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Tag: Graham-Kapowsin


Football: G-K’s Kahlil Dawson commits to Portland State

Graham-Kapowsin defensive back Kahlil Dawson, a rising senior, has orally committed to Portland State, according to Taylor Barton.

Dawson, who stands 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, also had an offer from Wyoming.


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 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: No. 1 Bellarmine beats G-K, 37-19

Leading up to the Class 4A football state play-in contest against Graham-Kapowsin, Bellarmine Prep’s coaching staff spent hours studying the Eagles’ game film.

G-K, it appeared, often employed single-coverage on defense. With a trio of talented receivers, including University of Washington-bound Michael Rector, and a quarterback with a big arm, Bellarmine Prep coach Tom Larsen said the staff came up with an offensive approach.

“Let’s attack,” Larsen said.

Sefo Liufau fired three long touchdowns to Rector, leading top-ranked Bellarmine Prep to a 37-19 win against the Eagles Friday night at Mount Tahoma Stadium.

The Lions (10-0) will host Edmonds-Woodway (6-4), a 29-19 winner over South Kitsap, in the first round of the state playoffs next week. G-K ends its season with a 5-5 record.
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Football: Playoff Preview Capsules


Bothell (6-3) at Bethel (7-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday
Something’s got to give. Bethel has been held to fewer than 40 points just once this season – sixth-ranked Federal Way clipped the Braves 28-26 in Week 5 – while no team has scored more than 30 on Bothell. The Cougars have had success against the SPSL South in the postseason the past three years, winning all three of those games, including a 41-7 thrashing of Bethel in 2008. These Braves are much more potent. QB Justin Hordyk is a run-pass threat, compiling 2,558 yards of total offense (1,671 passing and 887 rushing). Bethel has a knack for forcing turnovers, posting a turnover ratio of plus-10 and that could be the difference against a tough Bothell squad.
TNT pick: Bethel 41, Bothell 34

Graham-Kapowsin (5-4) at No. 1 Bellarmine Prep (9-0), 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Tahoma
The Lions could be shorthanded tonight, playing without RB/DB Isaiah Flynn and RB/LB Joe Lovejoy. Flynn returned to practice this week after missing the previous three games with a knee strain, while Lovejoy left last week’s 27-20 win over Gig Harbor with a leg injury. Sophomore RB Lou Millie should see a larger role if Flynn and Lovejoy can’t play. Lions coach Tom Larsen says the Eagles “look more like a No. 2 seed than a No. 4 seed,” pointing out that they’ve won five of their past six games.
TNT pick: Bellarmine Prep 34, Graham-Kapowsin 19
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Football: G-K tops Rogers, 52-21

By Tyler Hemstreet
Contributing writer

After an 0-3 start to the season, the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles have turned things around.

The sudden resurgence now has them in running for a spot in the postseason.

The Eagles piled up 368 rushing yards and got a combined five touchdowns from Mike Ramos and Dylan Campbell, blowing out Rogers, 52-21, on Friday night in an SPSL South battle at Art Crate Field.

The win — the fourth in the last five games for the Eagles — also snapped a four-game losing streak to the Rams.

“Our kids are just playing harder,” G-K

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Football: Three to See in Week 6

Thanks to Todd Milles for doing these preview capsules, while I was out of the office earlier this week.

No. 7 Kentlake (5-0 overall, 5-0 league) at Kentwood (4-1, 3-1), 7 p.m. Friday at French Field

Lowdown: Tempo could be a defining aspect to this titanic, intra-city matchup. The no-huddle Falcons want to play fast; the bigger and more physical Conquerors want it controlled. Kentwood must pay attention to Kentlake’s do-everything WR Austin Pernell (871 all-purpose yards, eight total TDs), who has scored on a kickoff return, an interception, a reception and a rushing attempt. If Kentlake can snap its seven-game skid in the series tonight, it will have the inside track to its first outright SPSL North title in school history.
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Volleyball: G-K standout signs with Montana

I received this press release today from the University of Montana:

University of Montana volleyball coach Jerry Wagner announced this week that Kaitlyn Molloy of Spanaway, Wash., has been accepted to the University and will join the Grizzly volleyball program in the fall.

Molloy joins Kelsey Schile in Wagner’s (so far) two-player freshman class. Schile signed a National Letter of Intent in November.

Molloy will be a 2011 graduate of Graham-Kapowsin High, the same school that produced current Griz outside hitter Kayla Reno, who joined the program last fall and developed into the Big Sky Conference’s top offensive freshman, averaging 2.54 kills per set.
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