Spurr Scores A Pair but Artesians Comeback Falls Short

Brandon Sparks:

I took an extended break from Oly Sports while we prepared for the Oly Town Artesians opener. Now that it is over, Oly Sports will be back up and running, or at least should be.

Originally posted on Oly Town Artesians:

ABOVE: Just one of the many great signs made by young Artesians fans

ABOVE: Just one of the many great signs made by young Artesians fans on Saturday night

Tacoma Stars 8, Oly Town Artesians 5
Olympia Indoor Soccer 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Final
Stars (2-0-0 WISL) 1 3 3 1 8
Artesians (0-1-0 WISL) 1 1 3 5

TUMWATER, Wash. – In front of a raucous full house at Olympia Indoor Soccer, Willie Spurr scored the first goal for the Oly Town Artesians in Western Indoor Soccer League play and notched his second goal of the game as the Artesians mounted a fourth quarter comeback but fell to the Tacoma Stars 8-5 on Saturday night. The game between the two closest teams in the WISL drew a mix of Artesians and Stars fans and made for a fantastic atmosphere in the return of indoor soccer to the Olympia area.

“Tacoma is one of the best teams in the league and we played…

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Today (11/14): State Tournament Time

Schedule for Friday, November 14th

High School Volleyball
4A State Tournament
Olympia vs. Skyline – Marcus Pavilion – 3:15 PM

3A State Tournament
Capital beat Ferndale, 3-0, at 8:00 AM
North Thurston lost to Soutridge, 3-0, at 8:00 AM
North Thurston vs. Bellevue/Lakeside – Marcus Pavilion – 3:15 PM (loser-out)
Capital vs. Eastside Catholic – Marcus Pavilion – 5:15 PM

2A State Tournament
Tumwater vs. Steilacoom – Pierce College – 11:45 AM

Girls Soccer
4A State Quarterfinals
Olympia vs. Skyline – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM

High School Football
Tumwater vs. Fife – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM

Thursday Scores: Geoducks Hoops, Saints Volleyball Fall

Men’s Basketball

Northwest 79, Evergreen 64 – Box score
Kirkland, WA 1st 2nd Final
Geoducks (0-1 overall) 38 26 64
Eagles (3-2 overall) 44 35 79

Evergreen’s Kortney Darby scored 20 points and Alix Hernandez added 11 but Northwest University went on a 20-7 run over the final seven minutes to pull away from the Geoducks 79-64 in a non-conference basketball game against a conference opponent. Tomas Ogbaslassie scored 22 points in the win for the Eagles.


College Volleyball

Montana State-Billings 3, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box Score
Marcus Pavilion 1 2 3
Saints (1-16 GNAC, 4-25 overall) (0) 21 16 21
Yellowjackets (6-11 GNAC, 12-13 overall) (3) 25 25 25
SMU: Kristyn Ross – 12 kills

Wednesday Scores: Saints Knock Off Beacons; Bears Advance

Women’s Basketball

Saint Martin’s 80, Northwest Christian 69 – Box score
Marcus Pavilion 1st 2nd Final
Beacons 38 31 69
Saints 43 37 80

Six Saint Martin’s players scored in double digits in an 80-69 exhibition game win over Northwest Christian at Marcus Pavilion. Megan Wiedeman notched a double-double in her first action of the season going for 10 points and 16 rebounds while Angela Gelhar led the Saints with 13 points.

Girls Soccer
4A State Tournament
Olympia 3, Skyview 2 (5-3 shootout)

2A State Tournament
Shorecrest 4, Black Hills 0

Today (11/12): Saints Hoops; State Soccer; A Dockumentary

Schedule for Wednesday, November 12

College Basketball
Saint Martin’s vs. Northwest University – Marcus Pavilion – 6:00 PM

Girls Soccer
4A State Tournament (loser-out)
Olympia vs. Skyview – Kiggins Bowl, Vancouver – 5:00 PM

2A State Tournament (loser-out)
Black Hills vs. Shorecrest – Shoreline Stadium – 7:00 PM

Sports Movie
No No: A Dockumentary (Dock Ellis documentary) – Olympia Film Festival – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Score: Evergreen Drops Semifinal Match in Kirkland

Photo from goalWA.net

ABOVE: Willie Spurr – Photo from goalWA.net

Men’s Soccer

Northwest 2, Evergreen 0 – Box Score
Kirkland, WA 1st 2nd Final
Geoducks 0 0 0
Eagles 0 2 2
CCC semifinals

Evergreen’s season came to an end on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-0 loss to Northwest University in the Cascade Conference semfinals. Geoducks keeper Angel Guerra made five saves for Evergreen but couldn’t stop a Jacob Weaver in the 66th minute and Kyle Zimmerman in the 79th minute. Evergreen finished the season at 9-8-1 overall.

Today (11/7): Playoff Football, Volleyball; Geoducks Volleyball Finale

Schedule for Friday, November 7th

High School Football
4A District Crossover (loser out)
Timberline @ Lake Stevens – Vikings Stadium, Lake Stevens – 7:30 PM

2A District Crossover (loser out)
River Ridge vs. North Mason – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM | Radio: KMAS – 92.9 FM
Tumwater vs. RA Long – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
Black Hills @ Hockinson – Battle Ground Stadium – 7:00 PM

2B District Crossover (loser out)
Rainier @ Pe Ell/Willapa Valley – Crogstad Field, Menlo – 7:00 PM

High School Volleyball
4A Bi-District Tournament
Olympia vs. Graham-Kapowsin – Kentwood HS – 2:30 PM
Timberline vs. Kent Meridian – Kentwood HS – 4:15 PM

3A Bi-District Tournament
Capital vs. Hazen – Auburn Mountainview HS – 2:00 PM
North Thurston vs. Sumner – Auburn Mountainview HS – 3:30 PM

College Volleyball
Evergreen vs. Northwest – CRC Gymnasium – 7:00 PM

Thursday Scores: Saints Top Saints; Oly, Black Hills Soccer Survives

Women’s Basketball

Saint Martin’s 66, Carroll 58
Marcus Pavilion 1st 2nd Final
Carroll Saints 33 33 66
Saint Martin’s Saints 33 25 58

Liz Mills scored 18 points and Krista Stabler added 16 in Saint Martin’s 66-58 exhibition win over Carroll College on Thursday night at Marcus Pavilion.

A three pointer by Mike Robinson with 10:54 left in the first half gave Carroll their largest lead of the game at 19-13. But Saint Martin’s battled back and the two teams took a tie into the locker room at 33.

SMU struck first in the second half on a layup by Krista Stabler but Katie Estey’s three a minute later gave Carroll the lead at 36-35, the last lead that Caroll would hold. They would tie it up at 41 but a 6-0 run capped off by Brooke Paulson’s jumper with 11:04 left put Saint Martin’s up for good. Mills twice gave SMU a nine point lead, once at the 4:10 mark and again with 1:14 left to play.

Elin Johansson scored 11 points and pulled down seven boards in her debut at Marcus Pavilion. Mills added seven rebounds to her game high 18 points and Stabler led the way with six assists.

Bailey Snelling scored 17 points for Carroll including 13 in the first half. Cassidy Hashley added 11 points and seven rebounds. The Saints of Carroll hit nine three pointers while the Saints of Saint Martin’s went 0-for-7 from long distance.

The Saints return to Marcus Pavilion on Wednesday, November 5th to take on Northwest Christian at 6:00 PM.


Men’s Basketball

University of Washington 88, Saint Martin’s 65
Seattle, WA 1st 2nd Final
Saints 27 38 65
Huskies 44 44 88

Timberline alum Donaven Dorsey scored 11 points in his University of Washington debut and the Huskies knocked off Saint Martin’s 88-65 in an exhibition game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle. Dorsey went 4-for-7 from the field and pulled down two rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench.

Tyler Copp led the Saints with 14 points and Tyler Idowu added 10 points including a couple PAC-12 level slam dunks.  Isaac Bianchini hit three three pointers for nine points and Riley Carel had seven points, seven rebounds and five assists in the loss.

Next up for Saint Martin’s is another Divison I exhibition on Saturday when they travel to Missoula to take on Montana.


College Volleyball

Western Washington 3, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box Score
Bellingham, WA 1 2 3
Vikings (11-4 GNAC, 18-6 overall) (3) 25 25 25
Saints (4-23 GNAC, 1-14 overall) (3) 17 9 14
SMU: Brenna Peterson – 12 assists


Girls Soccer

4A Bi-District Tournament (winner to state, loser out)
Olympia 1, Todd Beamer 0

3A Bi-District Tournament (loser out)
Prairie 3, Capital 0 – Capital eliminated
Auburn Mountainview 3, North Thurston 0 – NT eliminated

2A District 4 Tournament (loser out)
Black Hills 3, Tumwater 2 – Tumwater eliminated


High School Volleyball

2A District 4 Tournament (double elimination)
Tumwater 3, Mark Morris 0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-20)
Woodland 3, Black Hills 0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-14)
Mark Morris 3, Black Hills 1 (25-13, 24-26, 25-12, 25-18) – BH eliminated


High School Football (week 10, non-playoffs)

North Thurston 44, Yelm 28

Today (11/6): Saints Women Open Home Schedule; District Soccer and Volleyball

Schedule for Thursday, November 6th

Women’s Basketball
Saint Martin’s vs. Carroll College – Marcus Pavilion – 7:00 PM

Girls Soccer
4A Bi-District Tournament (loser out)
Olympia vs. Todd Beamer – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:30 PM

3A Bi-District Tournament (loser out)
Capital vs. Prairie – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 5:30 PM
North Thurston vs. Auburn Mountainview – Harry Lang Stadiu, Lakewood – 7:00 PM

2A District 4 Tournament (loser out)
Tumwater vs. Black Hills – Tumwater District Stadium – 7:00 PM

High School Volleyball
2A District 4 Tournament (double elimination)
Tumwater vs. Mark Morris – RA Long HS, Longview – 4:00 PM
Black Hills vs. Woodland – Mark Morris HS, Longview – 4:00 PM
Loser of Tumwater and Black Hills matches – RA Long HS, Tumwater – 8:00 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Saints Men Hold Off Geoducks in Crosstown Rivalry

Saint Martin’s 62, Evergreen 53 – Box Score
CRC Gymnasium 1st 2nd Final
Saints 40 42 82
Geoducks 41 38 79

A three pointer with 13:53 left from Alix Hernandez put Evergreen up by seven for the fourth time in the second half but Saint Martin’s went on a 13-1 run capped by a three from Ryan Rogers with 9:49 left put the Saints up for good. The Geoducks cut the lead to two on a Hernandez layup with 1:47 left but it was the last bucket the Geoducks would score until a last second shot when the game was already out of reach and the Saints took home an 82-79 exhibition win.

Five Saints scored in double figures led by Riley Carel’s 15 points. Carel also dished out 10 assists as two Saints notched double-doubles on the night. Ryan Rogers scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Newcomers Victor Ieronymides and Trey Ingram scored 12 and 14 points respectively in the win. The Saints shot a blistering 63% from the floor.

Two of Evergreen’s newcomers led the way for the Geoducks. Alix Hernandez and Kortney Darby each scored 20 points with eight rebounds. Returnees Jordan Dam and Frankie Johnson scored 15 and 11 points each. Evergreen went 12-for-31 from three point range and only turned the ball over six times.

The Saints travel to Seattle on Thursday night to take on the University of Washington while Evergreen will open their regular season on November 13th in a non-conference game against conference foe Northwest.

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