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Friday Scoreboard: Ruiz Leads Climbers to Win, Blazers Top Tornadoes; Spurr Scores Golden Goal

High School Football
Shelton 26, Foss 6

Willy Ruiz rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Shelton Highclimbers to 26 first half points in a 26-6 win over Foss to open 3A Narrows League play.

The Highclimbers and Ruiz capitalized on two Foss turnovers to open the game. After a 23 yard run by Sidaris Fletcher on fourth down, Skylar Ross picked off an Orlando Stumvoll pass on the next play. Shelton then put together a 12 play drive that ended with a four yard dive by Ruiz to give them a 6-0 lead.

On the next drive, Fletcher again converted a fourth down with a 12 yard run, but the Climbers recovered a fumble by Stumvoll on the next play. Ruiz broke a 23 yard run on first down and punched it in from 13 yards out one play later to give Shelton a quick 12-0 lead.

Junior quarterback Tyler Giraldes gave the Climbers a 19-0 lead with a three yard keeper capping off a 13 play drive that saw Ruiz rush for 65 yards. Foss tried to answer back right away but Gabe Reyna put himself in perfect position to pick off a Stumvoll long bomb. Shelton did the Falcons one better and Giraldes aired it out to Kyle Kimball for a 60 yard touchdown on the next play that put the Climbers up 26-0.

Foss finally got on the board in the third quarter – their first points in any quarter other than the fourth this season – when Stumvoll hit AJ McGee for a 35 yard touchdown. But Shelton picked off two more passes in the fourth quarter to cement the victory.

Giraldes went 6-for-12 with 120 yards passing while Colton Paller provided a nice counter to Ruiz and racked up 92 yards on the ground. Sidaris Fletcher ran for 118 yards and Stumvoll completed seven passes for 140 yards for Foss.

In other action…
Black Hills 21, North Kitsap 6
North Thurston 14, Wilson 13
Olympia 48, South Kitsap 7
River Ridge 26, Franklin Pierce 19
Timberline 35, Yelm 21
Tumwater 49, La Center 6
Lincoln 71, Capital 46
Raymond 27, Rainier 13
Elma 26, Rochester 14
Hoquiam 20, Tenino 13

Men’s Soccer

Evergreen 1, Eastern Oregon 0 – Box Score

Willie Spurr scored the golden goal six minutes into the overtime period to give Evergreen a 1-0 win in their Cascade Conference opener at Eastern Oregon. Angel Guerra made five saves in net and the Geoducks moved to 4-0 this season. They will face Warner Pacific at 10:00 in Portland on Saturday night.

Women’s Soccer

Eastern Oregon 5, Evergreen 0 – Box Score

College Volleyball

College of Idaho 3, Evergreen 0 (25-17, 25-20, 26-24) – Box Score

Friday Scores: Spartans Overwhelm Highclimbers Late

High School Football
Sumner 34, Shelton 3

Shelton hung with Sumner for the first 35 minutes and found themselves down by just 11 points at the half and well into the third quarter. But Connor Wedington and Josh Riley proved to be too much for the Highclimbers and the Spartans pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 34-3 win at Highclimbers Stadium.

Wedington tallied 157 yards on the ground including rushing touchdowns of nine, 61 and eight yards and added an interception of Shelton quarterback Tyler Giraldes. Josh Riley broke the game open at the end of the third quarter with a 50 yard touchdown run that put the Spartans up 21-3. Kolby Nikolaisen finished off the game by ripping the ball out of the hands of a Highclimbers running back and waltzing into the end zone to put Sumner up 34-3.

Both Wedington and Nikolaisen had long touchdowns called back on penalties. Wedington went for a 53 yard scamper that didn’t count and Nikolaisen intercepted a pass and took it to the house minutes before getting the fumble recovery that did make it into the score book.

Willy Ruiz rushed for 141 yards for the Highclimbers while Tyler Giraldes threw for 82 yards. Cody Bragg’s 25 yard field goal in the first quarter were the only points that Shelton could muster. Kyle Kimball intercepted a pass from Sumner QB Luke Ross and Giraldes hit Skylar Ross for 30 yards on the next play. But penalties derailed the drive near the goal line before Bragg’s field goal cut the Sumner lead to four points at 7-3.

Shelton fell to 1-1 in their two non-conference games and will open 3A Narrows League play against Foss at Mount Tahoma Stadium next week. Sumner moved to 2-0 and will face Enumclaw at home on Friday night.

In other action:
Black Hills 42, Rochester 7
Olympia 41, Capital 7
River Ridge 19, North Thurston 13
Tumwater 48, Timberline 10
Yelm 41, Foss 8
Rainier 34, Kittitas 6
Tenino 39, Castle Rock 20

Women’s Soccer

Stanislaus 4, Saint Martin’s 3 (OT) – Box Score

After falling behind 3-0 in the 51st minute, Abby McFaul scored in the 68th minute and again in the 73rd minute before Saint Martin’s completed the comeback with a 79th minute equalizer by Hannah Frakes. But Jade Poon scored the overtime game winning golden goal in the 96th minute for Cal State-Stanislaus.

College Volleyball

#9 Southern Oregon 3, Evergreen 0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-19) – Box Score

PHOTO GALLERY: Shorthanded Geoducks Run Out of Sand

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In the first home playoff game in program history, the shorthanded Evergreen Geoducks put up a fierce fight building an eight point lead with 6:33 left to play. But when LaNiecia Weatherspoon picked up her fifth foul with 6:02 left, the Geoducks had to play without a sub the rest of the way and Oregon Tech gradually took advantage.

Karly LeVeque’s three at the 3:03 mark gave the Owls a 59-57 lead. Randi Boseman’s jumper with 2:41 left tied the game at 59 but Megan Whetstone put the Owls ahead for good after a questionable offensive foul was called on Evergreen’s Karina Gee with just over two minutes left to play. OIT finished off the Geoducks down the stretch to take a 69-62 first round win and end Evergreen’s season.

Natasha Trinidad was fantastic in her last game as a Geoduck scoring 19 points with six rebounds while another senior, Sadee Jones, scored 13 points with nine boards. Randi Boseman also saw her Evergreen career come to an end on a seven point, five assist effort.

The Geoducks finished their record setting and roller coaster season at 16-10 overall.

Saturday Scores: Artesians Fall to Bellingham; Saints, Geoducks Women Win

Above: Willie Spurr | Photo by Charis Wilson

Above: Willie Spurr | Photo by Charis Wilson

Bellingham United 9, Oly Town Artesians 8
Olympia Indoor Soccer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Hammers (3-1-1 WISL) 3 2 1 3 9
Artesians (2-3-0 WISL) 4 1 1 2 8
 Recap | Photos

TUMWATER, Wash. – For the second game in a row, the Oly Town Artesians and Bellingham United went to the fourth quarter tied. And for the second game in a row, Bellingham came out on top, this time thanks to two Nick Cashmere goals in the final four minutes to lead the Hammers to a 9-8 win in front of a boisterous crowd at Olympia Indoor Soccer on Saturday night.

Cashmere’s two fourth quarter goals gave him a hat trick, one of four hat tricks on the night. Justin La Torre and Willie Spurr each scored three times for the Artesians while Capital High School grad Gabriele Zaccagnini collected his three goals in the first half against his hometown team.

Women’s Basketball

Saint Martin’s 69, Western Oregon 58 – Box Score
Monmouth, OR 1st 2nd Final
Saints (1-2 GNAC, 4-7 overall) 33 36 69
Wolves (1-2 GNAC, 4-7 overall) 34 24 58
 SMU: Krista Stabler – 18 points


Evergreen 72, Northwest 63 – Box Score
CRC Gymansium 1st 2nd Final
Eagles (2-3 CCC, 9-6 overall) 23 40 63
Geoducks (2-3 GNAC, 8-4 overall) 31 41 72
 TESC: Brittany Gray, Sadee Jones – 18 points


Lower Columbia 55, SPSCC 44 – Box Score
SPSCC Gym 1st 2nd Final
Red Devils (1-0 NWAC West, 8-7 overall) 31 24 55
Clippers (0-1 NWAC West, 2-6 overall) 25 19 44
 SPSCC: Krista Johnson – 18 points

Men’s Basketball

Seattle Pacific 87, Saint Martin’s 52 – Box Score
Seattle, WA 1st 2nd Final
Saints (2-2 GNAC, 5-9 overall) 26 26 52
Falcons (3-1 GNAC, 11-3 overall) 47 40 87
 SMU: Tyler Idowu – 18 points


Northwest 102, Evergreen 94 – Box Score
CRC Gymnasium 1st 2nd Final
Eagles (2-3 CCC, 12-5 overall) 44 58 102
Geoducks (0-5 CCC, 3-9 overall) 46 48 94
TESC: Frankie Johnson – 31 points


Lower Columbia 78, SPSCC 75 – Box Score
SPSCC Gym 1st 2nd Final
Red Devils (1-0 NWAC West, 9-5 overall) 35 43 78
Clippers (0-1 NWAC West, 5-9 overall) 29 46 75
SPSCC: Elijah Sanders – 22 points | De’Ron Kyle – 20 points


Today (1/3): Artesians Battle Bellingham to Open 2015


Indoor Soccer
Oly Town Artesians vs. Bellingham United – Olympia Indoor Soccer – 6:00 PM | Preview

Women’s Basketball

Evergreen vs. Northwest – CRC Gymnasium – 5:30 pm

Men’s Basketball

Evergreen vs. Northwest – CRC Gymnasium – 7:30 PM

Boys Basketball

North Thurston @ Tumwater – Tumwater HS – 5:00 PM
Northwest Christian vs. Life Christian – Northwest Christian HS – 7:00 PM

Girls Basketball

Northwest Christian vs. Life Christian – Northwest Christian HS – 5:45 PM

Saturday College Score: Identical Double-Doubles Lead Geoducks over PLU

Women’s Basketball

Evergreen 80, Pacific Lutheran 53
Parkland, WA 1st 2nd Final
Geoducks (6-3 overall) 46 34 80
Lutes (3-5 overall) 24 29 53

Sadee Jones and LaNiecia Weatherspoon each scored 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in Evergreen’s 80-53 win over PLU in Parkland on Saturday night. Randi Boseman and Brittany Gray each chipped in 14 points and the four players combined for 70 of the Geoducks’ 80 points. PLU shot just 25.4% from the floor in the loss.

Friday College Scores: Geoducks Women, Clippers Men Pick Up Wins

Women’s Basketball

Evergreen 75, Pacific 58 – Box Score
CRC Gymnasium 1st 2nd Final
Boxers (3-3 overall) 27 31 58
Geoducks (5-3 overall) 44 31 75

Brittany Gray recorded another double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Evergreen’s 75-58 non-conference with over Pacific on Friday night. LaNiecia Weatherspoon added 15 points and Sadee Jones hit double digits with 10 points in the win.

Eastern Washington 69, Saint Martin’s 39 – Box Score
Cheney, WA 1st 2nd Final
Saints (2-7 overall) 17 22 39
Eagles (4-3 overall) 32 37 69
 SMU: Megan Wiedeman – 12 points | Saints shot 22% from field

Men’s Basketball

SPSCC 79, Umpqua 76 – Box Score
Lane CC 1st 2nd Final
Clippers 26 53 79
Riverhawks 36 40 76

Five Clippers scored in double digits as South Puget Sound came roaring back from a 10 point halftime deficit to score 53 points in the second half and take a 79-76 win over Umpqua at the Dale Bates Tournament at Lane Community College. Elijah Sanders and Mikey Fey led the Clips with 13 points while De’Ron Kyle added 11.

Pacific 81, Evergreen 71 – Box Score
CRC Gymnasium 1st 2nd Final
Boxers (3-3 overall) 41 40 81
Geoducks (3-6 overall) 31 40 71
 TESC: Alix Hernandez – 21 points, Jordan Dam – 15

Today (12/12): Hoops!

Schedule for Friday, December 12th

Men’s Basketball
SPSCC vs. Umpqua – SPSCC Gym – 4:00 PM
Evergreen vs. Pacific – CRC Gymnasium – 8:00 PM

Women’s Basketball
Evergreen vs. Pacific – CRC Gymansium – 6:00 PM

Girls Basketball
River Ridge vs. Franklin Pierce – River Ridge HS – 5:15 PM
Capital vs. Shelton – Capital HS – 7:00 PM
Olympia vs. Yelm – Olympia HS – 7:00 PM
Timberline vs. Gig Harbor – Timberline HS – 7:00 PM

Boys Basketball
River Ridge vs. Franklin Pierce – River Ridge HS – 7:00 PM
North Thurston vs. Lincoln – North Thurston HS – 7:00 PM

Wednesday Scores: Geoducks Top Lutes; Blazers Take Down Tornadoes Twice

Men’s Basketball

Evergreen 75, Pacific Lutheran 65 – Box Score
Parkland, WA 1st 2nd Final
Geoducks (3-5 overall) 39 36 75
Lutes (2-5 overall) 26 39 65

Five Geoducks scored in double digits led by Jordan Dam’s 16 points and Landon Rushton’s 15 off the bench in Evergreen’s 75-65 non-conference win over Pacific Lutheran on Wednesday night. Frankie Johnson, Alix Hernandez and Kortney Darby each scored 10 points in the win. With three wins, the Geoducks have already topped their win totals for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons and are just one game away from topping their win total from last season.

Women’s Basketball

Puget Sound 65, Evergreen 62 – Box Score
Tacoma, WA 1st 2nd Final
Geoducks (4-3 overall) 33 29 62
Loggers (8-0 overall) 40 25 65
 TESC: Brittany Gray – 17 points, 10 rebounds

Boys Basketball

Timberline 69, Yelm 60
TIM: 1-0 4A Narrows | Y: 0-1 4A Narrows
TIM: Brandell Evans 17 points


North Thurston 58, Capital 52
NT: 1-0 3A Narrows | CAP: 0-1 3A Narrows
NT: Wes Reynolds – 19 points, Darren Sroor – 15 | CAP: Jacob Pratt – 17


Skyview 58, Tumwater 43
SKY: 2-1 overall | TUM: 1-1 overall
TUM: David Cooper – 22 points

Girls Basketball

Timberline 56, Yelm 46
TIM: 1-0 4A Narrows | Y: 0-1 4A Narrows
TIM: Callan Russell – 21 points


North Thurston 38, Capital 31
NT: 1-0 3A Narrows | CAP: 0-1 3A Narrows
NT: Hayley Niles – 19 points


Black Hills 53, Olympia 52
BH: 4-0 overall | OLY: 1-1 overall
BH: Meeri Gummerus – 17 points | OLY: Jenna Randich – 14 points


Wednesday Scores: Career Nights Hand Saints First Win

Men’s Basketball

Saint Martin’s 82, George Fox 69
Marcus Pavilion 1st 2nd Final
Bruins (2-3 overall) 39 30 69
Saints (1-5 overall) 47 35 82

The bigs for Saint Martin’s – Tyler Idowu, Cameron Chatwin and Brent Counts – each had career games leading the Saints to their first win of the season, 82-69 over George Fox on Wednesday night at Marcus Pavilion.

Idowu led the way for the Saints with a career high 17 points and tied a career high with seven rebounds while Chatwin (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Counts (12 points, 9 rebounds) each set career highs in both points and boards. Ryan Rogers scored 12 points and Riley Carel added 10. Trey Ingram added his own career high dishing out eight assists.

Lewis-Clark State 111, Evergreen 93
CRC Gymnasium 1st 2nd Final
Warriors (9-1 overall) 49 62 111
Geoducks (2-3 overall) 34 59 93

Lewis-Clark State shot 73.3% from the floor and seven warriors scored in double-digits in their 111-93 win over Evergreen on Wednesday afternoon at the CRC Gymnasium. Jordan Dam scored 24 points and Kortney Darby added 23 points for the Geoducks in the loss.

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