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Tag: Enumclaw

Aug.
1st

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.

2012 SPSL 3A FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

WEEK 1
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

WEEK 2
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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April
26th

Football: Enumclaw hires football coach

Enumclaw High has hired Mark Gunderson to lead its football team.

Gunderson replaces former coach Don Bartel, who will be defensive coordinator at Skyline High next season.

Here’s the release put out by the district:

Enumclaw High School Hires Mark Gunderson as PE/Health Teacher and Football Coach

After a rigorous application and interview process, Enumclaw High School Principal Jill Burnes announced the selection of Mark Gunderson as a new PE/Health Teacher and Football Coach.
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April
14th

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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Feb.
11th

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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Dec.
4th

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)

SPSL 3A BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW CAPSULES

CRYSTAL BALL
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

STARTING FIVE
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

FASTBREAK
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 »

Oct.
22nd

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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July
20th

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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April
20th

Basketball: Gig Harbor hires boys coach; Enumclaw searching for one

Craig Brooks has been named the boys basketball coach at Gig Harbor High School. Brooks, a 2002 graduate of Peninsula High School, coached the Tides JV team last season.

“I’m familiar with the program,” said Brooks, who teaches math at Gig Harbor. “Kind of feel like I know the ins and outs. There will be a lot of continuity.”

Brooks has eight years of coaching experiencing, starting with three years as a student assistant at Whitworth University in Spokane. From there he spent a season at Northwest Christian in Colbert and won a Class 2B state title, was an assistant at Cascade College in Portland for a year and assisted for two seasons at Peninsula before landing at Gig Harbor.
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