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Tag: Sumner

May
25th

2A Baseball: Lynden tops Sumner in semifinals

YAKIMA – While the Sumner baseball team was making its first state semifinal appearance, it ran into a team loaded with big-game experience. Lynden has already won the Class 2A state football and boys’ basketball championships this school year.

Who says experience doesn’t pay dividends?

Even though Spartans starter Logan Christensen held the Lions to just two hits, four defensive errors and too many free passes proved too much to overcome, as Lynden won 5-1 on Saturday at Yakima County Stadium.

“I think the first three innings, the emotions of the game may have gotten away from us a little,” Sumner coach Casey Adcox said. “You can’t teach this atmosphere. I think the boys did a good job of gathering themselves and showed some calm in the late innings. Hopefully we can see more of that tomorrow.”
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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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May
12th

2A WCD Baseball: Kingston topples Sumner in finals, 7-3

SILVERDALE – Sumner baseball coach Casey Adcox was walking off the field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds when he glanced up at the clear skies with warm sunshine all around – the soggy days that wreak havoc on spring sports a distant memory – when he uttered what every high school coach guiding an active team in Western Washington must have been thinking.

“It doesn’t get much better than this,” the fifth-year coach he said before pausing. “Well, maybe if you get a ‘W.’”

In the Class 2A West Central District title game, Sumner fell to Kingston, 7-3, Saturday afternoon.

The Buccaneers jumped on the Spartans early, taking a 2-0 lead on a couple errors in the first inning. Kingston extended its edge to 3-0 in the third.
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Jan.
3rd

Boys Basketball: No. 1 Clover Park routs No. 4 Sumner, 70-53

On the court, top-ranked Clover Park took a pounding from Sumner.

The fourth-ranked Spartans were physical, pushing and pulling the Warriors. Clover Park guard David Crisp played most of the second half with a cotton ball stuffed in a nostril to stop a bloody nose.

“They have to play us as physical as officials will allow them,” Clover Park coach Mel Ninnis said.

So, yes, Clover Park did get beat up a bit on Tuesday night, but not on the scoreboard. The Warriors thrashed Sumner 70-53 in a SPSL 2A contest Tuesday night at Clover Park.

The Warriors (7-2 overall, 5-0 league) were in control the entire game. They led 18-5 at the end of the first quarter and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
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Dec.
17th

Boys Basketball: Sumner runs away from Bonney Lake, 63-42

A year ago, Sumner High’s boys basketball team probably doesn’t turn a three-point lead at halftime into a runaway victory.

Spartans coach Brett McDaniel points to near-misses during the early part of last season’s schedule as proof that his team was still figuring out its place.

“If it was close, they were coming out wondering if they were going to win,” McDaniel said. “Now they believe they’re going to win.”

No doubt about that.

The eighth-ranked Spartans ran away from district rival Bonney Lake in the second half, thumping the Panthers 63-42 Saturday night at Sumner.
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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 »

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.
22nd

Football Roundup: Peninsula clinches home playoff game, Sumner freshman throws 6 TDs, plus more results

Home state play-in games in early November are starting to become the norm around Peninsula High School.

The seventh-ranked Seahawks assured themselves of another one – their third in the past four seasons – after routing Decatur, 48-3, at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.

It appears after Peninsula finishes up the regular season next week at Enumclaw, a likely playoff game against Mount Si, the KingCo 3A’s third seed, will happen in the 10th week.

“That is huge for us,” Peninsula coach Ross Filkins said “We love playing at Roy Anderson Field. It will be big for our seniors to play there one more time. We were locked on that tonight.”
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