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Tag: Auburn Mountainview


Football: Early look at 2012 SPSL 3A schedule

Can quarterback Domenic Rockey and Auburn Mountainview end Lakes' reign in the SPSL 3A? (TNT file photo)

With the high school football season a few weeks away, we’re continuing our league-by-league look at the 2012 schedules.


Decatur at Wilson
White River at Enumclaw
First-year Hornets coach Mark Gunderson makes his debut
Lincoln at Bonney Lake
Two first-time head coaches make the face off when Abes and Jon Kitna meet Panthers and Jason Silbaugh
Auburn Mountainview at Sumner
Woodinville at Lakes
Lancers’ brutal non-league schedule begins
Bellarmine Prep at Peninsula

Renton at Decatur
Enumclaw at Central Kitsap
Mount Tahoma at Auburn Mountainview
Lakes at Bellarmine Prep
Early contender for game of the year in Pierce County — not counting playoffs, of course
Gig Harbor at Peninsula
Fish Bowl!
Bonney Lake vs. Sumner
No fish here, but the rivalry is just as heated
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Girls Basketball roundup: Another rough day for South Sound teams

No. 2 Burlington-Edison 53, Eatonville 38: The Tigers’ trio of lightning-quick guards proved to be too much for the Cruisers in the loser-out contest at Stanwood High.

Sydney Brown, Ryleigh Swagerty and Katlyn Mataya repeatedly poked or wrestled the ball away from Eatonville ball handlers and took the Cruisers (20-9) out of the game. Eighteen of Eatonville’s 24 turnovers in the game came via steals.

“Their guards are pretty impressive,” Eatonville coach Davina Serdahl said. “We knew their guards could be trouble coming in, and they did take us out of our offense a little.”

Laccie Hill scored a game-high 23 points and hit four 3-pointers for Eatonville, including three in the fourth quarter, while fellow senior Jessica Stead pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

“We kept battling until the end,” Serdahl said. “I was proud of how my girls played. We’re still a young team, so we can learn from this. … It was great to see Laccie Hill and Jessica Stead play well in their final games.”

No. 6 W.F. West 46, No. 10 Renton 22: The Bearcats held the Indians to two points in the second half and secured a second straight trip to the state tournament with the loser-out win at Tumwater High.
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Basketball: SPSL 3A boys, girls preview capsules

Editor’s note: We’re publishing our league-by-league basketball previews this week. We’ll run one or two previews each day this week.

Lakes High's Cedric Dozier did back-flips when the Lancers won the Class 3A boys basketball state title in March. (Staff photo)


1. Lakes (25-3)
2. Decatur (17-9)
3. Auburn Mountainview (9-13)
4. Enumclaw (7-13)
5. Bonney Lake (7-14)
6. Peninsula (3-18)
*2010-11 records

F Nate Guy 6-6 Sr. Lakes

Has developed into one of the best players in the South Sound, if not state

C Zach Banner 6-9 Sr. Lakes
Biggest big man in the state can gobble up boards, pile up put-backs

W Marion Beauchamp 6-3 Sr. Auburn Mountainview
First-team all-league player averaged 14.3 points. 7 rebounds per game

G Dom Hunter 6-0 Sr. Decatur
Someone must pick up scoring slack for Gators, Hunter is talented enough

G Andrew Holloway 6-2 Sr. Lakes
Point guard is at his best in the biggest games, which Lakes will have many of

Defending state champion Lakes intends on keeping the state trophy on campus, and with three starters back, plus the return of capable role players and talented newcomers, the Lancers could do exactly that. Read more »


Football: Auburn Mountainview player a finalist for ‘Rudy’ Award

Auburn Mountainview High senior Skyler White is a finalist for the “Rudy” Awards.

Here’s a description of the awards and White’s accomplishments:

The ‘Rudy’ Awards celebrate outstanding athletes – not because of their statistical performance, but because of their ability to inspire and motivate teammates, classmates and communities. The awards are named for Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who was immortalized in the 1993 film Rudy, starring Sean Astin.

Skyler White of Auburn, WA, is among the 50 finalists! A few years ago, Skyler lost his little sister in a drowning accident. For his Eagle Scout project, he decided to honor his sister by building a life jacket loaner board so other families wouldn’t have to experience such a tragic loss. When a young girl in his community was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Skyler stepped up and offered support to the family. He has a strong code of ethics and values and would rather stand up for what he believes in and stand alone than compromise his standards.

You can view White’s bio and vote for him by clicking here.
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Football: Peninsula holds up against Auburn Mountainview, 36-10

Neil Pierson
Staff writer

The Peninsula Seahawks have been receiving a lot of accolades for their
offensive play this season, but it was their defensive unit that came
through in a big way Friday night.

Seventh-ranked Peninsula picked off Auburn Mountainview’s Domenic Rockey
three times, and held the Lions without a touchdown for the first three
quarters to pick up a 36-10 win in Class 3A South Puget Sound League play at
Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.

Peninsula (6-1 overall, 2-1 league) moved into sole possession of second
place with the win, and set itself up to host a first-round playoff contest
if it beats Decatur and Enumclaw to close the regular season.
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Football: Three to See in Week 5

Three to See in Week 5

No. 9 Federal Way (4-0 overall, 4-0 league) at Bethel (3-1 overall, 3-0 league), 7 tonight

Lowdown: Federal Way’s dynamite defense collides with Bethel’s barnstorming offense in a contest that could determine the league champion. Led by DB D.J. May, LB Jordan Pulu and NG Uso Olive, the Eagles have stymied opposing offenses, holding them to only 54 points. Federal Way is particularly tough against the run, allowing a league-best 56.5 yards per game. But pass defense has been Federal Way’s Achilles heel – the Eagles rank dead-last in the league, allowing 186 yards per game. That bodes well for Bethel QB Justin Hordyk, who’s thrown for 838 yards and 8 TDs. Hordyk leads the SPSL in total offense, averaging 302 yards per game. RB Jeffrey Holder (359 yards and 7 TDs) gets the bulk of the Braves’ carries, while WRs Brandon Kirian and David Fontenette are Hordyk’s top targets.

TNT pick: Bethel 33, Federal Way 31
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Football: Five Things to Watch on Friday Night

1. Wilson vs. Welstad
Gig Harbor didn’t have an answer. Eastside Catholic couldn’t figure out how to stop Peninsula running back Danny Welstad, either. Will Wilson figure out how to slow down the Seahawks’ punishing 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior? Through two games, Welstad has rushed for 471 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

2. North Mason names field after former coach
North Mason will honor a former coach at tonight’s game, naming its home field Phil Pugh Stadium. Pugh coached the Bulldogs football team for 29 years, amassing a record of 162-107 and qualifying for the state semifinals four times. He guided North Mason to its only football title, a Class 1A crown in 1982. Pugh also coached track for 22 years.
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Girls Soccer: State First Round Results

Here’s a roundup of how South Sound girls soccer teams fared in first round state tournament games Tuesday night. Click on “CLASS” for links to each state bracket.

Monroe 5, Emerald Ridge 1:
The Bearcats scored the upset of the first round, knocking off the previously undefeated Jaguars (18-1-0).

Issaquah 3, Bellarmine Prep 0: Kristen Maris scored three goals as the Eagles ended Bellarmine Prep’s season. The Narrows League regular season champions finish the season at 18-3-1.
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