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High School Football Power Rankings: Bears, Wolves, Hawks and T-Birds Remain Unbeaten

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Olympia finally gave up some meaningful points allowing 25 to Timberline and actually had a close game on their hands until the third quarter. But eventually they poured it on and recorded their highest point total of the season with a 49-25 win. That gives them 180 point so far this season with two weeks of games coming up that don’t suggest that they will be slowed down soon. With that, they get the top spot in this week’s power rankings.

Oly, Black Hills, River Ridge and Tumwater are all undefeated with favorable schedules for the next couple weeks. Except for Black Hills, who face historic league power WF West this week in Chehalis.

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1. Olympia Bears (4-0 overall, 2-0 4A Narrows)
Last week: #1 (no change)
Previous game: Beat Timberline, 49-25
Next game: vs. Issaquah (2-2 overall) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Oly has so many weapons. Scott Gunther, David Woodward, Jayden Toussaint, etc. They did allow Timberline to get with nine points in the third quarter but quickly put them in their rear view after that. Oly gets a non-league game with Issaquah this week and Stadium after before they face Gig Harbor and Bellarmine in back-to-back weeks.


2. Black Hills Wolves (4-0 overall)

Last week: #2 (no change)
Previous game: Beat Columbia River, 46-20
Next game: @ WF West (2-2 overall) – Bearcat Stadium, Chehalis – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Black Hills continues to roll and have now beaten three teams that have appeared in the AP football poll at one point or another this season. That’s all well and good, but league play is here with a trip to Chehalis on tap. WF West sits at just 2-2, but other than a 35 point loss to West Valley, have given up just 27 points to decent teams.


3. River Ridge Hawks (4-0 overall, 2-0 2A SPSL)

Last week: #3 (no change)
Previous game: Beat Orting, 35-14
Next game: vs. White River (0-4 overall, 0-2 2A SPSL) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Orting looked like the team to beat and River Ridge did just that. And with that, it looks like the Hawks are on a collision course with Fife late in the season. White River comes in this week at 0-4.


4. Tumwater T-Birds (4-0 overall)

Last week: #4 (no change)
Previous game: Beat Lake City, Idaho – 35-21
Next game: vs. Columbia River (2-2 overall) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: T-Birds are the #1 team in the state and undefeated but we knew that would happen, especially with a relatively easy schedule. The lack of surprise keeps them at #4 despite those high rankings. Their best offensive player, Easton Trakel, still hasn’t taken the field yet.


5. Tenino Beavers (3-1 overall, 1-1 2A/1A Evergreen)

Last week: #8 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Elma, 39-20
Next game: vs. Forks (2-2 overall, 1-1 2A/1A Evergreen) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Tenino took it to previously unbeaten Elma on Friday night to bounce back from their loss to Hoquiam the week before. Thomas Pier ran for 212 yards and three TDs and will likely continue to run wild this week against Forks.


6. Rainier Mountaineers (3-1 overall, 2-1 2B Pacific)

Last week: #7 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Ocosta, 59-19
Next game: @ North Beach (4-0 overall, 3-0 2B Pacific) – North Beach HS, Ocean Shores – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Rainier continued to run past the bottom half of the 2B Pacific burying Ocosta 59-19. Next up, though, is a trip to the Ocean where they will run into the #3 team in the state. While highly unlikely, it isn’t completely out of the question that you might see an upset, which is really saying something for the Mountaineers.


7. North Thurston Rams (2-2 overall, 1-1 3A Narrows)

Last week: #5 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to Central Kitsap, 23-22
Next game: @ Foss (0-4 overall, 0-2 3A Narrows) – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: A very close loss to Central Kitsap moved the Rams back to the 3A Narrows pack at 1-1. They should pick up an easy win this weekend against Foss.


8. Capital Cougars (1-3 overall, 1-1 3A Narrows)

Last week: #11 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Foss, 46-14
Next game: @ Central Kitsap (2-2 overall, 2-0 3A Narrows) – Silverdale Stadium – Friday, 7:30 PM

Notes: Capital got their first win over a bad Foss squad, this time scoring 46 and winning after scoring 46 and losing to Lincoln the week before. The Cougars have showed that they can put up some points over the past two weeks and with the 3A Narrows proving to be mediocre this season after Lincoln, they can easily make some noise the rest of the way. A win over Central Kitsap would put them in the drivers seat for the #2 spot in league.


9. Shelton Highclimbers (2-2 overall, 1-1 3A Narrows)

Last week: #6 (-3)
Previous game: Lost to Lincoln, 54-3
Next game: @ Wilson (1-3 overall, 1-1 3A Narrows) – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: No shame in getting trounced by Lincoln – who might be better than last season under Jon Kitna. And the middle pack of the 3A Narrows is very winable for the Highclimbers. They could take second in league, they could fall to sixth. Hard to tell. This week’s game at struggling Wilson will be a big measuring stick.


10. Rochester Warriors (2-2 overall, 1-1 2A/1A Evergreen)

Last week: #12 (+2)
Previous game: Beat Forks, 49-7
Next game: vs. Aberdeen (0-4 overall, 0-2 2A/1A Evergreen) – Rochester HS – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Always nice to go up to Forks and get a win and a bad Aberdeen team comes to town this week.


11. Timberline Blazers (1-3 overall, 1-1 4A Narrows)

Last week: #10 (+1)
Previous game: Lost to Olympia, 49-25
Next game: @ Bellarmine (3-1 overall, 1-0 4A Narrows – Memorial Stadium, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Big loss to Olympia with Bellarmine looming and Gig Harbor after that. Brutal. Probably the toughest schedule over the first five weeks of anybody and that win over Yelm keeps them out of the cellar.


12. Yelm Tornadoes (3-1 overall, 1-1 4A Narrows)

Last week: #10 (-2)
Previous game: Beat South Kitsap, 49-29
Next game: vs. Stadium (1-3 overall, 0-2 4A Narrows) – Yelm HS – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Yelm, Yelm, Yelm. I’m not sure what to do with you. Yeah, you sit at 3-1 overall and are coming off a big win but that loss to Timberline has thrown me for a loop. I can’t rank you ahead of them and I can’t rank them ahead of anybody else with that 1-3 record. So you find yourself in the #12 spot despite all your wins. A rejuvenated Stadium squad comes to town in what should be a really interesting game.

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OlySports.com and Tags Awards & Specialties Premier Player: Maddy Midstokke

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Maddy Midstokke with her award and her team


Maddy Midstokke – Capital High School – Girls Soccer

Three goals against your rival gets you a pitch invasion from your fans. Three goals against your rival plus leading your team to a 5-0 record to begin the season? Well that gets Capital High School’s Maddy Midstokke the first OlySports.com and Tags Awards & Specialties Premier Player award.

Midstokke scored early against Olympia but the Cougars drew even a few minutes later and the two teams took the tie late into the game. With less than two minutes left to play, the senior forward broke free and floated a ball up and over the head of a quickly retreating Bears goalkeeper to give Capital a 2-1 lead. She added an insurance goal a minute later and Capital walked away with a long awaited 3-1 rivalry win.

“We wanted to win so bad,” said Midstokke. “It was the first time (beating Olympia) in my four years.”

Midstokke (#17) gets a lift from Capital supporters

Midstokke (#17) gets a lift from Capital supporters – “We have the best fans.”

Including that season opening win, the Cougars have outscored their opponents 31-6 and are coming off of a 13-1 drubbing of Mount Tahoma on Tuesday.

“Our offense has been really good.”

Capital features two 3A Narrows League first team selections in Midstokke and Rachel Wofford up front with another first teamer, Chloe Lamenzo, in midfield and hope to improve on their 10-4-2 record last year and early exit from the district tournament.

“We want to win league really bad and our biggest goal is to make it to state.”

The biggest hurdles lie ahead with games against the two top teams in 3A Narrows league looming next week. The Cougars travel to North Thurston on Tuesday and face Central Kitsap at home next Thursday.

Meanwhile, Midstokke also made a very big decision since the beginning of the season. She committed to play her college soccer for NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene last week.


*** About the OlySports.com and Tags Awards & Specialties Premier Player award: The Premier Player award will be handed out every two weeks to an high school athlete from Thurston County high schools. Brandon Sparks of OlySports.com will choose each award and all inquires can be directed to him at olysportsblog@gmail.com. Coaches can also email Brandon with nominations. The award will be picked every other Monday and awarded on Wednesday or Thursday throughout the school year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Midstokke’s Hat Trick Leads Cougars to Rivalry Win

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Maddy Midstokke (#17) opened the scoring in the eighth minute and scored the game winner and added an insurance goal in stoppage time to give Capital a 3-1 win over Olympia on Thursday night. The Cougars moved to 1-0 behind the senior’s hat trick while the Bears dropped to 0-2 in the early going of the 2015 season. Jenna Killman scored the lone goal for Oly.

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

Schedule for Wednesday, January 7th

Schedule for Tuesday, January 6th

Schedule for Tuesday, January 6th

Boys Basketball
River Ridge vs. Washington – River Ridge HS – 7:00 PM
Northwest Christian vs. Tacoma Baptist – Northwest Christian HS – 7:00 PM
Black Hills vs. Columbia River – Black Hills HS – 7:30 PM

Girls Basketball
River Ridge vs. Washington – River Ridge HS – 5:15 PM
Northwest Christian vs. Tacoma Baptist – Northwest Christian HS – 5:45 PM
Tumwater vs. Fort Vancouver – Tumwater HS – 7:30 PM

Schedule for Friday, January 2nd

Schedule for Tuesday, December 16th

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

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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

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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

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

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