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Tag: Curtis


Basketball: SPSL South boys, girls preview capsules


1. Curtis (23-6)
2. Federal Way (14-10)
3. Spanaway Lake (7-13)
4. Beamer (6-13)
5. Puyallup (21-9)
6. Emerald Ridge (2-18)
7. Bethel (10-13)
8. Rogers (17-8)
9. Graham-Kapowsin (1-18)
*2010-11 records

F Darius Johnson-Wilson 6-6 Sr. Curtis
Played a key role in Vikings reaching state finals last season

G D’Londo Tucker 5-11 Jr. Federal Way
Lightning-quick guard leads an attack that will push the tempo

F Braxton Tucker 6-4 Jr. Spanaway Lake
Double-double machine will emerge as one of league’s standout players

W Thomas Rhodes 6-3 Sr. Beamer
He’ll have more games with double-doubles than not

G Dom Jordan 5-9 Jr. Curtis
Experienced point guard can distribute ball and score when needed

The SPSL South is wide open this season. Want proof? None of the players selected to last year’s all-league first- or second-team return. Unlike in past seasons when there’s been a clear-cut frontrunner, expect a wild season filled with teams beating up on each other. 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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Football: Curtis crushes Emerald Ridge, 51-20

Staff Writer

Panic never entered into the minds of the Curtis Vikings football team, despite trailing Emerald Ridge early in the second quarter.

Curtis turned the ball over twice and saw the Jaguars take 7-0 with early in the second quarter.

The Vikings didn’t trail for long. Curtis scored 27 unanswered points in the final eight minutes of the second quarter, taking a commanding 27-7 lead at halftime. Curtis continued its dominance in the second half, cruising to a 51-20 victory on Friday night at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Curtis running back E.J. Deveaux was an unstoppable force and finished with four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.
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Football: Puyallup rallies in final minutes, beats Curtis

These Curtis and Puyallup football games have traditionally gone down to the wire in the South Puget Sound League.

And Friday was no exception.

Curtis took the lead with 90 seconds to go only – only to watch Puyallup drive the length of the field in the final minute to wrestle away a 35-28 SPSL South victory in University Place.

Rhys Gervais, the Puyallup quarterback, converted a fourth-and-15 with an 18-yard pass to Matt Becker, then tossed the game-winner to Nic Wisor on a 13-yarder with 40 seconds remaining.

“The kids did it themselves,” Puyallup coach Gary Jeffers said. “We

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Football: No. 9 Federal Way ends Curtis’ 28-game regular season win streak

The center of power in the SPSL South shifted on Friday night.

Ninth-ranked Federal Way ended Curtis’ 28-game regular-season winning streak with a 17-7 victory over the three-time defending SPSL South champion Vikings Friday.

The Eagles mobbed each other after the final whistle sounded, a blue and white gyrating mass of jubilation at midfield, but they weren’t prepared to say they’d taken the lead in the race for the league title.

“It’s three games into the season, it’s early to start talking about league titles,” Federal Way coach John Meagher said. “It’s the beginning of the race; not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”
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Football: Curtis runs over Rogers, 26-20

Curtis has found a new playmaker.

Junior running back E.J. Deveaux shredded Rogers’ for 228 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Vikings to a 26-20 win Friday night in University Place.

“We thought E.J. has a lot of life,” Curtis coach Clay Angle said. “He’s got great moves, runs with a very low profile.”

After graduating every major offensive contributor from the team that rolled through the SPSL South undefeated and reached the Class 4A state semifinals last fall, the Vikings showcased a dominant rushing attack that gobbled up 388 yards on 49 attempts.

“We wanted to play some smash-mouth,” Angle said.
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Football: Video from 2011 UPS team camp

I ventured out to watch the scrimmages at the University of Puget Sound football team camp on Wednesday and shot some video. I saw the following teams scrimmage: Arlington, Auburn Riverside, Bonney Lake, Curtis, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Skyline, Tahoma and Timberline.

A few quick observations:

1. Skyline quarterback Max Browne looked very good. Spartans coach Mat Taylor said Browne, a highly-recruited junior, is progressing and playing even better than last year. To put that in perspective, Browne threw for 4,182 yards, 50 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2010.

The Spartans defense shined, too, coming up with a few picks. And

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Football: Curtis grad named a preseason D-II All-American

Central Washington University’s Stan Langlow, a 2009 Curtis High School graduate, was named to the Sporting News’ preseason Division II All-American team as a defensive back.

Langlow started nine games as a redshirt freshman in the 2010 season, leading the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with seven interceptions. According to a CWU release, Langlow is the only GNAC player on the list and one of five sophomores among the 27 players honored.

Langlow was a TNT all-area first-team selection at receiver in 2008 when he led the SPSL South with 820 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches on 39 receptions.

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