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Tag: Narrows League

Dec.
2nd

Five Narrows League schools expected to apply for admission to SPSL

If you’ve read this story, you know major changes could be coming to the high school sports landscape in the South Sound.

As the story says, Bellarmine Prep, Central Kitsap, Gig Harbor, Olympia and South Kitsap are expected to apply for admission to the South Puget Sound League by Monday.

So, will they be accepted?

From the conversations I’ve had the past couple days with more than a dozen athletic directors, coaches and administrators, I can say with certainty that I don’t know for sure. From the SPSL’s perspective, there are positives and negatives to expanding. However, schools that go so far as submitting an application rarely get turned down for admission.
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Sep.
20th

Cross country: State rankings, Narrows League update

Here’s a link to this week’s state cross country rankings.

And here’s this week’s Narrows League cross country press release:

Narrows League Cross Country Press Release #2

Sep.
9th

Football: No. 4 Bellarmine tops Wilson, 45-13

Bellarmine Prep entered the 2011 season with big expectations. A year after reaching the Class 4A state semifinals for the first time in nearly three decades, the Lions are set on making another deep postseason run.

Bellarmine Prep played like a state title contender in the first half of its 45-13 non-league victory over Wilson Friday night, but revealed its youth after halftime.

“They’re young and that kind of showed in the second half,” Lions coach Tom Larsen said. “All you can hope is that you learn from their mistakes and that you play the way we played in the first half.”

Bellarmine Prep (2-0 overall) was nearly unstoppable early, scoring points on four of its first five possessions – three touchdowns and a field goal – and defensive back John Bush returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown halfway through the second quarter.
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Sep.
7th

Cross country: Narrows League update

Narrows League cross country coaches are producing weekly updates this season. Here’s the first installment:

NARROWS LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY PRESS RELEASE
7 September 2011
Bellarmine Invite
The pre-season No. 1-ranked Bellarmine Lion girls face off with the defending state champions and second-ranked Eisenhower Cadets Saturday at the 13th Annual Bellarmine Invite. The varsity girls race at 11:40 am. Top individuals to watch: Mayra Chavez, Eisenhower; Daryl Phill, Bellarmine Prep, Lily Engelbrekt, Bishop Blanchet, and Jordan McPhee, Mt. Rainier

On the boys’ side, No. 11 Bellarmine, led by Ian Staeheli, No. 13 Puyallup, led by Brett Bertrand, and

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May
12th

Softball: Narrows League tournament postponed to Friday

Because some regular-season games were rained out yesterday and will be made up today, the Narrows League 4A and 3A softball tournaments have been pushed back to Friday.

Here is the new schedule:

NARROWS LEAGUE 4A TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY
At SERA

Game 1: South Kitsap vs. Mount Tahoma, 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: Central Kitsap vs. Olympia, 3:30 p.m.
Game 3: Bellarmine Prep vs. Gig Harbor, 3:30 p.m.
Game 4: Stadium vs. Shelton, 3:30 p.m. Read more »

May
10th

Boys Soccer: District brackets available; BP wins league title

If the boys soccer postseason is anything like the Bellarmine Prep-Gig Harbor soccer game on Monday night, it’s going to be exciting.

There were close to 1,000 fans at Roy Anderson Field. That’s something I’ve never seen at a regular-season soccer game. Postseason games rarely have more than a couple hundred people in the stands.

The game finished in a 1-1 tie, handing Bellarmine Prep the Narrows League 4A title. Gig Harbor could have moved into a tie for first by beating the Lions, but now the best the Tides can do is finish second. Gig Harbor

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May
2nd

Baseball: Narrows League 4A, 3A tournament results

These come straight from Wilson AD John Portenier:

NARROWS LEAGUE 4A BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
All games at Heidelberg

Tuesday May 3
Game 1: Gig Harbor 13, Bellarmine Prep 5 (loser out)
Game 2: Stadium 9, Central Kitsap 2 (loser out)

Wednesday May 4
Game 3: Gig Harbor 8, South Kitsap 2
Game 4: Olympia 6, Stadium 5 (10 innings)
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Dec.
6th

Basketball: Narrows League 3A boys and girls preview capsules

NARROWS LEAGUE 3A BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW CAPSULES

CRYSTAL BALL
1. Lincoln (19-9)
2. Foss (14-8)
3. Wilson (20-8)
4. Capital (19-4)
5. Timberline (12-10)
6. Yelm (5-15)
*2009-10 records

STARTING FIVE
G Marcus Chambers 5-10 Soph. Foss

Smooth-shooting sophomore scored 32 in season opener last week
G Jordan Russell 5-10 Sr. Lincoln
Contributes in all aspects, averaging 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds per game Read more »