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High School Football Power Rankings: Five Teams Remain

The T-Birds retain their top power ranking.

All T-Birds, all season

Five teams remain. Two, maybe three of them will remain after this week. Was it a bad season for local football? Hard to say. I think it was more circumstances than anything. Rochester’s season looks worse than it was because of one loss and a ridiculous first round match-up with Woodland, Olympia had only one bad loss and basically didn’t make the playoffs because Gig Harbor was a huge surprise, and the 3A Narrows League only had three playoff spots so North Thurston was left out.

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Playoff teams

1. Tumwater T-Birds (9-0, 5-0 2A EvCo)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Tumwater 56, Black Hills 22
Playoff game: vs. Aberdeen (4-5) – Tumwater Stadium – Saturday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Undefeated regular season? Check. Now must go undefeated this season. First up: Aberdeen, who won a three team playoff on Tuesday night to even make the playoffs.


2.
Timberline Blazers (6-3, 5-1 3A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (No change)
Previous game: Timberline 41, Shelton 0
Playoff game: vs. Meadowdale (5-4) – South Sound Stadium – Saturday, 1:00 PM

Notes: The Blazers kept it rolling against Shelton and won the 3A Narrows League title thanks to five straight wins. They draw the Wesco’s #5 team, Meadowdale, who have lost three straight games. The Blazers are a team that have obviously come together and could make a deep run in the playoffs.


3.
Tenino Beavers (5-4, 5-1 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #4 (+1)
Previous game: Tenino 37, Rochester 27
Playoff game: vs. White Salmon (5-4) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: First league title since 1986, how does that sound? Not too bad for a team that I originally ranked at #9 and dropped as low as #11 after dropping three straight to open the year. They definitely are hot having won five of their last six (their only loss coming to 9-0 La Center) and have an outstanding two way player in Zack Chamberlain.


4.
Capital Cougars (4-5, 3-2 2A EvCo)
Last week: #5 (+1)
Previous game: Capital 38, River Ridge 14
Playoff game: @ Mark Morris (8-1) – Longview Memorial Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: 0-4 to start the season, finished 4-1 and snagged the third playoff spot in the 2A EvCo. Unfortunately, they now have to take on 8-1 Mark Morris in Longview. But the Cougars are battle tested and nearly beat WF West in their only loss over the last five weeks and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if they upset the Monarchs.


5.
Rochester Warriors (6-3, 4-2 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #3 (-2)
Previous game: Tenino 37, Rochester 27
Playoff game: @ Woodland (8-1) – Kalama Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: What a disaster for the Warriors. Their loss to Tenino dropped them all the way to #3 in the 1A Evergreen and sends them to Kalama to take on one loss Woodland, who outscored their opponents 416-53 in their eight wins. Their only loss came to undefeated La Center 52-21 in the regular season finale.


Missed the playoffs

6. Olympia Bears (6-3, 4-2 4A Narrows)
Last week: #6 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 48, Yelm 10
Week 10 game: @ North Thurston (5-4) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM


7.
North Thurston (5-4, 3-3 3A Narrows)
Last week: #9 (+2)
Previous game: North Thurston 41, Mount Tahoma 8
Week 10 game: vs. Olympia (6-3) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM


8.
Black Hills (4-5, 2-3 2A EvCo)
Last week: #7 (-1)
Previous game: Tumwater 56, Black Hills 22


9.
River Ridge (4-5, 1-4 2A EvCo)
Last week: #8 (-1)
Previous game: Capital 38, River Ridge 14


10.
Yelm Tornadoes (3-6, 1-5 4A Narrows)
Last week: #10 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 48, Yelm 10
Week 10 game: vs. Mount Tahoma – Tornadoes stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM


11.
Rainier Mountaineers (2-7, 0-6 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #12 (+1)
Previous game: Rainer 62, Seton Catholic 29
Week 10 game: @ Winlock (0-9) – Winlock HS – Thursday, 7:00 PM


12.
Shelton Highclimbers (1-8, 1-5 3A Narrows)
Last week: #11 (-1)
Previous game: Timberline 41, Shelton 0
Week 10 game: @ Stadium (2-7) – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

Friday scoreboard: Beavs, Blazers Win Titles; Cougs Clinch Playoffs; Geoducks Keep Hopes Alive

High school football
Tenino 37, Rochester 27 – The Olympian
Timberline 41, Shelton 0
Capital 38, River Ridge 14
Tumwater 56, Black Hills 22 – The Olympian
Olympia 48, Yelm 10 – The Olympian
Rainier 62, Seton Catholic 29

Andrew Paquin rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, and Timberline clinched the 3A Narrows League title with a 41-0 win over Shelton. Gabe Gutierrez hooked up with Jonathan Dowell on a 19 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and Markell Barnes scored twice in the second half.

The Blazers have now won five straight games after a 1-3 start and will face the #6 team out of the Metro League in the playoffs next week.

The Highclimbers fell to 1-8 and will play a week 10 game at Stadium on Friday night.

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Tenino won their first league title since 1986 with a 37-27 win over rival Rochester. Zack Chamberlain rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns in an instant back and forth classic. The Beavers took the title thanks to their win and Montesano’s 42-14 win over Elma, who could have won the title with a win. Instead Tenino took the #1 seed, Montesano #2, Rochester #3 and Elma #4.

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For the second straight year we were robbed of a three team mini-playoff in the 2A EvCo thanks to Capital’s 38-14 win over River Ridge. The Cougars clinched the #3 seed behind #1 Tumwater and #2 WF West.

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Olympia got the easy win over Yelm but missed out on the playoffs with Bellarmine’s dismantling of Gig Harbor and Central Kitsap’s 28-14 win over South Kitsap.


College volleyball

Evergreen 3, Northwest Christian 1 (27-25, 20-25, 25-23, 28-26) – Recap

Cassidy Watkins racked up 12 kills and Kelsey Delagrange had 39 assists and six blocks and Evergreen kept their slim playoff chances alive with a four set victory over Northwest Christian. The Geoducks must win their next three matches to make it to the CCC postseason.


Men’s basketball

Utah 94, Saint Martin’s 51 – Recap

Saint Martin’s opened up their 2013-2014 campaign with a 94-51 exhibition loss to Division I Utah in Salt Lake City. Ryan Rogers scored 11 points and Will Bond and Rei Jensen added 10 points each for the Saints.

High School Football Power Rankings: T-Birds Clinch EvCo Title and #1 Ranking

The T-Birds retain their top power ranking.

All T-Birds, all season

Four teams have locked up playoff spots but Tumwater is the only team to clinch a league title, the other three have their chance on Friday. Four other teams have a chance at the playoffs and four others have been eliminated. Here is how it breaks down…

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Clinched playoff spots

1. Tumwater T-Birds (8-0, 4-0 2A EvCo)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Tumwater 59, River Ridge 0
Next game: @ Black Hills (4-4) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Another absolutely dominating performance for Tumwater and all that they have left between them and a perfect regular season is Black Hills in the Pioneer Cup on Friday. They have clinched the 2A EvCo title no matter what happens thanks to their win over WF West two weeks ago.


2.
Timberline Blazers (5-3, 4-1 3A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (No change)
Previous game: Timberline 34, North Thurston 7
Next game: @ Shelton (1-7) – Highclimbers Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Blazers clinched a playoff spot with their win over rival North Thurston and will likely wrap up the 3A Narrows League title with a win at Shelton this week. The Blazers have won four straight games after their early season swoon that saw them get spanked by Tumwater, make a ton of mistakes in a loss to Olympia and drop a hard fought game to Wilson.


3.
Rochester Warriors (6-2, 4-1 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #4 (+1)
Previous game: Rochester 49, Stevenson 27
Next game: @ Tenino (4-4) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Rochester easily beat Stevenson in a non-league game and will return to the 1A Evergreen with a rivalry game with the league title on the line. The Warriors could finish as low as third in the league with a loss to Tenino so there is a lot on the line in a game that hasn’t been this important since 1996.


4.
Tenino Beavers (4-4, 4-1 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #5 (+1)
Previous game: Tenino 39, Hoquiam 32
Next game: vs. Rochester (6-2) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Tenino is in thanks to their wins over Montesano and Hoquiam in the past two weeks and can win the 1A Evergreen if they beat Rochester and Monte can knock off Elma. They’ll take second with a win and an Elma win and could but will fall to third with a loss. Playing in Tenino is a big advantage for the Beavers.


Still alive for a playoff spot

5. Capital Cougars (3-5, 2-2 2A EvCo)
Last week: #3 (-2)
Previous game: WF West 42, Capital 28
Next game: @ River Ridge (3-5) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The situation is simple for Capital, win and you’re in. If the Cougars lose and Black Hills pulls off the upset it will be the Wolves. If they lose and Tumwater beats Black Hills, Capital, Black Hills and River Ridge will be tied for third at 2-3 and each will have 1-1 records against each other. Not sure how the tiebreaker would be solved yet, though.


6.
Olympia Bears (5-3, 3-2 4A Narrows)
Last week: #8 (+2)
Previous game: Olympia 28, Bellarmine 10
Next game: vs. Yelm (3-5) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: With their season on the line, Olympia came up HUGE with a dismantling of Bellarmine. The Bears have the most complicated playoff scenario and I can’t even begin to break it down to an easily understandable couple of lines so I will just refer you to The Olympian.


7.
Black Hills (4-4, 2-2 2A EvCo)
Last week: #7 (No change)
Previous game: Black Hills 45, Centralia 20
Next game: vs. Tumwater (8-0) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: No matter what happens in their game against Tumwater, they need one thing to happen: River Ridge needs to beat Capital. There is no other way for them to make the playoffs. With a loss and a River Ridge win, they would be in a three way tie for third at 2-3. If they pull the huge Pioneer Cup upset with a River Ridge win, they end up as the #3 seed outright.


8.
River Ridge (4-4, 1-3 2A EvCo)
Last week: #9 (+1)
Previous game: Tumwater 59, River Ridge 0
Next game: vs. Capital (3-5) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Even with just one win in conference, the Hawks still have some life. They need to beat Capital and hope Tumwater holds serve against Black Hills. The three would be tied at 2-3 with the tiebreaker yet to be determined.


Eliminated from playoff contention

9. North Thurston (4-4, 2-3 3A Narrows)
Last week: #6 (-3)
Previous game: Timberline 34, North Thurston 7
Next game: vs. Mount Tahoma (0-8) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM

Notes: With just three playoff spots this year in the 3A Narrows, the Rams are out, which is surprising considering that they looked like a smash mouth team that was an antidote to the speed of the rest of the 3A Narrows. But speed won out and the Rams are only ahead of hapless Shelton and Mount Tahoma.


10.
Yelm Tornadoes (3-5, 1-4 4A Narrows)
Last week: #10 (No change)
Previous game: Gig Harbor 56, Yelm 14
Next game: @ Olympia (5-3) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Yelm’s record is actually a bit deceptive: the three teams that they have beaten are just 2-22 combined (Highline 0-8, Stadium 1-7, Shelton 1-7).


11.
Shelton Highclimbers (1-7, 1-4 3A Narrows)
Last week: #12 (+1)
Previous game: Shelton 42, Mount Tahoma 0
Next game: vs. Timberline (5-3) – Highclimber Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Hey! The Highclimbers got the big win nearly doubling their season total for points with their 42-0 dismantling of Mount Tahoma. They can play spoiler against Timberline on Friday but that’s unlikely. They might get a second win when they take on Stadium in week 10.


12.
Rainier Mountaineers (1-7, 0-6 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #11 (-1)
Previous game: Montesano 35, Rainier 6
Next game: vs. Seton Catholic (3-4) – Doc Harris Stadium, Camas – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Seven straight losses for the Mountaineers means that they need a win over Seton Catholic on Friday to top their win total from 2012.

Friday scoreboard: Oly Rolls; Big Day for Geoducks; Highclimbers Earn First Win

USARS Roller Derby National Championships
Oly Rollers 310, Tall City 0

The Oly Rollers shutout Odessa-Midland’s Tall City 310-0 in game one of the United States Roller Sports Roller Derby National Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oly, the defending champions, moves on to play Seattle’s Antagonist Roller Derby on Saturday at 10:30 Pacific time.


Men’s soccer

Evergreen 3, College of Idaho 0 – Recap

Ethan Sumlin, Brice Boum and Dyson Fowler each scored in Evergreen’s 3-0 win over College of Idaho on Friday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch. Mauricio Sanchez made three saves to earn the shutout and the Geoducks moved into fourth place in the conference at 4-4-2.


Men’s basketball

Evergreen 92, UBC-Okanagan 87 – Recap

Kyle Calhoun hit eight three pointers and finished with 34 points in Evergreen’s 92-87 opening day win over the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Kamloops, BC. KJ Hong scored 25 points by hitting six three pointers of his own while Michael Potter added 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.


College volleyball

Evergreen 3, Oregon Tech 1 (25-23, 26-24, 21-25, 25-14) – Recap

Victoria Love collected 22 kills, Kelsey Delagrange had 40 assists and Brittany Covert made eight blocks in Evergreen’s four set win over Oregon Tech at the CRC Gymnasium. The Geoducks are now 4-14 overall and 3-10 in the CCC, just the second time they have won three or more games in conference since 2007.


High school football

Olympia 28, Bellarmine Prep 10 – The Olympian
Shelton 42, Mount Tahoma 0
Timberline 34, North Thurston 7 – The Olympian
Black Hills 45, Centralia 20
Tumwater 59, River Ridge 0 – Eli Sports
Tenino 39, Hoquiam 32
Rochester 49, Stevenson 27
Gig Harbor 56, Yelm 14
W.F. West 42, Capital 28 – The Olympian
Montesano 35, Rainier 6

Jake Henry rushed for 120 yards and four touchdowns and Brian Nault added a pair of rushing touchdowns in the third quarter to lead the Shelton Highclimbers to their first win of the season, a 42-0 romp over Mount Tahoma at Highclimbers Stadium in Shelton.

Henry did all of his damage on 12 rushes in the first half and carried just one more time the rest of the way. Nault went for 61 yards on seven carries and Gordon Henry amassed 57 yards as the Highclimbers racked up over 285 yards of rushing on the night.

The T-Birds have scored just 12 points all season and lost their top running back midway through the second quarter when Gregg Williams came up lame and was caught from behind on a 67 yard scamper. The T-Birds never seriously threatened again thanks to Nault’s eight tackles for loss.

Before tonight, the Highclimbers had scored just 44 points total. After nearly doubling their points for the season, they are now 1-7 overall and 1-4 in the 3A Narrows League. Meanwhile, Mount Tahoma dropped to 0-8.

High School Football Power Rankings: T-Birds Easily on Top; Streaky Teams Rise

The T-Birds retain their top power ranking.

T-Birds have a stranglehold on #1

Tumwater has a lock on #1 and even if they drop a game to either River Ridge or Black Hills in the next two weeks, they will probably go the entire season as the top team in the Oly Sports Power Rankings.

After that, though, it’s a big question mark. Timberline and Capital are riding the longest winning streaks of the remaining teams with three each and end up at #2 and #3 despite long losing streaks of their own. Rochester would be #2 but they dropped a game to Montesano two weeks ago.

All but three teams are still technically in the playoff hunt but only five teams actually have a legitimate shot at going to the postseason. The playoff picture breaks down like this (yes, it’s a bit murky and wishy-washy):

In: Tumwater, Rochester
Almost in: Timberline
Good chance to be in: Capital, Tenino
Possibly in with a little help: North Thurston
Chances are extremely slim: Black Hills, Olympia, River Ridge
Out: Yelm, Rainier, Shelton

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1. Tumwater T-Birds (7-0, 3-0 2A EvCo)
Two weeks ago: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Tumwater 59, Centralia 20
Next game: vs. River Ridge (4-3) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Not surprisingly, the T-Birds ran past Centralia and have a stranglehold on the top spot in the Oly Sports power rankings and moved to the #1 spot in the coaches poll last week. What is really impressive about Tumwater is that they have had a different star nearly every single week. Last week it was Christian Cummings again. Who will it be this week?


2.
Timberline Blazers (4-3, 3-1 3A Narrows)
Two weeks ago: #6 (+4)
Previous game: Timberline 60, Mount Tahoma 0
Next game: vs. North Thurston (4-3) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Blazers are a streaky team this year, for sure, and are back in the #2 spot in the power rankings thanks to a three game losing streak and the struggles of other area teams. Timberline lost three straight games but have won three in a row beating Lincoln, Foss and Mount Tahoma with North Thurston and Shelton left to play. And thanks to Foss knocking off Wilson and the big Lincoln/Wilson game coming up on Friday and a key Foss/Lincoln game to close out the season, the Blazers could very well end up winning the Narrows.


3.
Capital Cougars (3-4, 3-1 2A EvCo)
Two weeks ago: #7 (+4)
Previous game: Capital 39, Black Hills 7
Next game: vs. WF West (6-1) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: After a killer opening four weeks of the season that saw them take on three 4A schools and Tumwater, the Cougars are as hot as can be outscoring their opponents 136-20 over the last three games and now find themselves as the odds on favorite to take the third and final playoff spot in the 2A EvCo and could actually end up taking the #2 spot with a win over WF West this week.


4.
Rochester Warriors (5-2, 4-1 1A Evergreen)
Two weeks ago: #3 (-1)
Previous game: Rochester 35, Forks 7
Next game: vs. Stevenson (2-5) – Rochester Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Rochester rebounded convincingly with a 35-7 win over Forks after dropping a game to Montesano two weeks ago and they sit half a game ahead of the rest of the pack in the 1A Evergreen at 4-1 with a non-conference game coming up on Friday against Stevenson. The Warriors have complete control their own destiny in the conference and would take home the title with a win at Tenino next week. Lose to Tenino and either Elma or the Beavers would take home the top spot.


5.
Tenino Beavers (3-4, 3-1 1A Evergreen)
Two weeks ago: #5 (No change)
Previous game: Tenino 26, Montesano 6
Next game: vs. Hoquiam (2-5) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Crazy season in the 1A Evergreen and Tenino did something they haven’t done in 17 seasons: beat Montesano. And they did so handily and have given themselves an opportunity to win the conference. First they need to beat Hoquiam at home on Friday, then knock off Rochester on November 1st and hope that Elma falters against either Forks or Montesano.


6.
North Thurston (4-3, 2-2 3A Narrows)
Two weeks ago: #10 (+4)
Previous game: North Thurston 24, Shelton 6
Next game: @ North Thurston (4-3) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Rams snapped their three game skid against Shelton thanks to 121 yards and three touchdowns from Hayden Maliska. They didn’t look great doing so, but they did get the job done. They are still in the playoff hunt and are actually in pretty good shape despite sitting in fifth place. Even if they lose to Timberline, they get winless Mount Tahoma in the last game of the year and if Lincoln beats Foss on the final day, the Rams and Falcons would finish tied for the fourth and last spot with the Rams holding the tiebreaker. UPDATE: I was wrong. I forgot the Narrows has just three playoff spots this year. The Rams need to beat Timberline this week, for sure.


7.
Black Hills (3-4, 1-2 2A EvCo)
Two weeks ago: #4 (-3)
Previous game: Capital 39, Black Hills 7
Next game: @ Centralia (2-5) – Tiger Stadium, Centralia – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Black Hills is still in the playoff hunt just a game behind third place Capital and likely will sit tied with the Cougars at 2-2 after this week. But the Cougars have the tiebreaker with their 39-7 win over the Wolves so it would take a massive, shocking upset in the Pioneer Bowl and Capital would have to lay an egg against River Ridge for Dominic Yarrington’s squad to see the postseason.


8.
Olympia Bears (4-3, 2-2 4A Narrows)
Two weeks ago: #2 (-6)
Previous game: Gig Harbor 27, Olympia 21
Next game: @ Bellarmine (6-1) – Memorial Stadium, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Wow, speaking of upsets. The Bears season comes down to having to upset Bellarmine in Tacoma on Friday night. Even then, they would still need to beat Yelm in week nine and get some help to make the playoffs. Derrick Becker threw for over 300 yards in their loss to Gig Harbor but it wasn’t enough to overcome allowing 310 rushing yards to the Tides’ Sterling Brown.


9.
River Ridge (4-3, 1-2 2A EvCo)
Two weeks ago: #8 (-1)
Previous game: WF West 44, River Ridge 21
Next game: @ Tumwater (7-0) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: I guess somebody had to draw the short stick in the 2A EvCo and that just happens to be River Ridge. They played WF West last week, get Tumwater this week and finish with Capital on November 1st. They did play a really good first half against the Bearcats but couldn’t stop Tanner Gueller the rest of the way.


10.
Yelm Tornadoes (3-4, 1-3 4A Narrows)
Two weeks ago: #9 (-1)
Previous game: Bellarmine 53, Yelm 14
Next game: @ Gig Harbor (6-1) – Roy Andersen Field, Gig Harbor – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Jason Ronquillo’s Tornadoes have struggled in the meat of the 4A Narrows League dropping three straight to the Kitsaps and Bellarmine and still have Gig Harbor and Olympia on the docket and easily could finish 1-5 in league play this season.


11.
Rainier Mountaineers (1-6, 0-5 1A Evergreen)
Two weeks ago: #11 (No change)
Previous game: Hoquiam 46, Rainier 9
Next game: vs. Montesano (3-4) – Rainier HS – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Six straight losses for Rainier with an angry Montesano team coming to town this week and a trip to Vancouver to face Seton Catholic in their season finale. Still a much improved team over last season.


12.
Shelton Highclimbers (0-7, 0-4 3A Narrows)
Two weeks ago: #12 (No change)
Previous game: North Thurston 24, Shelton 6
Next game: vs. Mount Tahoma (0-6) – Highclimber Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Shelton played relatively tough against North Thurston, all things considered. That might be more of a comment on the Rams than the Highclimbers, though. Six offensive touchdowns all season long but that number could easily double this week against winless Mount Tahoma, who have scored just 12 points all year long.

Tie-13. Northwest Christian Navigators (0-0)/Pope John Paul II Eagles (0-0)
Two weeks ago: Unranked
Previous Navigators game: Pe Ell 55, Northwest Christian 6 (11/5/2011)
Previous Eagles game: Never played
Next games: Idle

Notes: I didn’t want to rank Shelton last for another week. Yes Northwest Christian has lost 12 straight games, but then again, they haven’t lost in nearly two years. PJPII will probably never lose a football game.

Friday scoreboard: Blowout city! Geoducks top Knights in four sets

High school football

Capital 39, Black Hills
Tumwater 59, Centralia 20
Timberline 60, Mount Tahoma 0
Rochester 35, Forks 7
Tenino 26, Montesano 6
Hoquiam 46, Rainier 9
Bellarmine Prep 53, Yelm 14
Gig Harbor 27, Olympia 21
W.F. West 44, River Ridge 21


College volleyball

Evergreen 3, Warner Pacific (25-13, 26-24, 19-25, 26-24) – Recap

Week 7: My 5 year old daughter’s expert high school football picks

Addie prognosticating

Whatchoo talkin bout Daddy.

After going 5-4 last week, which included her pick of Central Kitsap over Olympia, Addie is now 29-19 on the season pick local high school football games. If she would only pick Tumwater occasionally, she would be doing great.

Here are all of tonight’s games on the schedule, complete with radio information and Addie and Rory’s expert picks…

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Black Hills Wolves vs. Capital Cougars
Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: Eli Sports Network

Rory’s pick: Cougars
Addie’s pick: Cougars
“They are going to eat the Wolves….all up!” – Rory
“They are going to eat them.” – Addie


Olympia Bears vs. Gig Harbor Seahawks Tides

Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Seahawks
Addie’s pick: Bears
“I want to sing the song…SEAHAWKS, SEAHAWKS GO GO GO! DA DIDDY DA DO DO DO DO.” – Rory
“When one of the Seahawks tries to sneak up behind the Bear, the Bear might turn around and eat the Seahawk.”
Note: I was thinking of Peninsula when I asked them who would win this game. Oh well.


Rainier Mountaineers @ Hoquiam Grizzlies

Olympic Stadium, Hoquiam – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Grizzlies
Addie’s pick: Mountaineers
“I think they are going to shoo them away.” – Rory
“The Mountaineer is going to use an old gun and shoot the grizzly.” – Addie


River Ridge Hawks vs. WF West Bearcats

South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: KGY

Rory’s pick: Bearcats
Addie’s pick: Bearcats
“The Bearcats are just going to run and go through them and, and, and run around LIKE CRAZY.” – Rory
“If the Bearcats are in a race with the Hawks, the Bearcats will run past the other team while the other team is flying.” – Addie


Rochester Warriors vs. Forks Spartans

Rochester HS – 7:00 PM – Radio: 1490Forks

Rory’s pick: Warriors
Addie’s pick: Spartans
“They are going to kiss them in the head.” – Rory
“The Forks are going to run toward the other team, put their heads down and stab the other guys, with their forks.” – Addie


Tenino Beavers @ Montesano Bulldogs

Stewart Field, Aberdeen – 7:00 PM – Radio: KXRO

Rory’s pick: Beavers
Addie’s pick: Bulldogs
“I want to sing the song….BEAVERS BEAVERS, WHACK ‘EM WITH YOUR TAIL. BEAVERS BEAVERS, WHACK ‘EM WITH YOUR TAIL. GOODBYE!” – Rory
“The Bulldogs are gonna bark at the Beavers and the Beavers are going to get extra scared…and run away.” – Addie


Timberline Blazers @ Mount Tahoma T-Birds

Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: T-Birds
Addie’s pick: T-Birds
“They are going to kiss them in the head!” – Rory
“The T-Bird is going to come crashing down with his head wide open and he is going to take the Blazer to his house….I mean nest.” – Addie


Tumwater T-Birds @ Centralia Tigers

Tiger Stadium, Centralia – 7:00 PM – Radio: KELA

Rory’s pick: T-Birds
Addie’s pick: Tigers
“I think they are going to POKE THEM IN THE HAIR!” – Rory
“When the T-Bird comes crashing down, the Tiger is gonna to open his mouth and look up and the T-Bird is gonna fly right into his mouth and then the mouth is gonna close.” – Addie


Yelm Tornadoes vs. Bellarmine Lions

Tornadoes Stadium – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Lions
Addie’s pick: Tornadoes
“They are going to eat them all up.” – Rory
“The Tornadoes are going to pick up the Lions, they will spin them all the way to the top and then the Lion will fall all the way to the ground when they come out.” – Addie

Football day after report: thoughts, notes and standings after week 6

Once I get home on Friday nights after calling a Shelton football game on KMAS, I generally don’t feel like writing anything about the night’s games. So though we are already past week six of the high school football season, I’m introducing a new feature: the day after report. Just some brief thoughts and notes about the previous night’s games. Not a terribly innovative feature, just something that is needed here on Oly Sports.

Plus updated league standings at the end…

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Lincoln 41, Shelton 6

Let’s start off with the game that I witnessed firsthand calling it for KMAS.

First of all, this game wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicates. The only reason it looks even reasonably competitive is because Lincoln played poorly. Yes, they completely dominated the game but they had a ridiculous amount of mistakes, committed at least 20 penalties and generally did not perform like an elite team. It’s no wonder that they lost to Timberline. The combined record of the six teams that they have played is 7-29. With North Thurston scuffling, they don’t have a win over a decent team yet this season.

I was also not impressed with how the Abes handled themselves in a blowout. It began at the end of the first half when after a second down running play for the Highclimbers with 51 seconds left, the Abes took a timeout to stop the clock. Shelton threw an incomplete pass on third down and then punted on the next play.

The Abes, up 27-0 and completely dominating play and on their own 20 yard line with less than 40 second left in the half, missed on a long bomb up the middle on first down before Jordan Kitna found J’Maka Love on a 10 yard pass and Love went another 70 yards untouched to give the Abes a 34-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Abes continued to run hurry up, no huddle plays when they weren’t walking off penalties and continued to throw on nearly every down. After not bringing anybody at punter Colton Hubble in the first half, they went after every punt in the second half and continued to blitz Shelton quarterback Jake Beck on nearly every down.

When the game ended, they celebrated like no other team I have seen celebrate in the two years I’ve been calling games. They came to the near side of the field and did a poor version of the Haka while a couple of players, including Love, were seen doing back flips. For a 35 point win in which they played poorly. Against 0-6 Shelton. It was unbecoming.


Tumwater 26, Bellarmine 14

Ever since we saw them in week one against Shelton, I’ve been saying that Tumwater might be one of the top three teams in the state regardless of class. Hard not to have that argument after they knocked off the #3 ranked 4A school in Bellarmine. And with River Ridge, Centralia and Black Hills remaining in the regular season, the T-Birds should go into the playoffs undefeated.


Capital 47, North Thurston 7

I had North Thurston as high as #2 in my power rankings after seeing them physically dominate Steilacoom in week one and take it to Black Hills in week two. But the Rams have now been outscored 129-23 over the last three games and sit in fifth place ahead in the Narrows at 1-2 ahead of just winless Mount Tahoma and Shelton. They should get right this week against the Highclimbers.

Capital, on the other hand, has scored 97 points in their last two games after their brutal opening four week schedule in which they scored just 49 points total. They have Black Hills, WF West and River Ridge left on the docket.


Central Kitsap 28, Olympia 21

A week after Olympia almost allowed South Kitsap to get back into the game in the second half, they allowed Central Kitsap to score the last 21 points and dropped their first game in the 4A Narrows League. They now have an uphill climb if they want to finish first or second in league facing Gig Harbor this week and Bellarmine next week before finishing with Yelm.


Timberline 19, Foss 13

Suddenly, Timberline is back. Two straight wins over Lincoln and Foss and the Blazers sit at 2-1 in the 3A Narrows. They have just one tough game left on their schedule with North Thurston sandwiched between Mount Tahoma and Shelton. If Lincoln beats Wilson in two weeks, the Blazers could easily end up in a three way tie for first place.


Standings after Week 6

4A Narrows League

1. Bellarmine – 3-0 (5-1 overall)
2. Gig Harbor – 3-0 (5-1)
3. Olympia – 2-1 (4-2)
4. Central Kitsap – 2-2 (4-2)
5. Yelm – 1-2 (3-3)
6. South Kitsap – 1-3 (2-4)
7. Stadium – 0-4 (1-5)


3A Narrows League

1. Wilson – 4-0 (6-0)
2. Lincoln – 3-1 (5-1)
3. Timberline – 2-1 (3-3)
4. Foss – 2-2 (4-2)
5. North Thurston 1-2 (3-3)
6. Shelton – 0-3 (0-6)
7. Mount Tahoma – 0-3 (0-6)


2A Evergreen Conference

1. Tumwater – 2-0 (6-0)
2. River Ridge – 2-1 (4-2)

3. WF West – 1-1 (5-1)
4. Black Hills – 1-1 (3-3)
5. Capital 1-1 (2-4)

6. Centralia 0-3 (2-4)


1A Evergreen Conference

1. Rochester – 3-1 (4-2)
2. Elma – 3-1 (3-3)
3. Tenino – 2-1 (2-4)
4. Forks – 2-1 (3-3)
5. Montesano – 2-1 (3-3)
6. Hoquiam – 0-3 (1-5)
7. Rainier – 0-4 (1-5)

Friday scoreboard: Cougars pound Rams, Blazers score big Narrows win, T-Birds stop Prep

High school football

Capital 47, North Thurston 7 – The Olympian
Timberline 19, Foss 13 – The Olympian
Tumwater 26, Bellarmine 14 – The Olympian
Central Kitsap 28, Olympia 21
South Kitsap 40, Yelm 7
Lincoln 41, Shelton 6
W.F. West 35, Black Hills 19
La Center 42, Tenino 17
Forks 41, Rainier 0


Girls soccer

Timberline 1, Wilson 0


College volleyball

Eastern Oregon 3, Evergreen 0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22) – Recap

Week 6: My 5 year old daughter’s expert high school football picks

Addie prognosticating

Serious face, silly picks.

Did you pick the Timberline Blazers to upset the Lincoln Abes last week? No? Well five year old Addie and her foolproof system of picking local high school football games did. In fact she went 7-3 last week and is now 24-15 overall this season. Pretty darn good if I do say so myself. This week, her 2 1/2 year old sister, Rory, is right there once again with her own method of picking and possibly distracting.

Here are all of tonight’s games on the schedule, complete with radio information and my girl’s expert picks…

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Tumwater T-Birds vs. Bellarmine Lions
Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: KGY

Addie’s pick: Lions
Rory’s pick: Lions
“Since Lions are carnivores, I think they are going to eat them.” – Addie
“LIONS, LIONS, GO GO GO! LIONS EAT THEM! YUM YUM YUM, CHOOOOMP!” – Rory


Olympia Bears @ Central Kitsap Cougars

Silverdale Stadium – 7:30 PM – Radio: KITZ

Addie’s pick: Cougars
Rory’s pick: Bears
“I think the Cougars will pounce on the Bears. They’re gonna scratch them real hard.” – Addie
“I think they are just gonna scraaaatch, scratch the cheetah.” – Rory


Black Hills Wolves @ WF West Bearcats

Bearcat Stadium, Chehalis – 7:00 PM – Radio: KELA

Addie’s pick: Wolves
Rory’s pick: Bearcats
“The Wolves are gonna call a bigger team that they have. Then they’re gonna run in and bite the Bearcats when they aren’t looking. If one of the Bearcats is trying to get the Wolves, another Wolf will sneak up and bite off its tail.” – Addie
“They are gonna eat them again.” – Rory


Tenino Beavers vs. LaCenter Wildcats

Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Wildcats
Rory’s pick: Wildcats
“The Wildcat is gonna be out of control and will accidentally bomp into the Beaver and throw him into the lake.” – Addie
“I think they are gonna fall into the lake.” – Rory
“That’s the same reason as mine!” – Addie


Timberline Blazers vs. Foss Falcons

South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Falcons
Rory’s pick: Blazers
“Since they are going to fly over the Blazer, he will spot the Blazer and fly down to the Blazer and the Blazer is gonna run away.” – Addie
“The Blazers and the Falcons, I think, they are gonna just bump into each other.” – Rory


North Thurston Rams @ Capital Cougars

Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: Eli Sports Network

Addie’s pick: Cougars
Rory’s pick: Rams
“Cougars are carnivores, so instead of just bucking in, a Cougar is going to jump up on to that because I saw a video of it and it was doing the same thing to a buffalo.” – Addie
“I think they are going to poke them in the neck!” – Rory


Yelm Tornadoes @ South Kitsap Wolves

Knowles Field, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM

Addie’s pick: Tornadoes
Rory’s pick: Wolves
“The Tornadoes are gonna pick up the Wolves and the Wolves will go AAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…” – Addie
“The Wolves are gonna whack them with their tails!” – Rory
“How is that going to work against a Tornado?” – Addie


Rainier Mountaineers vs. Forks Spartans

Rainier HS – 7:00 PM – Radio: 1490 Forks

Addie’s pick: Spartans
Rory’s pick: ??? (Not sure)
“Because they are gonna take swords and when the Mountaineer is passing, they are gonna stab them with their swords.” – Addie
“I think they are gonna just booooooooooooooooooooomp, mmmmmmmmmmmmm, booooooooomp.” – Rory


Shelton Highclimbers vs. Lincoln Abes

Highclimbers Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: KMAS

Addie’s pick: Abes
Rory’s pick: Abes
“I think the Lincolns are just gonna blow bubbles” – Rory
“I only have one thing to say: Rory, how is blowing bubbles gonna work?” – Addie
“Just blowing…Pffffttttttttttttt….” – Rory
“Ohhhhh, I have no idea how that is going to work!” – Addie
“They are gonna go yell at the Highclimbers.” – Addie
“How is that going to beat the Highclimbers? I think that would just make them mad.” – Me
“He’s the president, so you can’t kill the President. He might yell, get down from that high tree!” – Addie
“Pfffffftttttttttt….bleeber bleeber bleeber.” – Rory