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Tag: SPSL 3A


(UPDATED) Basketball: League-by-league look at conference championship races

Bellarmine Prep's Isaiah Flynn (blue uniform) and Olympia's Dominick Francks chase a loose ball during a game at Olympia in January. The Lions and Bear are also going after the Narrows League 4A title. (Tony Overman, staff photographer)

UPDATE (10 p.m. Saturday): Plenty of teams won league titles this weekend. On Friday, I posted a breakdown on various scenarios. Now that games on Friday and Saturday have concluded, here’s where we stand:


Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are tied with 10-1 records and league. The teams have split their two-game series. If they remain tied at the end of the regular season, they’ll share the league title, but play a tiebreaker on Feb. 10 at Foss HS to determine to seeding to the district tournament.
Update: Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are still tied, nothing has changed.

So many scenarios exist. Just know that it will come down to Kent-Meridian, Kentwood and Mount Rainier.
Update: If Kentwood beats last-place Auburn Riverside on Monday, the Conks win the league title.

If Federal Way beats Beamer and Bethel on Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will be league champs. If Federal Way stumbles in either game, Beamer and Curtis could rise to the top of the league.
Update: Curtis won its third straight league title, and fourth in five seasons.
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Basketball: SPSL 3A boys, girls preview capsules

Editor’s note: We’re publishing our league-by-league basketball previews this week. We’ll run one or two previews each day this week.

Lakes High's Cedric Dozier did back-flips when the Lancers won the Class 3A boys basketball state title in March. (Staff photo)


1. Lakes (25-3)
2. Decatur (17-9)
3. Auburn Mountainview (9-13)
4. Enumclaw (7-13)
5. Bonney Lake (7-14)
6. Peninsula (3-18)
*2010-11 records

F Nate Guy 6-6 Sr. Lakes

Has developed into one of the best players in the South Sound, if not state

C Zach Banner 6-9 Sr. Lakes
Biggest big man in the state can gobble up boards, pile up put-backs

W Marion Beauchamp 6-3 Sr. Auburn Mountainview
First-team all-league player averaged 14.3 points. 7 rebounds per game

G Dom Hunter 6-0 Sr. Decatur
Someone must pick up scoring slack for Gators, Hunter is talented enough

G Andrew Holloway 6-2 Sr. Lakes
Point guard is at his best in the biggest games, which Lakes will have many of

Defending state champion Lakes intends on keeping the state trophy on campus, and with three starters back, plus the return of capable role players and talented newcomers, the Lancers could do exactly that. Read more »


Volleyball: All-League teams for SPSL North, SPSL South, SPSL 3A

SPSL North

MVP: Kacie Seims, Kentwood

Coach of Year: Cindy Seims, Kentwood

S Kacie Seims, Sr., Kentwood; L Tess Manthou, Sr., Kentwood; S Miranda Grieser, Sr., Tahoma; OH Mikaela Ballou, Sr., Kentwood; M/OH Alison Wuerch, Sr., Auburn Riverside; OH Chloe Watson, Jr., Kent-Meridian; MH Lauren Hackett, So., Kentwood.

MH Sarah Toeaina, So., Kentwood; OH Una Areta, Jr., Kent-Meridian; OH Brooke Good, Jr., Auburn; OH Allison Chin, Sr., Kentridge; OH Isia Johnson, Sr., Auburn; MH Breanna Bruil, Jr., Auburn Riverside.
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Volleyball: All-SPSL 3A, SPSL 2A teams


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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Girls Soccer: SPSL 4A, 3A playoff games tonight

Lots of SPSL girls soccer action tonight around the South Sound. In Class 4A, teams from the North and South meet for district-seeding games, and SPSL 3A teams will have sub-district games against schools from the Seamount and Olympic leagues.

Here’s the schedule:

SPSL North vs. South playoffs
North No. 3 Tahoma vs. South No. 3 Puyallup, 6 p.m. at Sparks Stadium (winner No. 5 seed, loser No. 6 seed to district)

North No. 1 Kentwood vs. South No. 1 Beamer, 8 p.m. at Sparks Stadium (winner No. 1 seed, loser No. 2 seed to district)

South No. 4

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Football: Peninsula holds up against Auburn Mountainview, 36-10

Neil Pierson
Staff writer

The Peninsula Seahawks have been receiving a lot of accolades for their
offensive play this season, but it was their defensive unit that came
through in a big way Friday night.

Seventh-ranked Peninsula picked off Auburn Mountainview’s Domenic Rockey
three times, and held the Lions without a touchdown for the first three
quarters to pick up a 36-10 win in Class 3A South Puget Sound League play at
Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.

Peninsula (6-1 overall, 2-1 league) moved into sole possession of second
place with the win, and set itself up to host a first-round playoff contest
if it beats Decatur and Enumclaw to close the regular season.
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Football: Lakes rolls past Decatur, 61-0

Lakes played nearly flawless football against Decatur in the first half Saturday night.

The Lancers ran 20 offensive plays and eight went for touchdowns. By the time the SPSL 3A contest at Federal Way Memorial Stadium was over, second-ranked Lakes had thumped the Gators 61-0.

But Lakes senior Ma’ne Manaea said the blowout was not the Lancers’ best effort.


“This is the second-best we’ve played this year,” the University of Colorado-bound senior said.

Manaea, a receiver and defensive back, pointed to Lakes’ 57-7 drubbing of Capital in Week 3 as the Lancers’ gold-standard so far in the 2011 season. Lakes coach Dave Miller said the win over Decatur was comparable to that victory.
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