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Tag: Bonney Lake


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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Football: Bonney Lake hires Jason Silbaugh as head football coach

Bonney Lake High wasn’t without a football coach for long.

One month after former coach Chad Barrett resigned, the Panthers pulled their new head coach from the dominant team in its league – perennial state contender Lakes High – when it announced the hiring of Jason Silbaugh, defensive coordinator at Lakes since 2004, on Friday.

Silbaugh is eager to get started at Bonney Lake.

“It’s a program in a community I think is supportive and it’s successful,” he said. “It feels right.”

Silbaugh, 38, can be confirmed as Bonney Lake’s new coach at the Sumner School District school board meeting on Wednesday. He beat out more than two-dozen applicants.
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Football: Coaching carousel spinning at high-speed in South Sound

There’s been a lot of coaching turnover among football teams in the South Sound the past few months – more than I can remember in recent years.

Here’s what I can remember on this Saturday night. If you know of others, chime in.

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Football: Chad Barrett resigns at Bonney Lake High, must pay restitution

Chad Barrett is no longer football coach at Bonney Lake High.

The third-year coach resigned from his coaching and teaching position Wednesday evening after a Sumner School District investigation found him responsible for as much as $20,000 missing from the high school’s ASB bank account.

Under terms of the mutually-agreed-upon resignation, Barrett must pay restitution to the school district. The amount has not been determined, said Ann Cook, district communications director.

According to the district, an internal audit discovered $16,000-$20,000 unaccounted for. The monies are related to ASB fundraisers that included football players writing letters soliciting donations from local businesses and selling “Elite Fundraising Cards” that offer discounts at local merchants to those who purchase the cards, which sell for $20 a piece.

The district does not know exactly how much money is missing because the unsold discount cards are also unaccounted for. The district’s total is an estimate based off monies raised the previous two years. These fundraisers generated about $17,000 in each of the previous two years, Cook said.
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Basketball: 3A sub-district results; Lakes boys, girls win

With go-to player – 6-foot-9 center Zach Banner – on the bench with foul trouble for much of the game, a pair of undersized guards lifted Lakes High.

Dequam Walls and Phillip Winston hit clutch shots in key moments of the 3A boys basketball sub-district loser-out contest Saturday afternoon, leading Lakes to a 78-65 win over Enumclaw and keeping the defending state champion’s season alive.

“Dequam Walls kept us in the game,” Lakes coach JoJo Rodriguez said, “and Phillip Winston brought us home.”

Ninth-ranked Lakes owned a double-digit lead for most of the second half, but when leading scorer Banner fouled out with six minutes to play, Enumclaw made a run at the Lancers.
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Boys Basketball: Sumner runs away from Bonney Lake, 63-42

A year ago, Sumner High’s boys basketball team probably doesn’t turn a three-point lead at halftime into a runaway victory.

Spartans coach Brett McDaniel points to near-misses during the early part of last season’s schedule as proof that his team was still figuring out its place.

“If it was close, they were coming out wondering if they were going to win,” McDaniel said. “Now they believe they’re going to win.”

No doubt about that.

The eighth-ranked Spartans ran away from district rival Bonney Lake in the second half, thumping the Panthers 63-42 Saturday night at Sumner.
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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 Roundup: Peninsula clinches home playoff game, Sumner freshman throws 6 TDs, plus more results

Home state play-in games in early November are starting to become the norm around Peninsula High School.

The seventh-ranked Seahawks assured themselves of another one – their third in the past four seasons – after routing Decatur, 48-3, at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.

It appears after Peninsula finishes up the regular season next week at Enumclaw, a likely playoff game against Mount Si, the KingCo 3A’s third seed, will happen in the 10th week.

“That is huge for us,” Peninsula coach Ross Filkins said “We love playing at Roy Anderson Field. It will be big for our seniors to play there one more time. We were locked on that tonight.”
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