junior from Stadium High School, was named the Midwest Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Performer of the Week. He anchored a Knox College defense which recorded two shutout victories last week. The Prairie Fire have won two straight matches to move to 2-2 on the season.


Knox started the week with a 5-0 win over MacMurray College Wednesday afternoon at Jorge Prats Field. The Prairie Fire held MacMurray to eight total shots and only four shots on goal. Saturday, the Knox defense was even more dominate in a 3-0 win at Eureka. The Red Devils were

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Sep.
14th

Week 3 Prep Picks: Divish toppled

Ok, I was a week late on my guarantee. But I did sneak by Divish last week (I finished 12-1, Divish went 11-2 and Milles brought up the rear at 9-4), so I’ll see if I can keep the momentum going. There’s plenty of storylines to follow this weekend.


Franklin Pierce (2-0) will receive its first real test of the year, as the Cardinals host Auburn (1-1).


Emerald Ridge (2-0), the surprise team so far this season, will take on cross-town rival Rogers (1-1) in the "Battle of the Hill."


And Mount Tahoma (1-1) will

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Sep.
13th

WIAA to require hydration tests for wrestlers

The days of excessive weight-cutting in Washington high school wrestling could be nearing an end.

Starting in 2007-08, wrestlers will be mandated by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to take a preseason hydration test to determine their baseline body-fat percentage.


From that data, a minimum weight class will be determined for that wrestler for the remainder of the season.

“It’s a health and safety issue,” said Jim Meyerhoff, an assistant director for the WIAA who was on the board that approved this guideline. “We want wrestlers to wrestle at a natural weight.”


In the

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