Thursday Scores: Hawks Roll; Saints Men Earn Draw

High School Football

River Ridge 39, Aberdeen 8

Kobe Key passed for three touchdowns and Gustavo Diaz rushed for two scores in River Ridge’s 39-8 romp over Aberdeen on Thursday night in Lacey. The Hawks jumped out to an 18-0 lead in the first quater and scored 39 straight points before Aberdeen could get on the board against the Hawks second team. Up next for the Hawks is a crosstown matchup with North Thurston next Friday night.

Men’s Soccer

Saint Martin’s 1, UC San Diego 1 – Box Score

McKay Kohn’s header in the 83rd minute drew Saint Martin’s level with UC San Diego and earned the Saints a 1-1 draw in their season opener on Thursday afternoon at SMU. Nick Rosato made seven saves in net for the Saints.

Women’s Soccer 
Chico State 2, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box Score

Week One: My Girls’ Expert High School Football Picks

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Me and my girls enjoying a different sport

Football is back and you know what that means: my daughters are here to give you their high level, deeply analyzed and nuanced picks of this week’s game. They are now seven and four years-old and better than ever. You can take these predictions to the bank.

Here is the full high school football schedule for week one, complete with radio and webcast links.

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River Ridge vs. Aberdeen
South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM | Radio: KXRO

Addie: Hawks – “The Hawks can fly and their wings are pretty silent when they are gliding. They can sneak up on the Bobcats and bite them.”
Rory: Bobcats – “But the Bobcats have very sharp teeth! They are cats and we have a kitty cat.”


Black Hills Wolves vs. Montesano Bulldogs

Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Addie: Wolves – “Well, they are both dogs but I’ll say Wolves because Bulldogs are really slobbery and have sharp teeth but the Wolves are faster and can be quieter and have sharper teeth.”
Rory: Wolves – “I’ll say the same thing as Addie.”


Tumwater T-Birds @ Capital Cougars

Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM | Webcast: Eli Sports

Addie: Cougars – “The Cougars can jump really high and they can sorta climb and they can also sneak up on the birds when they are up in a tree.”
Rory: Cougars – “Because there is a capital in Olympia.”


North Thurston Rams @ Timberline Blazers

South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM | Webcast: Eli Sports

Addie: Blazers – “Some of them have axes so they can, like, if they are trying to trick them, they can get above them and when they touch them they can escape. I’m not sure what that means.”
Rory: Blazers – “Because they are kind of in Mt. Rainier stuff. They are kind of in trails. And they can go around and ahhhhhhhhh.”


Rainier Mountaineers vs. South Bend Indians

Rainier High School – Friday, 7:00 PM

Addie: Mountaineers – “If there are snowmen on that team, they can roll down the mountain and get covered in snow and then put the other team in a big ball of snow that they are already in.”
Rory: Mountaineers – “Because there is Mt. Rainier in Seattle. So they go into the mountain to the very top, they eat the snow and then they get big and when they get close to the other team, they spit it out at them.”


Rochester Warriors vs. Centralia Tigers

Rochester High School – Friday, 7:00 PM

Rory: Tigers – “Tigers have very sharp teeth and can mostly bite through anything.”
Addie: Tigers – “Yeah, me too.”


Shelton Highclimbers @ North Mason Bulldogs

Phil Pugh Stadium, Belfair – Friday, 7:00 PM | Radio: KMAS

Rory: Highclimbers – “Because they could cut down a tree and it would fall on the other team.”
Addie: Highclimbers – “If they fall, they could land on the other team and ride the Bulldogs.”


Tenino Beavers vs. Charles Wright Tarriers

Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Addie: Beavers – “If the dogs get close to them, they can cut down a tree with their teeth and it will land on the dog and it will fall down.”
Rory: Beavers – “I think the tree should fall where the dog wants to go and then another Beaver chops down another tree and falls the other way and traps him from going into the forest.”


Yelm Tornadoes @ Steilacoom Sentinels

Steilacoom Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Addie: Tornadoes – “The Tornadoes can go around and around and around faster than anybody else and they can throw them in the ocean.”
Rory: Tornadoes – “They can spin the other team away! To somewhere else!”


Olympia Bears vs. Ferris Saxons

Husky Stadium, Seattle – Saturday, 1:00 PM | Webcast: Eli Sports

Addie: Bears – “They can run faster than humans, probably.”
Rory: Bears – “The speed limit is as fast as a cheetah! BEARS ARE SUPER FAST. And they have very sharp teeth.”

Football Is Back

Week-One-Graphic

Saturday Scores: Late Rally Earns Draw for Clippers; Oly Rollers Continue to Mock Nationals

Men’s Soccer
SPSCC 4, Rogue 4 – Box Score

South Puget Sound scored three goals in the second half including the equalizer in the 90th minute to take a 4-4 draw with Rogue CC in the season opener at the NWAC Friendlies in Eugene, Oregon.

After falling behind by two goals, Victor Corona got the scoring started for the Clippers in the 34th minute. Jesus Ramos scored in the 61st minute and then got the brace in the 79th minute to draw the Clippers even at 3-3. After a Rogue red card and a goal that put the Osprey up 4-3 in the 86th minute, Gavin Trotter scored a stoppage time goal to earn the draw.


Women’s Soccer

Corban 3, Saint Martin’s 2 – Box Score

Abby McFaul scored the first and the last goals of the game for Saint Martin’s today in Salem, but Corban rattled off three straight goals in between to take a 3-2 non-conference win.

Linfield 3, Evergreen 0 – Box Score


College Volleyball

Lewis-Clark State 3, Evergreen 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-18) – Box Score
St. Francis 3, Evergreen 1 (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23) – Box Score


Roller Derby

USARS Roller Derby National Championships
Oly Rollers 109, Pennsylvania All-Stars 18
Oly Rollers 266, Chicago Red Hots 5

The Oly Rollers dominated the competition and will play for the fourth straight USARS championship on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Friday Scores: Saints Win Scrimmage; Oly Rollers Dominate Nationals

College Volleyball
Saint Martin’s 3, Warner Pacific 0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-18) – Recap
Montana-Western 3, Evergreen 0 (25-21, 25-19, 26-24) – Recap

Roller Derby
USARS Roller Derby National Championships
Oly Rollers 214, Northwest United 12
Oly Rollers 280, Chicago Red Hots 5

PHOTO GALLERY: Climbers, T-Birds, Bears and Rams Jamboree

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Shelton welcomed Olympia, Tumwater and North Thurston to Highclimber Stadium for a little jamboree action on Friday night. All four teams played played their cards close to the vest but each had a handful of highlights in preparation for their openers next week. Shelton, North Thurston and Tumwater each play road games next Friday against North Mason, Timberline and Capital respectively and Olympia faces Ferris at Husky Stadium on Saturday at 1:00.

Evergreen Men Open Season With a Road Win

Men’s Soccer

Evergreen 3, Northwest Christian 1 – Box Score

Freshman Ryan Porch scored his first goal as a Geoduck in the 78th minute to break a 1-1 tie and Evergreen got an insurance goal late from Willie Spurr to open the season with a 3-1 win over Northwest Christian. Tom Kemennu opened the season with a tap-in off of the rebound of a Porch shot in the 29th minute to put the Geoducks up 1-0. Evergreen outshot the Beacons 23-5 in this non-conference game against a conference foe in Springfield, Oregon. They return to Geoducks Pitch to host Doane on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

PHOTO GALLERY: Geoducks Men Take Scrimmage Over Fraser Valley

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Freshmen Ziggy Awad and Ryan Porch each tallied goals in the first half and junior Tanner Williams added an insurance goal late in the game to give Evergreen a 3-1 scrimmage win over the University of the Fraser Valley on Saturday afternoon. The Geoducks return to action on Sunday when they face the University of British Columbia in another scrimmage at Geoducks Pitch. First kick is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

SPSCC Swaps Softball for New Volleyball Program

clippers logoSouth Puget Sound Community College announced today that they have dropped softball from their roster of sports offered and will be adding a volleyball program beginning in the fall of 2016.

The announcement ends a tumultuous period in SPSCC softball history. Success came for the program in the 90’s and they were the runners-up for the NWAACC championship in 1992.

But more recently, the team practiced on a neglected campus field that was more often than not a mess due to the weather and they played most of their games across town at The RAC. The 2012 season was cancelled due to a lack of players and since returning in 2013, the Clippers posted a 3-56 record and were outscored 740 to 217. This season came to an abrupt end after an 0-10 start.

While I hate to see a program get the axe, this move makes sense. With the cancellation of the 2015 season, the softball team was left with no coach, no players and no facility. The team was only a team in theory making it very easy to drop. SPSCC will save money on field rental and equipment with the volleyball team and they can likely charge admission to games.

My only reservation comes from the fact that the two established college volleyball teams in town have found very little success historically and if the Saint Martin’s and Evergreen teams have not been able to recruit from a traditionally strong group of local high school players, what makes anybody think that SPSCC can?

Here is the full press release from South Puget Sound:

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SPSCC Athletics to Launch Volleyball Program

For the first time in 23 years, South Puget Sound Community College Athletics is adding a new intercollegiate sport: volleyball. SPSCC Clipper Volleyball will take to the court for the first time during the fall 2016 season.

“When I was hired, I was given the task of helping to lead a rejuvenation of the department; to not just field teams but to field quality teams in both character and in talent,” SPSCC Director of Athletics Nick Schmidt said. “No one can dispute the quality of talent in Thurston County. With that success came numerous players moving on to college outside of our local area; now we will be able to provide an avenue for those players to stay home.”

Last year, five Thurston County high schools made their respective state volleyball tournaments, with Tumwater winning the 2A state championship and Capital finishing as the 3A runner-up.

Clipper Volleyball will be the eighth team competing in the Northwest Athletic Conference West Region, replacing Clark College, which moves to the South Region at the beginning of this competition year. Schmidt said a coaching search will begin soon, with the ultimate goal of hiring a coach in late fall 2015. That will allow the new coach time to start recruiting in January and play a direct role in all elements associated with starting a program.

“Wanting to make the ‘right hire’, I’ll be consulting with people in the local volleyball community, NWAC and NCAA as we begin the search process,” Schmidt said. “I want to make sure we bring on someone who will not only be a great leader and role model to our players, but someone who can also lay the foundation for a successful program.”

This move follows the decision of SPSCC Athletics to discontinue its intercollegiate softball program, effective immediately. Schmidt served notice to the NWAC Executive Board of the decision on Aug. 5.

“While the overall history of our softball program should never be forgotten, recent history unfortunately left it in an extremely unstable situation,” Schmidt said. “This move will reenergize Clipper Athletics as well as bring more athletic events to campus, allowing us to better engage the students and supporters of SPSCC. I won’t rule out eventually bringing the program back, but it was time that we moved in a new direction.”

For more information about SPSCC Clipper Athletics, visit spscc.edu/campus-life/athletics. Follow Clipper Athletics on Facebook by clicking here or on twitter at @spscc_athletics.

2015 High School Football Schedules

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Football is right around the corner. Less than a month remains until kickoff of the 2015 season on September 4th. To get you ready for the season and to get OlySports.com back on the horse, here are the schedules for the local schools.

Black Hills Wolves (2A Evergreen Conference)

9/4 – vs. Montesano – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – @ Rochester – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM
9/18 – vs. North Kitsap – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/25 – vs. Columbia River – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/2 – @ W.F. West – Bearcat Stadium, Chehalis – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – vs. Port Angeles – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/16 – @ Kelso – Schroeder Field, Kelso – 7:00 PM
10/23 – @ Tumwater – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – @ Centralia – Tiger Stadium, Centralia – 7:00 PM*

Capital Cougars (3A Narrows League)

9/4 – vs. Tumwater – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – @ Olympia – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Lincoln – Lincoln Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – vs. Foss – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – @ Central Kitsap – Silverdale Stadium – 7:30 PM*
10/9 – vs. Wilson – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – @ Mount Tahoma – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – vs. North Thurston – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – @ Shelton – Highclimbers Stadium – 7:00 PM*

North Thurston Rams (3A Narrows League)

9/4 – @ Timberline – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – vs. River Ridge – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Wilson – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
9/24 – vs. Central Kitsap – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – @ Foss – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – vs. Lincoln – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/15 – vs. Shelton – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – vs. Mount Tahoma – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Olympia Bears (4A Narrows League)

9/5 – Ferris – Husky Stadium, Seattle – 1:00 PM
9/11 – vs. Capital – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – vs. South Kitsap – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – @ Timberline – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – vs. Issaquah – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/9 – @ Stadium – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – vs. Gig Harbor – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – @ Bellarmine – Memorial Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – vs, Yelm – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Rainier Mountaineers (2B Pacific League)

9/4 – vs. South Bend – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
9/11 – vs. Kittitas – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Raymond – Raymond HS – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – vs. Ocosta – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – @ North Beach – North Beach HS, Ocean Shores – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – @ Tacoma Baptist – Viking Stadium, University Place – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – vs. Life Christian – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – @ Ilwaco – Ilwaco HS – 7:00 PM*
10/29 – vs. Chief Leschi – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*

River Ridge Hawks (2A South Puget Sound League)

9/3 – vs. Aberdeen – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – @ North Thurston – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – vs. Franklin Pierce – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – @ Orting – Cardinal Stadium, Orting – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – vs. White River – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – @ Washington – Franklin Pierce Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – @ Clover Park – Harry Lang Stadium, Lakewood – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – vs. Fife – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – vs. Steilacoom – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Rochester Warriors (2A/1A Evergreen)

9/4 – vs. Centralia – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM
9/11 – vs. Black Hills – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM
9/18 – vs. Elma – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – @ Forks – Forks HS – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – vs. Aberdeen – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – @ Eatonville – Eatonville Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – vs. Montesano – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – vs. Hoquiam – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – @ Tenino – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Shelton Highclimbers (3A Narrows League)

9/4 – @ North Mason – Phil Pugh Stadium, Belfair – 7:00 PM
9/11 – vs. Sumner – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Foss – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – vs. Lincoln – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – @ Wilson – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – vs. Central Kitsap – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/15 – @ North Thurston – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – vs. Mount Tahoma – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – vs. Capital – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Tenino Beavers (2A/1A Evergreen)

9/4 – vs. Charles Wright – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – @ Castle Rock – Castle Rock Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Hoquiam – Olympic Stadium, Hoquiam – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – @ Elma – Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – vs. Forks – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – @ Aberdeen – Stewart Field, Aberdeen – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – vs. Eatonville – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – @ Montesano – Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – vs. Rochester – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Timberline Blazers (4A Narrows League)

9/4 – vs. North Thurston – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – @ Tumwater – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Yelm – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – vs. Olympia – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – @ Bellarmine – Memorial Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/8 – vs. Gig Harbor – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – vs. Stadium – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – @ Puyallup – Sparks Stadium, Puyallup – 7:00 PM
10/30 – @ South Kitsap – Knowles Field, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM*

Tumwater T-Birds (2A Evergreen Conference)

9/4 – @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – vs. Timberline – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ La Center – La Center Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/25 – @ Lake City (Idaho) – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – 7:00 PM
10/2 – vs. Columbia River – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/9 – @ Centralia – Tiger Stadium, Centralia – 7:00 PM*
10/16 – vs. West Valley – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/23 – vs. Black Hills – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – vs. WF West – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Yelm Tornadoes (4A Narrows League)

9/4 – @ Steilacoom – Steilacoom Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – vs. Foss – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/18 – vs. Timberline – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – @ South Kitsap – Knowles Field, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM*
10/2 – vs. Stadium – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/9 – @ Evergreen – McKenzie Stadium, Vancouver – 7:00 PM
10/16 – vs. Bellarmine – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – @ Gig Harbor – Roy Anderson Field, Gig Harbor – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – @ Olympia – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Legend: Bold = Home games | * = League game

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