Today (9/20): Saints, Geoducks, Clippers Soccer All in Action

Schedule for Saturday, September 20th

Men’s Soccer
Evergreen vs. Northwest – Geoducks Pitch – 1:00 PM
SPSCC vs. Wenatchee Valley – The RAC – 2:15 PM
Saint Martin’s vs. Seattle Pacific – SMU Soccer Field – 4:00 PM

Women’s Soccer
Saint Martin’s vs. Montana State-Billings – SMU Soccer Field – 1:00 PM

College Volleyball
Saint Martin’s vs. Central Washington – Marcus Pavilion – 7:00 PM

AP Washington State Prep Football Poll – How They Fared

Curious about how the teams ranked in the Associated Press Washington State high school football poll fared tonight? Since I represent KMAS in the poll, I was. Don’t expect too much movement this week…

Click here to see how they did

Other Friday Scores

College Soccer

Columbia Basin 2, SPSCC 1 – Box score
SMU Soccer Field 1st 2nd Final
Hawks (2-0-3 NWAC) 1 1 2
Clippers (0-5-0 NWAC) 0 0 0


High School Volleyball

Black Hills 3, Charles Wright 0
University Place, WA 1 2 3
Tarriers (3) 22 24 15
Wolves (3-0 overall) (0) 25 26 25
BH: Moriah Kramer – 25 assists, 5 aces

Friday Football Scores: Rough Go For Locals

It was a rough night for the 10 local high school football teams as they went 3-7 with previously unbeaten Tenino, Rainier, River Ridge and Black Hills all falling.

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Foss 26, Shelton 13
Highclimbers Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Falcons (1-0 3A Narrows, 1-2 overall) 14 6 0 6 26
Highclimbers (0-1 3A Narrows, 1-2 overall) 7 0 6 0 13
Shelton: Jake Beck – 2 yard TD run, 5 yard TD pass
Foss: Scooby Reynolds – 3 rushing TDs | Sidaris Fletcher – 153 yards rushing, TD

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Olympia 34, South Kitsap 17
Port Orchard, WA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bears (1-0 4A Narrows, 2-1 overall) 0 21 0 13 34
Wolves (0-1 4A Narrows, 1-2 overall) 7 10 0 0 17
Olympia: Isaiah Brooks – 2 rushing TDs

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Wilson 47, North Thurston 21
South Sound Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wilson (1-0 3A Narrows, 3-0 overall) 6 0 14 27 47
North Thurston (0-1 3A Narrows, 0-3 overall) 7 14 0 0 21
NT: Dante Thomas – 2 Rushing TDs

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Hoquiam 36, Tenino 21
Tenino Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Grizzlies (1-0 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-1 overall) 0 14 6 16 36
Beavers (0-1 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-1 overall) 7 0 14 0 21
 

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Franklin Pierce 16, River Ridge 14
Tacoma, WA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Hawks (0-1 2A SPSL, 2-1 overall) 7 7 0 0 14
Cardinals (1-0 2A SPSL, 1-2 overall) 7 0 0 9 16
RR: Michael Key – 2 rushing TDs
FP: 28 yard field goal with less than a minute remaining

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Tumwater 41, La Center 0
Tumwater Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wildcats (0-3 overall) 0 0 0 0 0
T-Birds (3-0 overall) 14 14 13 0 41
 TUM: Easton Trakel – 4 Rushing TDs

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North Kitsap 26, Black Hills 7
Poulsbo, WA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wolves (2-1 overall) 0 0 0 7 7
Vikings (3-0 overall) 0 13 13 0 26
BH: Mark Melendres – 34 yard TD reception from Chase Morrow

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Rochester 18, Elma 14
Montesano, WA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Warriors (1-0 2A/1A Evergreen, 1-2 overall) 0 0 12 6 18
Eagles (0-1 2A/1A Evergreen, 1-2 overall) 0 7 7 0 14
 ROCH: Wyatt Singer – 236 yards, 2 rushing TDs

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Lincoln 32, Capital 10
Ingersoll Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Abes (1-0 3A Narrows, 3-0 overall) 8 8 0 16 32
Cougars (0-1 2A/1A Evergreen, 1-2 overall) 3 0 7 0 10
 CAP: Cody Jenkins – 1 yard TD run

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Raymond 42, Rainier 0
Rainier HS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seagulls (3-0 2B Pacific, 3-0 overall) 7 21 7 7 42
Mountaineers (1-1 2B Pacific, 2-1 overall) 0 0 0 0 0

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Non-American Football Schedule for Friday, September 19th

Non-American Football Schedule for Friday, September 19th

Men’s Soccer
SPSCC vs. Columbia Basin – The RAC – 4:15 PM

Week 3: My Girls’ Expert High School Football Picks

Sunshine, flowers and football picks

Sunshine, flowers and football picks

After a week off, my girls are back with their expert analysis of local high school football games. In week one, the three year old – Rory – went an amazing 8-2. Wow, nice work. Addie, the six year old, went just 4-6. Come on, kid.

Here is the full schedule of local football games complete with radio (which surprisingly is very light this week) and of course the best picks in all of the land.

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Tumwater T-Birds vs. La Center Wildcats
Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Wildcats – “The T-Birds will peck on the Wildcats.”
Rory’s pick: T-Birds – “Because the Wildcats will eat the other ones.”


Tenino Beavers vs. Hoquiam Grizzlies

Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: KXRO

Addie’s pick: Beavers – “The Beavers will chop down a tree and go ‘grrrrr….I win.’ And then dance around and then find another tree and cut it down.”
Rory’s pick: Beavers – “The Beavers go vwoooooooo and bite them.”


River Ridge Hawks @ Franklin Pierce Cardinals

Franklin Pierce HS, Tacoma – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Cardinals – “They will peck the Hawks. They will see the Hawks and say ‘want a tasty treat?’ And then start pecking them.”
Rory’s pick: Hawks – “Because they will go grrrrr and go chirp, chirp, and go rarararara.”


Rainier Mountaineers vs. Raymond Seagulls

Rainier HS – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Seagulls – “The Seagulls will fly around and use their claws to grab the Mountaineers supplies. They will fly back to their home and drop the heavy supplies on to the Mountaineers heads and knock them out and have time to score a bunch of touchdowns.”
Rory’s pick: Mountaineers – “Because they will go raaaaaa, and go baaaaaaa, and go blah, and go flop and go glop. Because they would go Ma, ma, mama, ma ma MA mama.”


Black Hills Wolves @ North Kitsap Vikings

North Kitsap HS, Poulsbo – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Vikings – “They will have their arrows ready and they would shoot them. Then the Wolves will die and they will score 200 touchdowns.”
Rory’s pick: Wolves – “Because the Wolves would go RARRRRR, and go bite bite and then eat them.”


Capital Cougars vs. Lincoln Abes

Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM – Webcast: Eli Sports

Addie’s pick: Abes – “Abraham Lincoln will order all of the Cougars to be captured and be killed. The Cougars had been sneaking into houses and stealing food supplies.”
Rory’s pick: Cougars – “They will go choooomp and go roar roar roar roar and eat them.”


Olympia Bears @ South Kitsap Wolves

South Kitsap HS, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Bears – “The Wolves would bite the Bears with their really sharp teeth then the whole pack would pull the sled and the player on the sled would score a bunch of touchdowns.”
Rory’s pick: Both, a tie – “They will wrestle. They will both win. It will be a tie. They will both bonk their head on the ground.”


Shelton Highclimbers vs. Foss Falcons

Highclimbers Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: 1030 AM and 92.9 FM KMAS

Addie’s pick: Falcons – “When the Highclimbers are trying to get them, the Falcons will swoop down and cut the bottom of the tree so that the Highclimbers would go, ‘Uh oh…..AHHHHHH…’ and fall down.”
Rory’s pick: Highclimbers – “They will climb up and whack them with their climbing axes.”


North Thurston Rams vs. Wilson Rams

South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: North Thurston – “The North Thurston ones would choose to hit in the middle of their heads and they would give the other team a big ouchy ouchy.”
Rory’s pick: Both – “They will both buck into each other and go bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp.”


Rochester Warriors @ Elma Eagles

Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Eagles – “They will shoot them.”
Rory’s pick: Warriors – “They will go up and then go fly, fly and then cut them up.”

Thursday Preps Scores: Blazers Roll Tornadoes; Bears Nip Tides; Cougs Sweep Rams

High School Football

Timberline 31, Yelm 7
South Sound Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tornadoes (0-1 4A Narrows, 2-1 overall) 0 0 0 7 7
Blazers (1-0 4A Narrows, 2-1 overall) 7 24 0 31

Gabe Gutierrez threw for a pair of touchdowns and Timberline used a 24 point second quarter to pick up an easy 4A Narrows League opener win over Yelm.


Girls Soccer

Olympia 1, Gig Harbor 0
OLY (1-1 4A Narrows) | GH (1-1 4A Narrows)

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South Kitsap 2, Timberline 0
SK (2-0 4A Narrows) | TIM (0-2 4A Narrows)

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North Thurston 7, Foss 0
NT (2-0 3A Narrows) | FOSS (0-2 4A Narrows)

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Black Hills 1, North Kitsap 1
BH (2-1-1 overall) | NK (1-0-1 overall)

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Olympic 2, Tumwater 1
OLY (2-0-0 overall) | TUM (2-1-1 overall)


High School Volleyball

Bellarmine 3, Olympia 0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-14)
BP (3-0 4A Narrows), OLY (1-1 4A Narrows)

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Capital 3, North Thurston 0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-21)
CAP (3-0 3A Narrows), NT (2-1 3A Narrows)

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Tumwater 3, Todd Beamer 0 (25-7, 28-26, 27-25)
TUM (2-2 overall) | TB (2-1 overall)

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Franklin Pierce 3, River Ridge 0 (25-17, 25-5, 25-14)
FP (3-0 2A SPSL) | RR (1-2 2A SPSL)

Thursday Collegiate Scores: Geoducks Beat Up Shorthanded Eagles

Women’s Soccer

Evergreen 6, Trinity Lutheran 0 – Box score
Geoducks Pitch 1st 2nd Final
Eagles (0-7-0 overall) 0 0 0
Geoducks (2-5-0 overall) 4 2 6
TESC Goals: Katie Hebein (9th minute, 21st), Amy Bromley (14th, 65th), Delaney Smith (38th), Vanessa Zamora (50th)

Unfortunately, Trinity Lutheran played just nine players and Evergreen took advantage with a 6-0 win at Geoducks Pitch. The Katie Hebein and Amy Bromley each scored a pair of goals in the non-conference game.

Northwest Nazarene 3, Saint Martin’s 1 – Box score
SMU Soccer Field 1st 2nd Final
Crusaders (1-0-0 GNAC, 2-1-2 overall) 2 1 3
Saints (0-1-0 GNAC, 0-4-1 overall) 1 0 1
SMU Goals: Kelli Bannerman (36th minute)

Olympia grad Lexi Fesenbek scored a goal and added an assist in Northwest Nazarene’s 3-1 win over Saint Martin’s in the GNAC opener for both teams. Kelli Bannerman pulled the Saints level in the 36th minute at 1-1 but Fesenbek scored what proved to be the game winner just three minutes later.


College Volleyball

Montana State-Billings 3, Saint Martin’s 2 – Box score
Billings, MT 1 2 3 4 5
Yellowjackets (2-0 GNAC, 7-3 overall) (3) 25 25 23 22 15
Saints (0-2 GNAC, 2-10 overall) (2) 23 20 25 25 6
SMU: Kristyn Ross – 28 kills, Brenna Peterson – 48 assists

 

High School Football Power Rankings: T-Birds Still On Top but Tenino Closes the Gap

The T-Birds sit atop the Oly Sports preseason power rankings.

The T-Birds are still #1

I predicted a pretty mediocre local high school football season, I have to admit. I figured Tumwater would be good (yeah, tough call) but wasn’t sold on Randy Swilley and Tenino and didn’t expect anything more than average from most of the other schools. But if the first two weeks are any indication, I could be very, happily wrong.

Tumwater stays #1 though Tenino is closing in after the T-Birds just barely pulled off a pair of victories. Meanwhile, Timberline is 1-1 but looks strong, River Ridge looks like the class of the 2A SPSL and Rainier is making waves as a 2B team.

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1. Tumwater T-Birds (2-0)
Last week: #1 (no change)
Previous game: Beat Timberline, 35-33
Next game: vs. La Center – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Two weeks, two close calls for the T-Birds. Tumwater only won the game on Thursday night because Timberline killed themselves with penalties and once they compiled a few, didn’t get the benefit of the doubt from the officials on close calls. Like the play that sealed the win for Tumwater. A 4th down slant that was broken up on a hit that was either early or illegal and probably both but was not called.


2.
Tenino Beavers (2-0)
Last week: #2 (no change)
Previous game: Beat Castle Rock, 39-19
Next game: vs. Hoquiam – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Thomas Pier scored five touchdowns in virtually every way possible and the Beavers moved to 2-0 with two resounding victories. The single wing is working and Tenino is rolling. Still glad I don’t have to call any Tenino games, though. Next up: 1A Evergreen play when Hoquiam comes to town.


3.
Timberline Blazers (1-1)
Last week: #3 (no change)
Previous game: Lost to Tumwater, 35-33
Next game: vs. Yelm – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Timberline played well and nearly knocked off Tumwater. The difference was a missed PAT and a failed two-point conversion to make up for it in the second quarter. And multiple penalties at inopportune times that led t0 the officials calling everything close against the Blazers. Considering this is almost the same team that lost 44-0 to the T-Birds last year, you can see the strides that they have made and has to be one of the favorites now that 4A Narrows League play opens.


4.
River Ridge Hawks (2-0)
Last week: #5 (+1)
Previous game: Beat North Thurston, 28-16
Next game: @ Franklin Pierce – Franklin Pierce HS, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: River Ridge knocked off North Thurston for the first time since 1998 and now look poised for a big season with the move to the 2A SPSL. The rest of the league is just 3-10 over the first two weeks and the Hawks open play against 0-2 Franklin Pierce on Friday.


5.
Rainier Mountaineers (2-0 overall, 1-0 in 2B Pacific)
Last week: #6 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Kittitas, 33-0
Next game: vs. Raymond – Rainier HS – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Rainier defense has yet to give up a touchdown in wins over South Bend and Kittitas and are loving life as a 2B school. This week, they host what might be the game of the week in the South Sound when Raymond comes to town. The 2B Pacific comes down to Raymond, North Beach and the Mountaineers so this is one of the biggest games in a very, very long time for the Mountaineers.


6.
Black Hills Wolves (2-0)
Last week: #7 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Rochester, 43-14
Next game: @ North Kitsap – North Kitsap HS, Poulsbo – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Chase Morrow threw for four more touchdowns and the junior quarterback who was slated to be the backup looks to be the real deal for the Wolves. However, they have played 1A Montesano and a team in Rochester that was 1A last year and is rebuilding after losing most of the top players to graduation. We’ll see where this Black Hills team is this week when they travel to Poulsbo to face a good North Kitsap team.


7.
Capital Cougars (1-1)
Last week: #8 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Olympia, 17-7
Next game: vs. Lincoln – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Cougars defense has been outstanding giving up just 14 points to high powered Tumwater and just seven to Olympia. They made stop after stop in the second half of the Spaghetti Bowl to lead them to the big rivalry win. The offense, however, is one dimensional. Connor Kennedy had almost all of the yardage in the first half and the majority of it in the second half. It worked against Olympia but it will really have to work against Lincoln this weekend.


8.
Yelm Tornadoes (2-0)
Last week: #10 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Foss, 26-24
Next game: @ Timberline – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Tornadoes start fast, don’t they? With wins against better non-league opponents in Foss and Steilacoom compared to the last few years, there is a little bit of hope in Yelm. But that 4A Narrows League is tough and they will have to show something on Thursday night against Timberline to assuage my fears for their league season.


9.
Olympia Bears (1-1)
Last week: #4 (-6)
Previous game: Lost to Capital, 17-7
Next game: @ South Kitsap – South Kitsap HS, Port Orchard – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Perhaps dropping the Bears this low isn’t fair. The Bears did drop a ranked team in the first week and were ranked #10 in the state. But they didn’t look good in the second half of the Spaghetti Bowl at all and now I’m doubting how good they actually are. A lot of questions will be answered when they open 4A Narrows play on Friday night in Port Orchard.


10.
Shelton Highclimbers (1-1)
Last week: #11 (+1)
Previous game: Lost to Sumner, 51-14
Next game: vs. Foss – Highclimbers Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Yeah, the Highclimbers lost big, 51-14, but there were some things to take away from this game. Jake Henry played well again rushing for more than 160 yards and two touchdowns and a bunch of their top players including Brian Nault were sick all week. And yet, they battled well in the first half against a very good Sumner team. Next they host Foss in their 3A Narrows opener and with the Falcons not playing particularly well in the first two weeks, Shelton suddenly looks like a team that could pick up more than one regular season win – which is all that I predicted they would do this season.


11.
North Thurston Rams (0-2)
Last week: #9 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to River Ridge, 28-16
Next game: vs. Wilson – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: For the first time in program history, the Rams lost to both Timberline and River Ridge. As a North Thurston alum, let me just say this: UGH!


12.
Rochester Warriors (0-2)
Last week: #12 (No change)
Previous game: Lost to Black Hills, 43-14
Next game: @ Elma – Rottle Field, Montesano – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Rochester were eliminated from the playoffs in week one and then got throttled by Black Hills. Now, without anything to play for but fun and pride over the next seven weeks, the Warriors open league play against Elma.

Today (9/18): Extremely Busy Day of Soccer, Football and Volleyball

Schedule for Thursday, September 18th

Women’s Soccer
Evergreen vs. Trinity Lutheran – Geoducks Pitch – 1:00 PM
Saint Martin’s vs. Northwest Nazarene – SMU Soccer Field – 3:00 PM

High School Football
Timberline vs. Yelm – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM

Girls Soccer
Timberline vs. South Kitsap – The RAC – 4:00 PM
Tumwater vs. Olympic – Tumwater Stadium – 5:00 PM
Black Hills vs. North Kitsap – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
Capital vs. Shelton – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM

High School Volleyball
Olympia vs. Bellarmine – Olympia HS – 7:00 PM
Capital @ North Thurston – North Thurston HS – 7:00 PM

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