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Tag: SPSL 2A

Dec.
5th

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

SPSL 2A BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW CAPSULES

CRYSTAL BALL
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

STARTING FIVE
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

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

Nov.
22nd

Football: All-SPSL 2A Team

All-SPSL 2A Football

Offensive MVP: Victor Gamboa, Washington, Jr.

Offensive Back of the Year: Iopu Ignacio, Franklin Pierce, Sr.

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Alex Afuavi, Franklin Pierce, Sr.

Defensive MVP: Jacob Tuivaiave, Washington, Sr.

Defensive Back of the Year: Sam Tate, Franklin Pierce, Sr.

Co-Defensive Linemen of the Year: Alex Afuavi, Franklin Pierce, Sr.; Blake Maresh, White River, Sr.

Co-Head Coaches of the Year: Joe Sprouse, White River; Brian Koch, Steilacoom

Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year: Ken Fagan, White River; Dave Naron, Franklin Pierce
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Nov.
10th

Volleyball: All-SPSL 3A, SPSL 2A teams

ALL-SPSL 3A VOLLEYBALL TEAM

MVP: Kelsey Fausko, Auburn Mountainview, Middle Blocker, Senior

Coach of the Year: Momi Bowles

First Team
OH HayleeMae Dennis, Enumclaw, Sr.
OH Caitlin Carr, Auburn Mountainview, Sr.
S Sam Odren, Auburn Mountainview, Jr.
OH Kendra Barnes, Peninsula, Sr.
OH Danielle Norton, Bonney Lake, Sr.
OH Nicole Rack, Bonney Lake, Sr.
OH Molly Cichosz, Auburn Mountainview, Soph.
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Nov.
3rd

Girls Soccer: All-SPSL 2A Team

ALL-SPSL 2A GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

MVP: Cassidy France, SR. White River

Coach of the Year: Robi Turley, Sumner

Sportsmanship: Washington

FIRST TEAM
Forwards: Kaylie Rozell, JR. Sumner, Ashley Powell, SR. White River,

Midfielders: Cassidy France, SR. White River, Megan Fenton, SR. Sumner, Madi Gale, SO. Fife, Erica Walker, SO. Franklin Pierce
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Oct.
25th

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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Oct.
21st

Football: 5 Things to Watch in Week 8

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH IN WEEK 8

STATEWIDE SHOWDOWNS
The Class 4A postseason is two weeks away, but you can get a taste of the playoffs tonight. The Narrows League 4A title is on the line when second-ranked Bellarmine Prep hosts No. 6 Olympia. And on the Sammamish Plateau, fourth-ranked Skyline takes on No. 1 Eastlake for KingCo Crest Division’s top seed. On Thursday, No. 3 O’Dea beat No. 10 Seattle Prep 21-20 for the Metro League Mountain Division title.

ANOTHER CRAZY FINISH IN SPSL 2A?
Remember the wild final few weeks of the SPSL 2A last season when a six-way tie for first was possible? Well, we probably won’t see that happen this fall, but there’s a log-jam in the standings that won’t clear for two more weeks, at least. Franklin Pierce and White River are tied for first, Steilacoom and Washington are tied for third and Clover Park and Eatonville are tied for fifth. Four teams will advance to the postseason.
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Oct.
14th

Cardinals beat White River, forge tie for first in SPSL 2A

By Tyler Hemstreet
Contributing writer

With their eyes set on taking another step to completing a worst-to-first turnaround season, the White River Hornets ran into another team seeking redemption from a poor finish last year.

The Franklin Pierce Cardinals stumbled to a 4-6 record last year, and with an SPSL 2A league title up for grabs this year, the Cardinals showed just how hungry they are on Friday night.

Franklin Pierce took advantage of several White River mistakes, and got 116 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Iopu Ignacio in defeating the Hornets, 39-19, in Buckley.

With the win, the Cardinals forged a tie for first in the league at 4-1 with two games to play.

“It lets us get in the driver’s seat,” Franklin Pierce coach Howard Lutton said. “We’ve got a lot of things to prove (after last season).”
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Aug.
23rd

Football: SPSL 2A preview capsules

SOUTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE 2A

Crystal Ball
1. Washington (4-6)
2. Sumner (7-3)
3. Eatonville (7-3)
4. Franklin Pierce (5-5)
5. White River (1-9)
6. Fife (5-5)
7. Steilacoom (5-5)
8. Clover Park (5-5)
*2010 season records
Editor’s note: The SPSL 2A has been the most difficult league yet to rank this fall. I won’t be surprised to see White River, Fife, Steilacoom or Clover Park finish in the top-half of the standings.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER
Washington’s Victor Gamboa does a bit of everything. The first-team all-league receiver averaged 61 receiving yards, 120 all-purpose rushing/return yards and 7.3 points per game. Gamboa, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound junior, is electric and possess game-breaking ability.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER
One of the strongest and hardest-hitting players in the SPSL 2A, Washington linebacker Jacob Tuiaiave is a nightmare for opposing offensive linemen, quarterbacks and running backs.The 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior earned first-team all-league honors in 2010.
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