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Artesians Host Open Tryouts This Weekend

The Oly Town Artesians are back for the 2015-2016 season. Tryouts are set for Saturday and Sunday at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College.



The Oly Town Artesians semi-professional indoor soccer club kicks off their 2015-2016 preseason with open tryouts on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 AM and Sunday, October 4th at 4:00 PM. Tryouts cost $20 and can be paid with cash, check or credit card when players arrive at The Pavilion on the campus of The Evergreen State College. Players should wear turf shoes. Please no cleats.

Directions to The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College: From all directions of I-5, take US 101 North to the Mud Bay N./The Evergreen State College exit. Keep left and follow the signs to The Evergreen State College. At the roundabout, continue straight on Evergreen Parkway and take the next left onto Overhulse Road. Turn left onto Driftwood Road NW and go straight at the first stop sign. Turn left into Lot F for parking. Walk from Lot F to the closest intersection of Driftwood…

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Friday Scoreboard: Wolves, Bears, Hawks and T-Birds Remain Unbeaten

High School Football
Lincoln 54, Shelton 3

Tristian Kwon broke a 64 yard touchdown run on the first play of the game and the Lincoln Abes never looked back in a 54-3 win over Shelton on Friday night.

Dionte Simon rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns and Joey Sinclair passed for two touchdowns but both went down with injuries in the second quarter. Sinclair broke his collarbone on a broken option play while Simon was hurt on an 11 yard run that ended with a fumble. Simon did not see the field again after the fumble and was seen leaving the field at halftime with his hand wrapped in ice.

Kwon added a 66 yard touchdown with 6:33 left in the fourth quarter and finished with 147 yards on just five rushes and the Abes improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the 3A Narrows.

Junior quarterback Tyler Giraldes passed for 126 yards for the Highclimbers, who fell to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in league.

In other action…
Black Hills 46, Columbia River 20 | Wolves move to 4-0 for the first time.
Capital 46, Foss 14 | Capital gets their first win of the season.
Olympia 49, Timberline 25 | Scott Gunther rushes for three TDs.
Rainier 59, Ocosta 19 | Anderson, Bichler, Stancil & Carlson with two TDs each.
River Ridge 35, Orting 14 | Hawks move to 4-0, tied with Fife for 2A SPSL lead.
Rochester 49, Forks 7 | Warriors move to 2-2.
Tenino 39, Elma 20 | Thomas Pier rushed for 212 yards and three TDs.
Tumwater 35, Lake City, ID 21 | T-Birds remain unbeaten.
Yelm 49, South Kitsap 29 | Daylon Matthews threw for four TDs.

College Volleyball

Corban 3, Evergreen 1 (27-25, 25-27, 25-17, 25-22) – Box Score

Week Four High School Football Schedule


With a lot of different things going on this week, I didn’t get a chance to get the girls picks, so no wild predictions for week four. What are you going to do without them?

Here is the full Friday schedule with links to broadcasts:


Black Hills Wolves vs. Columbia River Chieftains
Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM

Capital Cougars vs. Foss Falcons

Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM

Olympia Bears @ Timberline Blazers

South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM | Webcast: Eli Sports

Rainier Mountaineers vs. Ocosta Wildcats

Rainier High School – 7:00 PM

River Ridge Hawks @ Orting Cardinals

Cardinals Stadium, Orting – 7:00 PM

Rochester Warriors @ Forks Spartans

Forks High School – 7:00 PM

Shelton Highclimbers vs. Lincoln Abes

Highclimbers Stadium – 7:00 PM | Radio: KMAS

Tenino Beavers @ Elma Eagles

Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM

Tumwater T-Birds @ Lake City Timberwolves

Lake City High School, Coeur D’Alen, ID – 7:00 PM

Yelm Tornadoes @ South Kitsap Wolves

Knowles Field, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM

Thursday Scores: Saints Pick Up First GNAC Win; Rams Nipped by CK

Apologies for slipping on the scoreboard over the last week…

College Volleyball
Saint Martin’s 3, Western Oregon 2 (21-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 15-10) – Box

Saint Martin’s picked up their first conference victory with a five set win over Western Oregon at Marcus Pavilion. Rebecca Mitchell led the Saints with 17 kills, Cassandra Fenton added 43 assists and Liz Colon made 28 digs. The Saints are now 2-7 overall and 1-2 in GNAC play.

Women’s Soccer

Western Washington 3, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box Score

Men’s Soccer

Concordia 5, Saint Martin’s 1 – Box Score

High School Football

Central Kitsap 23, North Thurston 22

Girls Soccer

Tumwater 3, Centralia 1
WF West 1, Black Hills 0
Central Kitsap 6, North Thurston 1
Gig Harbor 6, Timberline 1
Steilacoom 2, River Ridge 0
Capital at Lincoln – No report
Olympia at Bellarmine – No report

High School Volleyball

Capital 3, Foss 0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-11)
North Thurston 3, Central Kitsap 0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-13)
Northwest Christian 3, Tacoma Baptist (25-18, 25-20, 25-20)
Tumwater 3, Emerald Ridge (17-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-23, 15-12)

High School Football Power Rankings: Bears Take Over the Top Spot


Four local teams remain undefeated and by outscoring their opponents by 117 points so far this season, the Olympia Bears sit on top of the Oly Sports Power Rankings this week. Yelm held the top spot last week but allowed 28 unanswered points in the first half to Timberline and took a big tumble.


1. Olympia Bears (3-0 overall, 1-0 4A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (+1)
Previous game: Beat South Kitsap, 48-7
Next game: @ Timberline (1-2 overall, 0-1 4A Narrows) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: 131-14. Olympia is dominating this season thus far. Granted the combined records of the three teams they played is 2-7. Next up, Timberline, who they should beat soundly, but then that’s what I said last week about #1 Yelm.

2. Black Hills Wolves (3-0 overall)

Last week: #3 (+2)
Previous game: Beat North Kitsap, 21-6
Next game: vs. Columbia River (2-1) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: The Wolves are still going strong beating a North Kitsap squad that was ranked in both week one and week two. While it looks like the Vikings might not be as strong as expected, the Wolves have shown a ton of improvement and now look like the favorites to knock off a Columbia River team that was upset by Centralia on Friday night.

6. River Ridge Hawks (3-0 overall, 1-0 2A SPSL)

Last week: #6 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Franklin Pierce, 26-19
Next game: @ Orting (3-0 overall, 1-0 2A SPSL) – Cardinal Stadium, Orting – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Franklin Pierce has given the Hawks fits since joining the 2A SPSL but this season went to River Ridge giving them a big boost in the race for the league title. But now a road trip to Orting looms. The Cardinals (the second Cardinals opponent in a row) are 3-0 with wins over 1A Eatonville, 1A Cascade Christian and a league win over Clover Park.

4. Tumwater T-Birds (3-0 overall)

Last week: #7 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Timberline, 49-6
Next game: @ Lake City, ID (1-3) – Lake City HS, Couer D’Alene, ID – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Tumwater beat up on 1A La Center, as one would expect and now face a Lake City, Idaho squad that they destroyed last season and is 1-3 this season with losses to two other Washington schools.

5. North Thurston Rams (2-1 overall, 1-0 3A Narrows)

Last week: #8 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Wilson, 14-13
Next game: vs. Central Kitsap (1-2 overall, 1-0 3A Narrows) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Considering how bad Wilson looked in weeks one and two, the one point win by North Thurston is concerning. It took a one yard run by Zion Kirk in the fourth quarter to get the win and improve to 1-0 in the 3A Narrows. On Thursday they get Central Kitsap, a team that is solidly in the middle along with North Thurston, Shelton, Capital and more in what looks to be a mediocre league this season.

6. Shelton Highclimbers (2-1 overall, 1-0 3A Narrows)

Last week: #9 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Foss, 26-6
Next game: vs. Lincoln (3-0 overall, 1-0 3A Narrows) – Highclimbers Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: It has been two years since Shelton beat someone other than Mount Tahoma in 3A Narrows League play, so the win over a diminished Foss team was fantastic. They looked fantastic in the first half and have a solid running back in Willy Ruiz and Tyler Giraldes continues to improve at quarterback. But Lincoln comes to town this week so the goal probably should be just stay healthy and not get too discouraged by the clear class of the league.

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

Last week: #4 (-3)
Previous game: Lost to Raymond, 27-13
Next game: vs. Ocosta (1-2 overall, 1-2 2B Pacific) – Rainier HS – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Last season, Raymond beat Rainier 42-0. This season, the Mountaineers kept things close down on the Willapa and get a date with the other power of the 2B Pacific, North Beach, in two weeks. But first, Ocosta, who has struggled to a 1-2 record against the lesser teams of the league.

8. Tenino Beavers (2-1 overall, 0-1 2A/1A Evergreen)

Last week: #5 (-3)
Previous game: Lost to Hoquiam, 20-13
Next game: @ Elma (3-0 overall, 1-0 2A/1A Evergreen) – Rottle Field, Montesano – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Tenino started out 2-0 last season before losing to Hoquiam. They then went into a tailspin losing four straight and five of their last seven games. This season, Tenino started 2-0 and then lost to Hoquiam. They head to Montesano to face 3-0 Elma hoping to avoid that tailspin again.

9. Timberline Blazers (1-2 overall, 1-0 4A Narrows)

Last week: #10 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Yelm, 35-21
Next game: vs. Olympia (3-0 overall, 1-0 4A Narrows) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Timberline played a decent schedule but went 0-2 to begin the season while Yelm played a weak schedule and went 2-0. That difference showed on Friday night when the Blazers jumped out to a 28-0 lead through the first half. Maybe the Blazers have figured some things out and they will need to because their next three games are brutal. Olympia followed by Bellarmine followed by Gig Harbor and then a hugely improved Stadium squad. 

10. Yelm Tornadoes (2-1 overall, 0-1 4A Narrows)

Last week: #1 (-9)
Previous game: Lost to Timberline, 35-21
Next game: @ South Kitsap (1-2 overall, 0-1 4A Narrows) – Knowles Field, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM

Notes: Timberline turned out not to be Steilacoom or Foss and now the Tornadoes will have to regroup with a trip to South Kitsap. South Kitsap hasn’t looked great but I’m not sure at all how this game will go.

11. Capital Cougars (0-3 overall, 0-1 3A Narrows)

Last week: #11 (no change)
Previous game: Lost to Lincoln, 71-46
Next game: vs. Foss (0-3 overall, 0-1 3A Narrows) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Capital’s first three games are so tough. Tumwater, Olympia then Lincoln. The Cougars and their freshman quarterback kept the game against the Abes close for a while and did put up 46 points in the loss and faces an undermanned Foss team on Friday night. Considering how mediocre the 3A Narrows League looks this season, despite their tough start, Capital still could make some noise this season.

12. Rochester Warriors (1-2 overall, 0-1 2A/1A Evergreen)

Last week: #12 (no change)
Previous game: Lost to Elma, 26-14
Next game: @ Forks (1-2 overall, 0-1 2A/1A Evergreen) – Forks High School – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Eliminated from the playoffs last week and then a loss to a 1A league team. Sadly, that means the Warriors will still occupy the #12 spot with a trip to Forks as a reward.  

Saturday Scores: Geoducks Sweep Late Night Soccer Contests in Portland


Tanner Williams celebrates

Men’s Soccer
Evergreen 4, Warner Pacific 1 – Box Score

In a game that didn’t kick off until 10:30 PM in Portland, Evergreen scored three first half goals and knocked off Warner Pacific 4-1 to improve to 5-0-0 for the first time in program history. Tanner Williams scored the first two goals of the game in the 19th and 36th minutes and Willie Spurr added some insurance before the end of the half. Issa Hassan finished it off with a penalty kick goal in the second half.

Seattle Pacific 1, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box | Photos/Recap

Women’s Soccer

Evergreen 1, Warner Pacific 0 – Box Score

Stephanie Yoder scored the game winner in the 87th minute to give Evergreen at 2-1 win over Warner Pacific in Portland on Saturday night. Kayla Baskett was forced to make 12 saves in the Geoducks win and Ava Mickola scored her first collegiate goal in the 27th minute. The win was the first of the season for the Geoducks who improved to 1-4-2 overall and 1-1 in the CCC.

College Volleyball

Simon Fraser 3, Saint Martin’s 0 (25-23, 28-26, 25-14) – Box Score
Eastern Oregon 3, Evergreen 0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-22) – Box Score

High School Volleyball

Northwest Christian 3, Yelm 1 (27-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-23)

2B Pacific League Northwest Christian topped 4A Yelm in four sets at Compass Arena in Lacey.

PHOTO GALLERY: Saints Take #4 Falcons to the Wire

Matt Merchant’s penalty kick goal in the sixth minute proved to be the game winner as #4 Seattle Pacific survived a barrage in the final ten minutes of play to hold off a game Saint Martin’s squad, 1-0.

Kyle Witzel had an opportunity in the 85th minute to draw the Saints level and worked hard to get himself two shots, the second of which just barely missed, banging off the crossbar and rebounding across the front of the goal. Max Harvey had another shot in the 87th minute but the Saints were not able to finish and dropped their GNAC opener and fell to 1-3-1 overall.

Nick Rosato made four saves in goal for the Saints, who were outshot 16-11. Cody Lang made five saves in the shutout for the Falcons, who improved to 5-0.

Tuesday Scoreboard

College Volleyball
Northwest 3, Evergreen 1 (24-26, 25-14, 25-7, 25-16) – Box Score

High School Volleyball
Tumwater 3, Timberline 1 (26-28, 25-11, 25-21, 25-14)
Olympia 3, Yelm 0 (25-6, 25-16, 25-17)
Northwest Christian 3, Rainier 0 (25-21, 29-27, 25-18)
White River 3, River Ridge 0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-9)

Girls Soccer
North Thurston 8, Lincoln 0
Capital 3, Wilson 1
Bellarmine 8, Timberline 0
White River 2, River Ridge 0
South Kitsap 3, Olympia 0

Monday Scores: Saints Pick Up First Win, Rams Sweep Shelton

Women’s Soccer
Saint Martin’s 4, Trinity Lutheran 0 – Box Score
Western Oregon 1, Evergreen 0 – Box Score

High School Volleyball
North Thurston 3, Shelton 0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-14)
Central Kitsap 3, Capital 1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-11, 25-16)

Thursday Scores: Rams, Blazers and Cougs Open Narrows Volleyball With Wins

Girls Soccer
Black Hills 2, Yelm 1 – Delaney Trotter scored in the ninth minute and Joslin Lindsay broke a 1-1 tie in the 77th minute to give the Wolves the non-conference win.

North Thurston 4, Timberline 1
Tumwater 5, Eatonville 2
Capital 3, Olympia 1 – Quick Recap/Photo Gallery

High School Volleyball
Timberline 3, Yelm 0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-18)
North Thurston 3, Foss 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-9)
Capital 3, Wilson 0 (25-12, 26-24, 25-16)
Black Hills 3, Port Angeles 0 (25-13, 25-7, 25-12)
Tumwater def. Olympia

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