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Tag: North Thurston

May
19th

2A baseball: Sumner earns trip to state semifinals

BY GRANT CLARK
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.

Out.

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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Feb.
24th

2A boys regional: White River beats North Thurston 56-37

White River guard Jason Tyler saved one of the best games of his high school career for
one of most important games of the season.

Tyler scored 20 points and the Hornets’ three starting guards combined for 42 to lead
White River to a 56-37 win over North Thurston in a 2A boys’ basketball regional game
at Mount Tahoma High School on Friday.

The win sends the Hornets to Yakima next week for the 2A state tournament against an
opponent to be determined. The loss ends the Rams’ season.

“Tonight I felt like was one of our first nights that we actually closed it out,” White
River coach Rick Tripp said. “We’ve had some leads get away from us before so I don’t
know if we ever got too comfortable, but there were times when we started feeling pretty
good.”
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Oct.
27th

Football: A human and computer predict Week 9 results

After the computer did so well in predicting the outcome of last week’s Olympia-Bellarmine Prep contest — it predicted a 16-13 BP win and the final was 15-14 — I asked Scott Odiorne, who compiles the computer rankings we’ve been running this season, to run some projections for games in Week 9.

I added my picks, too.

Here’s the lineup:

Computer: No. 5 Woodinville 18, No. 1 Eastlake 16
Pacey: No. 1 Eastlake 31, No. 5 Woodinville 21

Computer: Central Valley 29, Lewis & Clark 25
Pacey: Lewis & Clark 20, Central Valley 17
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Sep.
23rd

Prep Football: Big Games of Week 4

Here are capsule previews of the Friday night’s big games in Week 4.

SPSL South
4A No. 10 Graham-Kapowsin (2-0 league, 3-0 overall) at 4A No. 2 Curtis (3-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. Friday

The lowdown: If it’s possible to win a league title in Week 4, this is one game where it could happen. The only remaining undefeated SPSL South squads will square off in what should be a hard-fought, close contest. Offensively, both teams have different strengths. The Eagles have relied on a powerful ground game. RB Matt Dawley is a workhorse, leading the league in rushing attempts (86) and yards (622), while Dalton Dorosky has shown big-play abilities, running for 189 yards on seven carries. Curtis has the ultimate play-maker in Rahmel Dockery. Read more »

Oct.
8th

Mount Tahoma stuns Sumner for first win

With less than two minutes left in the game, Mount Tahoma was staring at a sixth consecutive loss. The Thunderbirds had led Sumner the entire game, right up until Aaron Clark barrelled into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Spartans the lead moments earlier.

Mount Tahoma did’t sulk. Didn’t quit. The T-birds answered by covering 88 yards in 1 minute, 22 seconds and quarterback Josh Lord culminated the drive by throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass to Mason Koester with 12 seconds left. The strike secured Mount Tahoma’s first win of the season, a 22-15 victory Thursday night at Sunset Chev Stadium.

“We went to the spread and worked the clock,” Mount Tahoma coach Kevin Hanis said. “We made catches we needed to make. Our kids did what they had to do.”

Mount Tahoma running back Keonta’ Davis scored the T-birds’ first two touchdowns.

Results from other Thursday night games:

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