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Boys Soccer: Fife wins Class 2A state title

Tony Crudo isn’t one to focus on goal setting. Instead, he just tells his team to play well.

“And if you play well, 99 percent of the time, it works out,” said Fife’s boys soccer coach.

On Saturday evening, it did just that as the Trojans won their first Class 2A state championship in school history with a 3-1 win against Cheney at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. A year ago, Fife broke a 25-year drought in the state tournament before losing to Lynden in the title game.

“It’s been a really good team,” Crudo said of the group that finished with a perfect 21-0 record. “It’s not a surprise that we were good – it’s a surprise that we were able to finish the job.”
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2A Boys Soccer: Fife advances to championship game

They’re back – and they’re ready.

A year after breaking a 25-season drought in the Class 2A state soccer championship game, the Fife Trojans are headed there again after a 2-0 shutout of Tumwater on Friday at Sunset Chev Stadium.

The Trojans will face Archbishop Murphy or Cheney at 4 p.m. today.

“It was a wonderful win,” said Fife coach Tony Crudo. “The goal in the kids’ minds all year long has been to get back here so we can get another shot. It’s so hard to get here.”

Fife controlled possession early on, with both of its goals coming in the first half. Senior forward Cesar Esquivel scored off a volley pass from freshman forward Victor Mansaray in the 18th minute, and sophomore defender Gilberto Garcia made what he called an unexpected shot in the 36th minute.
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2A baseball: Sumner earns trip to state semifinals

Contributing Writer

Spenser Dorsey charged home.

Sumner catcher Bryan Adkins played the pass ball perfectly off the backstop, securing it in his glove and diving to home plate.

Dorsey, the North Thurston senior, adjusted his head-first slide, twisting slightly in an attempt to avoid Adkins’ tag.

A cloud of dust materialized. It was close. Dorsey, with his right hand still on home plate, and Adkins, with his glove resting atop Dorsey’s arm, both turned to the umpire.


Adkins leaped to his feet as the Spartans began their celebration, a 5-4 victory over the Rams in the Class 2A state quarterfinals Saturday at W.F. West High School.
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Fife, Graham-Kapowsin students sign letters of intent Thursday

A few student-athletes at Fife and Graham-Kapowsin high schools will sign letters of intent Thursday.

Here’s the list:

Bryce Miller, men’s basketball, Pacific Lutheran University
Ciara Pedroni, women’s basketball, St. Martin’s University
Delaney Peugh, women’s diving, University of Idaho

Shayden Flint, football, Western Montana
Cameron James, football, Western Montana


Basketball: SPSL 2A boys, girls preview capsules

Clover Park guard David Crisp celebrates after winning the Class 1A state title in March.

Feature story on Clover Park sophomore guards Ahmaad Rorie and David Crisp — click here


1. Clover Park (27-3)
2. Sumner (16-8)
3. White River (10-15)
4. Eatonville (9-11)
5. Steilacoom (3-17)
6. Fife (18-9)
7. Washington (6-14)
8. Franklin Pierce (15-13)
*2010-11 records

G David Crisp 6-0 Soph. Clover Park
One half of the best guard tandem in the state, regardless of classification

G Billy Kiel 5-11 Sr. White River
Owns school’s single-game scoring record with 38 points

F Bryce Miller 6-6 Sr. Fife
Perhaps the league’s best big man, could average a double-double

G Ahmaad Rorie 6-0 Soph. Clover Park
The other half of the Warriors’ standout backcourt can light it up, too

G Erik Swartout 6-1 Sr. Eatonville
First-team all-league pick averaged 14.6 points, 5.5 assists per game

The SPSL 2A is loaded with talented, experienced teams. Leading the pack is Clover Park, the defending Class 2A state champions. Read more »


Football: Another wild finish in SPSL 2A?

Earlier today, I posted our Class 2A football playoff projections and briefly outline the postseason scenarios in the SPSL 2A. Because there are so many possible outcomes, I wanted to provide a more in-depth explanation on the matter.

But first, here are this week’s matchups, along with each team’s league record:

Franklin Pierce (5-1) at Washington (3-3)
Clover Park (2-4) at Steilacoom (4-2)
White River (5-1) at Sumner (2-4)
Eatonville (2-4) at Fife (1-5)

Four teams will advance to the Week 10 state play-in round. Courtesy of SPSL 2A football commissioner Matt Mueller, athletic director at Eatonville, Here’s a breakdown of how some teams can advance:
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Football Roundup: Lakes wins big; Bonney Lake QB sets school record

At Lakes 69, Enumcalaw 0:
The No. 2 Lancers scored on seven touchdowns of 40 yards or longer – highlighted by Charles Hall’s 95-yard scamper in the first quarter – in a big win at Harry E. Lang Stadium.

At Bonney Lake 49, Decatur 6: Chris Brown tossed a school-record seven touchdown passes – four going to Zach Zaragoza (16, 20, 12 and 22 yards) and the Panthers won at Sunset Chev Stadium.
Decatur was limited to 83 total yards.

Steilacoom 30, at Fife 25:
Jacob Esseln won it for the Sentinels with his 1-yard touchdown run in the final minutes as the Steilacoom won on the road.
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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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