Category Archives: Soccer and Tags Awards & Specialties Premier Player: Maddy Midstokke


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 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 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 will choose each award and all inquires can be directed to him at 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.

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: 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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